Crops

CCA prep course offered

Studying for the Certified Crop Adviser Exam might soon be a little easier thanks to a prep course offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The study session is designed to prepare people to take the Certified Crop Adviser Exam by providing a two-day course that will touch [...]

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2014 corn harvest wrap-up

In 2014, just about everywhere else in the state was left with less than ideal conditions for planting and holes in crop stands that would haunt them all season. Some fields were replanted multiple times as the spring rains persisted, according to Peter Thomsion, Ohio State University Extension corn specialist. “The crop did not necessarily [...]

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U.S. agriculture discusses sustainability in the EU

A number of organizations within the agricultural industry have formed the Globally Based Initiative (GBI) alliance as part of ongoing efforts to boost awareness of sustainable production practices and engage European Union stakeholders. In its first outreach mission, representatives from USSEC, ASMI, USDEC and USA Rice met with stakeholders in London, UK and Berlin, Germany, where [...]

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More questions for your seed rep

I strongly believe that your Seed Rep should be able to answer some tough questions whether he is working for Seed Consultants or some other seed company before you sign on the dotted line. If they can’t answer some of your questions, they should be able get the answers from an agronomist. Below are some [...]

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Pollinator discussion needs to continue

Four months into the creation of a presidential task force on pollinator health, the National Corn Growers Association has established itself as a leading voice for farmers in the discussion over how to ensure a healthy and robust population of honeybees and other pollinators. Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team, spoke [...]

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Expiring options not a bad thing

Freight There have been many predicted significant difficulties moving this large crop during October to December, which would cause basis prices to collapse. In September elevators even paid up to $4,000 per car or $1 per bushel for the rights to have cars show up at their elevator in anticipation. This week the price of cars has [...]

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Tom Yuhasz, Nov. 24

All of the snow is gone again. We had some bizarre blizzard weather there for a while, but it is around 60 degrees here today. Overall corn harvest is pretty well completed around here, but there is still a little out there. We’re having a little run of corn this morning at the elevator. The [...]

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Todd Hesterman, Nov. 24

We finished everything before the snow. Everything was done before any real inclement weather and we finished on a good note. Corn was fantastic. For us it was a new farm average record. Soybeans had a couple of fields with some stand issues due to early rains this spring. Those brought our average back down [...]

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Jed Bower, Nov. 24

It looks like harvest has wrapped up for most people in the area. You still see a few pockets of corn out, but things are dwindling down. There are some cover crops in the area that are coming on strong if they got them out early. The wheat is coming on nicely for the guys [...]

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Brad Mattix, Nov. 24

We still have about 60 acres to do. We had a bad breakdown on our grain setup and we couldn’t get things wrapped up. And, we needed extra help on our manure side and that slowed us up too. We just need part of a day to finish up. I am concerned with this wind [...]

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