Growing season stresses being seen at harvest

Throughout the 2014 growing season, Ohio’s corn and soybean fields have been put through the test of variable conditions that put stresses on the crop that are being seen as harvest continues. Account Manager Kevin Forrest talks about how his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties saw a wide range of conditions that are cause for some concern as harvest drags on. Listen to his thoughts in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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Corn, corn and more corn

After what many analysts would consider a neutral report from USDA on Friday, the corn and soybean markets finished the week with double-digit losses. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, thinks the market will continue the downward trend early in the week as farmers continue to bring in a corn crop that does not yet have a place to go. Here is more of Scheve’s interview with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #3 – Kill Farms

Week #3 of Feeding Farmers took Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net to the southern part of Allen County near Spencerville. They, along with T-102, took lunch to the farm of Jeff Kill. Jeff is getting ready to begin his harvest season this weekend. He, his dad and his sons oversee close to 400 acres in the area.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Allmandinger Farms

Week #2 of Feeding Farmers in the Field took The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins to Ohio City, Ohio in Van Wert County to Allmandinger Farms. This 3 generation family farm grows soybeans and popcorn and grandson Matt has also taken on a straw operation. Ron is beginning to retire and his son, Dave is starting to take over most of the farm duties. Learn more about the farm with this video.… Continue reading

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Soybeans may be more ready than they look

As farmers began the 2014 harvest season in September, they may have been holding off on getting into the soybean fields because of quite a few leaves still on the stem, only to find out that the moisture of those fields may have been as low as 11% at the time. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam tells Ty Higgins why he thinks that is going on this year.… Continue reading

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Are farmers willing to sell grain at current prices?

Farmers are full of hope, as always, for a safe and abundant harvest. This year, they are also hoping that the record corn crop that will be making its way to the elevators across the country is already priced into the markets and that the bottom has been made.

According to Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, some farmers are willing to sell their corn at current prices due to storage factors and that the lowest corn price in some time is still out there.

Listen to his thoughts and a preview of what to expect in this coming week’s market action with this visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.… Continue reading

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Heritage holds grand opening for Kenton facility

Heritage Cooperative (Heritage) celebrated the grand opening of a $7 million expansion to its branch in Kenton, Ohio, during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The project includes a new state-of-the-art fuel station, located at 1305 S. Main St. in Kenton, which will provide increased services to Heritage’s local customers.

Among the project’s most important elements is a fuel station, which offers gasoline, E85, diesel, diesel exhaust fluid and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). With four pumps for passenger vehicles, five pumps for commercial vehicles and three dedicated CNG pumps, the station is a valuable new resource for Kenton-area residents and for town and county businesses in public service, agriculture and transportation.

“What makes this new facility unique is the ability to offer unmatched access in this region of the state to a clean-burning, affordable fuel source like CNG,” said Eric Parthemore, CEO, Heritage Cooperative. “As the needs of our customers and members are changing, we know we must evolve to ensure we can deliver better solutions that incorporate the latest technologies, safety features and precautionary measures — this expansion reflects that commitment.”… Continue reading

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“Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show” is this weekend!

The 8th Annual “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show” is an open horse show taking place this weekend all to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Patient Assistance. This awesome show is put on by the Tough Enough show committee with the help of many awesome sponsor’s and silent auction donation’s. The horse show is held in Wilmington at Roberts Arena horse show facility.

Dale Minyo made his way to the show on Friday for the midday broadcast and talked with Chip Jackson for all of the show details.

Tuff and Pink Chip Nelson

Joe Coalter is one of the event’s sponsors and he told Dale why being a part of “Tough Enough” was so important.

Tuff and Pink Joe Coalter

Rocky Boots’ Amber Vanwy tells Dale that after being part of the event for the first time last year, they had to come back in 2014.

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Yield and attendance results from the 2014 Farm Science Review

The 52nd annual Ohio State University Farm Science Review, sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, wrapped up today, welcoming 131,153 farmers, industry professionals, FFA students and agricultural enthusiasts during the three-day event.

This year’s crowd topped the attendance from the 2013 Review of 129,864 attendees, show organizers said.

“The 2014 Farm Science Review was bigger and better than ever,” said Chuck Gamble, Review manager. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees about their show experience, and we’re very pleased with our attendance numbers this week.”

Sunny skies and no rain over the three days brought in crowds of 41,321 on Tuesday, 60,560 on Wednesday and 29,272 on Thursday.

Highlights of the 2014 show included:

● The announcement of a $1 million water quality initiative called Field to Faucet by Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean for the college, at the Vice President’s Lunch Tuesday.… Continue reading

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Reconditioning program gives farmers more options with Ohio Ag Equipment

Tuesday afternoon, Ty Higgins visited with the folks at Lot #299, Ohio Ag Equipment, at Farm Science Review. With the changing landscape in ag markets many farmers may be looking at tractors and combines that someone else put the early hours on. Ohio Ag Equipment is reconditioning Claas combines right here in Ohio and Ty found out more from Mike Mampieri.

FSR Mike Mampieri

Alan Cutter of Ohio Ag Equipment introduces the Row Gator RG700

FSR Alan Cutter

Randy Porter visits with Ty about tractors of all sizes

FSR Randy Porter

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“No frills” approach helps Seed Consultants’ growth

This week at the Farm Science Review be sure to stop by Lot #245 and visit with Seed Consultants. Years ago, Chris Jeffries just wanted a small space to exhibit at FSR, but soon realized with all of the farmer-customers that would stop by, a bigger exhibit would be necessary. As a business, the “no-frills” approach is still working and will allow the Seed Consultants to continue to grow. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net stopped by for a visit on Tuesday.

Ty and Jeffries talk about the outlook for Seed Consultants in 2015.

FSR Chris Jeffries

Bill Mullen discusses issues farmers are seeing as harvest nears.

FSR Bill Mullen

Matt Hutchison talks about the flexibility of ordering seed for next year right now.

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AGCO featuring a wide variety of iron at Farm Science Review

Monday is “Set-Up Day” for exhibitors of The Farm Science Review. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins swung by to get a preview of what AGCO has to offer at their display on Lot #167.

Stewart Maxwell covers all of the products that you can see with AGCO this week.

FSR14 Stewart Maxwell

AGCO’s Jim Hopp discusses the parts that will be showcased inside of their tent.

FSR14 Jim Hopp

The definition of “farm” has changed over the past decade and bigger equipment isn’t always better. AGCO’s compact tractor expert is Bruce Bow.

FSR14 Bruce Bow

The Gleaner combine has been running in FSR fields. Doug Hennessee talks about the combine on display.

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Will Ohio corn stands weather the recent storms?

The weatherman was right and a good part of Ohio saw heavy rains and high winds Wednesday night into Thursday. That was not a combination that many of the state’s corn fields can handle as stand ability has become a worrisome issue. Ty Higgins talked with Account Manager Jeremy Weiland about the problems that farmers may have to face and how to go about assessing fields after the storms in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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