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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 46 | Off to Commodity Classic

The 46th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brings together Joel Penhorwood and Dale Minyo to talk the latest farm news as the rest of the crew is headed to Commodity Classic in California for the week.

Though they’re out of town, the podcast has plenty of information to tune in for. Ty Higgins has a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown on the latest work from the Senate Ag Committee, including the 2018 Farm Bill.

Joel reaches back into the file from the National Farm Machinery Show a couple weeks ago in an interview with John Kinzebaw, founder of Kinze Planters. He briefly talks some industry trends and technology that’s standing out in 2018 ag.

The crew also hears from Jon Scheve on his latest take on the wild ride that is soybean markets.

All that and more in this week’s edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.

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Ohio Pork Congress highlights

The Ohio Pork Congress had the largest attendance in several years since it moved to its Columbus location.

“We’ve been blessed to have good participation over the past several years and this is a record for the last 10 or 12 years,” said Rich Deaton, Ohio Pork Council president. “We had over 500 pre-registered and that is due to the event planning committee. It just goes to show that if we get the right program and right presenters here, people will come and benefit from what they have to share.”

The event followed the Tri-State Sow Housing Conference held the previous day and the topic was a natural topic of conversation as the 2025 deadline for implementation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board sow housing requirements draws closer.

“One of the things that is on our minds here in Ohio is the magic number of 2025 when the sow housing changes have to be implemented.… Continue reading

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National Farm Machinery Show Video Highlights

Acres of indoor farm machinery displays draw thousands of people each year to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky, with 2018 being no different. The Ohio Ag Net team had a chance to talk with some of the exhibitors about their products.

While down at the show, the OAN crew came across a unique looking skid loader at the CAT booth. Surrounded by excited young people in blue corduroy jackets, Joel Penhorwood stopped in to find our what the Kentucky FFA was up to as he visits with Bradon Burks, State FFA Vice President.

Dale Minyo visits with John Couch of SISCO talking the McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk, on display at the annual show.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Jerry Quellhorst of GEA. The robotic farm market is attracting more and more options for the dairy industry including but not limited to robotic, carousel choices.

Salford Group’s Brad Baker also visited with Joel.… Continue reading

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Choosing the right seed treatment

Soybean growers are harvesting record yields but continue to face disease pressure. Total yearly economic losses due to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) are staggering at $1.6 billion per year.

An analysis of data from a three-year study conducted by AgInfomatics, LLC., shows a potential revenue benefit, a reduction in input costs for farms, and a reduction in the U.S. carbon footprint from using a new seed treatment.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Rodney Tocco, Seed Growth Technical Representative with Bayer Crop Science.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 44 | The romance of National Farm Machinery Show

The 44th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings in a number of topics and guests. Matt Reese has love advice ahead the upcoming National Farm Machinery Show which lands on Valentine’s Day. Ty Higgins is joined by Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute, keynote speaker of this week’s OEFFA Conference. On the them of organic, Joel hears from Dale Nordquist of the University of Minnesota, comparing conventional and organic dairy production from a financial standpoint.

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Nitrogen maximizers increase yield, profitability

Nitrogen is one of farmers’ largest input investments. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers are proven to reduce nitrogen loss by reducing leaching and denitrification, keeping more applied nitrogen in the root zone – where the plant needs it most – longer, hence increasing yields and ultimately, farmers’ profitability. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from Dow AgroSciences Nitrogen Management Specialist Brittany Loewen.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 43 | OABA, crop insurance, and organic imports

The 43rd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings the crew of Joel Penhorwood, Dale Minyo, Ty Higgins, and Matt Reese together to talk a busy time for meeting season in the state.

Matt sat down with Bill Harp, Jed Bookman, and Ron Digby for a conversation at OABA. Dale also heard from CoBank’s Terry Barr at OABA.

Ty hears from OFW Law’s Kenneth Ackerman on crop insurance .

Joel spoke with John Bobbe of OFARM on a developing topic in organic agriculture — the improper import of non-certified organic foods.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 42 | Biodiesel, NFU Policy and A Mess of Corn

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast Dale Minyo gives his takeaway from last week’s National Biodiesel Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas and you’ll hear his conversation with Wade Thorson from Benchmark Biodiesel. Matt Reese shares what was address at this year’s Ohio Farmers Union Annual Meeting with Joe Logan and Rob Larew and Ty Higgins posts his visit with Sam Sutherly, the owner of the grain bin that busted in New Carlisle, Ohio last week.
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Clean up continues after massive grain spill in New Carlisle

Late Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted.

