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Agriculture

While You’re Waiting

🕔09:44, 17.Apr 2018

Tuesday, March 20th marked the first day of spring, and that usually gets farmers excited for sunshine, warmth and this year’s planting season.  But because Mother Nature has a mind of her own, many are still waiting – perhaps impatiently –

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New Tax Laws Pretty Good for Farmers

🕔09:43, 17.Apr 2018

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act in general appears to be pretty good for farmers, and I’ve recapped some highlights for your information: Individual income tax rates are overall, lower for the next seven years (they’re scheduled to sunset after

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Behind Every Great Man…

🕔17:44, 2.Apr 2018

You’ve heard that phrase-  Behind every great man is a great woman.   This expression has been in use at least since the 1940s and suggests that no man becomes successful on his own.  Very often there’s a woman who has had

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New Tech Old Planters: The Birth of a New Industry Trend Updated

🕔17:44, 2.Apr 2018

The Planter Market has been a rollercoaster since 2014. Four years ago, if you had a planter larger than a single row you had a hard time getting rid of it. Like other equipment segments, planters were highly produced and

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Mending Fences Updated

🕔17:41, 19.Mar 2018

Robert Frost once said, Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.   These “walls” made of various materials over the years have served many purposes.  In agriculture, fences primarily kept livestock on and predators (both

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Underwear Underground Updated

🕔17:41, 19.Mar 2018

In today’s highly advanced world we often gravitate toward the most scientific information and practices available.  After all, those techniques are the culmination of many years of research and that’s what we want, right?  When it comes to your soil’s health, you

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The Face of a New Farm Bill Updated

🕔08:53, 27.Feb 2018

I recently received the NFU E-Newsletter and wanted to share what the National Farmers Union says about our nation’s Farm Bill: The Farm Bill is the most important and comprehensive piece of food and farm legislation in the United States.  It’s critical not just

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Corn and Soybean Farmers Must Act Now

🕔08:50, 27.Feb 2018

  Steve Johnson, farm and ag business management specialist with Iowa State University recently tried to get attendees at an annual ag outlook meeting to create grain marketing plans.  Only about half actually have any sort of plan and Johnson

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Fire-Fighting Farmers

🕔09:31, 21.Feb 2018

The first firefighters were privately owned slaves that were organized into a group that fought common fire problems in Rome (4 AD).  Their duties also included catching petty crime thieves, capturing runaway slaves and acting in supportive roles during riots and

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