Start planning your attack on marestail now

By: Chris Torres A look at the most recent Crop Progress Report for Pennsylvania shows that marestail, or horseweed, has started to emerge in some fields across the state and in other parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Controlling this weed can be very challenging, as most farmers already know, but the sooner you try to control it ... Read More »

Learn to identify signs of nutrient deficiency

By: Tom J Bechman If you want to grow as many bushels of corn per acre as possible, a good place to start is looking for symptoms of nutrient deficiencies. Dave Nanda says once you know how to recognize deficiency symptoms, you can determine if you need to make management adjustments. Nanda is director of ... Read More »

MONTANA MOOVIE STAR

By Natalina Sents Montana rancher Whitney Klasna may not exactly be famous, but her cows are. A video she shot while doing chores in January 2016 has been seen hundreds of millions of times. Shortly after posting her “Crossfit Cow” to social media, the clip of a cow playfully rolling a 1,100 pound straw bale ... Read More »

GRAIN MONITORING TOOLS HELP FARMERS KEEP GRAIN HEALTHY

By Laurie Bedord In today’s grain market, farmers can’t afford to lose even a single bushel of stored grain. Yet, keeping a crop healthy when it’s stored longer and in larger bins continues to be a problem that plagues the industry: About $12 billion in grain is lost to spoilage every year. While temperature cables ... Read More »

FLAWED DATA KEEPS RURAL AMERICA ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

By Zippy Duvall Take a drive through Hamilton County, Kansas, population 2,500, and you know you are in the heart of rural America. Hamilton County has an abundance of many things – wheat, sorghum, and dairy, for starters – but broadband isn’t one of them. That’s a scary prospect when participation in the modern economy ... Read More »