Seed Consultants Schedules Field Days

first_imgWed.Sept. 5th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Mike Spangler, Arlington, Ohio…3 miles east of U.S. 68 on CR150 Tues.Aug. 14th Tues.Sept. 11th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Kilbarger Bros., Thornville, Ohio Thurs.Aug. 2nd6:30 p.m.Washington Court House Seed Plant…Located between WCH & Sabina on Rt. 22; Thurs.Aug. 30th11:00 a.m.Field Day–John Fischer, Anonsia, Ohio…located east of Anonsia on SR 47 Wed.Aug. 8th10:30 a.m.Ryan’s Steakhouse, Terra Haute, Indiana…south of I 70 on US 41 in front of WalMart Here is a list of the Seed Consultant meetings scheduled for Indiana and OhioFor more information call 1800- 708-2676 Thurs.Sept. 13th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Kevin Daniel, Attica, Ohio…north on SR 4; 3.25 miles east on TR 8 Brookville on Arlington Rd. (same exit as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc.) Sat.Aug. 4thNoonPittsford Feed Mill, Pittsford, Michigan Tues.Aug. 28th6:30 p.m.*Back 40 Junction, Decatur, Indiana..Located on SR 27 in Decatur. Mon.Aug. 20th6:30 p.m.Diamondback Smokehouse, Canfield, Ohio…S.R. 45 south of S.R. 224 to Leffingwell Road Tues.Aug. 7th6:30 p.m.Romer’s Catering, Celina, Ohio…Located just south of Celina on S.R. 127 (east side of road by Grand Lake) Thurs.Aug. 30th6:30 p.m.Golden Corral, Warsaw, Indiana…on northside of U.S. 30; next to Bob Evan’s Tues.Sept. 4th 6:00 p.m.Field Day–Bob Brown, Chillicothe, Ohio…East of Chillicothe on Rt. 50; south on Lancaster Rd. Sat.Sept. 8th10:00 a.m.Field Day–United Equity, Fort Jennings, Ohio Wed.Aug. 8thNoonRomer’s Catering, Greenville, Ohio…118 East Main Street, Greenville, Ohio Sat.Sept. 22ndNoonField Day–Dave Page, Alvordton, Ohio of Mansfield By Gary Truitt – Aug 9, 2012 Take SR 47 W. of Richwood to Miller Rd. The Farm is located at 14070 Miller Rd. Wed.Aug. 29th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Dan Stevenson, Sherwood, Ohio Rt. 95; plot on  southside of road.  Dinner at Maurer’s Mkt….Batdorf Rd. Trace Rd.; meet at plant for lunch; tours after lunch Facebook Twitter On S.R. 716; 1/2 mile north of S.R. 119 on east side of road in industrial park Field Day–Southwestern Ohio Corn Growers, Washington Court House, Ohio North of WCH on Rt. 38; Fayette Co. Farm Thurs.Aug. 9th6:30 p.m.Red Pig Inn, Ottawa, Ohio..Located on the north side of Ottawa on US 65 SHARE East approx. 1/2 mile to Diamondback Golf Course on right Wed.Aug. 15th 6:30 p.m.United Equity, Spencerville, Ohio Thurs.Sept. 20th Tues.Aug. 28th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Bill & Bob Black, Lockbourne, Ohio Ohio Farm Science Review, London, Ohio…Stop in Lot #245, corner of Dairy & Equipment St. to Towline-Kossuth Rd.; turn left; plot on right Sat.Aug. 18thNoonSharrer Dairy – Minden City, Michigan Tues.Aug. 21st6:30 p.m.Golden Corral, Sommerset, Kentucky…Located at 2020 South Highway 27 Tues.Aug. 21st6:30 p.m.The Barn, Smithville, Ohio…North of Wooster on Rt. 585; south edge of Smithville East side of the road. Tues.Aug. 21st6:30 p.m.Dyers Restaurant…Bowling Green, Ohio, 200 Campbell Hill Rd Plain City on Rt. 42 1/2 mile south on Miami Trace Rd. (Meal by Horney’s Barbeque) Wed.Aug. 29th6:30 p.m.BF Customer Appreciation Mtg…Randolph Grill, Winchester, Indiana East of Millersport, Ohio on S.R. 204; north on Shell Beach Rd. Thurs.Aug. 30thNoonField Day–Seed Consultants WCH …5 miles west of WCH on Rt. 22; south on Miami Mon.Aug. 13th6:30 p.m.*Back 40 Junction, Decatur, Indiana..Located on SR 27 in Decatur. Wed.Aug. 29th 6:00 p.m.Field Day–Jeff Gunter, Fayetteville, Ohio…Between Fayetteville & Mt.Orab; west on Tues.Aug. 14th6:30 p.m.*Rob’s Family Restaurant, Brookville, Ohio…Located on the north edge of center_img Sat.Aug. 18th10:30 a.m.Field Day–Dennis Dauby…one mile east & one mile north of Branchville, Indiana Wed.Aug. 8th6:30 p.m.Ponderosa, Hillsboro, Ohio…south end of Hillsboro on Rt. 62 Tues.Aug. 28th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Aaron Freyenberger, Kouts, IN, Research site, located on SR 49– 3 miles south of Kouts, IN. Mon.Aug. 27th6:30 p.m.