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November 1, 2013

How agriculture is part of the environment and what effects are occurring?

How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? - Dr. John Foley - University of Minnesota , Institute of the Environment, from the Leman Pork Conference, September 18-21, 2010, RiverCentre, St Paul, MN, USA.

Dr. Foley brings together data and stories on how agriculture is part of the environment and what effect are occurring. He also points out some of the myths about agriculture's impacts plus some of the realities.

September 24, 2013

What happens during the harvest and what are some of the issues farmers and ranchers work through?

AgChat on Harvest 2013Getting The Crops To You The food on your plate has to start somewhere. Harvesting is one of those starting points. Throughout the year farms and ranches finishing there season by getting crops collected and sending them to distributors, processors, and mills. What is involved in harvesting? What do people need to do to get crops in? This AgChat conversation highlights some of the actions during the harvest season.

March 5, 2013

Can we predict the future with weather, crops, and economics? No, but we can get a sense of direction.

Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, President of Paragon Economics, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

February 18, 2013

The word subsidy lumps many forms of agriculture support into one word when it is really many types of support.

Subsidies are a component of agriculture monetary flows in pretty much all developed countries around the world. The reasons for having a subsidy varies, though many types of subsidies are in place to help guarantee some form of payment for an agricultural crop in the event of a disaster, poor market prices, or foreign competition.

In the United States, subsidies tend to be lumped into a single term but there are actually several different kinds of subsidies.

September 6, 2012

Drought severity in various regions have made understanding grain quality paramount when looking at animal feed. Are you prepared?

What Do You Know About Aflatoxin?Being able to identify the possibility of aflatoxin is critical when it comes to grain being used for food and feed. This resource page is a starting point to staying on top of the issues and training your production staff.
Aspergillus ear rot. Photo credit: Iowa State University

August 30, 2012

Crops and fuels are being reviewed in light of drought and feed requirements for animal agriculture.

Information To Help Your Operations

August 7, 2012

AgChat on the 2012 Drought Drought and Impact The 2012 Drought is very serious across the country. Will there be a profit for farmers and ranchers and what are the impacts that will be carried into 2013? This AgChat discusses these and other questions while hoping for rain.

June 27, 2012

Learning more about the weather and Monday morning animal adventures are part of this month's CropVillage update.

Information To Help Your Operations

May 29, 2012

Are Cover Crops Helpful?

Cover Crops What Are Cover Crops? When is the best time to till in cover crops? Which is best time for cover crops, spring or fall? Incorporating cover crops can help manage soil fertility, soil quality, water, and weeds. But it does require planning and buying into a philosophy that takes into account how sustainable agriculture works. This AgChat provides some information on cover crop approaches.

May 23, 2012

How do you find crop insurance providers and and figure out the process? These resource links will offer assistance.

Crop insuranceGrowing food is a risky business because there are many random things outside of the farm manager's control, weather being top of the list. Crop insurance offers farmers and ranchers the tools to help reduce the sting of losses without going seriously bankrupt.

March 19, 2012

What should you be doing with your corn?

There is less pressure from ethanol demand and the industry is catching up with trend-line yields. And prices are moderating, although at higher levels than preferred. Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.

March 5, 2012

What happened at the 2012 Commodity Classic? Social media gives a glimpse.

There were ~1,500 tweets with ~400 links (photos, lots of photos!) and many comments on the food, entertainment, and the people. Snapshots of the tweets (March 1, March 2, & March 3) offer a view into what 311 tweeters thought of #Classic12.

February 22, 2012

How are markets being affected and what are farmers doing?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Feed Efficiency Factors And Lower Costs - Roger Campbell from Pork CRC talks about maximizing feed efficiency, phase feeding, and factors affecting feed costs [audio].
January 28, 2012

How can you manage corn production in extreme weather conditions?

Corn Management for Extreme Conditions - Dr. Bob Nielsen, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

What are some approaches to managing profit margin risk?

Strategies to Manage Profit Margin Risk - Dr. Corinne Alexander, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

January 28, 2012

While the weather is out of your control, your equipment is something that you can use and improve upon to work around unforeseen issues.

Precision Planting - Sean Ariens, from the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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