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It’s the big question, right? Which will make my farm more profitable – getting bigger or trimming it down?

Ag economists Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin from Kansas State University examined data from the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA), which has been helping farmers since the 1930s and has computerized farm records back to the early 1970s, to answer this question.

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In Mississippi, a coordinated research and demonstration/extension effort has substantially increased alfalfa acreage since 2014.

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Donations of hay and fencing can be made at several designated sites in Nebraska for livestock owners or managers who were impacted by the recent adverse weather events. Sites are in Norfolk, Lincoln, Columbus, Albion, Verdigre and at university facilities near Ithaca and Concord. Please see this list on University of Nebraska Extension's flood resources website for contact and drop-off details for each site.

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The pace of 2019 U.S. tractor and combine sales remains ahead of a year ago, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The outlook for the rest of the year hinges on the completion of trade agreements and their potential impact on U.S. farm income.

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Hay producers from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah listened intently to Doug Robison, Idaho president for Northwest Farm Credit Services, as he gave his perspective on U.S. trade policies impacting agricultural markets at the Idaho Hay Association Convention in late February.

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Alfalfa farmers who have purchased alfalfa seed from participating marketers have provided funding for eight new Alfalfa Checkoff research projects. The U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (USAFRI), better known as the Alfalfa Checkoff, recently awarded the fourth round of funding to projects submitted by researchers from a diverse collection of geographic areas of the country.

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