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Doc's Talk: Making peace … what’s next?

By “Doc” Donald E. Sanders, DMV, OSU Large Animal Field Service The livestock farmers I’ve visited lately are mad as Hades. They are frustrated over our ag leadership and governor entering a “kiss your sister” kind of agreement regarding animal welfare in Ohio. Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the …

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Doc’s Talk: Making peace … what’s next?

By “Doc” Donald E. Sanders, DMV, OSU Large Animal Field Service The livestock farmers I’ve visited lately are mad as Hades. They are frustrated over our ag leadership and governor entering a “kiss your sister” kind of agreement regarding animal welfare in Ohio. Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the …

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Ohio and national yields look strong

Based on conditions as of August 1, Ohio’s average corn yield is forecast at 176 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last year’s yield of 174 bushels per acre. Total production is forecast at 595 million bushels. Growers expect to harvest 3.38 million acres for grain in 2010, 240,000 …

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Ohio No-Till Field Day September 8

WEST MANCHESTER, Ohio – A full day of no-till technology, products and emerging trends will be the focus of the Ohio No-Till Field Day on Sept. 8. “Farming Green Year-Round” is the theme of the event, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Keith Kemp Farm, …

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Wheat Seed Treatments in 2010

By Pierce Paul, Dennis Mills, Ohio State University Extension Seed treatments can play an important role in achieving uniform seedling emergence under certain conditions. Seed treatments can protect seeds or seedlings from early-season diseases, and fungicides are available to provide such protection. However, seed treatments should not be considered a …

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USDA forecasts record corn and soybean crops

U.S. farmers are on pace to produce the largest corn and soybean crops in history, according to the Crop Production report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production is forecast at 13.4 billion bushels and soybean production at 3.43 billion bushels, both …

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Lessons learned in 2010

By Matt Reese As Ohio’s crops work their way through another Ohio growing season, farmers should take some time to observe their fields and review the season while it is still fresh in their memory. Much can be learned from the successes and failures in the fields leading up to …

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Ohio Weekly Crop Progress Report

The average temperature for the State was 75.2 degrees, 3.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, August 8, 2010. Precipitation averaged 0.84 inches, 0.13 inches below normal. There were 164 modified growing degree days, 14 days above normal. Reporters rated 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day …

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