October Gleanings

  • Commitment to Conservation

    The U.S. has 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests.

    Source: USDA Forest Service

  • To chop or not to chop

    Only 8% of farmers use a corn head with a chopper.

    Source: Successful Farming Farm Equipment Study

  • Crop Quiz

    What percentage of the U.S. soybean crop is lost due to pathogens and pests each year?
    A. 5%
    B. 10%
    C. 15%
    D. 20%

    Find the answer on page 8 in Successful Farming magazine.

  • Climate Change

    Precipitation in the Midwest is likely to fall more frequently in heavy downpours, increasing the likelihood of flooding. The last three decades have been the wettest in a century for the Midwest.

    Source: EPA

  • Hamburgers

    Hamburger from a single steer will make about 720 quarter-pound hamburgers.

    Source: Iowa Farm Bureau

  • Wise words

    "It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps a harvest in the autumn." -B.C. Forbes

  • Dutch tip

    Land that rents cheap is cheap for a reason.

    Source: Al Kluis Farmer's Almanac

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