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Tank mixing: There’s an app for that

Well before the planters are done rolling, efficiency-minded retailers, applicators and growers will already be thinking about best practices for tank mixing and applying their crop protection products. Now, there’s an app for that! Ty Higgins learns more about the “Mix Tank” app from Jim Reiss of Precision Laboratories.

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Will weeds pick your pocket in 2014?

Most growers know that weeds are harder to control later in the season and if they get too far out of hand, they can rob a substantial amount of your yields. Ty Higgins talks with BASF Advanced Weed Control expert Mark Oostlander for some quick tips in time for planting season.

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USDA let’s ‘cat out of the bag’ with soybean carryover

On Wednesday, USDA released the April World Ag Supply and Demand numbers and according to Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics, the soybean figures weren’t a surprise to the markets but they did set things straight. Ty Higgins gets more thoughts from Zuzolo in this report.

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Troubles in the hog industry could benefit poultry

There aren’t many silver linings when it comes to the effects that PEDv has had in the nation’s hog industry, but producers that have some surviving pigs that will make it to market and the poultry industry could see the upside from the situation. Ty Higgins has more.

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Many analysts waiting for USDA’s next report

While the markets did keep a close eye on Monday’s USDA Supply and Demand Report for March, many analysts are waiting for the USDA Grain Stocks Report later this month. Ty Higgins gets more details with his visit with Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics.

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The Ohio Ag Net's Ty Higgins (right of Sen. Portman) was among the media that joined OFBF on their county presidents' trip to Washington.

Senator Portman talks trade, the farm bill and Obamacare

During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s recent County President’s Trip to Washington D.C., the media had some time with U.S. Senator Rob Portman to talk about the issues that he is currently dealing with inside the beltway. Here is audio from that press conference.

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Ty Higgins interviews Doug Swaim, from Cedarville, about his success in the National Corn Yield Contest.

Ohio yield winner doing the best with what he can control

For Doug Swaim from Cedarville, Ohio, every year is an approach to do that best with what is in his control and let Mother Nature do the rest. That philosophy worked well for Swaim, as he won several awards from Asgrow/DEKALB for both his corn and soybeans in 2013. Ty Higgins caught up with Swaim [...]

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Despite legislation, GMO labeling a ways off

Earlier this week at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Ag Day at the Capitol, Grocery Manufacturers Association Vice President of State Affairs Mandy Hagan shared an update with Matt Reese about GMO labeling from a state standpoint. Although legislation has been passed in some states, fully implemented laws aren’t happening yet.

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