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

Time
Jul 02, 2020

Track Your Time and Boost Farm Efficiency

Ensure your time investment creates farm profitability.

Jerry Gulke WMR
Jul 02, 2020

Jerry Gulke: USDA Report Provides Early Fireworks

The grain markets needed a shock, and the USDA reports this week delivered. The June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports provided a major lift to prices.

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Jul 02, 2020

Why Should You Attend Farm Journal Field Days?

Farm Journal Field Days is a combination of virtual and live programming to take place Aug. 25–27. The more than 100 informational sessions align with key interests and needs of the crop and livestock sectors.

Corn 08
Jun 30, 2020

Will the Corn Acreage Estimate Resuscitate Prices?

The annual Acreage report in June tends to have a few surprises. This year’s edition definitely delivered.

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Jun 26, 2020

Jerry Gulke: USDA Report Needs to Shock the Market

The markets showed red this week. December corn prices dropped 21.25¢ and November soybean prices dropped 19.25¢ for the week ending June 26. September wheat prices declined 9.5¢.

USDA Report
Jun 25, 2020

Potential Market Movers in Tuesday’s Acreage, Grain Stocks Reports

The next mark-moving round of USDA reports will be here on Tuesday, June 30. USDA will release its annual Acreage and quarterly Grain Stocks reports on Tuesday, June 30 at 11 a.m. CDT.

Jerry Gulke WMR
Jun 19, 2020

Jerry Gulke: Soybeans Knock On New Highs, Will the Door Finally Open?

Grain prices keep patiently inching higher. July corn prices were up 2.5¢ and July soybean prices were up 4.5¢ for the week ending June 19, 2020.

Rural Mainstreet Index
Jun 18, 2020

Rural Economy Shows Weak Signs of Improvement

Weak commodity prices, high unemployment and ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are weighing heavily on the U.S. rural economy.

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Jun 17, 2020

Claas Debuts the Lexion 6000 Series Straw Walker Combines

Claas is expanding its harvesting lineup with the new Lexion 6000 Series straw walker combines.