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Again USDA surprises, corn and soybeans bearish

Today USDA again provided a surprise as they increased the corn yield more than expected. The soybean yield was unchanged. Brazil’s soybean production was higher, a bit bearish. The soybean carryout was reduced, that was expected. USDA estimated the U.S. corn yield at 175.4 bushels per acre, up from last …

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Disease outbreaks from fresh produce: The need for more engineering

Just recently, we had news of Meijer recalling packaged vegetables for possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. Further, recalls have been extended to vegetables from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other retailers. Mann Packaging, based in Salinas, California has issued a voluntary recall.   Why does contamination occur? Incidents such as …

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Grain marketing seminars in Greenville

Edison State Community College-Ag Department and Ohio State Universty Extension-Darke County will be hosting two commodity marketing workshops. Registration for the workshops is only $10 each and includes a great meal. The workshops will be held at Edison State College in Greenville. Craig Shepherd, a commodity broker from Illinois will …

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Ohio CCA training seminar

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training program, sponsored and delivered by the OSU Agronomic Crops Team, will be offered at the Shelby County Extension Office, 810 Fair Rd, Sidney, Ohio 45365 on January 10 & 11, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the 10th and adjourn by 5:00 p.m. …

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Ohio No-till Conference Dec. 6

Do you have problems or issues with weeds, slugs or planting into cover crops? Are you concerned about federal policy and the next farm bill? Do you have a question about a no-till topic not covered by the agenda below? The goal of the Ohio No-Till Council is to answer …

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Range bound markets set to continue

Fall harvest is still underway for many producers, both in Ohio and the Midwest. It is well known that many harvested soybeans first, leaving corn to stand in the fields for additional drying to take place. Many were quite surprised with the moisture levels they were seeing for harvested soybeans. …

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