By: Stephanie Karhoff
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released updated 2019 acreage data on October 10 disclosing the number of prevented planting acres reported to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Ohio had 1,563,240 total reported prevented planting acres.
In Williams County specifically, there were 85,011 total prevented planting acres (3rd highest county). Of these, 40,644 acres were soybeans, and 44,367 were corn.
Information provided by Dr. S Dee Jepsen, State Leader of the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Program
As many farmers know, grain dust contains more than meets the eye. Moreover, the dust you inhale may also contain microbes, insects, and additional plant fodder. All of which are affected by temperature and humidity fluctuations. It is important to better understand what is in your grain dust, since many biological contaminants have been linked to health conditions like asthma and chronic bronchitis. That is why the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Program wants to sample your grain dust during a loud out period. See below for study details:
This post orginally appeared in the Ohio Ag Manager Newsletter
The Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program allows farmland devoted exclusively to commercial agriculture to be taxed based on their value in agriculture, rather than the full market value, resulting in a substantially lower tax bill for the farmer.
Copies of the 2018 Ohio Farm Custom Rates Survey have been a hot commodity in the office the past two weeks. If you are not familiar with the Ohio Farm Custom Rates Survey, it is a publication released by OSU Extension’s Farm Office that reports average (or mean), range, median, minimum, and maximum custom rates. The 2018 survey is based on a statewide survey of 352 farmers, landowners, custom operators, and farm managers. These rates, except where noted, include the implement and tractor if required, all variable machinery costs such as fuel, oil, lube, twine, etc., and the labor for the operation. You can access a PDF version of the 2018 Ohio Farm Custom Rates by clicking here. To explore more farm mangement tools, go to the Farm Office website by going to farmoffice.osu.edu.
Help us document soybean harvest progress across the county. Take a minute and click the following link to complete an anonymous harvest survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afVrHs5YZWOB5MF
Or, feel free to call the office at 419-636-5608. We appreciate you taking the time to help us document crop conditions.
By: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA
A new factsheet highlights eight steps to reducing edge of field P losses while maintain soils for increase crop production. The Phosphorus Nutrient Management for Yield and Reduced P Loss at Edge of Field-AGF-509 (https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-509) highlight practices that can be used to reduce edge of field losses of P. There are eight field specific steps to considered. Continue reading
By Peggy Kirk Hall and Ellen Essman
Ohio’s newly created hemp program is one step further toward getting off the ground. On October 9, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) released its anxiously awaited proposal of the rules that will regulate hemp production in Ohio. ODA seeks public comments on the proposed regulations until October 30, 2019. Continue reading
By: Stephanie Karhoff
With soybean harvest underway in parts of the county, it is time to clean out the combine cab, but do you have the five following items in your machine? Continue reading
Listen to this week’s Hydrologic and Climate Assessment, by Aaron B. Wilson of the State Climate Office of Ohio (SCOO), by clicking the image below.
You may also access the video at the following link: https://vimeo.com/365088894?fbclid=IwAR1OYzm5OsX2WB1Vdb8ryYikc9mWZbiATSPvEoQy5fSK3setnbdto2nkBP0
By: Peter Thomison
The following is information on the effects of late-season frost injury to corn from an article by Dr. Joe Lauer, Corn Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin (http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Management/L041.aspx). Continue reading