*Rob’s Family Restaurant, Brookville, Ohio…Located on the north edge of West of Camden on Ohio Rt. 725 (Indiana 44) at Indiana-Ohio state line Wed.Aug. 29th6:30 p.m.Dutch Café’, Bunker Hill, Indiana…located on US 31 across from Grissom AFB Facebook Twitter Wed.Sept. 19th Tues.Sept. 25th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Maurer Farms, Wooster, Ohio…South of Rt. 30 on Rt. 3; 1st light turn right; 2 miles on George St.–parking across street in Village Square Mon.Aug. 6th6:30 p.m.Der Dutchman, Plain City, Ohio…Located on the south side of Thurs.Aug. 30th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Paul Kill, Spencerville, Ohio…Rt. 66 north of St.Marys, Ohio; east on Barber-Werner Rd.; Wed.Sept. 5thNoonYoung’s Golden Jersey Inn, Yellow Springs, Ohio…north of Yellow Springs on Rt. 68 Sat.Sept. 1st10:00 a.m.Field Day–R & L Farms, Scottsburg, Indiana.. Located South of the SR 39 & SR 256  Tues.Aug. 14th11:00 a.m.Field Day – Rick Brooks – Union City, Hillgrove Ft. Recovery Rd. N of SR 47 2 mile Seed Consultants, an eastern Corn Belt seed company that serves Indiana growers, as announced a very aggressive schedule of farmer meetings and field days.  With the impact of the drought effecting crops differently in different parts of the state, the conditions and results will vary greatly from one region to another.  Seed Consultants’ officials and dealers will be on hand at these meetings to discuss the growing season and make recommendation for 2013 based on local conditions. Tues.Sept. 4th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Don Godfrey, Bryant, Indiana… Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Consultants Schedules Field Days SHARE south on Rt. 721; east on Panther Creek Rd. Tues.Aug. 14th6:30 p.m.LaCrosse Community Center, LaCrosse, Indiana…on S.R. 421; one block south of S.R. 8 Mon.Aug. 13th6:30 p.m.Dutch Heritage Restaurant, Bellville, Ohio…Located at Exit 165 off I-71; south Tues.Aug. 14th6:30 p.m.Sherman House, Batesville, Indiana…Rt. 229 into Batesville, corner of Main St. & Thurs.Sept. 6th6:00 p.m.Field Day – JK Ewald Farms, Tiffin, Ohio…North of Tiffin 2 1/2 miles on SR 53, go West 1 1/2 miles on CR 38 Fri.Sept. 7thNoonField Day–Steve Thornburg, Richmond, Indiana Tues.Aug. 28thNoonField Day–Warner Seeds, Bradford, Ohio… between Greenville & Piqua on Rt. 36; Thurs.Aug. 16th 6:30 p.m.Country Crossroads, Reynolds, Indiana…west of Reynolds on U.S. 24; southside Tues.Sept. 18th Tues.Sept. 11thNoonField Day – Mayo Family Farms, Versailles, Ohio. Corner of Burns Rd and Greeville-St. Marys Rd. Seed Consultants Schedules Field Days S.R. 286 three miles; left on Bloomrose; plot on left  intersection, turn right on Mt. Eden Rd., then turn left on Zaring Rd. Fri.Sept. 14thNoonField Day–Don Jackson, Camden, Ohio North of So. Bloomfield on Rt. 23; east on Weigand Rd.; south at lane before CPS Mon.Aug. 27th6:30 PMAlvordton Community Center, Alovordton, Ohio Wed.Sept. 26th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Jared Myers, Beloit, Ohio…1/2 mile south of S.R. 14; on Beliot-Snodes Rd. Tues.Sept. 4th6:00 p.m.SCI Field Day–OSU Extension Research Farm, Hoytville, Ohio Wed.Aug. 15th6:30 p.m.Williamsburg Community Center, Williamsburg, Indiana…one block north of Rt. 35 stop sign Ohio Farm Science Review, London, Ohio…Stop in Lot #245, corner of Dairy & Equipment St. Fri.Sept. 7thNoonField Day–Jeff Swartz & Mark Wolfe, Richwood, Ohio Thurs.Aug. 16th 6:30 p.m.The Pines, Seymour, Indiana..Located South of US 50 1 mile on US 31 on Wed.Aug. 15th6:30 p.m.Shellshuckers, Tiffin, Ohio…Quality Inn, located south of Tiffin at Rt. 224 & Rt. 53 Brookville on Arlington Rd. (same exit as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc.) Ohio Farm Science Review, London, Ohio…Stop in Lot #245, corner of Dairy & Equipment St. Thurs.Sept. 6th6:00 p.m.Field Day–Lance Weaver, Warsaw, Ohio…West of Coshocton  4 miles off Rt. 36…Bethlehem Grange Hall Wed.Sept. 5th5:00 p.m.Field Day–Maria Stein Grain (Fertilizer Plant) Thurs.Sept. 13thNoonField Day–Dull Homestead, Brookville, Ohio…NE of Brookville on Old National Rd. (U.S. 40) Previous articleNew Computer System Will Improve Farm Bill ImplementationNext articleSeed Supply Will Be Adequate for Next Year Gary Truittlast_img read more

