Crop tattoos will be a game-changer for management decisions
Know the conditions most at risk and how to check for winterkill
29 states allow cannabis growth for medicinal purposes
Small steps cut a big path for a new generation of farming
Farmers and applicators should check state rules before applying the product
Prices might remain stable in the short term but likely haven’t hit bottom yet
As “go time” nears, farmers evaluate the markets to finalize cropping decisions.
Rural Americans might finally get the high-quality internet service they need
Veterinarians address producer questions and confusion about rules
New technology makes record keeping faster, easier and more complete
Divestment plan leads to ownership changes for 11 feedlots
After remaining fairly steady from 2008 to 2014, total U.S. meat production began to sharply increase in 2015—and consumers have responded by increasing annual meat consumption by 20 lb. in recent years. Cheaper feed and growing domestic and international demand have factored into growth. With relatively stable feed costs projected for the next couple of years, meat supplies will continue to increase faster than the rate of population growth in the U.S. through 2018, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
Edge-of-field tools save nutrients for crops and keep them out of water supplies
Focus on these five areas to mind your bottom line in 2018
Fix for cotton and dairy included in disaster aid package
Fewer corn acres but more soybeans, sorghum and cotton
Don’t let wear and tear impact performance
The top nine changes that could impact your farm business
What happened with used farm equipment values in 2017?
Anybody can melt metal with a welder, but not everybody can weld. With that in mind, here are several simple tips so the next time you melt metal, the result is a strong, reliable weld.
Let’s get away from the fundamentals of the grains and talk the nuts and bolts of options. No ... don’t run screaming and turn the page! This is painless and it might even help seasoned marketers understand more about options. Let’s start with a basic description of call and put options.
Farmers are used to wearing many hats. Throughout a typical day, week, month or year they might assume the role of biologist, economist, heavy-equipment operator, systems engineer and other titles all part of “simply being a farmer.”
One area of agriculture has consistently been outperforming its peers for years, despite the challenges faced by the industry. That area: agricultural banks.
It was an underground movement. Maybe not subversive, but it was sure subterranean. In a few months we went from a manicured lawn with the occasional molehill heaped up as a curiosity, to a battlefield worthy of the Western Front. Piles of fine dirt appeared overnight. Sod gave way as underground tunnels twisted ankles and wilted flowers. The unseen enemy was clearly dug in for the long haul. It was the dreaded molar vortex.
About 40 years ago my grandmother left the family farm and moved to town. It was an easy, happy transition. She bought a comfortable home across the street from her church, and she loved being able to walk back and forth between the two, visiting friends, singing in the choir and attending all the church doings.
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