On Monday, USDA released their Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. For the corn and soybeans, traders were no where close with their estimates compared to the real data. Ty Higgins talks about those differences and the reaction of the markets with Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics.… Continue readingRead More »
As reports come in about farmers in Ohio beginning to break into their corn and soybean fields, there is no doubt that this year’s harvest is almost in full swing. Account Manager Troy Putnam talks about some of the numbers he is getting from his tests in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Crop Update with Ty Higgins.… Continue readingRead More »
Whether the reasoning is for profit by taking advantage of premiums or by necessity due to poor stalk conditions, some farmers in Ohio are getting into their corn fields early. Ty Higgins talks with Account Manager Andy Lang about those situations and why one of his clients has already harvested soybeans in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
At the 16th Industry Symposium of the Ohio Livestock Coalition the topic of who and what influences animal welfare and market decisions was discussed. David Fikes with the Food Marketing Institute had some great insights along those lines and shared them with Ty Higgins.… Continue readingRead More »
With the lack of rain across Ohio in August, how are conditions of the corn and soybean crops in September of this year compared to a year ago? Account Manager Trent Brisby has done the research and gives the results to Ty Higgins for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
If a farmer is finding certain disease or insect pressures in their this year, there is some steps they can take to make sure the same issues don’t come back in 2014. Ty Higgins talks about scouting fields now for next year’s crop with Account Manager Jeremy Weiland for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
In an exclusive one on one conversation with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got the nitty gritty on two major topics waiting on Congress to return from their August recess — Immigration reform and the Farm Bill.
With the August recess almost over, many in agriculture are keenly focused on getting things done in Congress after September’s arrival. That group includes Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. At the top of that list for Vilsack, is the farm bill. The current farm bill extension expires at the end of September.
There are a number of implications with continued inaction on the farm bill, Vilsack said. One of those looming challenges is an ongoing trade dispute with Brazil.
“Brazil won a case with the WTO which means that they can retaliate, if they so desire, against American goods and services to the tune of perhaps $850 million a year.… Continue readingRead More »
With the cooler July and August weather across Ohio, there is no doubt that this year’s corn harvest will be a bit delayed, but when should farmers expect to get the combines rolling? Ty Higgins finds out in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report as he chats with Account Manager Mike Gahn.… Continue readingRead More »
After the Ohio Crop Tour wrapped up one of the takeaways from both the I-75 and I-71 crews is that the corn and soybean fields in Ohio still have a long way to go. That is also the message from Account Manager Tate Cockerill for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report. Listen to his thoughts about how things are shaping up as mid August arrives.… Continue readingRead More »
The recent trend of cooler temperatures and little rain have many wondering if it really is summer. In this DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ty Higgins talks with Account Manager Jim Stucke about what the lack of Growing Degree Units, or GDUs, might mean for the corn crop moving into August.… Continue readingRead More »
Right about now, planes are flying over thousands of acres of Ohio corn and soybean fields applying fungicide. According to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott, timing is everything for a successful application of fungicides to protect yield potential. Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Update.… Continue readingRead More »
Celina, Ohio farmer Seth Kohnen is one of many producers that woke up Wednesday with one of the best corn fields he’s ever had and went to bed Wednesday night not know if that same field was worth anything. Heather Hetterick talked with Kohnen about the storm.
He is just one of several farmers out assessing damage. See photos of the damage at Kohnen’s, what determines if the corn crop will survive and the additional issues that come with green snap.… Continue readingRead More »
Usually this time of year Ohio fields are a thing of beauty showcases a variety of green and gold splendor. With the heavy rains of late the beans are turning yellow and the wheat fading to black. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Bradley Ott tells Ty Higgins that as the forecast changes, the looks of those fields will too.… Continue readingRead More »