We all know that we should wear proper eye protection at work, but what about at home? Tasks such as weed eating the grass, running a chainsaw, or even using power tools can have dangerous consequences. Anytime there is potential for something to break, fly apart, or spray, we need to have a good pair… Continue reading Eye Protection
Patronage has been declared this year. We will be paying a patronage to our customers on the bushels of corn and soybeans that were sold during our fiscal year, which runs from June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018. Total patronage is $1,000,000 for this year. This amounts to $.01615/bushel sold. Of the $1,000,000, $400,000… Continue reading Patronage
Important Reminders If you will have 2017 grain on the farm this fall, you must contact your crop insurance agent to have the bin measured. Otherwise, those bushels will be used to figure revenue losses in 2018. If you are not going to harvest a crop with combine (chop silage, disk under a crop), you must get an… Continue reading Crop Insurance Updates
2018 has brought many challenges to the agriculture industry. Some would argue that there is opportunity on the horizon, while others believe we are trending in a downward spiral. If you're an optimist, you can foresee that this year directly correlates with years past, and we will pull through as an industry. With a positive mindset, looking at the… Continue reading Profitability: Cattle Market
Cover cropping has certainly changed over the last decade. Whether you've been planting cover crops for years or are just considering it for the first time, you can appreciate the growing amount of resources that are available to help you make educational decisions for your farm. The soil health movement is one of the major… Continue reading Planting the Seeds of Your Future: Soil Health
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