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The gamble of lifting hedges

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC The USDA confirmed there will be slightly more bean acres planted than corn acres for the first time in over 35 years. There were 1 million more corn acres and a half million more bean acres planted than what was estimated back in …

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Watch for mid-season pests and diseases

By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension specialist Corn insects we may see in July are European corn borer (I have seen a few in refuge plants already) and continuing to show up in northern Ohio is the Western bean cutworm. Earlier, I received calls from northeast Ohio on the …

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Using science and analytics to guide nitrogen management

By Kyle Poling, Pioneer Field Agronomist, Ada, Ohio Nitrogen (N) is typically the most yield-limiting nutrient in corn production. Additionally, nitrogen management is among the most uncertain and costly inputs of modern corn production. With N accounting for up to 20% of total crop cost, growers are faced with the …

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Marketing on what is known

By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC Practically everyone in the grain trading world is saying “I didn’t see that coming” after a 70-cent corn price drop over the last 30 days and a $2 per bushel drop in soybeans. I know I’m not the only one disappointed that prices …

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