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Field demos at FSR are a go

By Matt Reese After the late planting this spring, there was some concern about crops being ready for harvest in the field demonstrations at the Farm Science Review. On Aug. 19, the FSR field demo committee spent the day evaluating the corn and soybeans in the demonstration plots to determine …

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County Fair fun from around Ohio

There are so many great sounds, sights and smiles at Ohio’s fantastic county fairs. Send us some of your favorite photos to feature in the OCJ and on the Web. Send your favorites to ksharp@ocj.com and we’ll pick a winner at the end of the year who will get a …

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What a difference a month makes

What a difference a month makes. Roger Zeedyk sent this photo to show the big change in his corn crop. This photo was taken on Aug. 15, not even a month after the previous picture of the same field was taken on July 19. With rains and cooler temperatures, this …

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New permanent grain bin rescue training center in Sidney

Twenty four firefighters from around the state came together for a three day, 32 hour training for grain bin entry and technical rescue. This training is the third annual training in Ohio designed and led by firefighters from the Safety and Technical Rescue Association (SATRA). The training was held at …

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Better weather keeps hopes alive for a good crop in 2011

Late planting conditions coupled with high heat and below-average rainfall throughout June and early July could have spelled disaster for Ohio’s corn crop this year. A reversal of meteorological fortunes during critical phases of the growing season, however, means a near-trendline yield is still possible, according to Ohio State University …

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USDA report confirms the tight corn supply

As expected, the Agriculture Department lowered the corn production forecast in its August crop report released today due to heat stress over much of the Corn Belt. Economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation continue to stress that tight supplies mean the U.S. needs every bushel of corn that farmers …

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100-bushel beans?

A hungry world is waiting to be fed in coming decades and growers of every crop will need to expand productivity to meet the massive needs of the growing population. A little closer to home, bumping up per acre profitability never hurts the profit margin. With continuing improvements in plant …

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