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An AgriCountry Thanksgiving

The holidays are a time to reflect on years past. In that spirit, we’ve gone through our archives to find a special Thanksgiving piece of AgriCountry with Ed Johnson.

We hope you enjoy this look into holiday preparation in 1983 — and from all of us at Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Holidays!… Continue reading

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High oleic soybeans available in Southern Ohio in 2017

By now, farmers across Ohio have heard of high oleic soybeans and the advantages they possess, but for years they have only been available for Northern Ohio farmers to plant. That will change in 2017.

Deciding to grow high oleic soybeans is a business decision, and each farmer has to decide what is best for his or her operation. Piketon, Ohio grower Dan Corcoran is on the United Soybean Board and he is going through that decision process right now.

Corcoran visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the factors that will go in to deciding whether or not to add high oleic soybeans to his operation next year.… Continue reading

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Planting soybeans in 2017 for agronomic and economic reasons

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Matthew Stroud’s territory of Clark, Madison, Fayette and Green Counties, stalk rot issues in many corn fields may have farmers considering putting soybeans in those fields for 2017. As Stroud mentions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, that decision may be easier to make from an economic standpoint as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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2016 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Brandon Monebrake, Preble County

Although many corn yield monitors around Ohio have shown lower than average numbers after a challenging growing season, a few parts of the state are pleasantly surprised with the amount of corn they are taking in this year. Count Preble County farmer Brandon Monebrake among those farmers happy with his 2016 harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins dropped in to visit with Monebrake and found more surprises in the cab than the corn yields. See what was mounted in this John Deere 9770 in his latest corn harvest Cab Cam!… Continue reading

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As harvest continues, field work begins

What DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker is seeing in Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties is very similar to what is happening in many parts of Ohio this year. He says corn yields are a little sub-par and soybeans are outstanding. He visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what this might mean for 2017 crop purchases and they discuss some of the field work going on in that part of the state for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Bloom Carroll FFA’s Smith makes Extemp Speaking top four

At the 89th National FFA Convention currently underway in Indianapolis, Evan Smith of the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter made the top four of extemporaneous public speaking, one of the more unique and challenging of the public speaking events. He finished third in the nation.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Smith about the honor and his preparation for the finals in this video.… Continue reading

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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – 2016 Ohio State Nitrogen Trials

At the same time that farmers are taking off corn and soybean fields around the Buckeye State, researchers at The Ohio State University are working through their field trials to collect data that will assist farmers in making better operating decisions in the future. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found Andrew Klopfenstein, Project Coordinator with Ohio State’s Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, as data was being collected from a nitrogen trial in a Pickaway County corn field.… Continue reading

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Maximizing anhydrous ammonia applications

Farmers are under the gun right now to reduce production costs for 2017. This has ramifications wide and far-reaching for farm operations and the companies that serve them. One trend that Verdesian Life Sciences is predicting is a potential uptick in anhydrous ammonia use by farmers due to the fact that it’s the lowest-cost nitrogen source. And, as you know, anhydrous continues to be the nitrogen source of choice for many farmers in the Corn Belt.

While picking the right chemical to use is one key part of the equation, making you get the full benefit from that chemical is another part. This is where NutriSphere-NH3® comes in. NutriSphere-NH3 from Verdesian is a new product specifically designed to protect nitrogen applied as anhydrous ammonia from being lost through nitrification when applied using the SureFire Ag Systems equipment.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Dr. Darin Lickfeldt… Continue reading

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