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SEED SELECTION: Could Non-GMO offer you (and your tenant) a greater profit per acre? The 2018 harvest season is just getting started across the country and things are about to get busy. The planting season, of course, dictates the ultimate outcome of this harvest, with seed selection playing a crucial role. Seed selection is an Read more about Is Non-GMO a good option for my farm?[…]
Responsibility of Stewardship Recently, protection of drinkable water has frequently made the mainstream media. The issues in the Chesapeake Bay, Minnesota, Des Moines, Lake Erie, and the Gulf of Mexico, have all been at least partially attributed to production agriculture. In some cases, regulation has been the necessary action. Put simply, all farmland is part Read more about Land and Water Stewardship is Everyone’s Responsibility[…]
Farmland loss, is it really a big deal? The loss of farmland is happening at an alarming rate. In a recent Agweek article, it stated that the US lost 31 million acres of farmland from 1992-2012. This is an incredible number, approximately the size of the state of Iowa. But why does this have an Read more about As a Landowner does the loss of farmland really impact me?[…]
How do I find the farmer to rent my land? Finding the right farm tenant can be a stressful undertaking. For most landowners, a renter change doesn’t happen often. But when it does happen, it can mean partnering with a farmer who can bring you long-term value just by how they manage your farm. Here Read more about 7 Steps to Find the Right Farmer Tenant[…]
What if landlords picked their farm tenants like they picked their NCAA basketball brackets? I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. Growing up in Indiana, I have shot many baskets on a rim in the barn and basketball was a big part of life. Even today I still get abused Read more about Do we pick our farm renters like we pick our NCAA bracket?[…]
Are you thinking about the farm this time a year? It seems this time of year the weather changes from one day to the next or even one hour to the next. But there is always something to do on the farm. Most farmers and landowners have their lease agreements in place and are looking Read more about Three benefits of a farm pre-planting meeting[…]
What should I include in my budget for landlords beyond just rent? It is normally this time of year when many producers are thinking about the annual budgets and planning their cash flow for next year. This is a must for any business, so it is just as important in farming. Many producers do Read more about Budgeting for growth and building relationships with landlords?[…]
How important is it to clear brush from the edges of your fields? I was talking to a farmer that I’ve worked closely with for many years and this week was the week they were out cleaning fence rows. And I couldn’t agree more that this was a perfect week, with the mild temperatures and Read more about Pros and Cons to Keeping Fence Rows Clean[…]
How can I build soil organic matter? Last week I shared with you the importance of soil organic matter and the many benefits it can give to your crop and soil. Organic matter is one of the hardest places to see improvements. The amount of time it takes to grow organic matter just half a Read more about What can I do to build soil organic matter?[…]
What makes one field more productive than another? As you evaluate the productivity of your field, what characteristics make it more valuable than another? There are many things that contribute to a fields’ overall productivity, soil health, drainage, fertility, etc. But soil organic matter seems to be most common in highly productive fields. So what Read more about Why is Soil Organic Matter so Important?[…]