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Compaction issues being seen in Ohio soybean fields

As farmers and traders alike are watching the current weather situation to gauge how this year’s corn and soybean crops will fair, weather that occurred back in the spring is affecting the soybean crop in Northern Ohio now. Ty Higgins learned more from Account Manager Derek Hunker in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Concerns brewing over an asset bubble in farmland value’s

Rising interest rates and falling commodity prices are increasing the potential for the future development of an asset bubble in U.S. farm land values, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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Variations in planting dates and weather for northern Ohio crops

With the sandy soils in some northern Ohio fields, some farmers were able to begin planting back in April, while others may have not had a chance to get in until Memorial Day, but Account Manager Derek Hunker tells Ty Higgins that at this point you can’t tell much of a difference in those fields. [...]

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Is the cooler summer hurting Ohio yields?

Throughout the pollination stage, the cooler weather around Ohio is very welcomed, but is there such a thing as a summer that is too cool for the state’s corn and soybean crops? Ty Higgins finds out in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report with Account Manager Jim Stucke.

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OSU developed “Commodity Carnival” game teaches kids ag lessons

CME Group and the National 4-H Council, along with OSU Extension, partnered to create the Commodity Carnival, a fun learning activity for students to experience managing the business risks associated with producing and bringing livestock to market. The game, which made a stop at The Ohio State Fair on Thursday, aims to build greater literacy [...]

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Mid-Summer could be crop stress season

The middle part of summer and the halfway point of the growing season has a reputation of bringing many challenges to Ohio’s corn and soybean fields. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer visits with Ty Higgins about the different stresses that may be put in crops in the weeks ahead.

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Perfectly timed weather for pollination

The Midwest has enjoyed “San Diego” type weather, sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70′s, for a good part of the week. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Eric Miller tells Ty Higgins that Mother Nature couldn’t have timed this weather any better for Ohio’s pollinating corn crop. They also cover [...]

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USDA gives the bear plenty of soybeans to chew on

Just over a week after USDA released a bearish Grain Stocks Report that pushed the soybean market sharply lower, the Department hit the markets again with the July World Ag Supply and Demand (WASDE) report. Ty Higgins goes over the report, and the different philosophies behind the newly appointed powers that put the report together, [...]

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Despite cooler weather, Ohio corn is getting enough GDUs

It was very unusual that some 4th of July celebrations required a jacket as a cooler weather pattern set in over the holiday weekend, and some are wondering if Ohio’s corn crop is getting the Growing Degree Units, or GDUs, it needs to develop properly? Account Manager Bradley Ott gives Ty Higgins his thoughts on [...]

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Managing nitrogen made simple with Encirca Yield

Tim Barney, a CSA with Encirca Services, gives an overview of the new digital products he is introducing to Ohio growers. Encirca View, View Premium and Yield offer whole-farm solutions in the palm of a farmer’s hand. Learn more as Barney visits with Ty Higgins.

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