Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Regardless of the weather, there is always a need for a reasonable estimate of the price of corn when used for silage.

"Until that time, he hadn't given money much thought. They'd never had much, but neither had anyone else they knew.

If the writing of federal legislation is, as often described, a kabuki dance, then the farm bill passed by House Ag Committee July 19 is only the first, essential step of a complex drama that has two more months of rewrites before its scheduled Oct.

I can't even get arrested in this town. Well, OK, technically I could probably get arrested, but what I probably wouldn't get is a CNN ticker and headline news.

"Step, kick, kick, cross-back, step, step; repeat, kick, kick, cross-back." I heard my daughter practicing in her room.

Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got till it's gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot - Lyrics by Joni Mitchell Ten farms in Adams County.

To think I am being held hostage by a half-ounce bird! Outside the kitchen window, the wisteria vine is headed for the roof, hulls from oil sunflower seeds are piling up, venturing to the trash can elicits a loud scolding, and even filling the bird bath is a challenge.

You may not consider yourself a large corporation, but completing a regular SWOT analysis of your farm or agricultural business can be beneficial to keep you competitive.

There is concern, and rightfully so, among many on today's farms as outside influences converge to voice opinions on everything from long-standing ag business practices to animal treatment.

Dry conditions in many parts of the state have greatly reduced hay and hay silage yields, which has reduced forage inventory on many dairy farms.
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