What is going on in the soybean fields? What is the yield potential? Should I give up? The answer is NO. We all know that soybeans are photosensitive plants. In other words, day length is what signals the plant to enter the reproductive growth stages (flowering and setting pods). While this is commonly referred to as… Continue reading What’s Going On in the Soybean Fields?
One of the most dangerous jobs we do on the farm and at the elevator is bin entry. This is the time of year we clean out bins and haul grain to town in preparation for the upcoming harvest. Please stop and take some time to plan your next bin entry. Each year, 20 to 40… Continue reading Safety First
With the My Grain Account option from our website, you can view your UFC account anytime day or night. To get started, click on My Grain Account from the top our website: http://www.ursacoop.com If this is your first time viewing this information, click on first time sign on. You will need your UFC account number… Continue reading My Grain Account
The UFC Grain Department is quickly kicking it into high gear moving out old crop grain as Mother Nature has blessed us with a good rain this past week. Both corn and soybean basis have improved as grain futures tumbled to the lowest weekly close for the July contract this year for both corn and… Continue reading Grain
With the recent wind and hail event that happened on June 14th, it is a good time to touch on a few important actions that should be taken in the following days. This is a good time to be scouting fields. The wind can damage the corn by causing green snap or goose necking.… Continue reading Hail Damage
Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) insurance is a product that was added several years ago by the RMA, and has turned out to be a very beneficial tool to help lower risk for livestock producers during a drought year. This past spring has been no exception. The PRF policy will issue payments whenever it rains… Continue reading Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage
This past April was the second coldest on record. With depleted hay and stockpiled forage supplies for some and a lack of rainfall for others, an important idea to keep in mind is to consider early weaning for spring calves. With traditional weaning ranging from 180-210 days of average calf age, early weaning would fall… Continue reading Early Weaning