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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 327 | Wassail Wonders: Toasting to Tradition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Shelly Detwiler who is from Union County. She is a berry farmer and also writes a monthly column for the Ohio Country Journal. Shelly talks about the history, recipes and tradition behind the holiday drink,  wassail.

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Amanda Northstine, Teacher: Amanda talks with Dale about the GrowNextGen program and the benefits she sees in her junior high classroom. 
  • Jeff & Doug Greig, Greig Christmas Tree Farm: Matt Talks with Jeff and Doug about the Christmas tree season and their success  
  • Dr. Ian Sheldon, Professor at The Ohio State University: Matt talks with Dr. Sheldon about international trade.
Intro0:00
Amanda Northstine3:23
Jeff & Doug Greig13:36
Dr. Ian Sheldon21:07
Main Conversation, Shelly Detwiler34:01
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Tighter margins lie ahead

Alternative lending options such as those from Ag Resource Management are available for farmers looking to their needs as margins are expected to tighten in years ahead. Ohio Ag Net talks with Wade Simpson, area manager with ARM, about the current climate for farm operating dollars and where their company fits in.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 326 | Restoring the Soil of Tomorrow with No-Till Farming

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Ted Logan who is the current Ohio No-Till Farmer of the Year. Ted is a farmer in Morrow County that switched to no-till around 15 years ago. Initially, he switched to save on labor, but he now shares the benefits his soil has experienced.  

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Mike Heffelfinger, Van Wert County Farmer: Mike joins Dale to talk about a farmers perspective on the GrowNextGen program through the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio soybean farmers. 
  • Ani Katchova, The Ohio State University: Ani is a professor at OSU and she talks with Matt about the farm income outlook.  
  • Tim Trotter, Edge Dairy Cooperative: Tim is the CEO and he chats with Joel about the legislative issues that are facing the dairy industry. 
Intro0:00
Mike Heffelfinger4:30
Ani Katchova9:58
Tim Trotter16:32
Main Conversation, Ted Logan23:35
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Farmland values? Protein expansion? Trends and tips in a changing financial world

Farm Credit’s Fallon Savage, senior vice president, corporate credit and operations, joins Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to discuss a wide range of financial topics bound to hit farmers in the year ahead. The main takeaway? In a time of great profitability, keep those pencils sharp when it comes to making strategic decisions for your operation. Topics discussed include farmland value outlook, protein sector expansion, and more.… Continue reading

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Make the right fungicide choices to protect yields, ROI

Join Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood in a timely discussion with BASF Technical Marketing Manager Kim Tutor, delving into the critical role of fungicides in Ohio’s unique growing conditions. Tutor highlights the impact of environmental stress on crops and how BASF’s fungicides provide a triple threat: disease control, stress mitigation, and improved growth efficiency. With a focus on corn for tar spot and the upcoming soybean fungicide innovation, the discussion arms growers to be prepared for the 2024 season.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 325 | Spilling the Beans About the Farm Bill Extension

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Brandon Kern, Director of Public Policy and Issue Analysis at the Ohio Soybean Association. They talk about the future of the Farm Bill with the recent extension of the 2018 Farm Bill. Brandon also talks about priorities of soybean farmers and other policy updates. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois: Jonathan talks with Matt about the Farm Bill process and what it looks like in broad terms. 
Intro0:00
Jonathan Coppess6:48
Main Conversation, Brandon Kern17:30
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 324 | Energy Outlook

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Brent Sohngen, a professor of environmental and resource economics in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. They discuss energy prices for gas and diesel, especially as prices trend lower. With the decrease in prices, Brent talks about what this means for different sectors of agriculture. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Scott Raber, Bane-Welker Equipment: Dale and Scott talk about expansions Bane-Welker Equipment is currently undergoing.
  • Bret Davis, Delaware County Farmer: Brett chats with Dale about on-farm biodiesel use. 
  • Peter Gehres, Jeff Martin Auctioneers: Peter stops in to talk with Matt about recent equipment prices and the outlook of it. 
  • Jeff Wolfe, Director for Ohio Poultry Breeders Association: Matt visits Jeff at the Ohio National Poultry show in Columbus, OH. 
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