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Dairy trip of a lifetime for Ohio FFA members

By Alex Zimmer, Agricultural Science Instructor Buckeye Valley High School-DACC Because of their success at the 2016 National FFA Convention, members of the Buckeye Valley-DACC dairy team were invited to compete internationally, traversing seven european countries over the course of two weeks during June of 2017. The FFA Dairy Evaluation …

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As you go north in Ohio, things go south

By Ty Higgins For the past two weeks, I have been contacted about the woes that farmers are facing in northern Ohio. Cold and wet conditions well into May have pushed back planting progress in a part of the state that is becoming use to this type of pressure. “We …

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Bullish, bearish or both?

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC There are several reasons why someone could be bullish or bearish today. Understanding marketplace variables that could affect prices can be helpful when developing a grain marketing strategies. Following are some recent variables that could potentially impact the market.   Reasons to be …

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Fungicide considerations in corn

By Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids While it may seem far off, soon it will be time to make crop evaluations to determine whether or not to apply a fungicide application to your tasseling corn crop. As of today, several major yield determining growth stages have already passed. Emergence and potential …

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Weeds have been slow to start off

By Harold Watters With high winds, frequent rains and late snows we missed proper burndown timing, pre-emergent herbicide application and now are working on missing the proper timing for post applications. Consider adding a second component to that glyphosate application when you do post your corn or soybeans. The idea …

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It’s just $5 an acre…

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension It seems everyone has a “package” that gives an extra yield bump. Many of these packages contain micronutrients. In Ohio, because we generally have clay in our soil and reasonable levels of organic matter, we don’t usually see a yield impact from applying …

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Red states, blue states and green water

By Matt Reese I have been doing this writing/reporting/interviewing job for a while now. One of the first things I learned was, even at the risk of making myself sound dumb, I always try to admit my lack of knowledge about something and ask the questions needed to amend it. …

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