Aug 14, 2012

Farm Family Living Costs Spiral Upward

Farm family living costs appear to be hotter than the searing sun scorching the landscape across a good share of North America. The annual family living cost summaries provided by the professionals of the Nebraskaland Farm and Ranch Management Education Program provide evidence of these cost increases....More
Aug 14, 2012

August Crop Report Recap

Due to the severe drought affecting much of the major corn- and soybean-producing areas of the United States, the Aug. 10 USDA crop report was very highly anticipated. A large percentage of the primary crop-growing areas in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas are in severe to extreme drought conditions, with major reductions in crop yields. Portions of Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Ohio and southern Minnesota have also experienced some drought conditions. The USDA crop estimates were based on crop conditions as of Aug. 1, and the USDA crop report verified the severity of the 2012 drought....More

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