What A Day: Mud, Snow and Headaches
In one afternoon, a central Missouri farmer got stuck three times trying to fix the mess from the 2019 flood along the Missouri River.
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Number of U.S. farms
Decline in number of farms versus 2018
Total acres in farms, which is a slight decline from 2018
Average farm size in the U.S., which is up 1 acre from 2018
Number of farms in Texas – the state with the most farms
San Antonio Barrow Show Winner Captures Hearts
There wasn’t a dry eye in the barn when Samantha Nicole Iselt of Lexington, Texas, was named the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Barrow at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Iselt, a 17-year-old with Down Syndrome, won over hearts again when she walked her barrow into the sale ring.
For Iselt’s brother, Coby Berger, watching his sister win in San Antonio was a moment he can’t adequately put into words.
“It didn’t feel real when I watched the judge slap her hand. I will hold this in and remember it for as long as I can for the rest of my life,” he says.
Iselt sold her pig for a record-breaking $157,000 and received a $10,000 scholarship. Read more at AgWeb.com/Iselt