Yield Potential May Change As Season Wraps Up

After the Ohio Crop Tour last week, scouts came pretty close to agreeing with what USDA says Ohio has for what would be a record corn and soybean crop. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam says there is still enough time left in the growing season for crops to put a little more on or take a little off of what is currently out there. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 69 | It’s crop tour time!

The 69th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, brings together Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood ahead of one of the busiest times of the year — crop tour time!

The team talks what they expect to see and a bit about the USDA reports on Friday.

We also hear from Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser, in his reaction to the report. Ty talks with Jason Williamson about crop insurance outlook. Matt Reese is joined by Duane Stateler, talking water quality on his demonstration farm.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 68 | State Fair wraps up and high oleic soybeans get going

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins the Ohio Ag Net crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, and Ty Higgins as they recover from the 2018 Ohio State Fair. They reflect on some of their best memories of the Ohio State Fair.

Ty Higgins talks with John Motter, a constant advocate of high oleic soybeans, about some notable changes that hit the industry.

Dale Minyo hears from Pat Hord, CEO of Hord Livestock, during the recent Crawford County Fair. The two talk the state of the livestock industry as well as an update to the recently-built livestock facility in Coldwater, MI.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 65 | Clean water and what to do about it

The 65th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins host Matt Reese alongside Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins.

Lake Erie and water quality is the topic of the week after Ohio Governor John Kasich made an executive order on the matter, temporarily surpassing the wishes of agricultural groups.

Interviews in this week’s episode include Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels, Ohio Corn and Wheat Executive Director Tadd Nicholson, and Rick Stumpf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.… Continue reading

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High Oleic Soybeans Making Big Splash in Oil Market

High oleic soybean oil is making a bigger splash in a familiar market in response to the FDA’s recently enacted ban on partially hydrogenated oil.

Compared to commodity soybean oil, high oleic soybean oil offers an increased stability for end users, including food manufacturers and restaurants. High oleic soybean oil is just what the food industry needs to comply with the FDA ban and continue to keep customers happy.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with former United Soybean Board Chair and Ohio soybean grower John Motter about the new possibilities of high oleic.… Continue reading

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Ohio is experiencing an earlier-than-average risk of crop diseases

According to DTN’s crop disease risk maps, corn fields throughout Ohio are already at a higher risk this year than in the past two years for Gray Leaf Spot, which is a serious crop disease affecting corn plants. Experts are indicating the risk is trending ahead of average by at least 2 weeks. Left untreated, crop diseases put the area’s yields in danger.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Ben Brame, VP of Ag Platform at DTN, about the maps and how the can be helpful to farmers during an already busy time of year.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 63 | Quick progress with crops and the Farm Bill

Forget corn getting knee-high by the 4th of July. Many Ohio fields are tasseling this week. Joel Penhorwood checks in with Farm Science Review’s Nate Douridas, Dale Minyo visits with Wyandot County farmer Joe Shaeffer and Matt talks dairy goats with Mark Baden, who recently judged at the National Dairy Goat Show in Columbus. Ty Higgins hosts this week’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

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