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Ohio wheat update

By Pierce Paul, Katelyn Willyerd and Dennis Mills, Ohio State University Extension This past fall, most of our wheat was planted at the recommended time due to early soybean harvest, however, dry conditions in late-fall and early-winter, prevented adequate growth and tiller development going into to dormancy. This could potentially …

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Costs and profits up for grain production

Farmers will spend more to produce their 2011 crops but they’re likely to make that up — and then some — from higher grain prices, say two Purdue University Extension specialists. Which crops farmers choose to plant this season also will play a factor in the returns they’ll earn, said …

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House votes to block E15

Growth Energy leaders say they continue to oppose provisions – approved by the House of Representatives – that would block the Administration from implementing policies that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs and strengthen our national security. Two amendments offered by Reps. John Sullivan, R-Okla. and Jeff …

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Ohio State shares in $20 million USDA grant for sustainability of corn production in the Midwest

Ohio Sate University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is one of 11 institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), which aims to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties.

 Ohio State’s share in the grant …

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ASA concerned about ag cuts

The American Soybean Association is concerned with the disproportionate cuts in agriculture spending in H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2011. ASA believes the proposed cuts to agriculture are more than double the amount proposed to be cut in overall non-defense discretionary spending. H.R. 1 would cut 5.21-billion …

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The battle for acres in 2011

By Matt Reese As spring planting draws near, the demand-driven market has put crop producers amid as hotly a contested acreage battle as there has ever been. The stakes and the risks are high for the 2011 growing season. “When you’re talking to the banker, the volatility we’re seeing in …

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Crop insurance deadline approaching

Brian D. Frieden, Director of the Springfield Regional Office, Risk Management Agency, reminds producers that the sales closing date for 2011 crop insurance is March 15, 2011, for spring-planted crops. The sales closing date is significant because it is the deadline for taking out insurance, making a change to the …

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