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Stark Co. farmer Ben Klick embraces technology, new challenges
Klick has farming in his blood. He is part of a farm family that’s in its fifth generation. According to Klick, farming is a business, and everyone should be open to the entrepreneurial side. In the meantime, he is giving voice to a new generation.
More corn acreage expected in Ohio and Pennsylvania
Farmers plan to plant 92 million acres of corn across the country this year, up 4% from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report.
FFA project turned business: It’s for the squirrels
Matthew Ruff from Circleville, Ohio, develops corn business that's for the squirrels. It began as an FFA supervised agricultural experience and has grown into a robust online business.
Estimating corn silage yield price
As you prepare for corn silage harvest, it can be helpful to estimate how many tons per acre each variety will yield to make sure you will have enough.
Getting ready for corn silage harvest
Now is the time to be reviewing, servicing and preparing equipment used in the silage harvest process so that downtime doesn't decrease your silage quality.
Corn silage and foliar fungicide application
Now until pollination is the time to scout corn for fungal disease. Corn treated with fungicide had improved fermentation and better dry matter values.
Ethanol plants pledge to hit net zero emissions by 2050
More than 40 ethanol plants said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden that they support the goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and hit net zero by 2050. The list of signatories includes one Ohio ethanol plant, Guardian Lima LLC, in Lima, Ohio.
Weather drives rising corn prices
The price of corn in the United States has been increasing this year and is now approaching record highs. Like in 2012, the weather is a factor.
How does ethanol fit into a net zero emissions future
A recent study found that the adoption of E15 gasoline across Ohio would drive new grain demand for farmers and boost household incomes and tax revenue. This news comes at a time as ethanol producers and marketers are trying to show how the biofuel fits into the transition to clean energy.
Corn market keeps booming prior to report
The perception of the market is that there's not enough corn to get through the year, especially with the current export pace that's ahead of projections.