The A-List includes websites, blogs, social media postings, user comments and other Internet-based content developed by agribusinesses, agricultural media, and farmers.
As the politicians and pundits sort out the results of Tuesday’s mid-term elections, farmers have begun to provide their own take on the historic balloting in which Republicans are expected to win at least 60 more U.S. House seats and erase the Democratic majority, as well as gain ground in the Senate.
The early views expressed in an Agriculture.com forum suggest that farmers feel the results bode well for the country as a whole, and indirectly for agriculture.
"It seems there are two sides to this debate. Some farmers believe it's wise to trade every couple of years to keep machinery current and get the best return on your investment (i.e. tax strategy, increased efficiency (because of improved engines and new technologies on equipment), fewer breakdowns with newer equipment)," writes Laurie Potter, Deputy Machinery Editor for Successful Farming.
Last week’s USDA monthly report kept farmers debating yield prospects for the 2010 crop, and left the market guessing the direction of the fall harvest.
Follow down the road as Agriculture.com checks crop progress & farm technology in Iowa & Missouri.
A highlight of the Agricultural Media Summit, being held this week in St. Paul, Minnesota, is InfoExpo, an exhibition for companies to show off their products and services to the media professionals who serve the nation’s farmers and ranchers.
This year, Agriculture.com looked for new Web features being touted by exhibitors.
Here are some highlights, which soon will be cited, or already are, on the new Agriculture.com [A] List.
Minnesota farmers are preparing for a big and early harvest this fall, say Jim Grubish and John Jewison, Waterville, MN.