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New member to the Successful Farming team.

Hey everyone! My name is David Ekstrom and I am the new Multimedia Producer at Successful Farming and Agriculture.com. Just thought I would introduce myself to everyone! If you have any ideas for cool topics for the site, shoot me a message.

Added by David Ekstrom on June 25, 2013 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

Can you fund it?

Is anyone out their having problems servicing term debt? Maybe you're barely squeezing by on your operating loan payments.  I'd appreciate some feed back on all your finance questions and concerns.

Added by Bobby Field on June 3, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

How Popular Can Your Crops Be?

How Popular Can Your Crops Be?

Added by Shaun Hamlin on May 24, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

Corn in ground

Corn is planted and almost poking through already.  Winter barley trial is interesting as it is short but is heading out very well already.  Weighing my options on which herbicide to post on my non gmo corn.  Yes all my corn is conventional and some is even open pollinated.  No triple dipple or quad stacks of hundred dollar bills for my seed bill.  I also can proudly say Monsanto(monsatan) has not gotten a penny from me yet. It is definitely not the easy way to go choosing non gmo. I also…

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Added by Scott Edward Dudek on May 23, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

When to plant

To plant or not to plant today...  with time ticking away, lots of rain and cold temps in the forecast it's hard to know what's best. Guess for now I don't have to choose myself :) Good luck farmers!

Added by Austin Carlson on April 30, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Repair your faulty equipment with the aid of my free library.

Just a reminder to all members, that I now have more than 1250 workshop and operator manuals and parts lists for all sorts of farming equipment and if you're stuck for a bit of information from any of them, just ask. I'm happy to send members up to 4 pages from any manual I have and hope it gets you out of a fix.

Added by Brian Dudhill on March 18, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments

The Farmer: An American Hero

The Farmer: An American Hero

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Added by Shaun Hamlin on February 24, 2013 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Marketing crops for 2013

A guy I know, who buys a lot of corn, stated a couple of weeks ago that the last three years have turned good disciplined marketers into bad marketers.   He's right in the sense that in the last three years any forward sale has been a bad one.   I agree with him that selling grain should be about risk control and not about dollar maximization.  Those that can make the jump are better marketers and sleep better.     The business school people would say which do you want...  two identical…

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Added by K2 on February 17, 2013 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

K2 year 5 coming up

Ive been posting on this sight since just before we planted our first crop.   ime sure slips by quickly.  After last years disaster lets hope for a better year in 2013.

 

The biggest changes for this year are going to be in acres.   We were able to buy an adjacent farm a few weeks ago that will add  110 acres.  I then got on the phone and finally took the leap to call on some other adjacent land that would make sense to try and buy.  Its regular topic on how to get on more…

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Added by K2 on February 14, 2013 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Strong Rural Communities, Stronger America

Interesting news from the USDA..

Last week, the Department hosted several members of the (OECD) at USDA headquarters in Washington to highlight the findings of a new report, Promoting Growth in All Regions, that says investments in rural places are vital for aggregate national economic growth and in many cases, such investments have found that rural regions have, on average, enjoyed faster growth than urban…

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Added by Christopher Sandler on January 23, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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