Ohio’s Beginning Farmer Income Tax Credits

The idea to use income tax incentives to help Ohio’s beginning farmers gain access to agricultural assets has floated around the Ohio General Assembly for several years. That idea became a reality when Ohio’s Beginning Farmer Bill, House Bill 95, became effective on July 18, 2022. A bi-partisan effort by Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Columbus), the law is now in the hands of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), who is charged with implementing its provisions. ODA expects the new program to be available in 2023.

More details in Ohio Beef News at: Ohio’s Beginning Farmer Income Tax Credits | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter (osu.edu)

Fall is the Best Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) remains the most economically damaging soybean pathogen in North America. If SCN levels are above damage threshold, significant yield reduction can often take place without visible symptoms. To know if the nematode is present in a field, soil sample for SCN testing must be properly collected. The presence of SCN in a field, but most importantly, the SCN numbers will determine the best management strategy. Therefore, you need to test your fields to know your SCN numbers.

Full Article at Fall is the Best Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) | Agronomic Crops Network (osu.edu)

Extension News Updates

Hay Barn Fires a Real Hazard | Agronomic Crops Network
Lep Monitoring Network Update –Trap Count Updates | Agronomic Crops Network
Evaluating the Prevent Plant Option | Ohio Ag Manager
Ohio Crop Returns Outlook for 2022: Final Crop Enterprise Budgets for 2022 | Ohio Ag Manager
Need More Commodity Storage? Consider a USDA Farm Storage Facility Loan | Ohio Ag Manager 

A Rose We Love to Hate | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter 

How Do Sulfates in Water Affect Livestock Health? | OSU Sheep Team
Ethnic Marketing of Sheep and Goats | OSU Sheep Team
Summer Grazing with Winter Confinement (Intensive Management) of Sheep | OSU Sheep Team
The Ag Law Roundup | Farm Office

OSU Extension New Headlines


Hay in May! | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Do we treat our forages with the same respect as our corn field? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

What can I afford to pay to rent hay ground? | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

The Core Vaccines every Ohio beef cow should be receiving | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Measuring Forage Moisture Content Using an Air Fryer | OSU Sheep Team

Coccidia Management in Sheep and Goats | OSU Sheep Team

Marketing Feeder Lambs | OSU Sheep Team

Lamb Quality Series: Live Lamb Evaluation | OSU Sheep Team

Ohio Ag Manager | Management Information For Today’s Agricultural Business

Soil Mining Bees: All Buzz, No Sting | BYGL

Time for Termites! | Kentucky Pest News

Three Tree Pest Insects That Will Start Hatching Soon – Purdue Landscape Report

Pruning Resources For Your Landscape

Basic Principles of Pruning Backyard Grapevines | Ohioline

Pruning Erect Blackberries in the Home Garden | Ohioline

Pruning Blueberry Bushes in the Home Garden | Ohioline

Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting | Ohioline

Growing Apples in the Home Orchard | Ohioline

Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape | Ohioline

Pruning trees and shrubs | UMN Extension

Pruning and Care of Shade Trees | MU Extension

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Using the Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator

Throughout this winter meeting season, fertilizer has been a hot topic. Generally, the discussion has been around nitrogen price and availability. Most of us have little to no influence on price or availability, but as a farmer, you decide your corn (and wheat) nitrogen rates, assuming you can get the nitrogen product you want. Your corn nitrogen rate could likely cost $100 per acre more in 2022 as compared to the year prior and nitrogen will probably surpass seed as the most expensive variable cost per acre this year.

Read more from this article from the C.O.R.N newsletter at this link

On the animal health watch list: Bird Flu (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)

There are numerous reports of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) throughout the East Coast in wild bird populations which is a threat to poultry producers of all sizes.  See Ohio Department of Agriculture: Ohio Poultry Producers Encouraged to be Alert and Practice Enhanced Biosecurity

For a quick primer on the history and background see this newly published fact sheet from OSU: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Also, see quick tips for the backyard poultry flock in this video: