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Yield penalties for corn in the ground vs. corn in the bag

Depending on which half of Ohio you farm in, corn planting is either pretty far along (if not done) or hasn’t even started. The corn in the ground has unfortunately been sitting in some cold, wet conditions for a few days, but is the yield penalty greater for the corn facing those adversities in the [...]

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Modernizing some FSA farm storage loans

While spending some time in Ohio this week, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini visited with local growers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), farm organizations, farmers market coordinators and local businesses about advancing local and regional food initiatives. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with Dolcini about some of the updated changes in FSA programs.

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New Propane Farm Data Reveals Cost Savings, Efficiency

Results from the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) 2015 Propane Farm Incentive Program reveal high performance ratings, improved efficiency, and cost savings for producers switching to propane-powered farm equipment. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with PERC’s director of agriculture business development, Cinch Munson.

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Tips for a successful planting season

The end result of a crop depends very highly on the conditions above and below the dirt at planting time. Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist from Syngenta, visited with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about some things to consider before the planters roll.

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Amid growing supply, meat demand remains high

As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.

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Josh McGrath from the University of Kentucky gave an animated presentation on nitrogen management.

The challenges of managing nitrogen

At the 2016 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Conference, University of Kentucky’s Josh McGrath talked with attendees about the complexities of the competing performance objectives with nitrogen managment.

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Biodiesel consumption reaches record levels

US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Kicking off the 2016 Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida, Monday, industry leaders released the production data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo is in Tampa this week [...]

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New rules established for Ohio junior livestock exhibits

While at the Ohio Fair Manager’s Meeting this week, State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey took some time to visit with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about some of the new regulations put into place for junior livestock exhibits at fairs all over Ohio in 2015.

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