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It’s taking $4 cash to open bin doors

Jon Scheve, a grain merchandise with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that ethanol plants are having to raise corn basis to get farmers to load up a truck for delivery. He says some farmers are holding on for dear life until they see prices around the $4 cash mark or higher. Hear more of his comments about cash corn and why weather in the U.S, not Brazil, is moving markets as of late.… Continue reading

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Will glut of supply mean $9 soybeans (or less)?

After USDA’s January supply and demand report, the soybean markets felt a lot of downward pressure and flirted with resistance levels at the end of the week. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients says that downward trend may continue and really put the pressure on the bean markets at harvest time. He talks with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how low the markets can go.… Continue reading

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How To Use Trash to Help Crops Grow

How to improve soil health by using “trash” – When farmers harvest their corn crop, shredded corn stalks are left behind. Farmers have learned that leaving this trash – or residue – on the field protects the soil by creating a blanket. This helps the soil rebuild vital nutrients and prevents runoff.… Continue reading

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“Show Kids Got Their White Pants On” – A Dairy Parody

The team at Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Ag Net have a bit of fun with attire required by kids that show dairy animals. Ty Higgins, Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood decided to join in the fun and get some white pants of their own and found some great show kids to help out with this Mel McDaniel (Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On) inspired parody tune!… Continue reading

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A number of global issues steering commodities

From the eased tensions with Cuba, to an email hack job to Sony, to the Russian ruble crisis, there are so many factors happening around the world that are moving commodity markets in different directions. Dr. Matt Roberts, associate professor with The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, talked with Ty Higgins about those factors and where the markets might go from here.… Continue reading

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An explanation of PLC and ARC Farm Bill options

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 reading

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For Ohio’s corn crop, test weight and moisture results were lagging

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 reading

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