News & Events

Drought Is the Mother of Invention on the Farm

Published Jul. 16, 2015

Growers are quicker to invest in modern water-saving technologies, once a hard sell

Projected 2015 net income on a 1,500-acre grain farm

Published Jul. 16, 2015

For a 1,500 acre grain farm, net income is projected at $7,450 in 2015, down from $103,500 in 2014.

Webinar series to focus on drone use in agriculture

Published Jul. 16, 2015

A 2013 report by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicts the UAS global market to reach $140 billion over the next decade. The report also said that agriculture would make up 80 percent of the potential commercial market for the devices.

Cover Crop Users Expand Acres

Published Jul. 16, 2015

For the third year in a row, the survey of farmers has shown that cover crops improve corn and soybean yields while providing a host of other benefits. The survey of more than 1,200 farmers revealed that cover crops boosted 2014 corn yields by an average of 3.7 bushels per acre (2.1 %) and soybeans by 2.2 bushels per acre (4.2 %).

Ag items in Ohio budget

Published Jul. 16, 2015

In general, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation was also pleased with the state budget. “With most budgets it is a mixed bag. You see some really positive things and there are some items you would’ve hoped to see taken care of that did not get taken care of,” said Brandon Kern, OFBF director of state policy.

Rain in Ohio leads to more crops in poor shape

Published Jul. 17, 2015

Farmers reported on Monday that 22 percent of their corn is in very poor to poor condition; ditto for soybeans, according to the latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Great Lakes Region.

3 Stocks to Watch in Agriculture

Published Jul. 21, 2015

Eating is mandatory, which is why these three agriculture related stocks are worth watching.

USDA: Corn, Soybean Condition Ratings Improve

Published Jul. 21, 2015

n its Crop Ratings Report Monday, the USDA pegged the corn good/excellent condition at 69%, equal to a week ago, but below a 76% five-year average. This is the first time, this year, the corn rating was not below the previous week's rating. The corn crop’s silking rate is at 55% vs. a five-year average of 56%.

Interdependence is good for local agriculture

Published Jul. 21, 2015

Crop farmers and fruit growers work together with pesticide and fertilizer suppliers and applicators and follow the weatherman’s predictions.

Four Land Trends Worth Watching

Published Jul. 21, 2015

This is an interesting time to talk agricultural real estate, because we're starting to see the ripple effects of lower commodity prices. Here are four trends we're noticing based on conversations with our real estate friends.