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Replenishing nutrients after harvest

After harvest, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson starts to get some analysis across his desk from soil samples farmers in his area have taken. After this year’s harvest of higher than expected yields for both corn and soybeans, Johnson is noticing P and K deficiencies, especially in potash, caused by high nutrient withdrawals from those fields. He talks about the importance of keeping an eye of those numbers with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 32 | Wining, whining and reporting

The 32nd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, has a fun packed episode of wine, statistics, and FFA.

Host Ty Higgins joins Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood, and Bart Johnson as they hear from wine aficionado Chuck Harris of Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars. Joel and Matt continue to sort through conversations from the National FFA Convention as they joined up with a group of Ohio FFA state officers. Ty hears from NCGA’s Anthony Bush about the need to return farmer surveys by USDA’s NASS.

All that and the broadcasters whining about who has to stay with Dale ahead of the upcoming National Association of Farm Broadcaster convention in Kansas City. Stay tuned!

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The importance of completing the NASS crop survey

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in your mailbox soon and it’s very important to take the time to complete it. Anthony Bush farms in Mt. Gilead and is on the board of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). He says the number of farmers completing the survey has been declining in recent years and, as he tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, that is bad news for farmers. Find out more about the survey at www.ncga.com/nassContinue reading

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Preparing a crop insurance plan for 2018 – Part 1

Farmers are working hard to prepare for winter and those preparations should include revisiting crop insurance plans for 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Jason Alexander, Senior Vice President of Insurance Services with Farm Credit Mid-America.

FCMA Jason Alexander 11.06.17

For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-FarmCredit.com/insightsContinue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 31 | Ohioans stay busy at National FFA Convention

The crew recently returned from the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis where Ohio was well-represented by a number of winners. Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese hear from not only those in the blue corduroy, but also adults that have been asked to advise them from time to time. More from the whole crew in the latest Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

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A conversation with Ohio FFA State Officers at 2017 National Convention

Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood borrowed several Ohio FFA State Officers from their busy time at the 2017 National FFA Convention. The team has been staying hard at work with delegate sessions, meeting officers from other states, and gaining ideas to take back home. Ryan Matthews, Lane Heil, Evan Callicoat, and Milan Pozderac are among the group that sat down for the conversation in the video below.… Continue reading

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Chrysta Beck of Archbold named 2017 American Star in Agriscience

Since third grade, Chrysta Beck of Archbold has raised broilers and layers to sell meat and egg products to local customers. As she got older and joined FFA, she developed a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that would look into the health of poultry. But what started as research to assist her with personal production goals soon developed into a project with a vastly larger scope. It focused on U.S. and global poultry production and welfare.

Beck’s work began when she was in ninth grade and started looking closely into broiler production factors and exactly how the birds grew. She also learned how to determine meat quality. By her senior year, Beck was investigating alternative methods for replacing antibiotics.

“I was looking into the gut health of the chick,” Beck said. “I was looking into the microbiology of chickens and doing probiotic research.”

In her lab trials, Beck has been testing different types of bacteria to determine their viability.… Continue reading

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Hard work paying off for FFA proficiency finalists from Ohio

An astounding 25 FFA members from Ohio are finalists in the national proficiency competition. Proficiency is one of the key competitions in FFA, where members are judged off work completed through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), depending on category. The video below highlights nearly all the hard working young people representing Ohio and their respective chapters this year.

Congratulations to the Ohio FFA’ers that are vying for a national placing in the contest.

Winners will be announced at the sixth general session Friday afternoon at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.… Continue reading

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How sturdy are your corn stalks?

Even though many of the soybeans across Ohio have been harvested and progress continues on the corn, the later the harvest season gets the more stalk quality is becoming an issue. Brodbeck Seeds Regional Agronomist Terry Jones visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how to assess corn fields to put together a plan of attack for the remainder of the 2017 corn harvest.… Continue reading

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2017 Soybean Harvest Cab Cam – A 1967 John Deere 55EB

Ty Higgins had to stop when he saw some soybeans being harvested between Galena and Sunbury in Delaware County with two very different combines running in the same field. The one Perry Buxton was driving looked like many green and yellow combines you see this time of year. The other machine was of the same brand but, after 50 sun-faded harvests under its belt, had a slightly different shade of the iconic colors. Take a look at this Cab Cam, driven by Fennig Equipment.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 30 | A sore bunch talking soybeans, marketing and more

The 30th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, hears from host Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood. The sore bunch reminisces about their active weekends and what led to their aching bones.

Elsewhere in the podcast, we hear from a variety of people on happenings in agriculture. Matt Reese visited in the field with John Motter, the first Ohioan to be named chair of the United Soybean Board. He has been staying busy criss-crossing the world talking soybeans.

Joel Penhorwood talked with Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients. As farmers are busy visiting grain elevators to drop off their crop this harvest season, Jon explains some marketing lessons that can be learned from how elevators do business.

Ty Higgins spoke with Jim Pullins of Verdesian Life Sciences on FlexConnect, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.

More from the entire group in this fun piece on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.… Continue reading

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A great week for soybean harvest

A look at the long-term forecast shows the possibility for a lot of progress with soybean harvest across Ohio this week. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Territory Manager David Miller (Fairfield, Perry, Licking, Knox, Muskingum and Coshocton Counties) about early yield results, crop conditions and ways to make this harvest season a safe one.… Continue reading

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