Corn planting across the U.S. is generally tracking ahead of schedule this season, but excessive rainfall is delaying planting in some counties across the Midwest. Syngenta agronomist Eric Anderson offers his thoughts to farmers who are contemplating making changes to their original plans. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Soybean burndown has been a hot topic for DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott’s territory of Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton Counties. What needs to be done once the cool wet weather moves on to get a good burndown on and still be timely with planting? Ott shares his opinion on that and discusses corn emergence in his area with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees has named Adam Sharp the organization’s new executive vice president.
Sharp succeeds Jack Fisher, who has served as executive vice president since 1996. Last October, Fisher made public his intention to retire from the organization.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Sharp shortly after the announcement on Tuesday.… Continue readingRead More »
The USDA and Farm Service Agency release the official number of acres recently signed up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The 800,000 acres chosen were among thousands of more acres that were offered up by farmers across the country. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with FSA Administrator Val Dolcini about the competitive program, if more acres will be added in the next Farm Bill and if this program is competing with younger farmers looking for more land to work.… Continue readingRead More »
Depending on which half of Ohio you farm in, corn planting is either pretty far along (if not done) or hasn’t even started. The corn in the ground has unfortunately been sitting in some cold, wet conditions for a few days, but is the yield penalty greater for the corn facing those adversities in the ground or for the corn that hasn’t been dumped into the planter yet? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out in the week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report with Account Manager Troy Putnam.… Continue readingRead More »
While spending some time in Ohio this week, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini visited with local growers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), farm organizations, farmers market coordinators and local businesses about advancing local and regional food initiatives. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with Dolcini about some of the updated changes in FSA programs.… Continue readingRead More »
Results from the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) 2015 Propane Farm Incentive Program reveal high performance ratings, improved efficiency, and cost savings for producers switching to propane-powered farm equipment. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with PERC’s director of agriculture business development, Cinch Munson.… Continue readingRead More »
As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.… Continue readingRead More »
At the 2016 Ohio AgriBusiness Association Conference, University of Kentucky’s Josh McGrath talked with attendees about the complexities of the competing performance objectives with nitrogen managment.Read More »
Jason Johnson with Paccar had some big news for The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at this week’s National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa.
National Biodiesel Board‘s Anne Steckle vists with Dale about some of the issues her industry faces in Washington DC.
Ohio soybean producers Jerry Bambauer talks with Dale about the takeaways from the 2016 National Biodiesel Convention.Read More »
US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Kicking off the 2016 Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida, Monday, industry leaders released the production data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo is in Tampa this week and visited with NBB’s Don Scott.
Dale and Don also visited about the fuel vs. food debate and Scott’s unique view of the discussion.Read More »
James Jacobs, a farmer from Bloomingburg, Ohio, came in 1st Place in the AA No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated category for Ohio in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest. He visits with Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about his strategies that scored him 276.98 bushels to the acre and what methods he used on the winning field that he may work into his whole farm strategy in 2016.… Continue readingRead More »
The 2015 growing season was anything but textbook for farmers in Ohio, and a season like that keeps DuPont Pioneer Account Managers, like Mike Gahn, on their toes. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Gahn tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that although conditions were far from ideal for growing corn this year, there were some surprising results from a moisture and test weight standpoint.… Continue readingRead More »
An early wrap on the 2015 harvest will give farmers a little extra time to consider what they’ll plant next year. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Chasitie Euler talks with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the purchasing trends she is seeing so far.… Continue readingRead More »