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The delayed 2014 harvest is pushing back 2015 decisions

With just over 10% of the corn crop in Ohio still in the field, many farmers have been into harvest now for over 2 months. The delay in bringing this year’s crop has also put a delay in producers making their 2015 crop decisions. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net talked about this predicament [...]

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Holiday week could create a rally in grain markets

Thanksgiving week, the trading floor at Chicago’s Board of Trade may be a bit less crowded and trading could thin out a bit. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that scenario might make way for a rally and a capitalizing opportunity for farmers. Listen to more of this thoughts with the audio [...]

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Early snowfall’s effect on young wheat crop

Ohio farmers are always in a race with Mother Nature to get harvest wrapped up, but this year instead of beating the rain, the snow was a late harvest opponent. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker visited with Ty Higgins about the effects the early snowfall may have on Ohio’s young wheat crop for this [...]

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Is the volatility on the soybean market a long-term issue?

Over the past week, the soybean market couldn’t decide which way it was going and at many points of the week had double digit swings. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, told the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that he sees that volatility lasting for awhile and that things will remain interesting [...]

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Double-crop beans flourish thanks to August rains

When farmers in Ohio opened up soybean fields for the first time this harvest season, many were pleasantly surprised with the numbers coming up on the yield monitors. The same can be said, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Jim Stucke, about double-crop beans in his area of Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties. He gives [...]

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Fall field prep starts with harvest

As if farmers around Ohio don’t have enough to be concerned about as they bring in the 2014 harvest, now is also the time to start thinking, and acting on, ways to get fields prepared for this winter and the 2015 planting season. Dale Minyo got some fall field prep tips from Account Manager Barry [...]

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With insurance prices now set, how will farmers react?

Insurance prices were set on Friday and Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, says we could see some movement in the form of sales from funds and even from farmers with that part of the equation now in stone. He also gives a summary of the past week’s confusing market trends and what [...]

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Yields may be alright, but test weights are lagging in 2014

For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Eric Miller from the Central Ohio area. Miller says yields for both corn and soybeans have been average to a little better in his part of the state, but test weights are a different story. Miller explains what’s to blame for test [...]

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When will grain markets respond to the harvest ramp up?

With the long stretch of weather suitable for field work, farmers in Ohio and all over the Midwest are making up for lost time and hammering down on corn and soybean fields, but when will that activity be persuading the grain markets. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net posed that question to Jon Scheve, [...]

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Keep miscues at a minimum through the delayed harvest

With every rain event that sweeps through the Midwest, farmers are becoming more frustrated and anxious as harvest gets further and further delayed.  Bradley Ott, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer has some helpful tips when it comes to safety on the farm and best practices in the field during a later than expected harvest [...]

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