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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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Will farmers plant more soybeans than corn acres in 2015?

According to Informa Economics, U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans than corn in 2015? John Scheve, a grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that it would be the first time in awhile that more acres will be designated for beans than corn and talks about what to watch [...]

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Growing season stresses being seen at harvest

Throughout the 2014 growing season, Ohio’s corn and soybean fields have been put through the test of variable conditions that put stresses on the crop that are being seen as harvest continues. Account Manager Kevin Forrest talks about how his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties saw a wide range of conditions that are [...]

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Corn, corn and more corn

After what many analysts would consider a neutral report from USDA on Friday, the corn and soybean markets finished the week with double-digit losses. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, thinks the market will continue the downward trend early in the week as farmers continue to bring in a corn crop that does [...]

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The importance of fall weed control

As harvest continues throughout Ohio, many fields have been overtaken by problem weeds during the latter stages of the growing season. Account Manager Doug House discusses the importance of controlling those weeds shortly after harvest for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Recent midwest rains affecting local cash prices

Although last week’s USDA Quarterly Stocks Report didn’t do much to move the markets in Chicago, rains across the midwest did have some local cash prices bouncing a bit. Ty Higgins gets more market analysis from last week and the week ahead with Superior Feed Ingredients grain merchandiser Jon Scheve.

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Soybeans may be more ready than they look

As farmers began the 2014 harvest season in September, they may have been holding off on getting into the soybean fields because of quite a few leaves still on the stem, only to find out that the moisture of those fields may have been as low as 11% at the time. In this week’s DuPont [...]

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Are farmers willing to sell grain at current prices?

Farmers are full of hope, as always, for a safe and abundant harvest. This year, they are also hoping that the record corn crop that will be making its way to the elevators across the country is already priced into the markets and that the bottom has been made. According to Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser [...]

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Ethanol plant giving farmers in Ohio a reason to roll

As the weather this week gives farmers a green light on the 2014 harvest around Ohio, many producers in Wood, Hancock and Hardin Counties have already begun corn harvest in full force, thanks to opportunities at a local ethanol plant. Ty Higgins gets a harvest update from Account Manager Andy Lang for this week’s DuPont [...]

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