NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Gordon Vail

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Kacy Perry

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Doug Stark

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Ray Gaesser

The market is sending a message

A record corn crop combined with the lowest commodity prices in recent years is sending a message to farmers.  Steve Nicholson, grain and oilseed analyst with Rabo Agrifinance tells Brownfield the market is telling farmers to store their crop – and that’s exactly what they’re doing.  “They market is going to pay them to store... Read more »

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Good week for corn, soybean inspections

  USDA reports corn and soybean export inspections for the week ending November 20 were above what’s needed weekly to meet USDA projections for the 2014/15 marketing year, while wheat missed the mark. Wheat came out at 447,353 tons, up 304,809 from the week ending November 13 and 104,529 higher than the week ending November... Read more »

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Soil health boosts yields

There aren’t many acres on Indiana farmer Mike Shuter’s farm that aren’t no-till.  As he talks to farmers around his area – he finds out his yields are pretty comparable.  “I think we even have some fields that yield better than some of the other operations where they’re doing a lot of tillage,” he says. ... Read more »

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OCA replacement female sale

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will hold a replacement female sale on Friday, November 28 at the Muskingum Livestock Auction in Zanesville. John Grimes, Extension beef coordinator at Ohio State University says consignments include mature cow, less than five years of age and bred heifers. “And we do have a good bit of breed diversity this... Read more »

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Value of meat exports growing

In the last few years, the value of meat exported from the U.S. has grown significantly.  Contributing to that growth is that many countries enhanced their wherewithal to afford meat, according to Leann Saunders of Castle Rock, Colorado, who chairs the U.S. Meat Export Federation. AUDIO: Leann Saunders (3 min. MP3)  

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Training a horse by personality type

Eunice Rush has learned a lot about matching the right horse with the right rider.  In fact, she’s written the book on it.  Her book, “Know You, Know Your Horse“ focuses on matching the horse with the rider, which she discussed in an earlier program.  Another area discussed in her book is training and how... Read more »

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Cover crops benefit soil health

Soil health is a vital component to sustainable farming. Indiana farmer Mike Shuter has been no-till farming for nearly 30 years. He says cover crops play a significant role in maintaining soil health on his farm.  “We’re trying to keep something green and growing on the field all year round,” he says.  “It helps build... Read more »

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Are farmland values set to decline?

Crop prices are at the lowest levels they’ve been in recent years.  That, combined with expectations that interest rates are expected to increase in the coming years leads Purdue University ag economist Michael Langemeir to believe the decade-long increase in farmland values may soon be over. However, Langemeier, associate director of the Center for Commercial... Read more »

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It's a profitable time for pork producers

For pork producers that weren’t hit with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, 2014 has been one of the most profitable years on record.  But what about farms that were hit with PEDv? Paragon Economics president Steve Meyer says, “Even those that have been hit with PEDv – the corn cost are going to go down... Read more »

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Cooperative Network honors four

Cooperative Network recognized four individuals with the Cooperative Builder Award at the organization’s annual meeting in La Crosse this week. Pete Giacomini of Cooperative Resources International; Bill Berg, president and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, Jim Hager, general manager of Harmony Country Cooperative and Kim Sponem of Summit Credit Union were recognized for their long... Read more »

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