When Lee Lubbers has a problem on his farm, he has a sounding board. The Gregory, S.D., farmer simply takes the issue to his peer group and waits for educated and insightful answers to surface.
Here’s how states stack up when it comes to both contributing to—and benefiting from—the ag economy.
In an announcement that will surprise no one in agriculture, USDA on Tuesday said that net farm income is expected to slide 38.2% in 2015, thanks to low prices in crops and livestock.
Animal welfare isn’t just a concern of animal rights activists anymore.
A coordinated dairy promotion effort could yield a 30% increase in consumption, boosting U.S. exports.
The uptick might not come until mid-year.
LUTALYSE portfolio expands to meet customers’ need for flexibility and convenience.
USDA's annual report on the dairy market in China was released this week.
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Cows perform best when they can be kept on a consistent ration and forage quality is excellent.
The 10% of farm families who continue past three generations focus on both family and business aspects. You can become that coveted 10% by creating your succession plan now. Here's how.
Mike Richardson is in his second decade of facilitating CEO peer groups. Speaking from experience, Richardson says, farmers should expect the following characteristics from a good peer group.
Judge genetically modified organisms on product not process, geneticist advises.
The bearish report may not have much impact on markets tomorrow.
A proposed inspection fee increase has dairy farmers and processors worried.
Starting in 2015 farmers have an Affordable Care Act reporting requirement if they have 50 or more employees or have less than 50 employees and a self-funded healthcare plan.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and cheese prices are following their usual pattern. It certainly is not as dramatic as last year, but there is weakness and the trend is down.
None of us is as smart as all of us. That’s the reason a trusting and confidential peer group can be a powerful process for innovation and for helping with opportunities, problems, challenges and issues of all sizes.
And when a decision and producer vote can be expected.