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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 273| Weeds, Weeds, and More Weeds

Matt and Dusty sit down with Mark Loux, a recently retired herbicide specialist from Ohio State University Extension. They discuss his retirement and the weeds found within Ohio’s fields. Devin Dye, from Dye Real Estate and Land Co. chats with Matt about how to best split up rural properties for sale. Dale interviews the team at Farm Credit Mid-America about National Co-Op Month. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

12:00 Devin Dye – Dye Real Estate and Land Co

24:43 Farm Credit Mid-America – Co-Op Month

50:52 Mark Loux – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 272 |Birds, Insects, and Harvest This Podcast Has it All

This week’s podcast takes on a new twist as Matt and Dusty talk about the harvest progress around the state and the Fairfield County Fair. Then, they jump into several interviews to highlight different stories within the agriculture industry. First, Matt talks with Jenna Gregorich, with the Ohio Poultry Association on High Path Avian influenza. Kent Hardin from Bane-Welker Equipment talks with Matt about a harvest update. Matt then chats with Matt Apple, with Apple Farm Service and Barry Ward, OSU Extension, to talk about the ongoing supply chain issues. Lastly, Dusty visits with Andy Michel who is an OSU Extension entomologist to talk about an insect update from 2022. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Opening and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

13:11 Jenna Gregorich – HPAI

23:00 Kent Hardin – Bane-Welker

29:06 Matt Apple and Barry Ward – Supply Chain

37:47 Andy Michel – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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Pioneer Field Report: Moisture variation showing this harvest

Troy Putnam, field agronomist with Pioneer, joins Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo as they discuss early observations from harvest so far. The two discuss how moisture variation throughout the growing season is showing during harvest, high wheat prices for next year being reflected in acres planted now, and Soybean Cyst Nematode notes among much more.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 271| All Things Fall: Pumpkin Spice & Harvest Season Upon Us

On this week’s podcast Matt and Dusty sit down with Stephanie Karhoff who is a field specialist in agronomic systems for Ohio State University Extension. They talk about her work in this role and different agronomic topics her team and her are working on to support growers. Dale talks with a few Ohio educators who recently attended one of the GrowNextGen events called Chick Quest. Lastly, Matt chats with Paul Dorrance on Mobile Meat Processing in Ohio. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

19:20 GrowNextGen – Chick Quest

33:45 Paul Dorrance – Meat Processing

46:59 Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 270 | Growing the Agriculture Industry One Student at a Time

On today’s episode, Matt and Dusty sit down with Kelly Burns of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Kristi Ackerman of Junior Achievement to talk about a grant that Junior Achievement received on behalf of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. The grants main focus is to encourage students to look into the vast jobs the agriculture industry offers. Joel talked with Dr. John Fulton of the Ohio State University about drone technology in agriculture. Matt then catches up with Luke Crumley and Patty Mann of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association to talk about atrazine labeling, the new voter guide, and the importance of Unleaded 88 fuel. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

21:56 Dr. John Fulton – The Ohio State University

29:43 Luke Crumley & Patty Mann – Ohio Corn and Wheat

38:32 Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 269 | Ag Resource Management talks changing finances, Athens Co. Historical Farm, and 30 years of OCJ

The 269th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins Matt and Jeff Reese alongside Elizabeth Long and Larry Davis from Ag Resource Management as they discuss the changing finance landscape for today’s agriculture, including important crop deadlines, moving interest rates, and more.

The podcast also hears from longtime OCJ subscriber Wayne Wickerham as the Journal celebrates 30 years of being in print.

Matt also chats with Steve Garguillo on his family’s Historic Farm in Athens County.

All that, plus a few “Talk Like a Pirate Day” jokes along the way, and much more are included in today’s podcast. Tune in!

0:00.00 – Intro and OCJ/OAN Update with Ag Resource Management

12:23.15 – Steve Garguillo – Historic Farm

28:01.59 – 30 years of OCJ with Wayne Wickerham

35:27.83 – ARM Discussion and Closing… Continue reading

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Railroad strike narrowly avoided with tentative agreement 🔊

Mike Steenhoek

By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal

A possible railroad worker strike starting Friday has been avoided after reports of a tentative agreement reached Thursday morning.

“Well, fortunately, this morning, there was an announcement that the two parties came to a tentative agreement for the this new 5-year contract for railroad workers,” said Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition in a conversation with Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal. “And what that does, importantly, is that it prevents this potential strike at 12:01 Eastern Time on Friday. And so that’s a real sigh of relief to have that that resolution.”

Steenhoek reports the tentative agreement will provide rail employees a 24% wage increase during the 5-year period of the contract (2020-2024) — consistent with the recommendations of the Presidential Emergency Board. Steenhoek said an immediate average payout of $11,000 will be provided upon ratification.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 268 | Lumberjacks and The Paul Bunyan Show

On this week’s podcast Matt and Dusty sit down with Emmett Conway and Jim Doll with the Ohio Forestry Association talking about the upcoming Paul Bunyan Show. Joel sits down with Zach Dennis with Bane-Welker Equipment to discuss parts availability. The GrowNextGen folks sit down with Dale to talk about their current and upcoming projects. Dale catches up with staff at Farm Credit Mid-America to talk about their new office opening in Alliance. All this and more thanks to AgriGold! 

0:00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

0:26:55 Zach Dennis – Bane-Welker Equipment

0:31:51 GrowNextGen 

0:48:38 Farm Credit Mid-America Staff 

1:11:05 Closing … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 267 | Solar Energy & Dad Jokes

On this week’s podcast Matt and Dusty sit down with Dale Arnold of Ohio Farm Bureau to talk about solar energy in Ohio. Matt also catches up with Scott McNamee of the Richwood Independent Fair to talk about their unique non-livestock auction. Also, Matt adds in his share of dad jokes to make it a complete Ohio Ag Net Podcast! All this and more thanks to AgriGold! 

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

39:16 Scott McNamee – Richwood Independent Fair

46:28 Closing … Continue reading

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