Home / News / Crops news / The drought's many faces

The drought's many faces

Jeff Caldwell 07/20/2012 @ 1:49pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

The corn and soybean crops are taking the most visible hit from the 2012 drought. But, that's not the only sector feeling the pain from the heat and dryness. There are a lot of angles to the drought story in terms of the problems and opportunities it's creating and the ways farmers and ranchers can work to get through what many are saying is the worst drought of this generation.

 

Drought wreaking havoc on cattle, hog farmers

While the corn and soybean crops have taken the worst beating from this year's drought so far, the nation's livestock farmers aren't faring a whole lot better.

 

Turning to silage during drought

Ranchers are struggling to find ways to keep their animals fed in a year when forage is in extremely short supply on account of ongoing drought conditions around the country.



Drought not slowing tractor auction sales

Used farm equipment values must be falling with this severe drought, right? Well, not necessarily. Good used tractors still holding value very well, even in drought areas like eastern Kansas.

Read more from Machinery Pete


 

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM JEFF CALDWELL more +

Remember SLAM To Keep Stored Grain In Good… By: 09/23/2014 @ 12:59pm With a big crop expected this fall, one many experts say will be best left stored on the farm…

This Fall A Good One To Store Grain On The… By: 09/23/2014 @ 12:00pm This may be the year to keep as much of your newly harvested corn close to home. Declining corn…

Machinery Depreciation Most Likely Leader Of… By: 09/23/2014 @ 11:27am During the farm crisis of the 1980s, non-land input costs ultimately followed the massive slide in…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Before Harvest Begins