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Evalauting fixed costs on the farm – Part 2

Earlier this month,¬†Evan Hahn, Vice President Credit-Agribusiness with Farm Credit Mid-America shared some thoughts on how to better manage fixed costs. Employee and family labor expenses can be difficult to trim but the costs of overpaying for labor or not fully utilizing a workforce can be a drag on earnings. “Identifying ways to improve production [...]

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 7 | A plastic cow, a baseball and a bag of Cheez-Its

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, a plastic cow, a baseball and a bag of Cheez-Its take center stage. You’ll meet the new Chairman of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance, Bill Bayliss from West Mansfield, Ohio, hear from the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Kevin Elder about nutrient management and learn about regenerative agriculture from [...]

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 6

A jam-packed hour for episode 6 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast. The crew sits down to talk when planting will start, the FFA Student Reporter position, winter beards, working with cover crops, and consumer perception of agriculture. We hear from “Dr. Food” as he spoke to the Columbus Metro Club. Plus words from the [...]

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Evalauting fixed costs on the farm

The current farm economy landscape is affecting how farmers should look at fixed costs. As profit margins shrink and commodity prices go down, operations with high fixed costs could see prolonged periods of loss. Eventually, this can stress working capital and negatively impact operations if not adjusted quickly enough. Evan Hahn, Vice President Credit-Agribusiness with [...]

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Key strategies when managing tough resistant weeds

Weed resistance is expanding, which is rapidly driving increased use of pre-emerge residuals, more robust residual rates and a need for herbicide premixes with multiple effective modes of action and active ingredients. Derrick LeBeau, an agronomic service representative for Syngenta, talks about how Acuron performed in 2016 and why it should be a part of [...]

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Giving more attention to soybean fertility in 2017

In a typical planting season, spending similar amounts of money on soybean fertility and corn fertility isn’t feazible. In 2017 however, some more attention might be worth looking at on the soybean side. Loveland Products‘ Area Sales Manager Scott Lay talks about a new product for the soybean fertility arena, Extract.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 5

On this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Ty Higgins visits with first generation farmer Brent Pence from New Carlisle, Ohio about how he got his start, some tough times early on in his career and how the farm is set up for today’s challenges. Joel Penhorwood recaps last weekend’s Spring Dairy Expo with Kris Ackley [...]

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New forum answers critical trait questions

To date, more than 27,000 people from across the country have visited #TraitAnswers, an online tool which compiles the top trait questions and provides information from industry experts to help educate farmers about the features and benefits of various traits. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins learns about some new enhancements being made to the [...]

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