Farm Business: Pay Attention to the Details for Accurate Accounting Apr 9, 2018

🕔Apr 9, 2018
It was 2011. I was hired DPS Accounting as an accountant to review a farm operation and its various operations: corn, soybeans, dairy, beef, hogs, and chickens. Corn and soybean […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2018 Mar 12, 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018
Hurt notes that a new threat to profit margins for swine producers is being driven by dry weather in Argentina pushing up feed costs, particularly those for soybean meal. Soybean meal […]

Kansas Corn: Clean Corn May Still be Toxic for Animal Feed Dec 26, 2017

🕔Dec 26, 2017
Kansas State University researchers have verified a belief that cleaning corn with common industry methods will reduce mycotoxins that may be present in the crop. But they are also cautioning […]

Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers Nov 28, 2017

🕔Nov 28, 2017
Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. […]

Nebraska: Can Sugarbeets be a Livestock Feed for Weaned Calves? Nov 20, 2017

🕔Nov 20, 2017
Can sugarbeets not destined for processing for human consumption be a viable energy source for cattle? That’s what researchers at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center are […]

Corn, Sorghum: U.S. Feed Grain Exports Break Record in 2016-2017 Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
The U.S. government released international trade figures for July on September 6, the eleventh month of data for the 2016/2017 marketing year for corn and sorghum. With just one month […]

Ag Trade: Direct and Indirect Corn Exports Mar 24, 2017

🕔Mar 24, 2017
Trade continues to occupy a prominent place in current political and policy debates. While the larger trade debate involves many complex aspects, farmers focus on exports of the major commodities […]

Rising Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Grains Outpaces U.S. Production Feb 13, 2017

🕔Feb 13, 2017
Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016–prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to […]

Nebraska: Nitrate Nitrogen or Nitrate – What’s the Difference? Oct 31, 2016

🕔Oct 31, 2016
I just got the nitrate test results back from the lab and the level was 3,000.  Am I in trouble? Every year I get questions similar to this one from […]

Wheat: Growing Demand For Feed May Ease Storage Crunch At U.S. Elevators Oct 28, 2016

🕔Oct 28, 2016
Grain handlers are anticipating an uptick in orders for feed wheat, which should allow them to move excess wheat inventories as farmers bring in a record fall harvest, according to […]

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