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Report friendly for corn, neutral to lower for soybeans

Typically, this USDA report day in December is a non-event. If South America numbers change drastically that will be an event to move the market. U.S. corn ending stocks were estimated at 2.437 billion bushels. Last month they were 2.487 billion bushels. Corn for ethanol was increased 50 million bushels …

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Lessons learned from the 2017 growing season

As harvest wraps up and growers look back at the challenging 2017 growing season, there are a few lessons that can be learned. With the challenging spring, delayed planting, wet weather throughout the growing season, periods of stress, and then more wet weather during harvest, there were plenty of challenges …

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Dicamba restrictions added

After statewide bans, multiple lawsuits and countless disgruntled farmers nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label. The label changes and new training requirements shift more responsibility into the hands of farmers to ensure if they apply dicamba, …

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The hunt continues

By Matt Reese A stealthy hunter slowly creeps through an evergreen forest, scanning the surroundings for his prey. A cold November wind whips through the pines, sending a shiver through the hunter’s body. Undaunted he presses on, silent as snow. Through the cover of some fir branches the hunter stops, …

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Bins locked tight waiting for prices to rise

Numerous producers who in recent years had completed corn and soybean harvest by the end of October found their work days stretched late into November. Many continue to be amazed at the huge corn yields of this past growing season. While not everyone had record corn yields this fall, it …

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Ohio No-Till Conference draws a crowd

Problems and issues with weeds, slugs or planting into cover crops were all covered at the Ohio No-till Conference on Dec. 6 Steve Groff, Bill Lehmkuhl and Bret Margraf led a discussion covering a broad array of equipment challenges. Attendees learned how to set closing wheels for green covers and how …

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Update on required dicamba training for 2018

Following a summer of many instances of off-target movement of dicamba across the country from use in Xtend soybeans, the labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and FeXapan were modified in an attempt to reduce future problems. These products became restricted use pesticides, and an additional requirement is that anyone applying these …

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Scheve to speak Dec. 7 in Paulding County

Paulding County Extension is pleased to host Jon Scheve as he presents a grain marketing meeting. Risk has always been a part of agriculture. One of the riskiest, most stressful, and ignored issues of critical importance to ranch and farm families is grain marketing. With the grain market outlook for …

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