what an unusal year, I think we had spring in Febuary, now its 80 degrees in March, was drilling fence post in, and the ground in southern Indiana (up on the ridges) is dry 2 foot down. Im working on adding more fence, and more pasture ground, going to expand the goat herd. Ive sold all my cows, going to custom graze some for some neighbors, at these prices it dosent pencil out to own any cattle, make more money grazing other folks cattle. Pasture is a money maker at these grain prices, if…Continue
Added by Joshua Crissen on March 20, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
With the country in such turmoil such as fuel prices and drought, it is begining to get hard to find work as far as custom work goes. We didn't feel the effect bad last year but this coming harvest is going to be a liittle tougher, fuel predicted to be $5.00 gallons and wheat being below 7.00 dollars and with alot of farmers grazing cattle and not harvesting it, wow how tough is that going to be on a custom cutter. A bit of good news is that with south and central america feel a bad drought,…Continue
New website saves money for farmers while providing an outlet to sell new products
What do flash sale websites that sell fashion, wine, or gadgets have in common with farming and agriculture? Not much. But in the world of online ecommerce, what works in one industry may work in another. Flash sales have come to agriculture and promise savings for those in farming and agriculture while providing a new outlet and sales channel for agriculture…Continue
Added by Colin Shepherd on March 12, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
Getting antsy to get going. The weather is so warn so early. Given the butt whipping we took on our bottom ground Im hoping to start early and finish early.
Jen and I had a conference call with our crop insurance agent on Thirsday night. It might seem odd to have to do this by phone but its the way things go when u dont live were u farm. We settled on 80% this year. Somehow I hate betting against myself. Since the county average T yield is only 126bu last years 105bu average…Continue
Added by K2 on March 11, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
My latest workshop repair manual aquired is for the Case 4490 and 4690 tractors and is close on 2000 pages and weighs in at just over 5 kilo including the folder. It's the biggest of all my manuals. Do you have a manual with more pages in it? Dont forget, all members of Farmers Future have access to all my 1500 manual library, if you're in a fix I can email you a couple of pages from any of them, just ask, it's free and might just get you out of a spot. Don't throw that old manual away, I'm…Continue
Added by Brian Dudhill on March 7, 2012 at 11:20pm — No Comments
Hey, everyone. Just a quick reminder that the deadline for applications for the 2012 New Century Farmer conference is next Thursday, March 15. The event will take place July 8-14 in Johnston, Iowa, and is free to those students who are selected. Only 50 students will be selected to participate.
Read more: Calling all New Century…Continue
Added by Justin Davey on March 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Hello all, with only about 300 acres of wheat and 200 corn, should i stay with cash prices and store on site or foward contract at elevator?? What do you do???