Tailgate Talk - March 2020

02:43PM Mar 31, 2020
What A Day - March 2020
In one afternoon, a central Missouri farmer got stuck three times trying to fix the mess from the 2019 flood along the Missouri River.
( Farmer Provided Photo )

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.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to [email protected] or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.


Stat Rack

2,023,400
Number of U.S. farms

5,800
Decline in number of farms versus 2018

897,400,000
Total acres in farms, which is a slight decline from 2018

444 acres
Average farm size in the U.S., which is up 1 acre from 2018

247,000
Number of farms in Texas – the state with the most farms

Source: USDA


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

Samantha Iselt
Photo: ShowChampions Photography