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North Central Ohio rains could double soybean yields

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker’s territory of Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties, the summer was not friendly to corn and soybean fields. The corn, probably 2 to 3 weeks from harvest, has suffered pollination issues and tip back, but the soybean crop that was once struggling could have benefited from yield doubling rains in August. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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A time to be checking fields for drought, rain results

The recent rains across the state have brought a visual comfort to many farmers, seeing the good the rain has done through green pastures, lawns, and outstretched leaves. DuPont Pioneer account manager Kevin Forrest says though the rain was much needed, it may have come too late for many places. His territory covers Logan, Champaign, and Union Counties where he tells Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood that the results of the dry stretch are clear.… Continue reading

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Drought conditions in Ohio bring more issues than just dry soils

After a wet spring in Ohio, farmers were prepared for some drought conditions this summer. Few farmers thought those conditions would hang on as long as they have. Although dry soils are the #1 issue of a drought, many other problems come along with a lack of rain, as Account Manager David Miller tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Recent Ohio weather conducive for Frogeye in soybeans

The conditions of fog in the morning and pop up storms in the afternoon and evening that have been seen in Ohio over the past 2 weeks will have farmers scouting for Frogeye in their soybean fields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins get more helpful info on diseases and pests in this year’s crops from Account Manager Matt Stroud in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Dry weather keeping foliar diseases at bay

Earlier this week, many corn fields in Ohio that were begging for a drink, got one. Although dry weather has plagued many fields that were doing great about a month ago, it has hampered foliar diseases from repeating last year’s levels. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talks about the status of disease pressures in corn and soybeans and how things are coming along in Southwest Ohio with Brodbeck Seeds Regional Agronomist Denny Wickham.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Andy White named 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion

Andy White of Ashland, Ohio was recently named the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion. White topped an impressive list of renowned auctioneers from throughout the country to gain the honor.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with White about the competition, what goes into winning, his background in auctioneering, and what lies ahead in the coming year. Listen in.… Continue reading

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Farm Credit Mid-America talks up young farmers in D.C.

Recently, Farm Credit Mid-America officials were in Washington D.C., speaking with Congressmen and encouraging support of the Farm Credit System to serve the needs of young and beginning farmers. The message delivered was that the future of agriculture hinges on a healthy, well-informed incoming generation of farmers. Along with officials, young Farm Credit customers also traveled to D.C. to speak of their success and ambitions for the future.

Farm Credit Mid-America has seen substantial growth in the amount of loans it’s made to young farmers, year over year, which is an encouraging sign and indicator. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Dick Poe, senior vice president of financial services, to discuss our changing industry, the growth in lending to young farmers, and what this means for agriculture.… Continue reading

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The Beck’s “Why I Farm” movement hits the road

When Natalina Sents recently graduated from Iowa State University graduate, she wasn’t headed for a full-time job. She was embarking on the journey of a lifetime. Sents is setting out on the Beck’s Why I Farm Road Trip – a year-long, 50 state tour documenting agriculture’s diversity and revealing the untold stories of America’s farmers.

The Why I Farm Road Trip began on May 15 in Sents’ home state of Iowa. Over the past three weeks, she has also visited farms in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania and here in Ohio. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Natalina in between farm stops.… Continue reading

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Farmers still trying to plant beans as wheat harvest approaches

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill’s territory in southern Ohio, growers are still trying to get soybean planting wrapped up just as the wheat is getting ready for an early harvest. With the markets setting up nicely for soybeans, the planter may be right back out after the combine to put in double crop fields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Concerns over high trap counts of European corn borer

Farm economics caused growers to plant more non-BT corn than usual and those acres will need to be watch carefully as recent trap counts for European corn borer have come in high. Brodbeck Seeds regional agronomist Terry Jones talks about the insect pressures that will be kicking up as the growing season begins, sidewall compaction and the 2016 planting season with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.… Continue reading

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A great end to planting and a great start to the growing season

After eventful weather and begrudgingly uneventful field action most of May, many farmers around Ohio had a great stretch of sun and warmth to get caught up and maybe done with the 2016 planting season. Some timely rains shortly after planting were welcomed as well. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got an update from Derek Hunker, an Account Manager for Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot counties about current field work and the condition of the emerged crops.… Continue reading

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As planting wraps up, replant ramps up in Northwest Ohio

DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler’s area of Henry, Fulton, Williams and Lucas Counties has seen a wide window of planting, with some corn fields just planted and some fields almost to the V4 stage. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Euler about what to scout for in the early and late planted fields, as well as some replant decisions being made for corn and soybeans and the impressive wheat crop in that part of Ohio in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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