The 5th and final Session of the 85th Ohio FFA Convention included a great speech from former President Shelby Faulkner and an introduction to the new FFA Officer Team. Our team of FFA student reporters has the details.… Continue reading
By Matt Reese
Will it rain in the 2013 growing season or will the drought continue? This is the multi-billion dollar question in the next few months because the answer will make a tremendous difference in feed and grain prices.
Informa Economics has scenarios about how wide that price gap could be. If 2013 is normal for corn, Informa projects the farm price for corn to be below $4 a bushel. With an extended drought and a short crop again this year,
prices could go as high as $8.80 a bushel. That is a pretty big gap to cover when making marketing plan or input decisions.
Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts has a familiar message for crop producers.
“If we have a normal growing season in 2013, there are lots of downside risks for prices. Prices at harvest will be lower than at planting. As a result, growers should market more aggressively,” Roberts said at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium last December.… Continue reading
Is your FFA chapter the best in the state? Prove it! Show off your chapter’s creativity, passion for agriculture, and maybe even dance moves in the first ever Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net FFA Week Video Contest.
Although they are well past their FFA prime, these past members put together a…well…entertaining example of what we are looking for!… Continue reading