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Selling corn before harvest

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC   The USDA increased the export demand pace for corn. Should the U.S. produce a trend line corn yield of 174 bushels per acre this year, then carryout would drop from the current level of 2.1 billion to just below 1.6 billion by …

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Hay production fills barns and roles on the farm

By Matt Reese In the heavy lakebed soils just off the shores of Lake Erie, hay is an important part of the Gahler farm, though not necessarily an easy fit. Hay compliments the cattle and row crops for the farm and capitalizes on the unique soils. “My Grandpa and his …

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Lessons learned in Costa Rica

By Abby Motter, OCJ field reporter Hola! I am Abby Motter, a senior at The Ohio State University studying Agriscience Education, and minoring in both Production Agriculture and Spanish. This past March I had the chance to spend my spring break in a very different capacity. Instead of road trips, …

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Managing parasites in small ruminants

By Matt Reese The sun is out, the grass is growing and livestock in Ohio are out on pasture contentedly grazing. There is something special about the relationship between animals and pasture on a farm but there are challenges as well, including parasites. “Worldwide, producers are losing billions of dollars …

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Watch fields for early season issues

By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. As we begin another growing season in Ohio, growers have already begun to deal with the challenges of 2018. Although it is early in the growing season, Ohio’s farmers have already dealt with several issues in their corn fields. Patterns of …

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One-of-a-kind sprayer being developed in Ohio

By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University Professor and Extension Ag Engineer Much of the pesticide applied today using conventional spray equipment for pest control in floral, nursery, orchard, vineyard and other specialty crop productions is wasted in a number of ways. Most of this waste is due to the sprayers used …

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