Celebrating the Beef Check Off

The Beef Check-off is celebrating 25 years of existence.  Andy Johnson, Director of Programs & Industry Relations for the Ohio Beef Council says they used Ohio Farm Science Review as a chance to celebrate the Beef Check-off, educate attendees about its growth and show how important it is to the industry. AUDIO: Andy Johnson, Ohio Beef Council… Read more »

Dates to report prevented wheat planting

Depending on where you are in Ohio, the state has two different dates when talking about prevented wheat planting. For those producers prevented from planting wheat because of a natural disaster by October 20, the deadline to report prevented planted acreage is November 4, for those prevented from planting by October 31, you have until… Read more »

EPA announcement welcomed by farm groups

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced its regulatory standards for what it generally considers to be farm dust. “The standard has served the nation well; served the agency well, and at this time we are making no change in it,” said Karl Brooks, administrator of EPA’s Region Seven office in Kansas City. To leave as… Read more »

Outside markets pressure soybeans

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Soybeans were lower on profit taking, commercial selling, and spillover from the outside markets. The dollar was higher while the Dow, gold and, crude oil were lower. In any event, there was no fresh news and no confirmation of recent market talk about new purchases by China. USDA reports 95% of soybeans are at the… Read more »

Iowa harvest progress is ahead of normal

Virtually Iowa’s entire corn crop is now mature according to the weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Iowa Field Office. Forty-five percent of the corn crop has been harvested for grain or seed, four days behind last year but eight days ahead of average. The condition of the crop stands at sixty-one percent… Read more »

Rapid progress in Wisconsin fields

Another week of above-average temperatures allowed the harvest to proceed in Wisconsin last week. Corn silage chopping is right on schedule with 94 percent completed, corn maturity is three points behind average with 86 percent mature and corn-for-grain combining is 21 percent complete as of Sunday, two points behind the five year average. Moistures are… Read more »

Indiana harvest trying to catch up

Still running quite a few days behind pace, corn and soybean harvest were making up ground until rain showers and cooler temperatures moved in last week.  Corn is 23 days behind and the soybean crop is now 16 days behind last year’s record pace. Corn continues to play catch up as 87 percent of the… Read more »

Barrows and gilts were mostly higher on Monday

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The new show lists have been distributed and the new offering appears to be about steady with last week. Fewer cattle are being offered in Texas this week, but there are larger numbers on the lists in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. Asking prices are around 122.00 live and 190.00 plus dressed. Packers will be watching… Read more »

Making correct hybrid selections

As harvest progresses, the data collected can give growers some of the information they need to make decisions for next year’s hybrids.  Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says harvest data shouldn’t be the only thing growers are examining.  He notes before growers get serious about placing seed orders for 2012, they should make a… Read more »

Corn, soybean harvests advance well

The U.S. corn and soybean harvests both advanced well over the past week. As of Sunday, 47% of corn is harvested, compared to 33% a week ago, 66% a year ago and the five year average of 41%. 94% of the crop has reached maturity, compared to 100% last year and 93% on average, with… Read more »