Morrow County, Ohio farmer Anthony Bush has been on the ground level of the development of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new farm policy offers some new options for producers and many questions are being asked as those options are weighed. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat down with Bush to go over the PLC, ARC and SCO programs. In this video, you will find out what exactly those programs entail. Bush will also talk about what scenarios will work best with each option and what farmers need to start doing now to get prepared to make these long-term decisions before the March 15th deadline.… Continue readingRead More »
Without a doubt, many farmers were smiling from ear to ear when looking at the yield monitors as they took in Ohio’s corn crop. The numbers for test weights and moisture were not as impressive though. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill talks about why those numbers may have been below average in 2014 for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Wednesday at NOON, USDA will be releasing a new Supply and Demand Report. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics gives a preview of what to expect and how the markets are setting up for the news.
You can hear more of Zuzolo’s comments in person later this month as he takes part in a number of Farm Credit meetings around Ohio. Click here for a full list of those free meetings.… Continue readingRead More »
With just over 10% of the corn crop in Ohio still in the field, many farmers have been into harvest now for over 2 months. The delay in bringing this year’s crop has also put a delay in producers making their 2015 crop decisions. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net talked about this predicament with Account Manager Trent Brisby in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Thanksgiving week, the trading floor at Chicago’s Board of Trade may be a bit less crowded and trading could thin out a bit. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that scenario might make way for a rally and a capitalizing opportunity for farmers. Listen to more of this thoughts with the audio above.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio farmers are always in a race with Mother Nature to get harvest wrapped up, but this year instead of beating the rain, the snow was a late harvest opponent. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker visited with Ty Higgins about the effects the early snowfall may have on Ohio’s young wheat crop for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Over the past week, the soybean market couldn’t decide which way it was going and at many points of the week had double digit swings. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, told the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that he sees that volatility lasting for awhile and that things will remain interesting from a marketing standpoint.… Continue readingRead More »
Catch a glimpse of the National Turkey Federation’s chairman for 2014 and the Presidential Turkey Flock! This year, Cooper Farms a family-owned Ohio company is raising a turkey, with anticipation for an invitation to the White House, for the Presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey.… Continue readingRead More »
When farmers in Ohio opened up soybean fields for the first time this harvest season, many were pleasantly surprised with the numbers coming up on the yield monitors. The same can be said, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Jim Stucke, about double-crop beans in his area of Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties. He gives Ty Higgins some results of the 2014 harvest season in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.Read More »
As if farmers around Ohio don’t have enough to be concerned about as they bring in the 2014 harvest, now is also the time to start thinking, and acting on, ways to get fields prepared for this winter and the 2015 planting season. Dale Minyo got some fall field prep tips from Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.Read More »
Insurance prices were set on Friday and Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, says we could see some movement in the form of sales from funds and even from farmers with that part of the equation now in stone. He also gives a summary of the past week’s confusing market trends and what to watch for this week.… Continue readingRead More »
On Thursday, Kalmbach Feeds held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly constructed packaged feed facility. The new facility features the first installed fully-automated palletizing line, which is a hybrid between robot and a conventional palletizer, in the North American feed industry.
The 20,000-square foot production facility is a one-of-a-kind concrete, slip-formed manufacturing plant with ingredient and process towers.
The state-of-the-art climate-controlled warehouse has been expanded by 25,000-square feet to a total of 90,000-square feet and stores more than 7,000 pallets of product. Team members use a fully-implemented warehouse management system to clearly identify pallets and products and maintain first-in, first-out processing. Kalmbach Feeds is also the only feed distributor that utilizes a bar-code reader to track where and when products are received, stored and shipped by lot number and license plate ID.
Paul Kalmbach visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the growth his company has seen since 1963 and the need for this new facility thanks to great relationships with customers.… Continue readingRead More »
For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Eric Miller from the Central Ohio area. Miller says yields for both corn and soybeans have been average to a little better in his part of the state, but test weights are a different story. Miller explains what’s to blame for test weights lagging in 2014.… Continue readingRead More »
The long stretch of great harvest conditions were about to come to an end when Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net met up with Marion County farmer Bob Forry in Kirkpatrick, Ohio. Forry was nice enough to stop for a bit to do a Cab Cam. Bob’s twin boys had to head back to Ohio State, so his wife was handling cart duties for the first time in over 25 years. Find out more about how Forry’s harvest is coming along and see his impressive Massey Ferguson toy collection!… Continue reading Read More »
There are still quite a few corn and soybean acres to be run in south central Ohio. As The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins made his way down Route 62 he ran in to Leesburg farmer Jeff Roehm. After almost 3 full weeks without a wheel turning, Roehm is now through with his beans and started hitting the corn hard on October 27th, 2014.… Continue readingRead More »
With the long stretch of weather suitable for field work, farmers in Ohio and all over the Midwest are making up for lost time and hammering down on corn and soybean fields, but when will that activity be persuading the grain markets. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net posed that question to Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients.… Continue readingRead More »
With every rain event that sweeps through the Midwest, farmers are becoming more frustrated and anxious as harvest gets further and further delayed. Bradley Ott, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer has some helpful tips when it comes to safety on the farm and best practices in the field during a later than expected harvest season, in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
According to Informa Economics, U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans than corn in 2015? John Scheve, a grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that it would be the first time in awhile that more acres will be designated for beans than corn and talks about what to watch for in the markets for the week ahead.… Continue readingRead More »
For the 4th and final week of Feeding Farmers in the Field, Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net headed to Wapakoneta where winner Mike Smith and his family farm 900 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat and have 250 head of Jerseys, 130 of them milkers. Harvest has been slow going for Mike, but the silage he got was some of the best he has ever had.… Continue readingRead More »