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Listen In for Cost of Production Insight

”Straight from the Heartland” is a twice-weekly audio program hosted by farm broadcaster Pam Fretwell. To listen online, visit

Will You Make a Profit this Year? 

Do you know your cost of production? Margins expert Chris Barron sits down with Pam Fretwell to discuss the need to pull out those financials and hone in on your expenses in order to minimize losses and capture potential profitability (June 23 broadcast). You can find your breakeven selling price with the Corn and Soybean Margins Calculators, developed by Barron, at

Succession Tools to Maintain Harmony

A family focused on taking constructive action will achieve succession planning success. To aid in the process each step of the way, the Legacy Project has developed tools to help you create a successful succession plan while keeping the business—and the family—together.  Visit

Back from the Fields, Yield Predictions are In

More than 100 “scouts” (farmers, media, agribusiness and Pro Farmer staff) hit the fields for the annual Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. The scouts were organized into teams and set out on 20 predetermined routes—the “Eastern leg” and the “Western leg.” For full coverage, field reports and final Tour results, visit

Top Tweets

@JulieTomascik: Combines are rolling through seas of gold. Corn harvest is in full swing. #harvest15 

@Farmer_Problems: Too busy to tweet #farmerproblems

@UnitedSoy: Wondering how sustainable your farm is? Check out sustainable practices used by soybean farmers across the country:

@joshmesser21: This week I’ve traveled from ND to SD to NE to MO to IA and now IL. Looked at a lot of corn ... you’re drunk USDA #Grow15

Dairy Today Launches New App

Great news for dairy producers: Dairy Today has created a new app just for you. Download the free app for 
up-to-the-minute news, markets and weather. Want the latest commentary from dairy experts such as Jim Dickrell and Robin Schmahl? Or, perhaps you just want to read the latest issue of Dairy Today? The app offers all this and much more. Stay informed with the Dairy Today mobile app. Search “Dairy News” in the Play Store for Android users or the App Store for Apple users to download this free app today. 

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