Doug & Dean Horst share how their Lely robotic milker system works on their 120 cow dairy in Sterling, Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »
Is your FFA chapter the best in the state? Prove it! Show off your chapter’s creativity, passion for agriculture, and maybe even dance moves in the first ever Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net FFA Week Video Contest.
Although they are well past their FFA prime, these past members put together a…well…entertaining example of what we are looking for!… Continue readingRead More »
With the click of the mouse, a consortium of Central Ohio Case IH dealers bought one of the most unique skid steers around and became a major benefactor of the FFA at the national, regional and local levels. Their final bid of $77,000 won Evolution Ag, LLC the online auction for “Red Power” – a one-of-a-kind skid steer donated by Case IH to raise funds for the organization.
In fact, 89 percent of the sale proceeds with go to the National FFA Foundation and 10 percent to the Ohio FFA Foundation. One percent was recently awarded to Buckeye Valley FFA, the local chapter selected by Evolution Ag, LLC, which is the parent company of JR Equipment, Inc, Hill Implement Co., and Agri-Trac, all with Ohio locations.
Doug Loudenslager, co-owner of Evolution Ag, LLC talked about the reason behind being the highest bidder and the short and long term plans for “Red Power”.… Continue readingRead More »
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
There are still many questions looming about the fate of the Farm Bill. The possible scenarios include making the new farm law part of a huge fiscal cliff negotiations package, a brand new 5-year Farm Bill or simply a 1-year Farm Bill extension.
The American Soybean Association‘s Beverly Paul says the latter option may sound like the easiest as extensions have been done many times in the past, but for this go around it isn’t the best way to go.
“This is a whole different situation,” Paul said. “There isn’t going to be just a straight extension of programs like we’ve enjoyed in the past where Congress says just do what your doing for another year. There is going to have to be a contribution made and that contribution money coming out of farm programs and nutrition programs. I don’t see a scenario where an extension comes without a price tag.”… Continue readingRead More »
The fourth annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium was held on Thursday at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn in Wilmington. Grain farmers throughout the state had the opportunity to hear about the latest agricultural issues impacting their operations.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was there with coverage provided by Leist Mercantile and talked to those that made presentations about topics ranging from climate change, the farm bill, weed management and the markets.
Read Ohio Country Journal’s more in-depth article with Roberts here.
Beverly Paul with the American Soybean Association talked about the possibilities of a Farm Bill and why an extension this time around may not be the best option.
Is climate change real?… Continue readingRead More »
The fourth annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be held on Thursday, December 13 at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn in Wilmington. Grain farmers throughout the state will have the opportunity to hear about the latest agricultural issues impacting their operations.
Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Executive Director Tadd Nicholson shared more details about the Symposium with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.
Online registration is now open. Visit www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org to sign up today or call the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) at 888-769-6446.
On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the early bird marketing report will begin at 9:00 a.m. A full OGFS agenda will be announced soon and will be available online at www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org.… Continue readingRead More »
This week, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will develop its positions on farm and rural issues during the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Dale Minyo was there on Day 1 to do the Midday reports.
OFBF Executive Director Jack Fisher talked with Dale about the issues being discussed at this year’s gathering
OFBF President Steve Hirsch shares some of the unique accomplishment that his organization has had in 2012
Dale Arnold has had his pulse on Ohio’s oil and gas developments and his gives the latest details to Dale
Beth Vanderkooi handles legislative policy for OFBF and one big issue is the privatization of Ohio’s Turnpike.Read More »
On Tuesday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be joined by State agencies and stakeholders from the private sector to discuss the effects of the drought and long-term recovery efforts.
Recognizing that recovery from drought can be a lengthy process, this event is an opportunity to examine its impact on producers, local communities and businesses and to highlight resources available to assist local recovery efforts. The event is free of charge and features three break-out sessions:
Track 1 – Community Development and Business Impacts;
Track 2 – Livestock, Hay and Grazing Impacts; or
Track 3 – Crop Agriculture Impacts
AUDIO: Tony Logan is the State Director of USDA’s Ohio Rural Development Office and he talks with Ty Higgins about this upcoming meeting.
Who: Ohio State University Extension
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Northwest State Community College
The Center for Innovative Food Technology
U.S.… Continue readingRead More »