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MANAGEMENT

Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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It seems as though the weather this year is abnormal. But then, so was last year, as were several previous years.

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As a party who supplies hay, grain or other feed or production inputs to a farm, ranch or dairy, you can be in the position of providing credit. When banks extend credit lines for feed, equipment or livestock, those are secured by collateral in the item purchased or other property.

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Drought is a recurring fact of life whether it occurs once every five years or five consecutive years. While little can be done during drought conditions to increase forage pasture growth in the short run, careful management could minimize long-term stand loss and help maintain forage yields until precipitation may become sufficient to increase forage production.

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Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from a producer panel sponsored by AGCO/Hesston earlier this year at World Ag Expo.

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Exposure to deadly silo gases continues to occur wherever silos exist and will continue to be a hazard on the farm as long as silage remains a common feedstuff for livestock.

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We had an unusual start to the season, but thankfully, the majority of corn and alfalfa is up and growing. From the moment moisture hits the seed’s germ, the plant growth cycle begins.

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