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USDA reports to provide key information for corn and soybean markets

Three upcoming USDA reports will provide important information for the corn and soybean markets, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. The quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report will be released on June 25, and the quarterly Grain Stocks and annual Acreage reports will be released on June 30. “The quarterly Hogs and Pigs report will reveal the inventory of [...]

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Between the Rows kicks off summer

It is June 21, the Summer Solstice and the official start of summer. Most farmers are probably glad that spring is behind them after a soggy stretch that dampened many high hopes after a great early start to the planting season. Now we can only hope the rains continue now that most of Ohio’s crops [...]

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State lawmakers educated about corn’s economic impact

On the heels of planting season, the Ohio Corn Growers Association (OCGA) hosted an education and awareness event about the economic significance of the corn industry for agricultural committee members of the Ohio Statehouse. “We addressed real issues at a real farm,” said Tadd Nicholson, OCGA director of government and industry affairs. On June 16, [...]

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Western Bean Cutworm Among Insects to Monitor in 2010

Insects are always a problem in fields during the summer, but the best way to control them is by simply watching for them. One, the western bean cutworm, fairly new the region, said Christian Krupke, a Purdue University entomologist. In addition to monitoring fields for western bean cutworm larvae, farmers can set pheromone traps to tell [...]

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Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southern U.S.

Soybean rust has been reported on soybeans in the southern United States for the first time this year, but it’s unlikely that Ohio soybean growers will have to worry about the disease this growing season. “The first find of soybean rust was reported in Texas on June 10, on the border with Mexico. Current predictions [...]

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Ducks, cattails and corn: June in Ohio's farm fields

By John Brien, CCA, AgriGold Hybrids, Eastern Regional Agronomist Unevenness is the best description for all corn fields in the Eastern Corn Belt. Driving up and down the road uneven corn fields can easily be spotted. Some corn fields are yellow, stunted and uneven, while other corn fields are green, knee high and still uneven. [...]

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Ducks, cattails and corn: June in Ohio’s farm fields

By John Brien, CCA, AgriGold Hybrids, Eastern Regional Agronomist Unevenness is the best description for all corn fields in the Eastern Corn Belt. Driving up and down the road uneven corn fields can easily be spotted. Some corn fields are yellow, stunted and uneven, while other corn fields are green, knee high and still uneven. [...]

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Head Scab Hits Ohio's Wheat

WOOSTER, Ohio – Hot, humid weather coupled with rain during a critical development stage of Ohio’s wheat has caused an outbreak of head scab in some areas of the state – the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in about a decade. A statewide survey of Ohio wheat fields, which began two [...]

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Head Scab Hits Ohio’s Wheat

WOOSTER, Ohio – Hot, humid weather coupled with rain during a critical development stage of Ohio’s wheat has caused an outbreak of head scab in some areas of the state – the first major outbreak of the disease in the state in about a decade. A statewide survey of Ohio wheat fields, which began two [...]

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Final Acreage Reporting Approaching

COLUMBUS, June 14, 2010 — The State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Steve Maurer, reminds producers of the acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.  If producers miss the acreage reporting deadline dates, a late filing fee will be charged. Maurer added, “Producers are required to file [...]

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