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Seed Consultants Host Winter Agronomy Meetings

Throughout the month of January and early February, Seed Consultants, Inc. will be hosted a series of Winter Agronomy Meetings. These meetings will be filled with valuable information regarding results from 2011, tips for a successful 2012 and an introduction to new Seed Consultants varieties.

Monday’s event was in Plain City at The Der Dutchman and Ty Higgins was there to cover it.

Seed Consultants’ Director of Replicated Testing, Mike Earley, talked with Ty about tillage tips and seed supply.

SCI Mike Earley

Matt Hutcheson is an Associate Agronomist with Seed Consultants and he gave Ty a rating for 2011.

SCI Matt Hutchenson

SCI’s Dan Fox mentions why these winter meetings with producers are so important.

SCI Dan Fox

To see the full schedule of winter meetings around Ohio, log on to SeedConsultants.com.

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Herring Farms Show Well In NCGA Yield Contest

The results of The 2011 National Corn Yield Contest are in from NCGA.

Herring Farms of Harpster, Ohio did well. Jim Herring placed second in the AA Non-Irrigated category with 305 bushel corn. He planted Dekalb DKC63-84. His older brother Phil Herring received third place with the Shur Grow SG-720 that yield 291 bushels an acre.

Ty Higgins was the first to pass this news on to the Herring brothers and he talked to Jim about the secret to their success.

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Senator Brown’s Call for Action Heard

Following action taken by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would begin to update its methodology for setting crop insurance premium rates to ensure that corn and soybean producers throughout the Midwest pay lower, more-fair rates. The move follows a letter sent by nine senators, led by Brown, calling on the USDA to follow the recommendations of a 2011 independent study commissioned by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). The study recommended changes to the methods used to calculate crop insurance premiums for corn and soybean producers, who pay a higher premium than they should in the Midwest when compared to relative risk.

“Crop insurance is a critical risk management tool for Ohio farmers, but Midwest producers have been shouldering more than their fair share of the burden for too long,” Brown said. “Beginning to update how crop insurance premiums are calculated is a huge win for Ohio farmers, but the USDA’s Risk Management Agency can and must do more. … Continue reading

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Senator Brown's Call for Action Heard

Following action taken by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would begin to update its methodology for setting crop insurance premium rates to ensure that corn and soybean producers throughout the Midwest pay lower, more-fair rates. The move follows a letter sent by nine senators, led by Brown, calling on the USDA to follow the recommendations of a 2011 independent study commissioned by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). The study recommended changes to the methods used to calculate crop insurance premiums for corn and soybean producers, who pay a higher premium than they should in the Midwest when compared to relative risk.

“Crop insurance is a critical risk management tool for Ohio farmers, but Midwest producers have been shouldering more than their fair share of the burden for too long,” Brown said. “Beginning to update how crop insurance premiums are calculated is a huge win for Ohio farmers, but the USDA’s Risk Management Agency can and must do more. … Continue reading

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