New USDA website could save farmers a trip to town

By: Emma Wilson Tired of traveling to town to submit government forms? The new Farmers.gov website might just save you a trip to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Farmers.gov is a new interactive website recently launched for producers across the country, and it will be crucial in saving farmers time and money. The newly ... Read More »

Conservation through no-till, strip-till

By: Liz Juchems The land is one of the most valuable assets in the farming operation — second only to the people who care for it. Practices like no-tillage and strip-tillage work to protect those assets from erosion of the soil and the land’s value. A new publication series by the Iowa Learning Farms can help ... Read More »

4 Tips from an Ag Lender to Help Farmers Navigate 2018

By: Tyne Morgan #1: Assess land—is it draining your cash? “My first tip for farmers out there is to really look at each piece of land that you’re operating. Determine if it is a cash flow positive or cash or negative to you. Don’t just look at this year; go back and look at multiple years so ... Read More »

Cold Weather and Energy Demands for Cattle

By: Kim Mullenix Cold weather has struck the Southeast for the next several days with the most recent weather pattern change bringing arctic-like air to the region. ( Farm Journal ) Cold weather has struck the Southeast for the next several days with the most recent weather pattern change bringing arctic-like air to the region. During ... Read More »

Crop farming could require a transformation

By: Mark Dorenkamp A new RaboBank report suggests row crop farmers will have to transform their operations to stay in business. Sterling Liddell, senior vice president for Rabo Research, says the industry needs to go through a metamorphosis to deal with current conditions. Read More »