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Hay moisture levels

By Chris Penrose, OSU ANR Extension Educator, Morgan County and Dan Lima, OSU ANR Extension Educator, Belmont County With the limited opportunities and short windows many have had to make hay so far this year, some hay may have been made at higher moisture levels than we would like. Moisture …

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Watch for SCN

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Typically, this is the time of year when soybeans may begin to show symptoms of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) damage. SCN is a parasitic roundworm that feeds on the soybean root system. The cyst stage of the nematode’s life cycle is when the …

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Senate Bill sets up group to study trucking regulations

Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., recently introduced legislation to revise existing trucking regulations to make them more flexible for drivers hauling livestock. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation (DOT) to examine the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules …

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Comparison of grazing systems

By DeVaughn Davis, Nathaniel Kinney, Kristy Payne, Dalton Shipley, OSU Animal Science Undergraduate Students, and Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team Another school year has passed and I am happy to say that I have completed my third year of being involved in AS 4004, Small Ruminant Production at …

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Ohio Soybean Farmers Denounce Tariffs

The Ohio Soybean Association denounced the White House’s decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China has said it will answer with a retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans. China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports and more than …

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Mexico unveils tariffs on U.S. ag

In response to the Trump Administration’s trade actions, Mexico has decided to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products. As farmers across the U.S. prepare what is ahead, many fear these tariffs will be detrimental to the agricultural industry. Larry Kudlow, White House Chief Economic Adviser, has …

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Low to negative margins driving hog industry

By Ben Brown, Program Manager for the Ohio State University Farm Management Program Rallies in grain markets, especially soybean meal, have increased feed costs for hog producers that did not lock in contracts when prices were low. Higher input costs along with a decline in pork prices erased many of …

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