Crops are coming around in north central Ohio

Although the north central part of Ohio didn’t get as much rain as the northwest, Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties got their fair share. Derek Hunker is an Account Manager for DuPont Pioneer in those counties and in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report he tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the recent sun and heat have made the corn and the soybeans perk up a bit and the outlook is much more positive than it was just two months ago.… Continue reading

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Kids learn the economics of ag at The Ohio State Fair

CME Group and the National 4-H Council are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their popular and award-winning Commodity Carnival fair experience to more than 100 state and county fairs in nine states this summer, including The Ohio State Fair.

An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival teaches young fairgoers how to manage the costs and risks associated with bringing an animal – this year, a hog – to market.

Ty Higgins visited the Commodity Carnival booth in the Ag/Hort Building to find out more.… Continue reading

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Fewer double crop opportunities in western Ohio

Farmers in western Ohio usually have all of their double crop acres planted by this time of year, but due to a late wheat harvest due to wet weather, the planting window for late-planted beans was barely cracked. Jim Stucke is a DuPont Pioneer account manager for that part of the state and he talks with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the wheat harvest, fungicide applications and tough alfalfa harvest conditions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Soybean fields in Ohio have a fighting chance

With pollination in Ohio corn fields occurring in July, much of what you see now is what you will get come harvest. For soybeans though, August is the most important month for production. If the rains aren’t as prevalent and sunshine prevails as the calendar turns, Asgrow/DEKALB Technical Agronomist Jeff Rectenwald tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the soybean crop may turn out to be really nice this year.… Continue reading

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Stresses are mounting in corn and soybean fields

As expected, the excess moisture dousing Ohio corn and soybean fields have open the gates for a number of stresses to this year’s crop. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer about what he is seeing as he scouts fields in Darke, Shelby and Miami Counties and what he is recommending to farmers that find troubles in their fields.… Continue reading

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The struggles of the 2015 Ohio wheat crop

After a late planting, slow start and less that ideal late winter conditions, the 2015 Ohio wheat crop has had its fair share of challenges. Now add to that having to wait in the field for weeks after intended harvest dates due to over-saturated fields. Jeremy Goings still has some wheat to get to and hopes that dockage will be manageable and straw will be useable once the dust settles. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Goings Farm on July 21st and talks with Jeremy about the prospect for his wheat and how this year will effect his 2016 wheat decisions.… Continue reading

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Only two weeks left to comment on EPA’s RFS proposal

According to Growth Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal (RFS) represents a major step backward for our nation’s most successful energy policy in the past 40 years. Ty Higgins visited with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis about how these proposed changes would effect rural America and how comments can be made before the upcoming deadline.

Growth Energy Tom Buis

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Growing Point Agronomy app provides instant help for crop issues

This season, Mother Nature is throwing just about everything to farmers around Ohio. Excessive rains, pests and diseases are challenging corn and soybean fields and hindering wheat harvest progress. The Growing Point Agronomy app from DuPont Pioneer can give farmers quick, local answers for any questions that may pop up when scouting fields. Kyle Poling says using the app to get instant answers to issues plaguing crops can help get the ball rolling on mitigating losses as soon as possible.… Continue reading

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Moisture equals diseases in Ohio corn and soybean fields

When Ohio corn and soybean fields affected by heavy rainfall in recent weeks eventually dry out, it will be too late in the season for replanting. So, the key for 2015 will be protecting what is left to get the most out of harvest. The excessive moisture will pose a greater risk of diseases to add insult to injury. Bayer CropScience Technical Service Representative David Lamore visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what to watch for as you scout your fields for diseases and evaluations that should be made before deciding on a fungicide application.… Continue reading

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Wet weather puts Ohio alfalfa farmers on hold for 2nd cutting

DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Doug House’s territory in north central and northeast Ohio hasn’t seen as much rain as other parts of the state, but in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, House tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that there has been enough rain to cause area alfalfa farmers to get a bit antsy as wet fields delay 2nd cutting and may cut into the quality of the forage.… Continue reading

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Control those weeds sooner than later

In DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam’s area of Ohio, rain has been more than welcomed when it finally arrived this week. The drier conditions in the south central and southeast parts of the state have allowed weeds to become a problem that can’t wait much longer. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Putnam about those weeds and the upcoming wheat harvest for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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A TPA showdown set for Friday

The U.S. House is expected to vote on Trade Promotion Authority Friday, a move that signals the votes for passage are there. Earlier this week, House leadership and others indicated TPA would not be brought up this week if supports felt they couldn’t gather enough votes for passage. A procedural vote on Thursday narrowly passed the House.

Ty Higgins has more details on a House TPA showdown.

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After heavy rains, parts of Ohio looking to replant

For Account Manager Andrew Lang’s territory of the north central and northwest parts of Ohio, rain has been abundantly falling as has some producers needing to replant some soybean fields, while other fields haven’t even been planted at all. Lang visits with Ty Higgins for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report about planting progress and early soybean disease pressures to look for.… Continue reading

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