Crops

ASA talks with leaders about partially hydrogenated oils

American Soybean Association Chairman Danny Murphy, CEO Steve Censky and National Oilseed Processors Association president Tom Hammer met with the White House Domestic Policy Staff and FDA to discuss ASA’s concerns with the FDA’s proposal to withdraw Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHO). ASA shared projections for high oleic soybean [...]

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OABA Grain Grading School to be held June 3

Those looking to obtain or renew a Commodity Tester Certificate can attend the Grading School on June 3. The deadline to renew certificates is September 30, 2014. A Grain Grading School on June 3 — approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture — is structured to provide certification/recertification opportunities. Individuals seeking certification will receive training [...]

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Corn was also being planted in Shelby County. This is Tim Everett running on April 21st, 2014

Planters rolling!

There is no better way to acknowledge Earth Day than to celebrate the 2014 Ohio planting season that is finally getting started. “Earth Day shines a public spotlight on agriculture’s careful stewardship of our natural resources. Farmers and ranchers across the country have the public’s ear to discuss issues important to us all concerning sustainability [...]

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Nitrogen for soybeans?

According to a University of Illinois crop sciences researcher, there has been a great deal of interest recently in the idea of using nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season to increase soybean yields. “This is somewhat surprising given that there has been so little evidence from published and unpublished reports showing that this practice increases [...]

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Todd Hesterman, April 21

We’ve had some good drying days here lately. It is getting to the point where we can really evaluate these wheat stands. I am right in the middle of topdressing the first nitrogen application on our winter wheat. There are still some holes in it, but as a whole it is probably a 95% stand. [...]

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Jed Bower, April 21

We got started in the fields Friday or Saturday. There has not been much planting in the area but there are quite a few people out in the fields putting on anhydrous or getting some burndown done. It was beautiful over the weekend. I hope to finish my burndown today. We should finish anhydrous in [...]

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Tom Yuhasz, April 21

I just drove through Amish country and it looks like they got some oats in and some plowing done. The only thing we have gotten done is a little topdressing on wheat. We’re going to be doing some burndown spraying today. It is the opening day for bringing some of our stuff out and you [...]

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Brad Mattix, April 21

We are shooting anhydrous today. The ground seems to be handling it OK where we are at right now. The ground is systematically tiled where we are. There is a big difference between the ground that is tiled and the ground that is not. There are some other guys doing some anhydrous today too. The [...]

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The Weekly Corn Belt Crop Report – April 18th, 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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Take time for burndown

Farmers need to start scouting their fields for winter annual weeds and making decisions about spring burndown herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says. Nearly all fields will require some form of spring herbicide treatment, but the earliest attention will need to be given to fields that didn’t receive one last fall. “The jury [...]

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