This month's cover story:

Shear Courage

Mike Harper doesn’t mince words about the challenge of feeding lambs, but he's managed to control costs and build a market.


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2015 Top Producer Seminar


Mature Into Ownership

By Nate Birt
  • Build Bridges Between Generations

    3/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how young farmers can assume leadership roles
  • Help to Weather Turbulent Times 3/9/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how farms can advance with caution during the 2015 Top Producer Seminar.
  • Gulke: Farmers Must Evaluate Their Cost of Living 3/5/2015 12:10:00 PM
    Producers must consider farm costs as well as family costs in order to accurately gauge their financial health, notes Jerry Gulke, president, The Gulke Group.
  • A Conversation With Howard G. Buffett 2/25/2015 2:47:00 AM
    Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett joined Farm Journal Editor Charlene Finck on stage at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago for a question and answer session.
  • Calculated Growth 2/25/2015 2:37:00 AM
    Intense analytical skills and a strong team allow young farmer to thrive
  • Gulke: Don't Blame President Obama 2/12/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The American economy remains robust in spite of changes in presidential administrations, argues Jerry Gulke, farmer and president of The Gulke Group.
  • 7 Good Business Habits for Young Farmers 2/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
    This is the year to fine-tune your farm. With profits looking harder to make for grain producers, little changes can equal big results.
  • Slash Your Family’s Clash 1/29/2015 6:36:00 AM
    While conflict is normal in any family business, it should not go untreated. Here's how to make conflict have positive outcomes.
  • Complete Coverage of 2015 Top Producer Seminar 1/22/2015 4:00:00 PM
    Hear advice from the best in the business from this year's Top Producer Seminar and Tomorrow's Top Producer conference.

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Top Secrets

  • 5 Ways to Measure Soil Health

    5/4/2015 11:14:00 AM
    You know soil testing is important, but do you know what to look for when the results come back?
  • Idaho Potato Farmers Sue Feds, State Over Microscopic Pest 5/4/2015 9:43:00 AM
    A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho spuds.
  • The ‘Tractor Grill’ and More Machinery Pete Facebook Finds 5/3/2015 12:22:00 PM
    A lot of Machinery Pete’s analysis ends up on AgWeb, but he also posts a ton of his on-the-go auction photos and observations on Facebook. Here’s a sampling of some of his recent discoveries.
  • Power Hour Weekly Round-Up: 9 Bird Flu Facts and More 5/2/2015 6:00:00 AM
    Catch up on the latest in farm business news with our Power Hour Weekly Round-Up for the week of April 26 to May 2, 2015.
  • Experts Prepare Preliminary Summer Forecasts 5/1/2015 7:18:00 PM
    Be wary when meteorologists refer to the weather as “interesting” – it’s usually a euphemism for “chaos.”
  • Crystal Ball Shows Most Bad News Already in the Market 5/1/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Rabobank shares its 2015 outlook for corn, cattle and other commodities in a new report. Although the bright spots are few and far between, the bad news isn’t exactly new, either.
  • No Superpowers for Superweeds 4/30/2015 2:10:00 PM
    To prevent misconceptions that stem from using slang words, the Weed Science Society of America has defined the term “superweed.”
  • How Technology Can Serve Agriculture Better 4/30/2015 12:02:00 PM
    Has technology’s steady march forward finally overtaken farmers? Has farm technology overall become too overwhelming?
  • 7 Savvy Planting Tips 4/30/2015 10:18:00 AM
    Peter Thomison, an Ohio State University agronomist, says farmers should avoid a few common spring planting errors that can result in lower yield potential before a single plant has even emerged.

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