All around Ohio, wheat fields have varied from pathetic to phenomenal, after a harsh winter that dealt more than what some wheat could handle. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Jeremy Weiland talks with Ty Higgins about wheat management tips that will help the crop that still out there make it to harvest in the best shape possible.… Continue readingRead More »
How late is too late to plant corn?
For some farmers in Ohio, planting corn is still not an option and for others replanting may be the only option. This week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report covers late planting scenarios and more with Account Manager Mike Gahn.… Continue readingRead More »
First-of-its-kind app for corn rootworm risk assessment
The rainy week may call for a switch to herbicide plans
For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler’s northwestern territory of Ohio, corn planting is well area of most other parts of the state, but this week’s precipitation may have some farmers rethinking their herbicide strategies. Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Plenty to focus on in May WASDE Report
Although many farmers are hitting it hard in the fields getting the 2014 crop in, the May USDA World Ag Supply and Demand Report will have plenty of data that farmers should take a moment to look over. Ty Higgins covers some of the information with Global Commodity Analytics’ Mike Zuzolo.… Continue readingRead More »
Still plenty of time to plant corn in Ohio
For the very first DuPont Pioneer Crop Update of 2014, Account Manager Tate Cockerill urges growers to be patient as Mother Nature pushes back planned planting dates across Ohio and says that his part of the state is well ahead of the Ohio average of 9% of corn planted. Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Regulatory process for Enlist Duo Herbicide moves forward
Dow AgroSciences reaches another milestone in the regulatory review process for the Enlist Weed Control System. Earlier this week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo, the herbicide for use with the Enlist system. Ty Higgins has more.
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USDA Celebrates Small Farm Week with funding opportunities
During Small Farm Week this week, USDA is offering funding opportunities to America’s small and midsized farmers and ranchers.
This funding represents the second major package USDA has unveiled this year, and includes several million dollars in university research awards, technical assistance and marketing support for small, socially-disadvantaged producers and Rural Cooperative Centers.
Ty Higgins gets details about these opportunities from USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien.… Continue readingRead More »
Maximizing plant health for corn acres
If results from 2013 were any indication, utilizing Headline AMP from BASF for maximizing plant health in 2014 will be part of a formula for success. Ty Higgins gets the details from BASF Technical Market Manager Dr. Caren Schmidt.… Continue readingRead More »
Is the corn you’re planting marketable?
As you choose the varieties of corn you put in the ground this spring, be sure that it is a product that can be marketed this fall. Ty Higgins gets info on the Know Before You Grow program from Fred Yoder of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program.… Continue readingRead More »
Tank mixing: There’s an app for that
Well before the planters are done rolling, efficiency-minded retailers, applicators and growers will already be thinking about best practices for tank mixing and applying their crop protection products. Now, there’s an app for that! Ty Higgins learns more about the “Mix Tank” app from Jim Reiss of Precision Laboratories.… Continue readingRead More »
Will weeds pick your pocket in 2014?
Most growers know that weeds are harder to control later in the season and if they get too far out of hand, they can rob a substantial amount of your yields. Ty Higgins talks with BASF Advanced Weed Control expert Mark Oostlander for some quick tips in time for planting season.… Continue readingRead More »
USDA let’s ‘cat out of the bag’ with soybean carryover
On Wednesday, USDA released the April World Ag Supply and Demand numbers and according to Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics, the soybean figures weren’t a surprise to the markets but they did set things straight. Ty Higgins gets more thoughts from Zuzolo in this report.… Continue readingRead More »
Troubles in the hog industry could benefit poultry
There aren’t many silver linings when it comes to the effects that PEDv has had in the nation’s hog industry, but producers that have some surviving pigs that will make it to market and the poultry industry could see the upside from the situation. Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Is big data’s value worth the price of privacy?
At the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trends and Issues Conference, GeoSilos President Matt Bechdol visited with Ty Higgins about privacy issues surrounding big data.… Continue readingRead More »
Many analysts waiting for USDA’s next report
While the markets did keep a close eye on Monday’s USDA Supply and Demand Report for March, many analysts are waiting for the USDA Grain Stocks Report later this month. Ty Higgins gets more details with his visit with Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics.… Continue readingRead More »
Senator Portman talks trade, the farm bill and Obamacare
During the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s recent County President’s Trip to Washington D.C., the media had some time with U.S. Senator Rob Portman to talk about the issues that he is currently dealing with inside the beltway. Here is audio from that press conference.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio yield winner doing the best with what he can control
For Doug Swaim from Cedarville, Ohio, every year is an approach to do that best with what is in his control and let Mother Nature do the rest. That philosophy worked well for Swaim, as he won several awards from Asgrow/DEKALB for both his corn and soybeans in 2013. Ty Higgins caught up with Swaim at Commodity Classic.… Continue readingRead More »
Agro-Culture Liquid introduces Kalibrate
While at Commodity Classic, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers introduced a new product, called Kalibrate, into the market. Ty Higgins has the details.… Continue readingRead More »
Despite legislation, GMO labeling a ways off
Earlier this week at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Ag Day at the Capitol, Grocery Manufacturers Association Vice President of State Affairs Mandy Hagan shared an update with Matt Reese about GMO labeling from a state standpoint. Although legislation has been passed in some states, fully implemented laws aren’t happening yet.… Continue readingRead More »