Extension News Highlights January 11

Winter Into Spring Outlook | Agronomic Crops Network

Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2021 Crop Year | Agronomic Crops Network

Let the 2020 eFields Report Help You Reach Your Farm’s New Year’s Resolutions | Agronomic Crops Network

Register Now for Upcoming Virtual Agronomy Team Programs | Agronomic Crops Network

Water Quality Wednesday | Agronomic Crops Network

Farm Office Live Winter Edition | Agronomic Crops Network

Organic Production Winter Webinar Series | Agronomic Crops Network

Upcoming Beef and Forage Programming Moves On-line This Winter | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Preventing Calf Disease Starts with the Pregnant Cow | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Weekly Livestock Comments for December 31, 2020 | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Management Considerations for Warm-Season Perennials | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Colostrum and Passive Immunity are Critical to the Health of a New Born Calf | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Colostrum and Health of Newborn Lambs | OSU Sheep Team

Baleage Mistakes can Lead to Major Health Consequences | OSU Sheep Team

Ohio General Assembly agrees on water quality bill | Farm Office

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – Highlights of Tax Issues Impacting Farm Businesses | Farm Office



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Scout now for cressleaf groundsel in hayfields, or pay the price in May | Agronomic Crops Network

Using Soil Tests Phosphorus Results to Identify Agronomic and Conservation Needs | Agronomic Crops Network

Wheat Management for Fall 2020 | Agronomic Crops Network

Lessons Learned by a Cattleman in 2020 | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Transportation Shrink in Beef Cattle | Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Innovative State Approaches to Hemp Regulations under the 2018 Farm Bill | Farm Office

Noxious weeds on your property: what is your responsibility? | Farm Office

Cropland values and cash rents for Western Ohio: survey results are in | Farm Office

Ask the Expert Sessions to Be Held Live During 2020 Farm Science Review | Ohio Ag Manager

Enterprise Budgets: Sheep and Goat Farm Management | OSU Sheep Team

Reproductive Management of the Ewe Flock and the Ram | OSU Sheep Team

Weekly Outlook: Pork Trariffs Sour Industry Outlook (from farmdocDaily)

Current events suggest changes in the Pork industry in regards to international trade.  Costs of production are also projected to rise.  Chris Hurt published an article at farmdoc daily that helps put some numbers in perspective: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2018/04/pork-tariffs-sour-industry-outlook.html

A few highlights:

“Energy costs are expected to rise…forecasting a nine percent rise for on-road diesel prices this year and a seven percent rise in retail gasoline prices.”


“The U.S. sold China 525 million pounds of pork in 2017 worth $1.1 billion.  This was nine percent of our total export volume last year.”


“While China bought two percent of U.S. production in 2017, Mexico purchased seven percent and Canada an additional two percent. ”


“Several forces are driving costs higher, but feed is the primary culprit.”


Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Pork Tariffs Sour Industry Outlook.” farmdoc daily (8):57, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2, 2018.

Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2018/04/pork-tariffs-sour-industry-outlook.html

Muskingum County Ag Dispatch, March 12, 2018

Updates from Muskingum Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources program are available at https://u.osu.edu/muskingumanr.

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