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  1. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-08/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    be assessed carefully during spring green-up for concerns such as heaving and crown and root disease. ... average stem density of a field can be a useful tool to gauge the yield potential for the coming year. For ... Assessment: Is this stand good enough to keep?”, in which they provide the following table as a reference for ...

  2. Preparing farms for the solar eclipse

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-07/preparing-farms-solar-eclipse

    for farmers and farmland owners. To prepare for potential impacts of the eclipse on the agricultural ... Know responsibilities for invited guests. 4.  Plan ahead for farming activities. 5.  Be prepared to ... react to an incident.                        Read on for explanations about each step. 1. Secure the ...

  3. US Dairy Herds and Policy and the 2022 Census of Agriculture

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/us-dairy-herds-and-policy-and-2022-census

    current dairy policy play in the post-2017 consolidation?” Dairy Farms:   According to the 2022 Census, ... from low returns to producing milk is much more acute for smaller herds, as the larger percent decline ... size. The difference between year-to-year change in feed cost and total cost per cwt has been minimal for ...

  4. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    Stands should be assessed carefully during spring green-up for concerns, such as heaving and crown and ... grasses and clover to extend the production of the forage for a few years. Another option is terminating ... University Extension Spring is here and now is a great time to walk fields and note how the forages faired. ...

  5. EPA’s Existing Stocks Order for Dicamba Use in 2024

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-05/epa%E2%80%99s-existing-stocks-order-dicamba-use-2024

    order, which stated that dicamba ordered, packaged, and ready for shipment prior to the registration ... to remove the ability for OTT use in 2024. Another possibility is an appeal of the initial court ... For questions related to this topic or other weed management concerns, reach out to Alyssa Essman at ...

  6. Join OSU Extension for Monthly Cover Crops Roundtables!

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2024-07/join-osu-extension-monthly-cover-crops-roundtables

    Are you looking to start growing cover crops? Have you been utilizing them for years? Growers of ... all experience levels are invited to join OSU Extension Paulding, Wood, and Auglaize County for ... a monthly informal meeting series focused on cover crops. This series will be a place for producers to ...

  7. Cover Crop 'Til You Drop Field Day

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/cover-crop-til-you-drop-field-day

    Nature Conservancy, Cargill, Michigan State University, and USDA-NRCS for a field day focused on cover ... waterqualityextension.osu.edu to stay up-to-date on this event! Soil and Water Management ...

  8. Why Do Cows Bunch?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/why-do-cows-bunch

    a truly amazing nature sight to behold in person. The catch is exhilarating to watch, but not for the ... create opportunities for cows to bunch up, especially during hot weather.  Summary            Dairy ... we can all enjoy.  As a dairy farmer, take time now to get the barns in order for summer time. Keep ...

  9. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $3.10/lb, respectively. The rising price of milk fat continues to negatively impact protein price. For this ... issue, the Class III future for April is $15.72/cwt, returning in May to $16.35/cwt. Nutrient Prices It ... cows, or for profitability changes related to culling cows. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio ...

  10. Current Dairy Industry Outlook and Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/current-dairy-industry-outlook-and-dairy-margin

    demand for butter products lead to a 68 million pound import increase in January 2024 over January 2023. ... product to look for areas to improve cost control. Now is also a good time to review your cost of ... production for 2024 and improve your cost controls as you can begin to project home-grown feed costs for the ...

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