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Vilsack, Crop Insurance Get a Close… By: 03/11/2015 @ 12:15pm

Crop insurance is the centerpiece of the farm safety net, a victory for farm groups who made a strong insurance…

How Cheaper Crude Oil Impacts U.S. Farm… By: 03/11/2015 @ 11:37am

At every seminar and webinar I did this winter, I was asked the same question: What will the price of crude do to…

Your Profit: Planting Time is Selling… By: 04/21/2015 @ 1:37pm

This winter, I spoke at a conference in Brookings, South Dakota. After I wrapped up, a farmer walked up to the…

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall. (Off Topic) Blue Bell has recalled their ice cream due to listeria concerns.  If you have some in your freezer; it is probably a good idea to throw it…

US: top wheat supplier for Brazil for the third year Yes, for the third year in a row the United States will be the top wheat supplier for Brazil. I will bring numbers from Brazilian consultancy Trigo…

New FarmHer photos I wanted to share a new slideshow I just put together, with photos Marji Guyler-Alaniz took on Barbara Mazurek's Texas ranch. Barbara is 78…

Taking It to the Bank By: 04/14/2015 @ 11:32am

Look for Drew Peterson this time of year, and you’ll find him busy with calving and…

Slow Road to Japanese… By: 03/24/2014 @ 10:22am

With the biofuels boom slowing, trade and exports are regaining importance. When…

Investing in Tools or Labor? By: 08/15/2014 @ 11:23am

A welder is one of those tools that’s definitely advantageous to have on the farm, but…

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Senator Grassley and his Mower

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