Grain, livestock markets rebalancing || Christmas on the farm
The grain markets are mostly bearish right now. Not good for farmers, right? Wrong, says one economist. It's a sign of better balance for both crops & livestock, making for a more stable marketplace, one economist says. Do you agree?
CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM
CORN HIGH YIELD TEAM
Regular scouting reveals maladies
Each year, the "whoosh" of rustling leaves, the "che" of a shovel striking soil, and the "psshh" of flying shoveled dirt emanate from Jim Mitchell's cornfields. That's because the Eaton, Ohio, farmer spends a good part of his summer in his cornfields checking for maladies and taking root checks. It helps give him insight into how to crack the 300-bushel-per-acre yield level and lets him know what he can expect come harvest.