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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 55 | Planting time!

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, finally has some warm weather to talk about!

Host Ty Higgins will be on the road this week to jump in the cab with farmers from around the state as they put seed in the ground.

He also talks cost of production with Carrie Johnson of Cargill Ag Marketing Service.

Matt Reese has the latest update on watershed research from Grand Lake St. Marys in his conversations with Bill Knapke and Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State’s Lake Campus.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 54 | Farmers Share, Farm Finances, and Farming Indoors

Warm weather brought short sleeves for the 54th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Joel Penhorwood talks with Marlee Stollar about the recent Farmers Share event held by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at Ohio State.

Matt Reese has a conversation about micro greens and indoor farming with Daniel Klemens.

Ty Higgins speaks with Brent Ditmars of Farm Credit Mid-America.

The crew, including Dale Minyo, has more fun in the sun with this week’s podcast.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 53 | Early beans, late planting and Farm Bill on time?

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings a wide variety of topics for episode 53.

We start off with a parody song written and performed by our own Ty Higgins called “I just want to plant.” Ty also recently caught up with a farm that’s already planted a bit in Ohio for a test of how early soybeans may actually do. We hear his conversation with Jakob Wilson of JCW Farms.

Joel Penhorwood brings some audio from the press conference last week with House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway with the announcement of the first draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The big question now is whether or not we’ll see it advancing in 2018.

A big topic addressed in the Farm Bill is conservation titles. Matt Reese talks with Jim Hoorman from USDA NRCS about conservation tips during the recent Dave Brandt Field Day.

Dale Minyo was at Wilmington College this past week and caught up with student Sara Pope about her path in agriculture.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 52 | Trade Tribulations, Poultry Prom, and Dairy Discussions

The 52nd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is packed with the agricultural issues of the day.

Ty Higgins has some viewpoint on the recent trade dispute between the U.S. and China in which agriculture is caught in the crosshairs as he talks with Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition.

Matt Reese hears from Jenna Gregorich, bird health programs manager for the Ohio Poultry Association. OPA held their annual banquet this past weekend.

Dale Minyo was the Ohio Dairy Producers Association Spring Meeting and visited with ODPA’s Scott Higgins.

All that and more fun conversation in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.

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An exclusive interview about China with USDA Secretary Perdue

As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday to meet with USDA employees during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was invited to tag along for the afternoon and had the chance to visit exclusively with Secretary Perdue about the topic of the day, China, as well as other trade possibilities, positive changes for the dairy industry and concerns the head of USDA heard from farmers as he traveled through Ohio.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 50 | Lake Erie Impairment, Time to Plant?

The 50th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, talks the major topics of the week in agriculture.

Ty Higgins speaks with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp about the impairment designation recently announced for Lake Erie.

Matt Reese hears from Glenn Harsh about the coming planting season and some tips on planting into cover crop stands.

Talking planting, Ty is keeping us updated on a farming family testing out the early implementation of soybeans, putting some in the ground in mid-March.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 49 | Dairy Troubles, Mini Herefords, Farm Bill, and National Ag Week

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings together the crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood after a busy past week.

The Ohio Beef Expo recently wrapped up. While there, Joel talked with Tim Bryan whose family shows Mini Herefords at the Expo. The unique breed is special in more than its look.

Ty brings us an interview from his trip to Washington D.C. on the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents Trip with AFBF’s Dale Moore. The 2018 Farm Bill faces an interesting road ahead.

Dale visited with Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels in the celebration of Ohio Ag Week recently. The two attended an ag museum opening in northeast Ohio.

Matt caught up with a couple of people on pressing issues. He visited with OSU Extension Climate Specialist Aaron Wilson. And talking the interesting time for dairy farmers, he also heard from Mark Thomas, a dairy farmer in Stark County who has decided to sell the dairy side of his operation.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 47 | RFS and RINs, salamanders, and ag at the capitol

The Ohio Ag Net crew is back from Commodity Classic for this week’s podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. A variety of topics are covered in this week’s episode, including Ty Higgins speaking with Fred Yoder on the state of the industry. Matt Reese visits with David Hague on salamander hunting in Ohio. Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Farm Bureau’s Joe Cornely on their recent Ag Day at the Capitol as well as their upcoming county presidents trip to Washington D.C.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 46 | Off to Commodity Classic

The 46th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brings together Joel Penhorwood and Dale Minyo to talk the latest farm news as the rest of the crew is headed to Commodity Classic in California for the week.

Though they’re out of town, the podcast has plenty of information to tune in for. Ty Higgins has a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown on the latest work from the Senate Ag Committee, including the 2018 Farm Bill.

Joel reaches back into the file from the National Farm Machinery Show a couple weeks ago in an interview with John Kinzebaw, founder of Kinze Planters. He briefly talks some industry trends and technology that’s standing out in 2018 ag.

The crew also hears from Jon Scheve on his latest take on the wild ride that is soybean markets.

All that and more in this week’s edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.

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Choosing the right seed treatment

Soybean growers are harvesting record yields but continue to face disease pressure. Total yearly economic losses due to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) are staggering at $1.6 billion per year.

An analysis of data from a three-year study conducted by AgInfomatics, LLC., shows a potential revenue benefit, a reduction in input costs for farms, and a reduction in the U.S. carbon footprint from using a new seed treatment.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Rodney Tocco, Seed Growth Technical Representative with Bayer Crop Science.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 44 | The romance of National Farm Machinery Show

The 44th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings in a number of topics and guests. Matt Reese has love advice ahead the upcoming National Farm Machinery Show which lands on Valentine’s Day. Ty Higgins is joined by Jeff Moyer of the Rodale Institute, keynote speaker of this week’s OEFFA Conference. On the them of organic, Joel hears from Dale Nordquist of the University of Minnesota, comparing conventional and organic dairy production from a financial standpoint.

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Nitrogen maximizers increase yield, profitability

Nitrogen is one of farmers’ largest input investments. N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers are proven to reduce nitrogen loss by reducing leaching and denitrification, keeping more applied nitrogen in the root zone – where the plant needs it most – longer, hence increasing yields and ultimately, farmers’ profitability. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from Dow AgroSciences Nitrogen Management Specialist Brittany Loewen.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 43 | OABA, crop insurance, and organic imports

The 43rd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings the crew of Joel Penhorwood, Dale Minyo, Ty Higgins, and Matt Reese together to talk a busy time for meeting season in the state.

Matt sat down with Bill Harp, Jed Bookman, and Ron Digby for a conversation at OABA. Dale also heard from CoBank’s Terry Barr at OABA.

Ty hears from OFW Law’s Kenneth Ackerman on crop insurance .

Joel spoke with John Bobbe of OFARM on a developing topic in organic agriculture — the improper import of non-certified organic foods.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 42 | Biodiesel, NFU Policy and A Mess of Corn

This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast Dale Minyo gives his takeaway from last week’s National Biodiesel Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas and you’ll hear his conversation with Wade Thorson from Benchmark Biodiesel. Matt Reese shares what was address at this year’s Ohio Farmers Union Annual Meeting with Joe Logan and Rob Larew and Ty Higgins posts his visit with Sam Sutherly, the owner of the grain bin that busted in New Carlisle, Ohio last week.
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