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A number of global issues steering commodities

From the eased tensions with Cuba, to an email hack job to Sony, to the Russian ruble crisis, there are so many factors happening around the world that are moving commodity markets in different directions. Dr. Matt Roberts, associate professor with The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, talked with Ty [...]

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Will $4 corn and $10.50 beans open some bin doors?

On Friday, Chicago’s grain trade ended with some corn over $4 and soybeans in the $10.50 area. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that those marks may not be enough to open grain bin doors over the weekend.

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For Ohio’s corn crop, test weight and moisture results were lagging

Without a doubt, many farmers were smiling from ear to ear when looking at the yield monitors as they took in Ohio’s corn crop. The numbers for test weights and moisture were not as impressive though. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill talks about why those numbers may have been below average in 2014 for [...]

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A preview of the December USDA Supply and Demand Report

Wednesday at NOON, USDA will be releasing a new Supply and Demand Report. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics gives a preview of what to expect and how the markets are setting up for the news. You can hear more of Zuzolo’s comments in person later this month as he takes part in a number [...]

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The delayed 2014 harvest is pushing back 2015 decisions

With just over 10% of the corn crop in Ohio still in the field, many farmers have been into harvest now for over 2 months. The delay in bringing this year’s crop has also put a delay in producers making their 2015 crop decisions. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net talked about this predicament [...]

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Holiday week could create a rally in grain markets

Thanksgiving week, the trading floor at Chicago’s Board of Trade may be a bit less crowded and trading could thin out a bit. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that scenario might make way for a rally and a capitalizing opportunity for farmers. Listen to more of this thoughts with the audio [...]

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Early snowfall’s effect on young wheat crop

Ohio farmers are always in a race with Mother Nature to get harvest wrapped up, but this year instead of beating the rain, the snow was a late harvest opponent. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker visited with Ty Higgins about the effects the early snowfall may have on Ohio’s young wheat crop for this [...]

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Is the volatility on the soybean market a long-term issue?

Over the past week, the soybean market couldn’t decide which way it was going and at many points of the week had double digit swings. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, told the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that he sees that volatility lasting for awhile and that things will remain interesting [...]

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Double-crop beans flourish thanks to August rains

When farmers in Ohio opened up soybean fields for the first time this harvest season, many were pleasantly surprised with the numbers coming up on the yield monitors. The same can be said, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Jim Stucke, about double-crop beans in his area of Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties. He gives [...]

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Fall field prep starts with harvest

As if farmers around Ohio don’t have enough to be concerned about as they bring in the 2014 harvest, now is also the time to start thinking, and acting on, ways to get fields prepared for this winter and the 2015 planting season. Dale Minyo got some fall field prep tips from Account Manager Barry [...]

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