Crops

Columbian trade boon to U.S. corn growers

The United States is on track to capture more than 95% of Colombia’s 141 million bushel corn market this marketing year, which ends Aug. 31. This is a dramatic turn-around from 2013 exports of just 25 million bushels to that country. “The trend that we are seeing clearly illustrates both why the National Corn Growers [...]

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FSR CCA college

A late summer update for agronomist and those advising growers on crop production will be held on September 9th from 8:45 until 3 pm at the Farm Science Review Site at 135 SR 38NE, London OH. The program is intended for all experience levels and non-CCA’s as well. Topics include: What are your neighbors thinking [...]

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Weekly Corn Belt Update – August 15th, 2014

WEEKLY CORN BELT CROP REPORT Host:  Jay Calhoun of Colgan Commodities “Snapshot Tour” The Snapshot Tour is hosted by Jay Calhoun of Colgan Commodities. This is a daily update on crop and weather conditions across locations in the Corn Belt.  Listen to the audio report in full by visiting www.colgancommodities.com and clicking on the audio [...]

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Establishing perennial forages in August

Rain and wet soil conditions condensed the spring planting season this year and some planned alfalfa plantings got moved to the back burner.  August provides another window of opportunity to establish a perennial forage stand and it fits nicely into rotations after wheat grain harvest.  Typically the main risk with an August planting is having [...]

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stinkbug

Watch out for stink bugs in soybeans

As our beans start to put on pods, one insect pest that needs watching is stink bugs.  There are several species of stink bugs that can be found in soybean, even beneficials. These include the green, the brown, the red shouldered and the brown marmorated stink bug. The spined soldier bug looks similar to the [...]

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71-75CropTour (2013)

2014 1-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

The weather was perfect for the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour as two teams crisscrossed the state hitting 42 of Ohio’s top corn and soybean counties doing corn yield checks and soybean crop assessments. The tour offered a huge amount of variability with corn everywhere from mid-pollination to late dent. We sampled a corn field [...]

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Ohio Christmas Tree Association announces winning trees

Kaleidoscope Farms of Hancock County won Grand Champion honors in the 2014 Ohio Christmas Tree Association’s state contest that took place at the Ohio State Fair. This year’s winning tree was a Black Hill Spruce. The Reserve Champion was a Norway Spruce and was exhibited by Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm in Trumbull County. Both will have the opportunity [...]

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Farm bill offers important tools to help survive low prices

Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests. There are some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists said. Corn and soybeans futures prices have dropped to their lowest levels since 2010 — corn below $4 per bushel and soybeans under $11. [...]

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corn harvest

Mixed report by USDA

Today’s USDA report was mixed. Corn was called neutral to friendly as production was lower than expected. Soybeans were negative due to continued high world ending stocks. Wheat was negative. World ending stocks for corn dropped slightly. World ending stocks for soybeans rise just a trickle. Wheat ending stocks for the world jumped the most. [...]

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Hops production tour

As interest in growing hops in Ohio increases among potential hops growers as well as brewery industry insiders, a workshop on how to get into the business will be held Aug. 14, designed for both beginning and experienced growers. The Hops Production Twilight Tour will feature detailed information on the ins and outs of hops [...]

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