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Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

With corn prices looking grim and the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring. With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases. “Agronomically, we never like to see beans after [...]

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RINs part of a political battle of renewable fuels

RINs — Renewable Identification Numbers — have been in the news recently as a part of the ongoing political battle between oil companies and renewable fuel proponents. “When the EPA put in place the Renewable Fuel Standard, they had to be sure the proper amounts of renewable fuels were being blended into the nation’s fuel [...]

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Hormone keys to plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both

Plants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop plants that exhibit both characteristics. “Normally these two are antagonistic, but in nature, some plants [...]

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Dicamba training opportunities in Ohio

For those planning on planting dicamba tolerant crops next year, there is plenty of change coming in 2018 compared to last year. The label requirements for spraying will be much different and training is being required for applicators. “The new labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and FeXapan have many new precautions that applicators need to be [...]

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Tax webinar for farmers Jan. 29

Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners that wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider this webinar that will address tax issues important to them. Mark your calendars for Jan. 29, 2018 to participate in this  hour webinar from 10 a.m. to noon. The webinar, which focuses on [...]

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Ohio Annual Crop Summary for 2017

Crop conditions varied widely across the state, due to delays in planting, replanting, and emergence issues throughout the 2017 season, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Heavy rains along with cold temperatures at the beginning of the season hindered the drying of fields and caused the need [...]

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Neutral report, South America weather still huge factor

The long awaited USDA report day is finally here. Some consider this day one of the biggest days for USDA reports for the entire year. Before the report came out corn was unchanged and soybeans were down 4 cents. Just after the report was released corn was down a half-cent while soybeans were up 5 cents. Corn ending [...]

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USDA reports show excessive grain stocks

USDA released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for January 2018. It’s the first report to look back on actual numbers from the 2017 harvest season.  See it at this link.

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The Lettuce Work Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that serves young adults with autism and trains them for the future.

Lettuce Work helping young people with autism serve others through agriculture

Doug and Julie Sharp of New Albany have devoted countless hours to working with youth and young adults that fall on the autism spectrum. Besides being the parents of an autistic child, Julie is a teacher at a school that specializes in working with students that have autism and Doug served on the school board. [...]

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