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Boots in the Field: Population, Row Width Builds Yield
High-population corn (36,000 to 48,000 plants per acre) planted in narrow rows is perking a lot of farmers’ ears these days. But regardless of whether you go with narrow rows or stay with wide rows, hybrid selection is still paramount to your decision and affects crop performance, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. He discusses his initial test plot results regarding plant populations and row widths.
Farming the Countryside: 7 Year-End Tax Tips
As the saying goes: There’s nothing guaranteed in life except death and taxes. On this episode of “Farming the Countryside” Andrew McCrea talks with Paul Neiffer, CPA at CliftonLarsonAllen and Top Producer columnist, about the latter. Neiffer shares his seven year-end tax tips to help provide you with the latest information to save your farm operation money. Be prepared as you head into the new year.
The First Years: A Childhood Dream Turned Reality
Russell Hedrick didn’t grow up on a farm, but from a young age he was intrigued by agriculture and dreamed of being a farmer. After attending fire academy, he started a career as a firefighter. In 2012, he had the opportunity to farm 30 acres. Since that time, he has slowly grown his operation to more than 900 acres. A few years ago, he traded in his firefighting helmet for full-time farming. Today, he raises corn, soybeans, small grains, hogs and cattle. In addition, he’s ventured into the distilling business, leaning on a family history of making moonshine. Hear how Hedrick says he “got lucky".
AgriTalk: Small Refinery Exemptions Frozen
A recent “AgriTalk” Farmer Forum panel welcomed Ted Hamer of Iowa, Charlie Kruse of Missouri and Randy Uhrmacher of Nebraska. The panelists discuss a variety of top-of-mind issues for many commodity groups, such as lab-grown protein or “fake meat,” market dynamics and interest rates. The three farmers also highlight issues specific to their respective areas. Pro Farmer’s Brian Grete provides an update on the Trump administration freezing EPA small refinery exemptions in the coming year as they review that process. Listen to the full episode: