Innovative Ohio grower Brian Watkins of Kenton recently developed his very own design of a toolbar and fertilizer coulters that has lessened his impact on the environment.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt Reese got an in-the-field update from our Between the Rows farmer Louie Rehm in Wayne County. Originally set to be a “cab cam,” Louie ended up being out in the field Friday baling hay. He explains why frost had him replanting corn and the condition of the hay crop.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt & Greg Lutz of Lutz Farms in Bucyrus were drawn as the first winners in Feeding Farmers presented by AgriGold. The Ohio Ag Net broadcasted from their farm and provided lunch for them and several of their friends and neighbors. Greg told Dale Minyo that he’s getting caught up with planting, but still has soybeans that need planted. See photo gallery… Continue readingRead More »
By Matt Reese
Will it rain in the 2013 growing season or will the drought continue? This is the multi-billion dollar question in the next few months because the answer will make a tremendous difference in feed and grain prices.
Informa Economics has scenarios about how wide that price gap could be. If 2013 is normal for corn, Informa projects the farm price for corn to be below $4 a bushel. With an extended drought and a short crop again this year,
prices could go as high as $8.80 a bushel. That is a pretty big gap to cover when making marketing plan or input decisions.
Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts has a familiar message for crop producers.
“If we have a normal growing season in 2013, there are lots of downside risks for prices. Prices at harvest will be lower than at planting. As a result, growers should market more aggressively,” Roberts said at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium last December.… Continue readingRead More »