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Ag Producer Confidence Reaches All-Time Low

Crop and livestock producers’ confidence about the direction of the agriculture economy has reached a historic low, according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net got all of the details from DTN’s Markets Editor Katie Micik.

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Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System coming to a test plot near you

Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System for soybeans is intended to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds, and to help maximize crop yield potential. The launch of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System is pending regulatory approvals. As Monsanto’s Technical Development Manager Rodney Stevenson tells Ty Higgins of [...]

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The importance of early-season weed control

    The recent turn in the weather means that field work will be starting soon. Field Scientist Jeff Ellis with Dow AgroSciences says that it is never too early to think about weed control in Ohio.

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Tighter margins and consolidation: The future of farming

While in Wilmington, Ohio for a Rabo AgriFinance farmer meeting this week, the company’s VP of Grain and Oilseed, Steve Nicholson, talked about what the farm of the future looks like from an economic standpoint. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Nicholson for more on that perspective.

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Climate Basic and Pro getting some upgrades in 2015

If you are a user of Climate Basic or Climate Pro, or are looking into the technology for 2015, there have been some upgrades that may help you this growing season. Ty Higgins gathered all of the details from Climate Corporation’s Evin Levey at Commodity Classic.

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Tile drainage can not be ignored in water quality discussion

During the 2015 CTC Conference in Ada, Ohio, USDA ARS‘ Kevin King talked about where tile drainage fits into the water quality and nutrient management conversations and the technology to keep nutrients where they are initially placed. Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese visited with King about those topics.

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Will downturn in ag economy slow precision ag advancements?

At this week’s CTC Conference in Ada, Ohio, precision ag technology was one of the hot topics. Bob Nielson, agronomy professor at Purdue University spoke about precision ag and The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo asked Nielson if $7 corn advanced the technology at an increased rate and if lower prices today may slow the [...]

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Ohio ag’s part in forming water quality legislation

On February 18th, the Ohio Senate passed SB1. The new legislation will focus on water quality and would prohibit the spreading of manure or fertilizer in the Lake Erie Watershed during certain weather conditions. Ohio ag groups has a major part in forming the bill. Ty Higgins has more in this report.

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Efficiency in production will be key in 2015

While speaking at The Ohio Agribusiness Association annual meeting this week, Mike Mock from The Andersons visited with The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about the upcoming planting perspectives report and how efficiency will be a major factor in surviving 2015.

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