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Corn Placement and Management

Join Mike Hannewald, field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids, in the latest installment of our agronomy video series. This episode delves into the intricacies of corn placement and management techniques that are crucial for optimizing yield. Mike highlights the crucial importance of seeding rate and population in corn farming—factors now understood to be more pivotal than previously recognized. Take a look at the groundbreaking data and practical advice from Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR), demonstrating how optimal seeding rates and population densities can dramatically influence yield potential.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 345 | The Scoop on Ohio Agriculture

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net talk with Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Ag Council president and Ohio Corn and Wheat executive director. They first chat about farm nicknames throughout the years. They also talk about the Ohio Agriculture Council spring meeting where they bring people from all sectors of Ohio agriculture together.     

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Krista Swanson, National Corn Growers Assoication: Krista talks with Dale about corn production forecasts in conjunction with Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assoication. 
  • Terry Mescher, Ohio Department of Agriculture: Dusty talks with Terry about H2Ohio and the outlook for the project. 
  • Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn and Wheat: Tadd talks with Matt about the newly announced E15 waiver.  
  • Adam Heffron, Ohio State Fair and Expo Center: Adam who is the new executive director of the Ohio State Fair and Expo Center talks with Matt about the upcoming fair and plans for the future. 
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EPA issues emergency fuel waiver for E-15 sales 

In this featured audio, Matt Reese talks with Tadd Nicholson from Ohio Corn and Wheat about the EPA’s recent announcement on the E15 waiver. Read below for an additional release from the National Corn Growers Association.

Corn Growers Applaud EPA for Allowing Access to Higher Blends of Ethanol During Summer Months

By Bryan Goodman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will use its existing authority to prevent drivers from losing access to lower-cost and lower-emission E15, a higher ethanol blend often marketed as Unleaded 88.

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and state corn grower organizations, which have advocated for the move, praised the decision.

“This waiver is good news for corn growers and those in rural America who will benefit economically from this decision and for consumers who will save money at the pump during a busy travel season,” said Minnesota farmer and NCGA President Harold Wolle.… Continue reading

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A custom operator’s perspective – Anhydrous Cab Cam – Craig ‘Biggin’ Schlechty

In this first Cab Cam of 2024, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood heads to the corner of Shelby County near Miami County for a conversation with Craig ‘Biggin’ Schlechty, a custom operator busy with anhydrous application. He talks about progress on his first day of fieldwork this year, his perspective as a custom farmer, safety around anhydrous, and much more.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 344 | Aimpoint: Aiming to Help Farmers

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talks with Mark Purdy, COO of Aimpoint Research. They talk about research and collecting data to help support farmers and the agri-food sector. They talk about the effects of inflation, technology, wage inflation, and more. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Reese, Ohio Country Jounral: Matt talks about the new AI versus old AI and what that means in agriculture today. 
  • Kent Edwards, Erie County Farmer: Matt talks with Kent about being the Ohio wheat contest yield winner.  
Intro0:00
Matt Reese3:44
Kent Edwards8:38
Main Conversation, Mark Purdy11:39
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Adjustments for the first day of planting

Planting season is here and its time to think about those final planter adjustments while the planter has its final moments in the shop. Luke Schulte of Beck’s Hybrids goes into detail about the simple steps to take before hitting the fields, and looks into what the research says about the price to pay if you don’t.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 343 | Cows and Sows Just Not Plows Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Kyle Brown, Wyandot County swine farmer and Chris Weaver, Williams County dairy farmer about livestock outlook for 2024. They talk about market outlooks, disease pressure, and upcoming challenges within livestock, specifically in the dairy cow and swine industries. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Madi Layman, Ohio Soybean Council: Dale talks with Madi about biodiesel and market outlook. 
  • Shaun Weller, DVM, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute: Matt talks with Dr. Weller about High Path Avian Influenza in Ohio dairy cattle.
Intro0:00
Madi Layman2:19
Dr. Shaun Weller13:03
Main Conversation, Kyle Brown and Chris Weaver20:32
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Hardin County’s Austin Heil brings personal touch to farm machinery

Ohio Field Leader Dusty Sonnenberg travels to Hardin County in the latest Ohio Field Leader Roadshow to the farm of Austin Heil. The conversation goes into Austin’s unique custom machinery solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies with plenty of on-farm knowhow to plant corn and soybeans. Ohio Field Leader is brought to you by Ohio soybean farmers and their checkoff.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 342 | Hot Topics In American Agriculture

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Devin Fuhrman, the chief agriculture and sponsor relations officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. They talk about agriculture trends in America and what that means moving forward as a nation. Trends they talk about are trade, land prices and uses, the United States being a net food importer, and more!

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Melanie Strait-Bok, Farm Credit Mid-America senior vice president of agricultural lending in Ohio: Dale talks with Melanie about patronage week at Farm Credit Mid-America and how they give back to their customers 
  • Doug Martin, Paul Martin and Sons: Dale talks with Doug about farm equipment sales and what demands look like for the future such as more technology.  
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Planter box additives worth consideration

Beck’s Field Agronomist Mike Hannewald talks what the numbers tell us about planter box additives as farmers prepare for planting. Tune into this video agronomy update as he recaps their reviews of various “talc replacements” looking to provide the benefits of graphite and talc while also helping to give seeds a head start, either as biologicals or bio-stimulants.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 341 | Cultivating Capitol Connections: Farm Bureau County Presidents’ D.C. Trip

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net and Logan County Farm Bureau president talks with Ty Higgins, senior director of communications and Jack Irvin, vice president of public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau talk about the recent county presidents’ Farm Bureau trip to Washington, D.C. They talked about what policy was on the forefront for their time in D.C. such as the Farm Bill and tax reform. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Dale talks with the folks at GrowNextGen about the program in their classroom.
  • Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president: Matt talks with Adam about the recent trip to Washington, D.C., and how Ohio Farm Bureau lobbies for Ohio farmers. 
  • Becca Waldo, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau president: She talked to Matt about the country farm bureau president trip to D.C.,
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