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Ag Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

Written by on 5 December 2018

The 2018 honorees were inducted into the Hardin County Agricultural Hall of Fame last night.   The induction was led off with opening remarks by, Dr. Stephen Baertsche, a 1971 graduate of Hardin Northern high school, an Ohio State University grad and a Doctorate graduate of Michigan State University. In his opening remarks, Baertsche, highlights […]

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USDA Rates Ohio Crops

Written by on 15 August 2018

The USDA says corn and soybeans are progressing ahead of schedule because of timely rains and warm temperatures.   Brownfield Ag News reported that:   .Corn is 76 percent good to excellent .Soybeans are 74 percent good to excellent. .Oats are 91 percent harvested.

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2018 US Corn and Soybean Production Estimates Increased

Written by on 10 August 2018

The USDA has increased its 2018 U.S. corn and soybean production estimates.   Corn is projected at 14.6 billion bushels, up from July’s projection, but down 1% on the year.   In Ohio:   CORN: is 596 million bushels, compared to 554 million in 2017.   SOYBEANS: 277 million bushels, compared to 252 million in […]

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Farmer Suicide Rising: Risk Factors and How To Help

Written by on 10 August 2018

The National Farm Medicine Center reports that suicide rates for male farmers are 50% higher they were in the farm crisis of the 1980’s. In 1982 the farmer suicide rate topped out at 58 per 100,000 agriculturalists. In recent years that number is up to 90.  Ty Higgins, Farm Broadcaster with Ohio Ag Net, recalls […]

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Champaign County Crash Victim’s Fair Hog Sells for 10K

Written by on 10 August 2018

A vehicle being operated by a Graham High School Sophomore, 15 year old Sarah Hess, was struck by a drunk driver in crash that occurred just south of Quincy according to WPKO Radio back in November. Hess was an exhibitor in the Champaign County Fair after catching a hog in the pig scramble, according to […]

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#10GallonChallenge Supports Dairy Farmers, Community

Written by on 7 August 2018

You may remember the Buckeye fan that mowed Script Ohio into his Michigan-rooting neighbor’s yard. That man is Ty Higgins, a farm broadcaster with Ohio Ag Net. He’s back with another video that is spreading like wildfire. He calls it the #10GallonChallenge. “As a Farm Broadcaster, these days it seems like all I talk about […]

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Hidden Treasure on Blanchard Banks

Written by on 27 July 2018

On the banks of the Blanchard River lies the intersection of Jackson Township Road 50 and County Road 175. While it may not sound that interesting yet, the intersection has seen a significant amount of traffic due to the seemingly random five acres of Sunflowers planted beside the intersection. The farm belongs to Bill Kellogg […]

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USDA Announces Program to Help Farmers

Written by on 25 July 2018

The USDA says help is on the way for American farmers.     Brownfield Ag News reported that Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters Tuesday, that the Trump Administration will be taking several actions to assist farmers in response to the trade damage caused by tariffs.   Perdue announced a 12-billion-dollar three-pronged approach to counter […]

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Market Goat Show Marks Unofficial Start to Ohio State Fair

Written by on 23 July 2018

The Ohio State Fair Kicks off this Wednesday, however the “unofficial” start to the fair is the Market Goat show.   The Ohio Ag Net reports that the grand champion market goat in the buckeye state was exhibited by Ava Shroyer of Logan County.   Shroyer will now sell that goat at the famed Sale […]

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Margins Remain Tight for Dairy Farmers

Written by on 20 July 2018

Margins for dairy farmers are expected to remain tight for the rest of 2018.   Brownfield Ag News quoted the USDA World Ag Outlook Board as saying while feed costs were lowered this month, it’s not enough to offset depressed milk prices.   Too much cheese and butter, competitive export prices, and increasing milk production […]

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