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VFD and markets were top of mind at 2016 Beef Expo

In the barns, under the viaduct and on the trade show floor of the 2016 Ohio Beef Expo, two topics were dominating conversations between cattle producers. One of those topics was the new Veterinary Feed Directive, which goes into effect on January 1st of next year, the other was the declining market prices. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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Ohio Beef Expo highlights

The 2016 Ohio Beef Expo kicked off on Friday. It’s certainly one of the most popular events for Ohio cattlemen to attend. This event attracts over 30,000 participants from 25 states and Canada each year. The Expo included breed sales, shows and displays, educational events, a highly competitive junior show and a trade show with over 140 exhibitors.

On Friday, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo spoke with Bruce Smith of COBA Select Sires. Listen to the interview here:

Bruce Smith Select Sires Beef interview with Dale Minyo 3-18-16

This annual event, coordinated by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, included breed sales, shows and displays, trade show and a highly competitive junior show. This year’s junior show was the largest ever with more than 850 junior heifers and steers and more than 450 exhibitors competing in showmanship.

In the Junior Show, the Grand Champion market animal was the champion crossbred exhibited by Kendra Gabriel from Pickaway County.… Continue reading

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Power Show Ohio

The 46th edition of Power Show Ohio is welcoming nearly 200 exhibitors displaying products from more that 600 companies.

Power Show Ohio offers the opportunity to learn about products in the fields of agriculture, outdoor power equipment and construction.  It’s a chance for those same customers to get information that will afford them the know-how to become more efficient in their operations. The show features displays of the newest and best in tractors, skid steer loaders, commercial mowing equipment, utility vehicles, grain handling, computer software, fence building, hay equipment, buildings, backhoes, logging equipment, compact tractors, livestock equipment plus a number of lifestyle items.

Daily educational seminars will take place all three days.  Products from Ohio Proud partners will be available to sample and purchase and the National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association will be holding pedal tractor pulls on Saturday to determine the National Champion. All youngsters 3 to 8 years old are able to take part in the competition.… Continue reading

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More from the National Biodiesel Conference

Jason Johnson with Paccar had some big news for The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at this week’s National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa.

Jason Johnson Paccar B -20 Announcement

National Biodiesel Board‘s Anne Steckle vists with Dale about some of the issues her industry faces in Washington DC.

NBB Anne Steckel Where From Here

Ohio soybean producers Jerry Bambauer talks with Dale about the takeaways from the 2016 National Biodiesel Convention.

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Biodiesel consumption reaches record levels

US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Kicking off the 2016 Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida, Monday, industry leaders released the production data compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo is in Tampa this week and visited with NBB’s Don Scott.

Dale and Don also visited about the fuel vs. food debate and Scott’s unique view of the discussion.

NBB Don Scott Food And Fuel

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2015 Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research results

For the third year, Beck’s Hybrids have surveyed Practical Farm Research, or PFR trials, at their London, Ohio facility. The purpose of the PFR program is to test situations that farmers need to make decisions about for upcoming seasons, like how to manage nitrogen, whether or not to foliar feed a crop, testing products that are currently available and studying different cultural practices used by farmers all over Ohio. Get some of the results from Beck’s Team Sales Agronomist Alex Johnson.

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Using NCGA Corn Yield Contest methods across the farm

James Jacobs, a farmer from Bloomingburg, Ohio, came in 1st Place in the AA No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated category for Ohio in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest. He visits with Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about his strategies that scored him 276.98 bushels to the acre and what methods he used on the winning field that he may work into his whole farm strategy in 2016.… Continue reading

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Recapping test weight and moisture results for 2015

The 2015 growing season was anything but textbook for farmers in Ohio, and a season like that keeps DuPont Pioneer Account Managers, like Mike Gahn, on their toes. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Gahn tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that although conditions were far from ideal for growing corn this year, there were some surprising results from a moisture and test weight standpoint.… Continue reading

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A winter wheat emergence update

As farmers around Ohio hose off the harvest equipment, it is now time to head out to the field again for check on the emergence of their winter wheat. According to Tate Cockerill, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager in Southwest and South Central Ohio, after a good plating window, mild temperatures and some rain in his area, wheat is off to a great start. He visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what an ideal winter looks like for a successful wheat crop too in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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