For most cow-calf producers, summer’s swing to fall means weaning time is just around the corner.
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You may only be one hog barn away from keeping the kids on the farm.
Crop Watcher Martey Stewart was planning for his annual barbecue sale at the West Point Sale barn Aug. 19 where they will be selling more than 3,000 head of calves and yearlings. “If you have cattle to sell or are looking to buy, give us a call or stop buy for a noon meal,” he said. “Would love to show you around.”
Cattle producers have been struggling to find prices that work for them, says University of Tennessee Extension ag economist Andrew Griffith.
A crop watcher update: It’s been a beautiful week for crop watcher Shawn Freeland at his Caputa, South Dakota operation. Since Aug. 1, Freeland recorded 3.14 inches of rain, and it came very casually. “Just beautiful storms with very little wind and nice showers,” Freeland said.
Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year.
Cliche as it may be, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Main Street in New Iberia. City workers were busy Monday trimming branches…