More farmers this year chopped silage and baled crop residue to extend tight hay supplies. Removing that valuable crop residue from the field is not without consequences.
"Every year is a bit different from the others. This one for me ends up in the 'what could have been' pile."
Good crops and higher commodity prices are putting more money in farmers’ pockets while agricultural land values are soaring, according to a new multi-state survey by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.
The first week of November, my long-time, best friend from Onida, Bob Yackley, texted me a photo of his grandson and great-grandson, seated in the cab of their combine, about to make the last round of a long season.
“It maybe wasn’t the worst year ever, but it wasn’t great.”
Tammi Zentic of Fremont, Nebraska is generating an unusual corn byproduct: jewelry.
"From deer chowing down on our corn crop, to fires burning ground a little too close to home, we are more than happy to open the door for this year’s crop season to head out."
A recent study showed with year-round E15 sales, drivers would save $20 billion dollars while putting some $36 billion in the pockets of American households.
Attendees of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) 74th Annual Convention and trade show can expect a focus on tech, data and operational efficiencies.
SLAYTON, Minn. – Just under a half-inch of rain fell in early November at Vos Farms.
Skinny horses need to be seen, but unfortunately we do not have a lot of time to put weight back on before the cold really sets in.
"I had a reader inform me that “Americans are spoiled.” If spoiled means I’m stressing over trying to run a successful business instead of having the government do it for me, I’ll wear that badge."
"A fairly common for is the inability to sleep soundly for any length of time. In fairness, for the old cattle guy, that goes back to the early 1960s, when I began my tenure at the Stockyards."
Several organizations came together to honor the work of South Dakota pork producers Nov. 2.
SLAYTON, Minn. – Fields opened rapidly with the fast corn harvest in October.
From a Mediterranean Equestrian Tour to an Irish sale barn, Jaclyn's time away from the ranch is never spent far from livestock.
“Dung beetles are so important because they’re the recyclers.”
Abnormally dry (D0) to extreme drought conditions (D3) settled over Murray County in October, despite 2 inches of rain in mid-August.
One of my favorite stories about my dad in his younger days involved the time he and one of his brothers hopped a freight train in the middle of South Dakota and rode to the World’s Fair in Chicago.
Midwest Messenger correspondent Barb Bierman Batie and her husband, Don, recently returned from nine days in Europe where they visited farming friends in four countries. All were impacted by severe drought this summer. She shares their first-hand crop report.
“We’re hoping to catch snow with it this winter,. You know farmers, we’re eternal optimists.”
SLAYTON, Minn. – Abnormally dry (D0) to extreme drought conditions (D3) settled over Murray County in October, despite 2 inches of rain in mid-August.
We’re doing the “Harvest Hussle,” the annual dance that requires all participants to synchronize their movements and rhythm to execute a perfectly timed harvest!
The average farmer who has failed to make regular payments for at least two months received about $52,000 under a “distressed borrowers” initiative. Read the report from Iowa Capital Dispatch.
I’ve been on a tangent lately. It happens occasionally, so it should really come as no surprise.