New Ag Manager Articles

Check out the latest articles posted this May on the Ohio Ag Manager:


As Chinese Trade Tensions Build, Do Ohio Producers Need to Worry?

Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans have not been implemented yet, but concern throughout the U.S. agricultural industry and Ohio exists because of uncertainty in export markets and commodity prices.   This article by Ben Brown and Ian Sheldon share a report summarizing the impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans, corn and pork.  Check out the entire article at:


Ohio Enterprise Budgets for 2018

Budgeting helps guide you through your decision making process as you attempt to commit resources to the most profitable enterprises on the farm.  Barry Ward (Leader, Production Business Management, Ohio State University Extension) has released updated Enterprise Budgets for 2018 have been completed and posted to the farmoffice website:


Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy

Land is an important investment and nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, OSU Extension has a program is for you! Amanda Douridas discusses this series which will run every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio.


2018 Dairy Margin Protection Program Update

Some significant changes have occurred to the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP).  These changes were included in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act and Dianne Shoemaker (Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics) provides dairy farmers will guidance on how to make the best decision before the June 1 signup deadline.

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