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Planter U gets farmers ready for 2017

The emphasis of Planter U was simple. The planter is the most important piece of equipment on the farm and if that implement isn’t set up correctly, it may also be the most costly piece of equipment on the farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more from the event, held on February 28th at the Beck’s Hybrids London facility.… Continue reading

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Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training to end soon

We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers.

  • Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until Sept. 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. And you all tell me you won’t go to meetings after about March 15—so this means get this done now.
  • While there are exceptions, most of these exceptions would only apply to a very small farmer such as one who has 50 acres or less.
  • This site gives more details on the legal issues: http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog-tags/agricultural-nutrient-management.
  • And “fertilizer” means anything with an N-P-K analysis — meaning yes this includes nitrogen if your retailer applies everything else and you only apply sidedress N.
  • And if you take manure from a concentrated animal feeding facility — a great opportunity by the way — then yes you too need to be certified to apply that manure.
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State of pork industry, production lessons at Pork Congress

The 2017 Ohio Pork Congress brought producers from all aspects of the swine industry to Columbus February 14.

Ohio Pork Council’s Ryan McClure and Rich Deaton each noted the supply demand atmosphere of the pork council in the past, and what it has for the future including increased packing plants down the road.

OSU Extension’s Glenn Arnold was one of many professionals in attendance. Arnold offered advice on what this winter has meant for manure handling and what to keep in mind in the meantime.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more from the well-attended meeting.… Continue reading

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U.S. livestock, genetic export groups learn from Rickenbacker trade work

U.S. Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. is in Columbus this week for their annual meeting, bringing together livestock groups from across the country with a hand in international trade. They kicked off their stay in the Buckeye State with a first hand look at the work that goes on with regard to livestock export at Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus. The Columbus Port Authority and the Ohio Livestock and Genetic Export Council helped host the group for supper, bringing guest speakers from different avenues of the unique industry together.

Proponents of the Rickenbacker livestock export process say the groups involved are working to make the process of international air transport as humane and stress-free as possible for all types of livestock involved. Though horses are one of the top livestock being exported regularly from the airport, many other species such as sheep, cattle, and more regularly make trips on plane from the commerce-heavy inland port.… Continue reading

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Mower maintenance tips to take care of this off season

Be it out in the country or in the city, a well-cared-for yard is something everybody can take pride in. And with lawn care taking a break this time of year, and equipment taking up residence in shops and garages, the professionals of Koenig Equipment tell us it’s an exceptional time to be thinking about mower maintenance for the year ahead. Dave Oakley, lawn and turf specialist for Koenig’s Urbana location, takes a look at some of the commonly overlooked maintenance items, as well as professional service options.… Continue reading

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An AgriCountry Thanksgiving

The holidays are a time to reflect on years past. In that spirit, we’ve gone through our archives to find a special Thanksgiving piece of AgriCountry with Ed Johnson.

We hope you enjoy this look into holiday preparation in 1983 — and from all of us at Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Holidays!… Continue reading

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2016 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Brandon Monebrake, Preble County

Although many corn yield monitors around Ohio have shown lower than average numbers after a challenging growing season, a few parts of the state are pleasantly surprised with the amount of corn they are taking in this year. Count Preble County farmer Brandon Monebrake among those farmers happy with his 2016 harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins dropped in to visit with Monebrake and found more surprises in the cab than the corn yields. See what was mounted in this John Deere 9770 in his latest corn harvest Cab Cam!… Continue reading

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