As harvest comes to a close in Ohio, many farmers are considering a fall anhydrous application. As Account Manager Mike Gahn tells Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, there are pros and cons to applying after harvest.… Continue readingRead More »
On November 19th, the new Kalmbach Clean Fuels compressed natural gas station was officially open for business. Attendees included representatives from Ohio agriculture and agribusiness, energy groups, truck manufacturers and members of the Upper Sandusky community.
“It’s exciting to be providing compressed natural gas for vehicle fuels,” said Tim Rausch, Director of Distribution with Kalmbach Feeds. “We truly believe this is the best way to support American businesses and the American economy.”Read More »
A farmer’s work is never done, as soon as the combine is put away something else needs doing. One of the items on the fall checklist should be to manage problem weeds. Account Manager Chasitie Euler talks with Ty Higgins about that task for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Technical Agronomist Brad Miller from Asgrow Dekalb visits with Matt Reese about the FTN Corn Plots in Wayne County.
The yields on the plots were impressive. The corn followed alfalfa in the crop rotation in rich mucky soil with controlled drainage and spring-fed subirrigation on the farm of Louie Rehm in Wayne County. The corn yields in the plots planted on May 15 ranged from a low of 206 bushels per acre up to 277 with an average of 247.9. The soybeans in the plots were planted on May 22 and yielded 73.9 on up to 101.8 bushels per acre for an average of 89.5 bushels per acre.
Miller said that these fantastic results were not typical for all of their plots around the state, though yields were consistently very good in the Ohio plots this year.… Continue readingRead More »
As we mentioned last week during the DuPont Pioneer Field Report, many farmers around Ohio are seeing better than expected, and sometimes record-setting, yields. Do you know what to do with that yield data to prepare you for the years ahead? Tate Cockerill has some advice along those lines in this week’s report.… Continue readingRead More »
Former Ohio FFA State President Shelby Faulkner is one of the national officer finalists and is now playing the waiting game until Saturday when the newest officers are announced at the National FFA Convention. Joel Penhorwood caught up with Faulkner in Louisville to talk about the process she is going through and her strategy to being selected.… Continue readingRead More »
Prior to the expiration of the farm bill, Congress passed several extensions. Ty Higgins asked USDA Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien if yet another temporary extension would be helpful. O’Brien said, in a word, no.
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Daryl Knipp, a Lindsey, Ohio farmer who normally spends this time of year in a combine, spent part of his week on a plane to Washington, D.C. to push for immigration reform. As Knipp tells Ty Higgins, it seems as though there is too much going on in the Nation’s Capitol to get the ball rolling on immigration reform in the near future. Here is their conversation.… Continue readingRead More »
Farmers around Ohio are getting corn yield numbers on their combine monitors that have never been seen before in certain fields or for the entire operation. Account Manager Larry Rump talks about those record-breaking instances with Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
As combines continue to roll in fields across Ohio, growers should be making the most of their time as they move up and down their rows. According to Scott Sooy, agronomist with DuPont Crop Protection in northern Ohio, growers should be taking notes during harvest to identify potential problem areas for next season. Ty Higgins has more in this report.… Continue readingRead More »
As harvest continues around Ohio, many farmers are getting a bird’s-eye view of their field conditions and figuring out what their options are for fall field preparation. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer talks with Ty Higgins about his recommendations and how 2014 crop purchases are shaping up.… Continue readingRead More »
Brothers Kim and Stan Brenneman started BrennCo Farms back in 1994 and have grown a 5,000 sow operation and run over 4,000 acres or corn and soybeans. Kim’s son Kyle recently joined the crew after getting his business degree. Dale and Ty visited the Elida, Ohio farm for week 3 of Feeding Farmers in the Field.… Continue readingRead More »
What could your community do with $2,500? Working together since 2010, farmers and the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities have invested more than $13 million to grow rural communities. But there is still more to do.
Dale found out more about the project and how to participate from Elizabeth Vancil.… Continue readingRead More »