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Ben Sloan replied to Jeff Caldwell's discussion Declining farmer numbers
"Young Americans seem to be less interested in farming than previous generations, according to recent data from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. In 2012, the average farmer was 58.3 years old, an increase of 1.2 years since 20071.…"
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Where Will Corn Consumption Come From?

The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large U.S. production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report. Larger crop expectations stem from expectations for higher yield forecasts, with some disagreement about the prospects for changes in acreage estimates. The implication of large crops for the magnitude of year-ending stocks obviously depends on the consumption response. As indicated in earlier newsletters (August 11…

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Pricing High-Moisture Grain

As harvest approaches, a main concern for farmers may be storage and crop drying. If you’re worrying about moisture levels, there are a few different options you can take this fall.

“One possible solution is harvesting the crop as high-moisture grain and marketing it to livestock producers,” says Bob Fanning, Extension plant pathology field specialist at South Dakota State University. “For example, high-moisture corn is an excellent feed for ruminant animals that is used quite…

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Declining farmer numbers

Started by Jeff Caldwell in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ben Sloan 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Pre-Harvest Checklist

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Why is it so hard to get started in farming

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Combine Demolition Derby

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