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Ohio ag’s part in forming water quality legislation

On February 18th, the Ohio Senate passed SB1. The new legislation will focus on water quality and would prohibit the spreading of manure or fertilizer in the Lake Erie Watershed during certain weather conditions. Ohio ag groups has a major part in forming the bill. Ty Higgins has more in this report.

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The benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership are long term for pork

Neil Dierks, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Pork Producers Council, address attendees of the 2014 Ohio Pork Congress about the meaning of the Trans Pacific Partnership to the pork industry. He told Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo that the benefits will last for years to come.

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Be prepared for an OHSA farm inspection

Max Perry with Heritage Cooperative was one of the guest speakers at this week’s Ohio AgriBusiness Association annual meeting and his message was about being prepared at all times for a farm visit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He gave Dale Minyo of The Ohio Ag Net more info.

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Efficiency in production will be key in 2015

While speaking at The Ohio Agribusiness Association annual meeting this week, Mike Mock from The Andersons visited with The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about the upcoming planting perspectives report and how efficiency will be a major factor in surviving 2015.

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Will February push corn and soybean markets lower?

If history is any indication, February will see more pressure put on corn and soybean markets, but how much lower could they go? Jon Scheve with Superior Feed Ingredients discusses that with The Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.

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It’s taking $4 cash to open bin doors

Jon Scheve, a grain merchandise with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that ethanol plants are having to raise corn basis to get farmers to load up a truck for delivery. He says some farmers are holding on for dear life until they see prices around the $4 cash mark or higher. Hear more of his comments [...]

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Dicamba-tolerant soybeans will be a useful tool, not a silver bullet

At the recent BASF Agronomic Practices Day in Findlay, Dr. Trevor Krause spoke about the new Engenia dicamba-tolerant soybeans that are due out in 2016. Dr. Krause talked with the Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about the fit of Engenia on the farm and that this product should be viewed as a useful tool and [...]

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BASF’s investment into the future of agriculture

BASF’s Scott Kay visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at the Agronomic Practices Day in Findlay. Kay talked about the ways that his company is working on products to help farmers be successful for many years to come.

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Will glut of supply mean $9 soybeans (or less)?

After USDA’s January supply and demand report, the soybean markets felt a lot of downward pressure and flirted with resistance levels at the end of the week. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients says that downward trend may continue and really put the pressure on the bean markets at harvest time. He [...]

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Good yields may not mean good soil

At the National No-Till Conference in Cincinnati, The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talked with one of the presenters, Ohio producer Dave Brandt, about No-Till advantages, critters and soil health. Listen to why Brandt says just because you may have had good yields, doesn’t mean you have healthy soil.

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