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There’s a lot of talk about dairy-farm efficiency, productivity and profitability — and that magical spot where they all meet. A good example of this in the milking parlor, said Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension ag production systems educator.
Kevin Van Trump, an agricultural marketing and analysis expert, said one of the common mistakes he makes is only seeing things from his perspective as someone who grew up in the rural Midwest. Now, along with analyzing data, he often…
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and many farmers are hoping for a return to agreeable conditions after widespread flooding last year prevented many fields from being planted or flooded out crops.
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa — Bob Dashner has never had more fun applying anhydrous than he is having this year.
Ken Beck has carefully planned what to plant on the majority of his 1,800 acres this spring, but he also gave himself a little leeway. On 240 acres of his LaSalle County land, he will make the verdict of corn…
There’s a lot more to a career in agriculture than sloshing through a cattle yard or driving a combine down a cornfield.
REINBECK, Iowa — There is not a lot of highly erodible land to be seen when you stand in the middle of Jack Boyer’s farm.
Logistical hurdles stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are starting to pile up, hampering the flow of food that’s otherwise plentiful in warehouses worldwide and boosting crop prices.
Small surprises in the USDA Hogs and Pigs report, on their own, are not as impactful as the COVID-19 situation has been and may be for a while.The report pegs the March 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at…
Despite some early shortages, seed supply appears to be hitting a steady benchmark, according to Seth Hill.
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic is raising growing concerns about the virus and our reaction to it causing a significant downturn in the general economy.
It may be a tale of two wheat crops this year.
Neil Dierks says every option was considered before this year’s World Pork Expo was canceled.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The director of a Kansas State University veterinary laboratory that responds to animal health issues across the state said that while coronavirus is a disease familiar to livestock producers, it is not the same strain of the…
DENVER, Colo. — Ag retailers are on relatively firm footing as they prepare for spring following a tumultuous 2019 growing season marked by adverse weather, flooding and delayed harvest. Existing inventories of seed, agrochemicals and fertilizer should meet customer needs…
Jason Lekin and Curt Sporleder say adjusting to the new normal under the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging.
The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back.
Precision agriculture has become mainstream in commercial agriculture production, and many would agree it is “the way we farm today.” Utilization of technology varies from farmer to farmer, but the decision to invest in technology is commonly tied to the…
The 2020 vision for the farm business has become cloudy as we have moved into the first quarter of the year. But strong business management skills and systems do not go out of style in times of uncertainty. These skills…
While the COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the news, farmers are getting machinery ready for spring planting and performing other tasks involved with the start of the growing season.