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Kids learn the economics of ag at The Ohio State Fair

CME Group and the National 4-H Council are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their popular and award-winning Commodity Carnival fair experience to more than 100 state and county fairs in nine states this summer, including The Ohio State Fair. An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival [...]

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Fewer double crop opportunities in western Ohio

Farmers in western Ohio usually have all of their double crop acres planted by this time of year, but due to a late wheat harvest due to wet weather, the planting window for late-planted beans was barely cracked. Jim Stucke is a DuPont Pioneer account manager for that part of the state and he talks [...]

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Soybean fields in Ohio have a fighting chance

With pollination in Ohio corn fields occurring in July, much of what you see now is what you will get come harvest. For soybeans though, August is the most important month for production. If the rains aren’t as prevalent and sunshine prevails as the calendar turns, Asgrow/DEKALB Technical Agronomist Jeff Rectenwald tells The Ohio Ag [...]

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Stresses are mounting in corn and soybean fields

As expected, the excess moisture dousing Ohio corn and soybean fields have open the gates for a number of stresses to this year’s crop. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer about what he is seeing as he scouts fields in Darke, Shelby and [...]

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USDA extending fruit and nut crop insurance for some Ohio counties

For 12 Ohio counties, the option for crop insurance has been extended for fruit and nut growers. The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talked with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack about this recent announcement. Dale also asked Mr. Vilsack if there were any Presidential plans in his future.

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Jeremy Goings and his father, Doug, show just how much moisture remains until the rows of straw

The struggles of the 2015 Ohio wheat crop

After a late planting, slow start and less that ideal late winter conditions, the 2015 Ohio wheat crop has had its fair share of challenges. Now add to that having to wait in the field for weeks after intended harvest dates due to over-saturated fields. Jeremy Goings still has some wheat to get to and [...]

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Only two weeks left to comment on EPA’s RFS proposal

According to Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal (RFS) represents a major step backward for our nation’s most successful energy policy in the past 40 years. Ty Higgins visited with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis about how these proposed changes would effect rural America and how comments can be made [...]

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Growing Point Agronomy app provides instant help for crop issues

This season, Mother Nature is throwing just about everything to farmers around Ohio. Excessive rains, pests and diseases are challenging corn and soybean fields and hindering wheat harvest progress. The Growing Point Agronomy app from DuPont Pioneer can give farmers quick, local answers for any questions that may pop up when scouting fields. Kyle Poling [...]

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Farmers getting caught up in between rains

In a small window of opportunity with no rain, many farmers around Ohio are getting in the fields while the getting is good. Bradley Ott, Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer talks about all of the activities going on in the southwest part of the state as farmers try to get as caught up as possible [...]

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Minimizing wheat loss to take advantage of price gains

Very few parts of Ohio have started in on the 2015 wheat harvest due to the wet conditions. Once things dry out and combines roll, it will be important to keep losses to a minimum. Account Manager Kevin Forrest has some tips for preparing for wheat harvest in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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