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Great Plains offering narrow transport options

Tony Wisker Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Great Plains visits with Ohio Ag Net’s Joe Everett about their new narrow equipment lineup making it easier for farmers to transport. He also talks about some of the new technology and equipment options. Listen to the full interview above, or read the article below to learn more.

Great Plains is expanding its BD Series drill lineup with a new, narrow-transport model, the BD7410. This 13-foot min-till drill follows in the footsteps of the BD7600, offering the same seeding consistency and durability, while filling the void for producers who need a smaller drill that is simple to operate and transports easily. With a transport width of under 10 feet, the BD7410 maneuvers narrow roadways, bridges, field entrances, and gates.

“The BD7410 brings our 1300 drill into the BD era, making transport easy with excellent ground clearance and a simple folding process. Once the two transport locks are released, the drill folds and unfolds with a lever in the tractor cab.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 336 | Talking Ohio Pork Congress, feral swine challenges, and timely Farm Bill update

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg travel to the Ohio Pork Congress for an in-depth discussion with Ohio Pork Council board member, pork producer (and the owner of a new flamethrower) Nathan Schroeder alongside Josh Scramlin, the regional director of producer services of the National Pork Producers Council serving Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Additional audio includes Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talking with Cheryl Day, executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, for an update on the developing feral swine challenge in Ohio and the unique methods being discussed to control it going forward.

Dusty has a chat with Luke Crumley of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association for a timely and matter-of-fact Farm Bill update as it has a challenging road ahead in the 2024 election year.

All that and more in this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast!

TimeSection
0:00Intro and Pork Congress Discussion
2:38Cheryl Day talks Feral Swine
8:50Luke Crumley talks Farm Bill
23:40Back to the group at Pork Congress
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 335 | Crops and Congress: Farm Bill & Crop Insurance Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Larry Davis of Ag Resource Management. Larry talks about what to expect in the upcoming Farm Bill and how crop insurance will look this year. The crop insurance deadline is March 15. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Bowers, Dye Real Estate: Matt discusses upcoming auctions and how the price of agricultural land is still high. 
  • Corey Farrens, Madison County Farmer: Corey talks with Dusty about the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Corn Yield Contest as he was the overall corn yield winner. He talks about his growing practices and what led him to be the winner. 
  • Lincoln Winner, Darke County Farmer: Lincoln talked with Dusty as he was a regional winner in the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Corn Yield Contest. He is a junior at Versailles High School, making him the youngest winner to date. 
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Ohio Corn & Wheat celebrates yield contest winners

The 2023 growing season had some amazing corn yields across the State of Ohio. The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers annually host the Ohio Corn Yield Contest. Part of that contest is a 300+ bushel per acre club. There were 21 of the entries in the Corn yield contest qualifying for the 300+ bushel club. The overall winner in Ohio was Corey Farrens from Madison County with a yield of 340.46 bushels per acre. Corey, along with his agronomist from Nutrien Ag Solutions, Scott Spelman, visit with Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenburg and share about the past growing season, never letting the corn have a bad day, and the team approach it took to get to the top corn yield in the contest. Runner-up in the state was Don Jackson of Preble County with 324.7-bushel corn.

Farrens and Jackson were also winners in the National Corn Yield Contest. Farrons was third in the Conventional Non-irrigated Class  and Jackson was third in the Strip-till Non-irrigated Class. … Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 334 | Get Swiftie About Conservation

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Alan Sundemeier, CAP Coordinator and OSU Extension. Alan discusses the Conservation Action Project (CAP) and an upcoming program. The project started more than 35 years ago and aims to support seven counties near the Maumee River with conservation practices to protect Lake Erie.  

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Bambauer, Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed: Matt discusses grain storage and monitoring of it with the ever changing Ohio weather.  
Intro0:00
Matt Bambauer3:58
Main Conversation, Alan Sundemeier10:25
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 333 | Ohio Farm Bureau Buzz

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net talk with Paul Lyons, Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President of Membership. They talked about the recent American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Young Ag Professional Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Paul shares about his experiences at the annual meeting and gives an overview of Ohio recognition. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Luke and Kayla Durbin and Joe Everett, YAP State Committee: They talk with Joel about the recent YAP Conference, their role on the State Committee, and their own agriculture background. 
  • Scott Fenwick, Clean Fuels America: Scott is the Technical Director for Clean Fuels America and talks with Dale about the biodiesel technology world. 
  • Brandon Kern, Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association: Brandon works as the Director of Public Affair and Issue Analysis and he talks with Dusty about US EPA and Endangered Species Act in relation to pesticide use. 
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Ohio’s Katherine Brown dives into key ag discussions at AFBF Convention

Katherine Brown of Stark County was Ohio’s representative at the 2024 American Farm Bureau Federation discussion meet contest held this past weekend in Salt Lake City. Brown made the notable achievement of moving onto the sweet 16 round of the competition. In this exclusive audio interview with Ohio Ag Net, she shares insights into the contest’s unique format, talks the wide array of topics tackled, and discusses the Ohio ag issues that resonate nationally. Curious how to get involved in the contest yourself down the road? Listen in to find out more.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 332 | Planting Seeds: A Night for Young Professionals

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Ashely Tate a student at The Ohio State University, Julia Brown and Wendy Hovey both of Ohio Soybean Council.  They talk about the Night for Young Professionals that is coming up on February 1, 2024. The night helps students develop professionally with keynote speakers and panel discussions preparing them for their future careers after the classroom. The night is made possible by The Ohio State University, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Ohio Soybean Council, and Ohio Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn and Wheat: Dale talks to Tadd about ethanol and celebrating the sweet 16 of ethanol production in Ohio.  
  • Katherine Brown, AFBF Discussion: Katherine talks to Joel about being in the top 16 at the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion meet at the annual meeting. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 331 | Legal Lingo With Leisa Podcast Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Leisa Boley Hellwarth who is a lawyer and columnist of the monthly Legal Lingo column. She talks about the articles she has written and what farmers need to pay attention to as they move into 2024.

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Todd Wilkinson, NCBA President: Dale talks to Todd about the farm bill and cattle inventory as need for more food increases with growing population. 
  • Dr. Dave Shoup, Wayne County Farmer: Dave is the Pork Industry Excellence Award Winner and he talks with Matt about herd health, his service to his community, and the upcoming Ohio Pork Congress.  
Intro0:00
Todd Wilkinson2:52
Dr. Dave Shoup9:37
Main Conversation, Leisa Boley Hellwarth15:15
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 330 | ODA Director Brian Baldridge

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Brian Baldridge is the featured guest for the first Ohio Ag Net Podcast of 2024, joining hosts Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood. The three discuss a wide variety of issues, including Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, ODA’s groundbreaking of the new animal diagnostics laboratory, H2Ohio, the new recommendation to lead the Ohio State Fair and Ohio Expo Center, as well as much more. Director Baldridge also gives a recap of the big items of 2023 as well as the issues that lie ahead in 2024, including farm preservation and even a quick chat about artificial intelligence.

Other guest audio in the podcast includes:

  • Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo visits with Tom Fontana and Jeanne Gogolski on GrowNextGen
  • Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenberg hears from Dale Arnold, director of energy policy at Ohio Farm Bureau, about the issues of the day in that changing world.

Times:

Intro and conversation with ODA Director Brian Baldridge0:00.000
Tom Fontana and Jeanne Gogolski on GrowNextGen4:51.299
Dale Arnold on energy25:17.182
Back with Director Baldridge28:28.342
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