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71st Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents’ Trip recap

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and its county presidents made their 71st annual trek to the nation’s capital this past week, discussing the top issues for agriculture with the nation’s lawmakers. This video takes a look at the trip from start to finish and some of the highlights during this important time of change for [...]

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A conversation with Bill Richards, former chief NRCS

Bill Richards, former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was a speaker at the recent Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference at Ohio Northern University. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with him about the industry and its change over the years.

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Thoughts from CTTC: When to terminate cover crops?

Experts of all sorts were found at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this past week at the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada. Not only is it a great event each year to learn about the latest in farming and conservation, but also a good place to ask questions [...]

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Planter U gets farmers ready for 2017

The emphasis of Planter U was simple. The planter is the most important piece of equipment on the farm and if that implement isn’t set up correctly, it may also be the most costly piece of equipment on the farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more from the event, held on February 28th [...]

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Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training to end soon

We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers. Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until Sept. 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. And you all tell me you won’t go to meetings after about March 15—so this means [...]

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State of pork industry, production lessons at Pork Congress

The 2017 Ohio Pork Congress brought producers from all aspects of the swine industry to Columbus February 14. Ohio Pork Council’s Ryan McClure and Rich Deaton each noted the supply demand atmosphere of the pork council in the past, and what it has for the future including increased packing plants down the road. OSU Extension’s [...]

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Highlights from the 2017 Ohio Meat Marketing Summit

The Ohio Pork Council and Ohio Beef Council recently partnered with the MORPC’s Mid-Ohio Regional Food Council to host the first-ever Meat Marketing Summit. The daylong summit focused on marketing channels that connect local producers to consumers, and grocers.

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U.S. livestock, genetic export groups learn from Rickenbacker trade work

U.S. Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. is in Columbus this week for their annual meeting, bringing together livestock groups from across the country with a hand in international trade. They kicked off their stay in the Buckeye State with a first hand look at the work that goes on with regard to livestock export at Rickenbacker [...]

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Toy tractor collecting keeping farmers busy in the winter

What do some farmers do in the winter? To find out, the Ohio Ag Net ventured to the Hardin County Fairgrounds in early February to a toy tractor auction, with Auctioneer Harley Jackson leading the call. More in this video.

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