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Charred southwest farms getting a helping hand from Ohio

After seeing picture after picture of the devastation that wildfires caused to farmers and ranchers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Lykins, Ohio’s Rose Hartschuh and her husband, Greg, both knew they had to do something to help. As Hartschuh tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, they are spearheading a major effort to make [...]

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Put risk management on the front burner

With the calendar now flipping to March, many farmers are waiting with great anticipation for Spring to arrive. Keith Summers of Leist Mercantile says one way to pass the time is to make sure you have all of your risk management bases covered before the Mach 15th deadline. The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo has [...]

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Planning ahead for varying disease pressure

Each growing season delivers its own unexpected set of challenges for growers. After a season with heavy late-season disease pressure, Syngenta agronomists are reminding corn and soybean growers to prepare for unpredictable agronomic challenges as they select hybrids and varieties for 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Eric Anderson, a Syngenta [...]

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2016 Roundup Ready Xtend results for Ohio

The Roundup Ready Xtend crop system was put to the test across Ohio in 2016. Brad Miller, an Asgrow Technical Agronomist, has those results and shares them with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins. They also talk about the latest news for Xtendimax herbicide and the useful website  www.xtendimaxapplicationrequirements.com

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PFR results show soybeans also benefit from early planting

Beck’s Hybrids is hosting Practical Farm Research (PFR) Insight meetings throughout Ohio. Mike Hannewald visited with farmers in Bucyrus earlier this week about early planting dates being beneficial to soybeans and how critical fungicide and insecticide applications are for the crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America promote careers in farming

The Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to video chat, live from their classrooms with Ohio pig farmers to learn more current farming practices and strengthen their interest in pursuing a career on a pig farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more [...]

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What the recent interest rate hike means for agriculture

Last week The Federal Reserve, after years of leaving the interest rates at an all-time low, decided it was time to raise the rate by .25%. Matt Montiero, Senior Vice President and treasurer for Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how this rate hike and ones that are slated [...]

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Were 2016 Ohio soybean yields an anomaly?

It’s no secret that soybean yields around Ohio were great and many believe a new state record will be set. Was this year’s successful crop a fluke? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins asked that question to Account Manager Troy Putnam for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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SCN testing critical in 2017

The continued dip in the ag economy is causing farmers to give pause when it comes to justifying every dollar that is being spent. For many producers in Northwest Ohio that dollar would be well spend on Soybean Cyst Nematode testing, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler. She gives more details to The [...]

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Keys to picking the right numbers for 2017

After the past couple of years, consistency is not a word that is used often when it comes to growing seasons in Ohio. Account Manager Kevin Forrest says consistency for DuPont Pioneer products in his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties is helping farmers choose the right hybrids and varieties for 2017. He shares [...]

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