Soybean Harvest May Slow as Rain Begins

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Harvest May Slow as Rain Begins Soybean Harvest May Slow as Rain Begins By Gary Truitt – Oct 11, 2012 Previous articleFSA Extends Emergency Grazing to November 30Next articleDuPont Pioneer Field Update with Brian Early 10/11/12 Gary Truitt SHARE The Indiana soybean harvest is ahead of schedule. Statewide about 30% of the crop has been harvested compared to 20% last year at this time.  But a forecast change in the weather may slow the pace of harvest, especially for soybeans, according to Brian Early, Indiana agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, “You are losing a little daylight every day; and, with more rain, it will take longer each day to get the moisture out of the soybeans.” He said, in addition, the corn that remains in the field is deteriorating quickly, “The stalks were not in good shape to begin with because of the drought, and they are starting to get very weak.”   He said any storms will bring serious harvest challenges.center_img Brian EarlyBut even with a slowdown in harvest activity, harvest should be completed early enough to get fall field work completed.  Early is recommending growers look at field fertility issues following this summer’s drought, “Soil sampling would be a good thing to do this year. Although, keep in mind with the dry soil some of your nutrient levels may seem a little off from what they usually are.”  With lower yields, there is the temptation to cut back on fertilizer, but Early warns that may not be a good idea going into next year.He told HAT most of the corn and soybeans are coming out of the fields very dry and, as a result, very little drying is needed, “It is nice to save a little this year on drying costs.”  You can hear the complete interview with Brian Early on the DuPont Pioneer agronomy page and audio section of the Hoosier Ag Today Smartphone app.[audio:|titles=Soybean Harvest May Slow as Rain Begins]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012

first_img Previous articleRetail Food Price Inflation Has Yet to AppearNext articleDrought Hits Indiana Yields Including Specialty Crops Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 18, 2012 Home News Feed Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012 Facebook Twitter Indiana corn yields have suffered with the drought this year and soybean yields are down in many cases, although some Hoosier fields have reported the best yields ever. In Tippecanoe County Levi Huffman’s harvest is complete. Corn and bean yields are down, but so are yields for his specialty crops, tomatoes and jalapeno, sweet cherry and hot cherry peppers. At a whole farm average of 42 Huffman’s beans didn’t measure up to the usual 58 to 60 bushels per acre. Listen to the HAT Field Update from his tractor Wednesday afternoon:[audio:|titles=Levi Huffman field update]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE SHARE Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012last_img read more

