Is a Fungicide Application Cost Effective to your Operation?

31 January 2018

For some time, using aerial application of fungicide was the go-to method for many growers and producers. With the way that the times an...

10 Tips for Tough Financial Times on the Farm

22 January 2018

In recent years, farmers and ranchers have enjoyed profitable times, but many experts, including the USDA, are predicting stress ahead in...

Stop Negotiating Your Rents by the Acre

15 January 2018

Pick up any farming magazine right now, and you’ll probably find several articles discussing how land rents need to drop in response to l...

Creating a Strategic Plan for Your Operation

2 January 2018

For many, creating a strategic plan for your operation seems daunting or unnecessary. Not to mention the potential cost of hiring a profe...

3 Steps to Building A Sound Retirement Plan

11 December 2017

Working every day on a farm, with an early wake-up call and long hours, doesn't leave a lot of time for planning. But it is difficult to ...

How To Increase Farm Income While Protecting Water

15 November 2017

Land and water stewardship are traditional farming values. To help farmers fulfill that idea, a new approach called Pay-for-Performance (...

Is Your Farm Lease on Paper?

27 September 2017

With the changing economy, many farmers today are turning towards farm leasing rather than buying the land. Gone are the old days when a ...

Young Ag Lender Sees Challenges and Opportunities

17 August 2017

The average farmer in the U.S. is 58 years old, a number that’s slowly moved higher in recent years and that represents a major shift in ...

Relations with Mexico- The Potential Effect on Corn Trade Relations and Our Farmers

26 May 2017

With formal trade talks still months away, Mexican and U.S. legislators are turning to what has been dubbed the “tortilla wars” as a batt...

Land Values Still On the Decline?

8 February 2017

When it comes to land values, 2016 finished the year with another slump. This is leaving many farmers to wonder what land values will be...

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