Mother Nature has plenty of time to send a variety of weather conditions our way between now and fall.
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After months of uncertainty and murky details, USDA announced payments for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in late July.
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
Moisture levels are going to be all over the board when combines roll this fall. In high-moisture situations, a few simple combine adjustments can minimize grain damage.
Because the harvest window will likely be tight this fall, consider combining your crop at higher moisture contents to ensure you salvage as many bushels as possible.
Projections for a late, wet harvest mean you need to secure propane needs sooner rather than later.
Here are five common phone calls we receive at the equipment dealership during harvest — and five possible solutions to fix the problems before requesting a service call:
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
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.
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
Without a doubt, farmers are under a considerable amount of pressure.
From the coffee shop to the elevator, the talk these days is about high soybean yields.
Imagine starting from scratch today. You’d have to buy equipment, secure land, identify input suppliers — and, of course, find a way to pay for it all.
According to 2017 census data, one in four farmers is the first generation on a farm, an impressive feat considering the risks. One such farmer is Alan Shaw, Vandalia, Mo.
Two forces drove used track tractor values higher in July 2019.
Blade Keeps Debris Out of Rims
The low-profile rim on my track tractor was always full of trash, dirt or water.
Move over and make some room, large horsepower tractors. You’ve got new company, and it’s orange — the M8 Series from Kubota.
The 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 models feature numerous changes from the inside out.
I’m tired of hearing “how different” 2019 is from any other year. But, just because I’m tired of hearing about it doesn’t make it less different.
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 AgWeb.com
Settling insurance claims can be daunting. Do you remember all your tools, appliances and electronics?
Grain marketing is a vital component of a profitable farm operation and is one of the top challenges farmers wish they could overcome, according to a new report from FarmLogs.
Planning to trade up or out some farmland this year? Consider doing a Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges (also known as like-kind exchanges).
Bayer Pulls NemaStrike Due to Skin Irritation
Bayer will not sell NemaStrike seed treatment for the 2020 season.
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.
Industrial hemp is having a moment. The 2014 farm bill deregulated the long-forbidden crop to an extent, allowing land-grants and state ag departments to conduct research on hemp.
So much for the old saying “rain makes grain.” For that to be true, the crop has to be planted in the first place. And even if it passes that hurdle, then it must keep its head above water.
Successful Applications Made Via Drone
Ag tech startup Rantizo is working to lead in-field applications via drone.
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.
Too much rain has been a common refrain for farmers this year. Still, corn needs late-season moisture to fill ears with big golden kernels.
Archie Griffin’s passport book would be the envy of any jet-setter.