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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 213 | AgriPOWER

Matt, Dusty, and Kolt are joined by Melinda Witten, Sr. Director of Leadership Development with Ohio Farm Bureau, and Brian Herringshaw, a Wood county farmer talking about AgriPOWER. Dusty has a report with Barry Ward of Ohio State Extension’s Farm Office from their live program. Matt checks in with Tara Durbin of Farm Credit Mid-America.

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 211 | Buckeye Sportsman

Matt and Kolt are joined by Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman Radio and OCJ outdoors columnist. In the audio section of the program, Kolt visits with Brandon Kern of Ohio Farm Bureau about the recently passed state budget. Dale visits with Randy Mintin of Pivot Bio and Tyler Drewes, Wood County Farmer about the ProveN product. Lastly, Kolt catches up with the Bane-Welker Equipment interns. All of that and more on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast powered by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 210 | Water Quality Progress

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Jordan Hoewischer, Director of Water Quality & Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Jordan talks about the progress the state of Ohio is making in water quality efforts. Plus, Dusty catches up with Dr. Laura Lindsey from Ohio State talking about double-cropping soybeans. Dusty also talked to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about infrastructure. Matt catches up with Nate Douridas, CCA of the Farm Science Review.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 209 | The Cartoonist

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Earl Musick, the OCJ Cartoonist. Musick has done work for the FBI, US Postal Service, Disney, and several newspapers just to name a few. Additionally, Matt has an interview with “Coach Bob,” a life coach with Kalmbach Feeds. Dale sends back a report with Brent Raines of Krone North America from the Krone Hay Expo. Dale also caught up with Corey Atley of Corn Warriors talking about Pivot BIO.… Continue reading

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Federal ruling could leave hog producers in a bind 🎙

By Matt Reese

Citing food and worker safety concerns, there have been multiple recent court cases challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS). The results of a recent court ruling in one of those cases could back up production supply chains for hog producers.

In September of 2019, USDA announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection with the NSIS to protect public health while allowing for food safety innovations and increased line speeds for processing facilities to operate more efficiently. The final rule also allowed market hog establishments to choose if they will operate under NSIS or continue to operate under traditional inspection.

“This regulatory change allows us to ensure food safety while eliminating outdated rules and allowing for companies to innovate,” then USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said. “The final rule is the culmination of a science-based and data-driven rule making process which builds on the food safety improvements made in 1997, when USDA introduced a system of preventive controls for industry.”… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 206 | Mental Health Month

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Ty Higgins of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to talk about Mental Health Month. Ty and Kolt both completed Mental Health First Aid training and discuss how that is beneficial to agriculture. Plus, Dusty catches up with David Myerholtz in the first installment of the Ohio Field Leader Roadshow and Kolt visits with Coy Patton of Bane Welker Equipment discussing the parts shortage. All of that and more powered by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Dicamba training🎙

By Matt Reese and Dale Minyo

Before applying approved formulations of dicamba, herbicide applicators are required to complete training. Bayer Crop Science is offering multiple options through the dicamba application season, including self-paced online training or guided webinar training.

“Dicamba training started in January and will run through end of June into July. We have seen really good participation in our weekly live webinars and also our online module, which is very convenient for an applicator. Over 18,000 have been trained, so that is really good,” said Mark Groth, North American commercial stewardship weed control manager for Bayer Crop Science. “You can sign up for the live webinars as well as the online module and do that at your own pace and whatever time you want. It is led by a Bayer weed science expert. The webinar is a two-hour slot but they typically run for an hour or an hour and a half and we want time left for people to engage.… Continue reading

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