Weather Whisperer and Food Economist Headline Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum

first_img Facebook Twitter Weather Whisperer and Food Economist Headline Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum By Andy Eubank – Jan 2, 2013 Indiana grain and livestock farmers can look forward to a full day of informative sessions ranging from a look at global food trends to practical risk management advice during this year’s Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum.In its fourth year, the Forum is scheduled for Monday, February 11 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Registration for the one-day event is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch, and access to trade show exhibits. Pre-registration is required at forum is organized by several Indiana agricultural groups, including Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Board of Animal Health, Indiana Corn Growers Association, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Forage Council, Indiana Horse Council, Indiana Pork, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc., and Purdue Extension.Indiana Soybean Alliance, the state soybean checkoff organization, is once again sponsoring the morning general session at the Forum with the goal of bringing in dynamic national speakers to discuss issues that affect how the agricultural industry operates on a day-to-day basis.“The Forum offers a rare opportunity for our industry to gather together for one day to not only hear from a slate of industry experts but also learn from each other,” said Kevin Wilson, president of Indiana Soybean Alliance. “ISA is proud to sponsor the morning session with the goal to challenge farmers and agribusiness attendees to think beyond the production of food and fiber on their farms and better understand the impact that the world has on their farming operations.”David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College in London, kicks off the morning session by discussing global food trends. He will share how he believes food production revolves around understanding what your customers, and your customer’s customers value and what they will pay.Following Hughes, Evelyn Browning-Garriss takes the stage to share her insight on the Winners & Losers of World Weather Changes. Dubbed the “Weather Whisperer,” she consults with food and energy companies, and agriculture associations around the globe that are impacted by weather.As the world’s leading historical climatologist, Browning-Garriss will share with the audience how weather patterns and climate change have an impact on food production across the globe. She asserts that we have reached a tipping point causing extreme weather that is causing destabilization of food supplies.Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and General Director of the Mercatus Center, will close out the morning general session with his keynote address: An Economist’s View on Food and Agriculture in a Changing World.Cowen, the author of An Economist Gets Lunch and the New York Times best seller The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, believes food snobbery is killing entrepreneurship and innovation.  He asserts that foodies are wrong in their belief that local food is better for the environment and that cheap food is bad food.Following the morning general session, forum attendees will learn more about the latest research focused on consumer attitudes on food production during lunch, as well as be introduced to the winners of the Beck’s Hybrids Beyond the Fence Awards. Four Hoosiers will be honored for their work that has positively impacted our state’s agriculture industry.After lunch, each participating organization will sponsor a breakout session on a diverse array of topics. Details of each breakout session can be found online at new to the Forum is an afternoon general session dedicated to helping farmers manage risk on their operations. To wrap up the day, faculty from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Tom Scott, president of Informa Economics, will discuss Farming in the New Normal: Managing Risk for the Long Haul.“Adding a session to bring everyone back together to focus on practical advice from industry and university experts is going to pack a powerful punch to the end of a very informative day,” said Wilson, a farmer from Walton, Ind. “Managing risk is something that both livestock and grain farmers need to have a handle on as markets continue to change.”Visit for complete details, including a full agenda and online registration. Home Indiana Agriculture News Weather Whisperer and Food Economist Headline Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau’s Stallman Sees the Good and Bad of Fiscal Cliff PackageNext articleStutzman Votes No on Cliff Bill Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee

first_img SHARE Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee By Andy Eubank – Nov 19, 2014 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleObama to Announce Immigration ReformNext articleFY15 Funding Helping Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Conaway Will Lead House Ag Committee SHARE Representative Mike Conaway of Texas will lead the House Agriculture committee in the 114th Congress. The House Republican Steering Committee announced this week Conaway, of Texas, will take the spot of current chair Frank Lucas of Oklahoma. Conaway represents the Permian Basin in West Central Texas. Conaway has served as the chair of the Agricultural Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.The American Soybean Association welcomed Conaway to the chairmanship. ASA’s First Vice President Wade Cowan of Texas stated “Representative Conaway has a proven track record of representing agriculture.” Conaway announced the House Ag Committee staff on Wednesday.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Analyzing Wet Eastern Indiana Corn Crop

