Sara SchaferSara Schafer

Sara (Muri) Schafer, editor of Top Producer magazine, grew up on a family farm where they raised hogs and cattle, along with soybeans, corn, wheat, milo and hay. Since joining Farm Journal in 2008, she has covered a broad range of topics pivotal to the success of U.S. farmers. In addition to being an award-winning journalist, she has played several key roles with the transformative relaunch of AgWeb.com, spearheaded the Farm Journal Legacy Project expansion and greatly increased the flow of succession planning information to farmers. Sara graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in agricultural journalism and

Sara (Muri) Schafer, editor of Top Producer magazine, grew up on a family farm where they raised hogs and cattle, along with soybeans, corn, wheat, milo and hay. Since joining Farm Journal in 2008, she has covered a broad range of topics pivotal to the success of U.S. farmers. In addition to being an award-winning journalist, she has played several key roles with the transformative relaunch of AgWeb.com, spearheaded the Farm Journal Legacy Project expansion and greatly increased the flow of succession planning information to farmers. Sara graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in agricultural journalism and

Articles By Sara Schafer

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Sep 25, 2020

Jerry Gulke: Have the Highs for Grain Prices in 2020 been Printed?

Last week begged the question: How high is high enough for grain prices? Now the question may be: How low is low enough?

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Sep 23, 2020

U.S. Farm Report: Takes the Show on the Road

“U.S. Farm Report” Host Tyne Morgan is hitting the road visiting a handful of colleges this fall for the 2020 U.S. Farm Report College Roadshow.

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Sep 23, 2020

North Dakota Farmer Focused Beyond the Here and Now

After major expansion, Chase Dewitz is focused on inner growth

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Sep 23, 2020

When Does the Economy Return to Normal?

The COVID-19 pandemic has a long and unprecedented tail

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Sep 22, 2020

Which Crop Should You Bin this Fall?

As farmers manage sell-versus-store decisions this fall, which of the two commodities, corn or soybeans, has the greater price potential postharvest?

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Sep 18, 2020

Jerry Gulke: How High is High Enough for Grain Prices?

Grain prices have continued their upward trajectory.

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Sep 18, 2020

Farm Journal Field Days: A Virtual Extravaganza

Log on for on-demand education and entertainment.

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Sep 16, 2020

What’s Your Farm's Strategy?

When business is no longer usual, it’s a great time to reassess your strategic focus. Is your farm still marching toward its goals?

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Sep 16, 2020

Become the 2021 Top Producer of the Year

The Top Producer of the Year Award recognizes producers who demonstrate excellence in the business of farming, including marketing, farm finance, family and employee relations, technology and environmental stewardship.