Social media: Good or bad for agriculture?
The solution to my writer’s block was to use the very tool I write about: social media. Sometimes I sit down to write this column and find my fingers have no words in them. Inspiration isn’t usually hard to find, but when it is, I find writer’s block tends to be cured by a cold beer, or two. FULL STORY »
Profit Tips:Financial planning makes a healthy operation stronger
Planning for the future raises many questions. Being able to answer those questions proactively will not only help prepare your operation for the next five, 10 or 20 years, but also assists lenders to better serve you. FULL STORY »
Frost-damaged corn may be better for silage or HMSC
The 2014 corn silage harvest season is in full swing in the North Country. Fields planted in May are at or rapidly approaching optimum harvest moisture range (33-35% dry matter). FULL STORY »
Young Farmer: It is time to open the barn doors
Annaliese Wegner and her husband, Tom, own and operate the 550-cow Wegnerlann Dairy, near Ettrick, Wis. Along with Tom’s parents, the four recently formed a limited liability company (LLC) and are all active members on the dairy. FULL STORY »
Miner Institute: Forced to feed newly harvested corn silage?
Corn silage harvest is currently under way for much of the U.S. or just finishing up for those lucky enough to get corn planted early this year. FULL STORY »
Pacific trade pact hindered by secrecy in U.S.-Japan talks
Secrecy about trade negotiations between the United States and Japan is hampering progress on a broader Pacific trade pact, a senior Chilean official said on Friday. FULL STORY »
Now is the time to plan your 2015 weed control
With a chill in the air that feels all too much like autumn is upon us already, it's a great reminder that the 2014 growing season is coming towards its conclusion. FULL STORY »
BMR beat leafy-floury in Miner Institute corn silage study
Overall, lactational performance was better when cows were fed the BMR diet compared with the LF diet. FULL STORY »