first_img Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 26, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE Mullen crop updateThis week Indiana farmers heading to the Farm Management Tour and Master Farmer banquet from points south and west were somewhat stunned to see the corn and soybean fields impacted by heavy rains. It’s not a pretty site, and it gets worse further north. Agronomist Bill Mullen joined HAT in Jay County corn and soybean fields to get a close look, and he suggested farmers affected by heavy rains should do a pre-sidedress nitrate test where corn is stunted, once it is dry enough to get in.“That’s basically going into a field with a probe and going down 12, 14, 15 inches, because with all that water, let’s face it, you might have sidedressed at 5-6 inches. Well all that water just pushed that nitrogen just down deeper than that. So we really want to grab what pockets of nitrogen that are there and the deeper we go the better we’ll find out.”Replacing lost nitrogen raises a number of questions, including how much to apply but also which method to use. Mullen says there are some options, even where it’s too wet to get in.“I talked to a guy Monday who’s talking about flying on urea with some ammonium sulfate. The thing to keep in mind is with urea if we get any of that in the whorl of that plant and after a rain that follows, it’s going to dissolve and we’ll get some burn on that plant. There are some people I know that are looking at, either by airplane or by ground application on some of the taller corn, using these foliar products that are non-burning nitrogen products like CoRoN which is a controlled release nitrogen. There’s products like that to consider because with non-burning we’re going right into the plant.He also recommended where possible in corn fields farmers break up some of the compacted soils.“The taller corn we can’t do, but if there’s a means where a farmer can go ahead, and if the corn isn’t quite as tall, just take an anhydrous toolbar if one is available, not nitrogen, but just that toolbar to go down in there and knife into the ground. When we’re doing that, we’re getting air down to the roots, so it’s going to help.”Mullen is with Seed Consultants. In the HAT video he digs up some eastern Indiana corn and soybean plants and offers observations. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Analyzing Wet Eastern Indiana Corn Crop Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Home Indiana Agriculture News Analyzing Wet Eastern Indiana Corn Crop Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States All quotes are delayed snapshots Previous articleHoosier Farmers Rally in Support of RFSNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/09/17

first_imgHome News Feed DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/09/17 DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/09/17 SHARE Facebook Twitter DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/09/17 Miller told HAT test weight differences are also notable between early and late planted crops, “This is due to the lack of growing degree units. In some areas we are running over 400 units behind the 10 year average.” He also stated that soybean yields, while good, were hurt by the lack of rain in August. Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePost Rain Delay Harvest Update on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 9, 2017 SHARE Rain put the harvest on hold in many areas of the state.  After several weeks of ideal harvest weather, a short break came as a relief for most producers. Eric Miller, with DuPont Pioneer, says yields are continuing to come in above expectations, “Yield results for both corn and soybeans are coming in well above grower expectations, especially given the kind of planting and growing season we have had.” Miller says, despite very different planning dates, most fields have evened up as the season has gone along. However, moisture content remains an issue, “In the areas where we had replanting or late planted crops, harvest moisture levels are running a good 10 points above the earlier planted crops.” He added that vastly different growth stages were an issue this summer, but the warm and dry September weather has pushed all crops toward maturity quickly.last_img read more

Harvest Interruptions will Continue to Pop Up

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Interruptions will Continue to Pop Up Facebook Twitter SHARE Harvest Interruptions will Continue to Pop Up SHARE By Andy Eubank – Oct 26, 2017 No-prolonged-dry-periodsWidespread rains this week halted harvest but combines were running again by Thursday and now the question is how long can they run? In the new Seed Consultants harvest weather forecast update, HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says recent changes in the weather pattern mean dodging rain events ahead is now a requirement.“Over the next few days we’ve got no more than 2, 3, if you’re lucky 4 days in between rain systems that come through. We’re going to have a front that moves through early in the weekend, actually Friday night into Saturday that brings our next round of rain,” Martin says. “It’s only half the state, but we will see a harvest slowdown with a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain to the south and east of a line from Angola down to Evansville. Then you’re going to put together several dry days. The balance of the weekend looks good. Monday looks good, but we’ve got some cloud cover and damp feeling weather coming in for Tuesday. Our next full out front comes in next Wednesday, and then after that we’ve got another strong weather system coming toward the end of next weekend.”Of course, Indiana is finally dealing with cooler weather, and it looks like those temperatures might be here to stay.“They’re finally getting down to where they should be,” Martin said. “We were above normal for so long in October, and now as we flip the calendar going into November, I don’t think we’re going to be that far below normal, but we’re actually going to be near normal. So, if you put in good moisture every 2, 3, 4 days or so, and you’ve got temperatures that don’t do much better than the 40’s, 50’s or if you’re lucky low 60’s, you’re not going to see exceptionally fast dry down. I would say that we’re going to take quite a bit longer to move moisture out of the soil profile and out of these stalks to try to get the rest of harvest going as well.”The harvest weather forecast is sponsored by Seed Consultants and Kokomo Grain, and if you would like it emailed to you, sign up at Facebook Twitter Previous articleBe Prepared to Plant Early in 2018Next articleHarvest Interruptions will Continue to Pop Up on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Andy Eubanklast_img read more

