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Winter stocker opportunities in today’s cattle market
Cattle and beef markets have strengthened in October despite the uncertainty of the past couple of weeks. Feeder and fed cattle prices, along with boxed beef have all advanced compared to pre-shutdown reports with fed cattle showing the strongest relative increase.
Approaching disease from different perspectives
What does a California field of barley from 1951 have to do with a field of Kansas wheat in 2013? The much reviled disease barley yellow dwarf (BYD) virus was named from a ferocious outbreak of the disease back in 1951 in California.
Controlling volunteer wheat key to shutting down wheat streak mosaic
Wheat streak mosaic can shut down wheat yields and defund next summer’s profits quicker than Congress in a nasty mood.
Another year, another successful show at the Ozark Fall Farmfest
Last weekend’s cool fall weather wasn’t enough to keep in excess of 40,000 visitors away from the recent Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri.
2013 K-State Beef Stocker Days
The gravel road to Kansas State University’s Beef Stocker Unit filled with dust on Sept. 26 as cattlemen and women from across Kansas and bordering states gathered to listen to industry leaders speak of the future of the beef stocker segment and how to make improvements in their own operations.
Business driven by integrity and passion
Knowledgeable, caring, honest — these are words colleagues and business partners use to describe R.D. Vestal of the former Vestal Equipment dealership, Bolivar, Missouri. On Sept. 10, the dealership officially became one of Crown Power and Equipment’s six locations.
Stalk Nitrate-N Test — A tool for evaluating nitrogen in corn
With the increase in N fertilizer prices, and growing concern for environment growers are becoming more interested in fine tuning fertilizer N applications for corn production.
A silent yield killer
Mayetiola destructor. Sounds almost like a monster in one of the old mutant lizard movies right? Actually, this is the scientific name for what we commonly call Hessian fly.
The plant mechanic
“I consider myself an auto mechanic of plants,” Gretchen Sassenrath said. “I understand how they work and why they don’t.”
New painting facility first of its kind for North American ag
Two years and $40 million dollars later, the ribbon was cut on AGCO’s manufacturing facility with the latest finishing and paint technologies in Hesston, Kansas.
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