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Ohio Soybean Council announces Annual Meeting

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) will hold its annual meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. and all Ohio soybean farmers are invited to attend. The meeting will include a discussion of Ohio soybean checkoff investments, …

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NCGA calls for more equitable trade relief

National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider changes to the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) ahead of the second round of payments. In a letter to Perdue, Chrisp said that he continues to hear from farmers who are disappointed in USDA’s …

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CCA Exam Registration open through Dec. 14

By Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Ohio State University Extension Exam registration for the February 1, 2019 exam date is open now through December 14th. Interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or becoming certified in one of the specialty certifications (4R Nutrient Management Specialty, Resistance Management Specialist, Sustainability Specialty, and new in …

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Holiday indulgence in moderation

Many people are looking for ways to either avoid temptation or make better choices that will allow them to maintain a healthy weight while they navigate all the indulgence of the season, said Jenny Lobb, a family and consumer sciences educator for Ohio State University Extension. With that in mind, …

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“Living Soil” film released

By Alan Sundermeier, CCA, Ohio State University Extension The Soil Health Institute released Living Soil, a 60-minute documentary about soil health featuring innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. The film is freely available to download and stream at www.livingsoilfilm.com. Living Soil captures the background of the current soil health …

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New owners for Hills Supply

Hills Supply, the well-known dairy supply company founded in 1979 has new owners. Partners Frank Burkett and Mick Heiby completed their purchase of the company on Nov. 1, 2018 and immediately announced the purchase to the Hills employees and more than 850 customers. Frank Burkett is a fourth-generation dairyman and …

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Farm worker drowns in manure pit

Late last week, the Ashland Source reported a tragedy north of Loudonville when a 22-year-old farm worker drowned after the skid steer he was driving went into a manure holding pit on a dairy farm. The unfortunate incident in northeast Ohio serves as another grim reminder of the safety challenges …

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Lessons learned from 2018

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. The 2018 growing season was one of the most challenging for our customers in recent history. Although growers would rather move on from the frustrations and challenges thrown at us this year, there are several lessons that can be taken from 2018 to ensure …

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Notes on fall fertilization: P and K

By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences With harvest almost complete after another year with high to very high yields, it’s time to review some basics of fall fertilization. Neither fertilizer nor grain prices are historically high, so there’s reason to be aware of costs while making …

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