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The bad news, planting progress; the good news, the wheat crop

This week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report was a good news, bad news situation. Andy Lang is a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager for Wood, Hancock and Hardin Counties and he said that planting progress is still lagging and many farmers are switching acres to soybeans. On the other hand, growers in his area are all smiles [...]

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What to look for when scouting for frost damage

Earlier this week, many parts of Ohio got some mid-May snow and overnight lows below the freezing point. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Trent Brisby discusses what to look for when scouting corn and soybean fields for frost damage.

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Growers shouldn’t switch up their hybrids…yet

Corn planting across the U.S. is generally tracking ahead of schedule this season, but excessive rainfall is delaying planting in some counties across the Midwest. Syngenta agronomist Eric Anderson offers his thoughts to farmers who are contemplating making changes to their original plans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

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A 2016 black cutworm update

Scout early and often for black cutworm. That’s the advice from AgriGold Hybrids‘ John Brien. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got some insights from Brien about what to look for, threshhold levels and what to do if a black cutworm problem needs some attention.

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Delayed burndown and soybean planting

Soybean burndown has been a hot topic for DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott’s territory of Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton Counties. What needs to be done once the cool wet weather moves on to get a good burndown on and still be timely with planting? Ott shares his opinion on that and discusses [...]

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Meet Ohio Farm Bureau’s new Executive Vice President

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees has named Adam Sharp the organization’s new executive vice president. Sharp succeeds Jack Fisher, who has served as executive vice president since 1996. Last October, Fisher made public his intention to retire from the organization. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Sharp shortly after the [...]

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Competitive Conservation Reserve Program signs up over 800,000 acres

The USDA and Farm Service Agency release the official number of acres recently signed up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The 800,000 acres chosen were among thousands of more acres that were offered up by farmers across the country. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with FSA Administrator Val Dolcini about the [...]

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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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