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Farm Journal Issues

Trade Aid 2.0

After months of uncertainty and murky details, USDA announced payments for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in late July.

6 Tips for a Successful Fall

In Mark Maple’s neck of the woods in north-central Indiana, the crops are all over the board.  “Where the corn’s good, it’s good, but we have drown outs, replanted areas and places we couldn’t plan

Fill Propane Tanks Early

Projections for a late, wet harvest mean you need to secure propane needs sooner rather than later.

Farmers Get a Voice on the National Mall

More than 200 leaders representing USDA, EPA, conservation organizations, agribusinesses and food companies gathered in Washington, D.C., on July 26 to celebrate a shared interest in helping farmer

H-2A Changes Could Fill Gap

An average of 900,000 full-time jobs are available annually on U.S. crop farms, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), with many of those going unfilled.

Shrimp Makes Cents In The Heartland

Seven hundred miles from home, Grover Webb slid seven coolers of precious cargo into a Dodge Caravan and hit Texas pavement on I-30, settling in for an 11-hour drive northeast to the familiar comfo

$100 Ideas - September 2019

Blade Keeps Debris Out of Rims

The low-profile rim on my track tractor was always full of trash, dirt or water.

Tailgate Talk - September 2019

What A Day: Up In Flames

The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling straw pulled into the Walmart parking lot after hearing a “pop.” Find out what happened next at

Learn from Disasters

Settling insurance claims can be daunting. Do you remember all your tools, appliances and electronics?

The Ins and Outs of 1031s

Planning to trade up or out some farmland this year? Consider doing a Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges (also known as like-kind exchanges).

Crop Tech - September 2019

Bayer Pulls NemaStrike Due to Skin Irritation

Bayer will not sell NemaStrike seed treatment for the 2020 season.

The 5 Myths of Hemp Growth

As the Green Rush buds in agriculture, it’s critical to know the truth about the opportunities and risks around hemp. Here’s a quick look at facts behind the fiction. 

Farmers Exposed by U.S.–China Long Game

The U.S. is likely at the beginning of a very long economic competition with China — a nation that has proven wealth doesn’t make a government adhere to international norms.