Can Your Farm Survive?
How can your farm survive the tough ag economy? As our agriculture economy continues to struggle and the commodity markets have yet to rebou..
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2019 Crop Year—Overcoming Prevented Planting and Other..
The Gift That Keeps On Giving Obviously, the buzz words in the grain belt this year are “prevented planting” (PP). However, the weather chal..
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2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference Recap
The 2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference, with the theme “Explore. Discover. Innovate.” was held in St. Charles, Missouri, on July 15–18..
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4 Best Practices for Farm Safety
During busy seasons, farm safety can take a backseat to other business priorities critical to success. However, safety needs to be part of y..
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Market Facilitation Program Details
On July 25, 2019, USDA announced more details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a $16 billion-dollar package created to assist produ..
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Capitalism as a Force for Good for Family Farms
Gratitude Railroad For the last few years, I have attended the Gratitude Railroad Investor Retreat in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Best gu..
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"Make Your Mark" FamilyFarms Group Winter Conference Recap
The 2019 FamilyFarms Group Winter Conference, with the theme “Make Your Mark,” was held in Richardson, Texas on January 29 – February 1 and ..
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2019 Farm Bill: How Will It Affect YOU and YOUR FARMING..
The New Farm Bill, to the tune of $867 Billion, does these things:
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Re-Imagine Soil: Sustainable Agriculture
How Are You Helping Shape the Future of Sustainable Agriculture? Each of us has our own story about food and farming and why these are impor..
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The 2018 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference was a Grand..
The 2018 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference themed “Building a Strong Team” that was held in O’Fallon, Illinois on July 16 – 19 was a grand..
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Help My Family Farm! Defining Roles and Sticking to Them
With multiple areas of responsibility and specific functions that are performed only once each agricultural season, it is imperative that a ..
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Limited Capital Access in Row Crop Consolidation - Part 2
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Limited Capital Access in Row Crop Consolidation
We’ve discussed farmer age and use of technology as macro factors in consolidation of row crop agriculture. This article and the next will l..
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Row Crop Consolidation: Big Data, A Source of Knowledge
If you’d like to catch up in the series discussing the major factors in row crop consolidation, check our previous articles discussing farme..
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Are You Keeping Your Digital Farm Information Safe?
With threats like ransomware, viruses, malware, hardware failure, user error, vandalism, theft, natural disaster, and disgruntled employees,..
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Does On-Farm Grain Storage Genuinely Add Value?
After three years of unprofitable grain production margins, it’s difficult to consider a significant capital project. Yet, when I interview ..
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