Relay crop offense is the best defense for Indiana farmer
Farmers store grain, Indigo handles delivery to buyers
Warm and dry in the South, Central and West; cooler in the North, Northwest
Be proactive in managing through financial stress
Tactics for discussing this season’s crop and land-management plans
Facts and figures to keep in mind as you finalize plans for 2018
With resistance on the rise, farmers need to employ new control methods
Answer these questions to help ensure you’re ready to treat pests in a timely fashion
Manage your time, weeds and previous stands to maximize yields
Don’t be afraid to get creative with input purchases and marketing opportunities
Steel and aluminum imports are the latest target
Trends change. Some take longer than others, but they do eventually change. In the Feb. 8 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, USDA changed a trend. The department has underestimated global soybean demand in recent years, causing analysts to progressively increase estimated U.S. exports in the winter. That trend not only ended but reversed in February.
So, Pete, what’s going on in the used planter market? It’s difficult to sum up the category into a generalized statement, so let’s break it down:
More than a few farmers are looking under couch cushions for extra cash. Meanwhile, more than a few lenders and accountants are casually including job website links in emails to farm customers. Call me paranormal, but these seem like hints it might be time for me to Get A Job.
Farmers routinely tell Farm Journal Economist Chip Flory they take a conservative approach to marketing. But in reality, he says they’re doing just the opposite.
Tailgate Talk - Early Spring 2018
Machinery Journal - Early Spring 2018