U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy…

first_img SHARE U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy Exports By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 28, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Special 301 Report Criticizes Europe for Wrongly Targeting U.S. Dairy Exports Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Hemp Legal in IN, Undercover Activists at Fair Oaks, and Right to Farm Law Passes TestNext articleCommentary: Morbus Agricola, A Rural Epidemic Eric Pfeiffer U.S. dairy officials are lauding the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office for denouncing Europe’s anti-trade agenda against common-name food products and pursuing avenues to preserve U.S. export access rights.The U.S. Special 301 Report, issued last week by USTR, categorically rejects EU policies that seek to intentionally disadvantage U.S. suppliers in global markets by blocking their ability to use common names such as fontina, gorgonzola, asiago and feta cheeses.“The EU pressures trading partners to prevent all producers, other than in certain EU regions, from using certain product names,” read the report. “This is despite the fact that these terms are the common names for products and produced in countries around the world.”Europe’s actions infringe on the rights of U.S. producers and imposes unwarranted market barriers to U.S. goods, according to the USTR.“Europe has disadvantaged the U.S. dairy industry for too long by abusing geographical indications (GI) policies,” said Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. “We face unfair barriers around the world because of Europe. USTR should be commended for recognizing the problem, and we look forward to working with them to rectify it.”Vilsack urged the USTR to prioritize securing binding commitments from America’s current trading partners to prevent future GI restrictions. The market access preservation commitments secured with Mexico as part of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, he said, provide a positive precedent to build upon.Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, also urged the Administration to take into account the lopsided dairy trade imbalance between the United States and Europe in formulating policies to tackle the EU’s predatory attacks on U.S. dairy exports.Europe sent $1.8 billion in dairy goods to the U.S. market in 2018 but only imported $145 million of U.S. products, even though America is a major dairy supplier to the rest of the world.“Trade is supposed to be a two-way street,” Mulhern noted. “America’s struggling U.S. dairy producers deserve a lot better than the current one-way trade relationship with the European Union whereby they sell us a billion dollars of cheese each year while erecting walls to our ability to compete head to head with them overseas.”last_img read more

Optimum Plant Populations for Delayed Planting of Corn

first_img SHARE Optimum Plant Populations for Delayed Planting of Corn Previous articleNo Need to Switch Hybrid Maturities YetNext articlePlanting Forecast: Still No Solid Planting Window Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed Optimum Plant Populations for Delayed Planting of Corn By Hoosier Ag Today – May 10, 2019 R.L. (Bob) NielsenAgronomy Dept., PurdueThe prospect of delayed planting of corn leads corn growers to consider whether changes in seeding rate should be made in response to late planting. The short answer is that optimum plant populations probably remain the same regardless of planting date. Based on 95+ field scale trials conducted around Indiana since 2008 (Nielsen et al., 2019), the average economically optimum HARVEST plant population is surprisingly low for most soils around the state (less than 30,000 plants per acre) and also surprisingly applicable to a wide range of grain yield levels (between about 150 and 250 bu/ac).Planting dates among those 95+ trials varied by chance from as early as April 15 to as late as June 8. There is no obvious relationship between economic optimum plant population and planting date among those field scale trials. What that means is that optimum populations for early-planted trials were essentially the same as those for later planted trials.That conclusion supports what other researchers have also reported over the years in Ohio (Lindsey et al., 2015), Illinois (Nafziger, 1994), and Minnesota (Van Roekel & Coulter, 2011). In both the Ohio and Minnesota research, there was the occasional interaction between planting date and plant population, but overall those studies concluded there was little reason to increase seeding rates with delayed planting.One caveat to remember is that soils are typically warmer with delayed planting than for “early” planting. Germination, emergence, and stand establishment will occur more rapidly (calendar time basis) with delayed planting and the percentage of planted seeds that become harvestable plants typically is higher (i.e., higher percent stand success). In other words, you may be able to achieve the same desired final population with a slightly lower seeding rate in delayed plantings and save a little on seed costs. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more