“When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’”

The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million.

“The tank gave way and the impact of the corn caused the nearby transformers to explode,” Sutherly said. “Our renters there at the elevator — there is a house on the grounds — said it sounded like a jet airplane was coming in and she looked out and all the corn was laying on the ground. The tank was built in 1968 when the government wanted to do some government storage. It was full. It was 72-feet tall to the edge and then an additional 20 feet tall to the peak of the cone.”

The wave of corn washed over the grounds, leveled multiple buildings and buried Route 571.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 41 | Farm Starts, Beef Policy and Farmland Values

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by Agrigold, Ty Higgins and Matt Reese are joined by Abby Motter. Abby will be joining the team as an intern for the first few months of 2018! This week, learn more about Farm Starts as Joel Penhorwood visits with Helene Bergren about the program helping young and beginning farmers. Matt talks beef policy with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s VP of Government Affairs Colin Woodall and Ty calls up Randy Dickhut from National Farmers Company to visit about farmland values in Ohio and the Midwest.

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Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet highlights

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held in January in Lewis Center at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. More than 200 attended the event that offered educational breakout sessions, several new youth opportunities, the annual meeting, and evening banquet.

“We got an update from Washington, D.C. We heard about where we stand on the electronic logging devices, which is a big issue for a lot of our members and we talked about water quality issues. We also had our first annual youth quiz bowl and we had 42 individuals participate. We are trying to get some more of the youth involved in what we are doing here,” said Sasha Rittenhouse, the new Ohio Cattlemen’s Association president. “One of the biggest things I am looking forward to as president is giving back to an association that I truly believe benefits every single beef producer in the state.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 40 | Cold weather, awards, and the fight against opioids

The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood braved the snowy roads.

Joel talks with Kent McGuire of Ohio State CFAES on cold weather safety. Matt speaks with John and Connie Surber, recipients of the Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award. Ty hears from Michelle Specht on what her area Farm Bureau his doing to fight the opioid crisis. To wrap it all up, the group listens to Rose Hartschuh on she and her husband Greg recently winning the AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 39 | Hot Topics on a Cold Day

After driving in the snow and freezing rain on a cold January morning, Matt Reese and Ty Higgins hoped to thaw things a bit by covering some hot topics in agriculture for the 1st Ohio Ag Net Podcast if 2018, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt highlights his conversations with Dr. Tony Forshey and Director David Daniels with the Ohio Department of Agriculture about the upcoming County Fair season. Matt also talks water quality with Dr. Kevin King with USDA. Ty recently caught up with Dr. Carl Zulauf about the prospects of a 2018 Farm Bill actually happening in 2018.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 38 | Bright Christmas lights and dim hosts

Ty, Matt, and Joel join you for the 38th Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. The crew, in their holiday attire, bring a well-rounded podcast for the final time in 2017.

Joel and Dale this past week headed up to Oak Harbor to the facilities of Riders Unlimited. There they spoke the good work being done to help the mentally and physically handicapped through the power of horses. Rebekah Recker, Sunrise Cooperative CEO George Secor, and more tell us about the unique connection that’s sure to warm the heart.

Matt Reese catches up with Ryan Wilson from the recent Ohio No-Till Conference, talking cover crops and the value they offer.

Ty Higgins was also busy this past week, joined on the podcast by Matt Bambauer. Together they talk the year in review for farmers and the challenges they faced.

All that and some hearty conversation in this week’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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A heartwarming partnership in agriculture

With the 2017 holiday season, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo traveled to Oak Harbor, Ohio to see the good work of Riders Unlimited, a non-profit group focused on giving mentally and physically challenged individuals opportunities through interactions with horses. Sunrise Cooperative, alongside other agricultural companies, have become essential sponsors of the organization over the years. We hear from Sunrise Cooperative CEO George Secor, Riders Unlimited’s Rebekah Recker, and more in this video on the heartwarming actions underway in agriculture.… Continue reading

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