Old farm items salvaged, made into fabulous décor
Artist, teacher, farm wife turns passion for creativity into on-farm business
MDA’s Freland: ‘If we produce it, we must sell it’
“Before, I think us dairy producers thought our function was to produce; once it got into a carton consumers would buy it."
Wiping out buckthorn with help of hungry hogs
“It was my goal to get rid of the buckthorn without ... leaching herbicide and silt into area wetlands.”
Pork raised, processed on-site at Fox Farm Pork
Freshness and flavor are critical to the products that Laurence Fox is proud of.
Family passing farming tradition to son
“I don’t think there was ever a time when I contemplated anything other than being in agriculture.”
Mielke Market Weekly: How low will they go?
Eyes were on the cash dairy markets this week to see if last week’s price declines would continue. They did.
Grain Angles: Decisions, decisions
As we head into another harvest, there sure is a lot to think about and consider in your farming operation.
Livestock Angles: Cattle up, hogs try to keep pace
Cattle are still on an upward trend, and the hog market struggles to keep pace.
Grain Outlook: Big yields, slow harvest
Corn stabilized this week as it balanced continuing reports of tremendous yields against slow harvest progress.
Farm Programs: New farm bill program details, timelines
Information on the choices that landowners and producers will need to make during the farm program sign-up times in the coming months.
The Back Porch: Relationships happen around dinner table
Relationships don’t happen at arm’s length. It takes place up close and personal, and what better place than at the table?
Cookbook Corner: Cooking Brazilian
A recent trip to the enchanting — and huge! — country of Brazil was the chance of a lifetime for me to sample a whole new cuisine.
Table Talk: Loading hogs an emotional experience
There are fewer groups of words that can strike more panic into a marriage as the group that goes, “Can you help load hogs in the morning?”
The Bookworm Sez: Book portrays brave female Civil War soldier
There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you.
Letter: Buy seed later, get discounts
When your seed dealers come around this fall, and if nobody orders the seed, companies will do some heavy discounting by February or March.
Commentary: Farm to School creates new opportunities
An investment in the health of America’s students through Farm to School is also an investment in farmers and ranchers.
Land Minds: Why we write
If my math is right, you should be tired of me writing about my granddaughter in about the next day or two.
Farm & Food File: The price of access to Congress
In politics, as in business, these people either buy or invest; they rarely just “contribute.”
Farm & Food File: Gates owns stakes in real land, fake meat
Latest Nuts & Bolts
DuPont Pioneer, Perdue AgriBusiness Announce Plans to Double Acreage for the 2015 Plenish® High Oleic Soybean Program
Demand for Healthier Soybean Oil Grows
Landmark Services Cooperative broadens seed portfolio through Curry® Seeds partnership
New partnership offers Midwest crop growers additional benefits in plant diversity, insect protection and herbicide resistance.
Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture seeks nominations
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn., (10/20/2014) — Nominations are open for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2015 awards. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger.
Cellulosic ethanol produced with Cellerate™ process technology receives EPA certification for cellulosic biofuels RINs
· Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) is Quality Assurance Program-certified to generate D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)
Wheat Growers Promotes Nick Ihnen to MZB Technical Agronomist
(Aberdeen, SD) --- MZB continues to expand its precision ag business throughout Wheat Growers territory. A key element of that expansion is the addition of highly qualified people to the precision ag team. The latest is Nick Ihnen, who is an MZB Technical Agronomist position for the southern Wheat Growers territory. Ihnen was previously a Sales Agronomist at the Wheat Growers Tulare location.