From The Farm Journal Family

January 23, 2016 02:07 AM
From The Farm Journal Family

Don’t Let Markets Take You for a Wild Ride

The 2016 markets are already proving to be a roller coaster for farmers and traders. With uncertainty lurking in the shadows and tight margins, staying on top of ag commodity markets is more important than ever. Listen to “Market Rally,” led by Pro Farmer Editorial Director Chip Flory and his co-host Pro Farmer Inputs Monitor Editor Davis Michaelsen, to keep up to date with everything from the “fractional action” to the big moves in the markets, plus hear expert guest analysts and more. “Market Rally” is live every weekday at 2 p.m. CST via the MyFarmRadio app or visit


Watch the Weather Maps Via AgWeb

Current El Niño patterns have played havoc with farmers and ranchers across the nation and predictions of La Niña could put us in a cooling pattern this year. However, if a La Niña event doesn’t occur, the nation could see “normal” seasons. AgWeb has the full coverage of ag weather—with future modeling, expert analysts and pinpoint accuracy of local weather conditions—to make it easier to plan for what’s coming. See the long-range outlook for your region, soil maps, local and national forecasts and more at 


There’s an Ag App for That

Need an easy-to-use crop calculator at your fingertips? Or commodity price updates on your mobile phone? There’s an app for that. The AgWeb App Finder mobile site lists farmer-approved apps to help make your farm operation run smoother and be more organized. Give one a try at 


Rev Up Your Skills

Get your daily dose of agribusiness updates, news, videos, analysis and more every weekday at noon on Top Producer’s Power Hour. The editors at Top Producer have gathered the best expert advice on markets, business, finances and every facet of running a successful operation and put it in one place. Visit


Reports From Farmers

From blizzards to floods, the weather is proving to be a challenge for some farmers and ranchers, and they aren’t shy about sharing it. Farmers from across the country are chiming in with pictures and videos showing their field conditions on AgWeb Crop Comments. So far this year, a Coles County, Ill., farmer says he’s seeing flooding, while a farmer from Jackson County, Iowa, was able to get some vertical tillage done despite the snow. A Henry County, Ohio, farmer says it’s been unusually dry and warm in his area. See more and leave your report at AgWeb-Crop-Comments. 

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