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Soybean exports since the onset of tariffs

By Todd Hubbs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois The evolving developments with tariffs between the U.S. and China continue to influence the outlook for soybean prices. The relationship between U.S. and competitor export prices along with the changing nature of trade flows merit monitoring during the …

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Why plant cover crops?

By Randall Reeder, P.E., Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired) Jim Hershey, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, knows the absolute necessity for keeping pollutants out of streams. His family farms in the Susquehanna River watershed, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. When severe restrictions were placed on crop and livestock farms a few years …

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Six soil health measures identified by NRCS

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has drafted six measures recommended by a group of federal, university, public and private sector soil health experts. Soil health is defined as the capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem to sustain plants, animals, and humans. The six key …

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Syngenta corn seed settlement claims due Oct. 12

By Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor and Director, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program Those post cards advising producers of a $1.51 billion settlement in the Syngenta corn seed lawsuits are legitimate, and corn producers seeking compensation from the settlement must file claims by 11:59 p.m. on October 12, 2018. The …

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Check beans for stink bug damage

By Kelley Tilmon, Andy Michel, Ohio State University Extension As farmers progress with soybean harvest we encourage you to take a quick look at your grain quality, especially stink bug damage in soybeans at field edges. We have been receiving reports of the deformed and discolored beans typical of stink bug damage. …

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New trade deal helps, but hurdles remain

The newly renegotiated trade agreement involving the United States, Canada and Mexico offers farmers a bit more security about markets for dairy, corn and other products, but hefty Mexican tariffs still in place hinder business, according to an agricultural trade specialist with The Ohio State University. Under the new trade …

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Agronomic price for high yields

By John Brien, AgriGold The adage states there is nothing free in life and high yields in the corn and soybean fields in the Eastern Corn Belt are no different. While the growing season of 2018 has had its share of challenges, the overall trend has been for higher than …

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Wheat genome finally fully sequenced

By Lainey Wolf, National Association of Wheat Growers After 12 years of research and the work of 20 countries, the genome of wheat has finally been sequenced. The complexity of the wheat genome made sequencing a long and difficult process. Now, the world’s most widely cultivated crop has each gene …

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