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Markets waiting on acreage report

Soybeans Recently, news of a trucker strike in Brazil has driven up bean prices. While these type of headlines can temporarily increase prices, the reality of record world bean supply will ultimately weigh very heavily on the market.  Many U.S. and South American farmers are taking advantage of this price bump. Everyone wonders how many [...]

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Soybean price outlook challenging in a complex world market

In terms of soybean prices, there are many factors to consider when looking toward the future, according to Warren Feather, Merchandising Manager for Cargill’s soybean processing and soybean export businesses in North America. Feather’s job has become increasingly challenging in the last decade or so. Soybean prices exploded to all time highs in the last [...]

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Minimizing pollen contamination of non-GMO corn

As the commodity price for corn has dropped during the past two years, there has been greater interest among some growers in producing non-GMO corn for a premium. According to the USDA-ERS 86% of Ohio’s corn acreage in 2014 was planted to transgenic (GMO) corn. With GMO corn plantings so prevalent across the state, corn [...]

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Weed videos demonstrate herbicide efficacy

A fascinating new series of time-lapse YouTube videos demonstrates how weeds wither and die after being sprayed with an herbicide. The videos, created by members of the weed science team in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, are meant to show growers what to expect from an herbicide [...]

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Join Ohio Ag Net, Ohio’s Country Journal and Archbold Equipment Co. to learn about grain storage marketing strategies

Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net are teaming up with Archbold Equipment Co. to bring some valuable grain storage marketing strategies to northern Ohio’s corn and soybean growers. On Thursday March 12 at the Archbold Equipment Admin Office at 4982 St. Rt. 66 in Archbold, long-time grain merchandiser Jon Scheve, with Superior Feed Ingredients, [...]

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Naked soybeans in Ohio?

At several meetings and based on a few e-mails this winter it is very clear that Ohio soybean farmers are examining their budgets and looking for ways to cut costs in 2015. Planting naked seed, with no fungicide seed treatment, is one place that some producers are contemplating. There is plenty of concern if this is [...]

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Attendees hear from national leaders at Commodity Classic in sunny Arizona

As winter continued to pound Ohio in late February, farmers from around the country traded the snow for sunshine at the Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. The massive event attracted more visitors and attendees than ever before in its 20th year. Commodity Classic set new records for both the trade show and attendance. The trade [...]

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New insurance option for popcorn

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the availability of an area-based crop insurance option for popcorn. Farmers can purchase the popcorn Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) plan for the 2015 crop year in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. ARPI is designed as a risk management tool to insure against widespread loss of production of the [...]

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Farmers now have until March 31 to update yields and reallocate base acres

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from [...]

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Trade show highlights from Commodity Classic

The Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’ Country Journal traveled to the 2015 Commodity Classic this week. Here are some photo and audio highlights from Phoenix. AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS AgroCulture Liquid Fertilizer’s Kurt Fisher talked with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about finding the balance of farming responsible and economically. Drew Showalter with Syngenta shares new [...]

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