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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 83 | Celebrating a Buckeye win by talking infrastructure and much more

Ty Higgins chats with Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Coalition. Joel Penhorwood hears from Steve Rommereim, president of the National Pork Board about African Swine Fever and other concerns. Matt Reese talks with Mark Bruce with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to get an update on the ongoing #WaterDrama18Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 82 | Pulling tractor put to work and using YouTube to share ag

The 82nd Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Ty Higgins chats with Chillicothe farmer Brian Brown about his fast-growing YouTube channel where he shares with farmers and consumers alike the unfiltered view of agricultural life.

Joel Penhorwood hears from another social media sensation, Jim Metzger who has reached a couple million views with the video of he and his brother hooking their pulling tractor “Alcoholic Harvester” up to the grain wagon and helping out with harvest.

Matt Reese joins the conversation with Christmas tree farm antics and more in this Ohio Ag Net podcast.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 81 | Hops, Hallmark and a whole lot more

The 81st episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, has chats with Jamie Arthur about the unique challenge of growing hops; Christine McCracken, senior protein analyst with Rabo Agrifinance about the tough time for hog producers due to challenges from African Swine Fever and more; Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance talks Proposition 12 that recently passed in California and what it means for livestock producers.

All that and much more as we talk holiday preparation, Christmas tree farms, and flag football teams as well. Tune in!… Continue reading

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Too late for cover crops?

Planting cover crops is a quickly growing trend for farmers in Ohio, but after a trying harvest season that still has a fair amount of area to go, are farmers too far behind the 8 ball to plant a cover crop? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out from Field Agronomist Bradley Ott in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 80 | More #WaterDrama18

The 80th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings together Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins to talk the latest issues hitting Ohio ag.

The team recaps the latest #WaterDrama18 following the quarterly meeting of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Tadd Nicholson talks about the decision to table the motion.

Joel chats with Yvonne Lesicko, VP of Public Policy with the Ohio Farm Bureau, to talk about the organization’s take on Issue 1.

Ty hears from George Secor, CEO of Sunrise Cooperative about a new development in their ongoing sagas that touch thousands of Ohio farmer-owners.… Continue reading

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Fungicide on soybeans a good call in 2018

Every harvest season can have a valuable lesson or two that a farmer will use to grow an even better crop in future years. According to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam, the major takeaway after the 2018 growing season, which saw very heavy insect and disease pressure, was that a fungicide application on soybeans was a good move. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Excess GDUs Causing Issues at Harvest

In Mid-September, many corn fields in Ohio had as many Growing Degree Units, or GDUs, that they would normally see in early October. That, says DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Alexandra Knight, along with hot temperatures well after summer, has caused some of the issues farmers are seeing as harvest continues. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 78 | Rough time for Ohio Sports, ODA, and the Rally Possum

The 78th episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast comes at tumultuous time in Ohio. Host Matt Reese talks the trouble for Ohio sports over the weekend as well as the trouble for the Ohio Department of Agriculture as former ODA Director David Daniels was dismissed by Governor Kasich. Matt talks with Daniels over the change.

Ty Higgins hears from Don Camden of Cargill talking #harvest18.

Joel Penhorwood catches up with John Stika, president of Certified Angus Beef about painting 40 barns for 40 years celebration.

Dale Minyo also joins us with his thoughts and much more in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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Ear drop adding to harvest concerns

As corn harvest continues, albeit slowly, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling is getting some calls about ear drop situations after heavy corn borer pressures and moisture stress during the growing season. He talks with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about that issue and other problems that are coming with a delayed harvest in this week DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 77 | College days and FFA twinning

The 77th Ohio Ag Net podcast brings Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood together on a rainy day during harvest season.

Joel talks with Monte Anderson and several Wilmington College students after the recent fall agriculture and equine business management visit day.

Matt hears from Grant and Grace Lach — both state FFA officers, and get this, twins!

The full interviews and more on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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Soybean seed quality issues can be prevented in 2019

The combination of insect pressure and ample moisture in 2018 added up to poor soybean seeds that some farmers are seeing as they bring in the harvest. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Kyle Poling talks with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the causes for the shriveled, discolored and rotten looking beans and how to prevent the same thing from happening next year.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 76 | One man band talks trade, drug prevention, and harvest safety

Joel Penhorwood hosts the Ohio Ag Net podcast, episode 76, sponsored by AgriGold.

Guests include Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (former Ag Secretary) on the recent U.S., Mexico, Canada Trade Deal.

Betsy Anderson, organization director for the Belmont County Farm Bureau discusses a recent effort that brought $10,000 to youth drug use prevention in their area.

Joel also chats with Kent McGuire, health and safety coordinator with OSU CFAES, on harvest safety.… Continue reading

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High corn yields come with challenges

The one word that DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Bradley Ott used to describe early corn yield results in his area of Ohio was “crazy”. After some early checks he knew high numbers were out there, but to see those numbers come true at the end of the season is something Ott was pleasantly surprised to see. Although a record corn crop will put smiles on many farmers’ faces this year, there are some things to consider after this bin buster is harvested. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 75 | Happy Farmers, New Trade Deals, and a Concert on the Farm

The 75th Episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings the crew together to talk an exciting time in agriculture.

A new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was finalized Sunday night. The crew discusses the topic and the latest adventures with Matt’s dog.

Interviews in the podcast include Matt Reese’s talk with Ohio State University economist Ian Sheldon on trade issues and the confusing impacts of tariffs.

Ty Higgins hears from DTN’s Greg Horstmeier about farmer optimism, which is at an all-time high according to their most recent findings.

Joel Penhorwood hears from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, who was at the Luke Bryan farm concert this past week, celebrating ‘Here’s to the Farmer Day’ in Ohio.

Celebrate International Podcast Day with all that and much more in this week’s podcast!… Continue reading

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Agriculture Confidence Index reaches all-time high for farmers

Farmer optimism for the state of agriculture, their current business health and their outlook on the future continues to climb, according to the results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. In fact, farmers indicate they are more confident than ever, pushing the index to 164.8, exactly 30 points higher than the most recent index in spring of 2018.

When asked, farmers rated their present situation at 172.4, up 68 points from spring of 2018 and 100 points above what they felt about conditions one year ago. In comparison, farmers in the recent index rated their optimism for the future at 161.1, which is 11 points below their optimistic rating for the current situation, but still significantly positive.

“These results are not just record-setting, but they are also extremely surprising,” said Greg Horstmeier, DTN editor-in-chief. “What’s more is that we found consistency across all regions and types of farmers studied in the survey, whether Midwest, Southeast, or Southwest, and whether crop grower or livestock producer.”… Continue reading

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