Agriculture News

Where are the winter blues?

Published on 01.23.2019 by Bruce Burnett


In case you missed it, there was Super Blood Blue/Wolf Moon on Jan. 21, 2019. This is a rare event that will not occur for another 18 years according to NASA. What is not exceptional about the event was that it was a very cold day over most of the country. If you could see the moon, temperatures were most likely well below normal when you went outside to view the spectacle. This comes as no surprise as the coolest temperatures of the year are usually recorded in the last two weeks of January. 

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Make death and divorce part of your transition conversation

Published on 01.17.2019 by Matt McIntosh


The death of an owner or divorce can have devastating effects on farm businesses, in some cases wiping away generations of accumulated equity. Given these stakes, Robert Scriven, a lawyer specializing in agricultural law and litigation on behalf of farmers and farm businesses, says avoiding worse-case scenarios starts with having tough conversations and documenting decisions.

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Think ahead when developing a grazing plan

Published on 01.17.2019 by Craig Lester


Not every year will be rough for forage crops and pastures like 2018. Some years are ideal for great growth, and experts say producers should use those years to replenish grass from the poor years.

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Rooted in Strength: Managing change on the farm

Published on 01.09.2019 by Cynthia Beck

Producer Cynthia Beck, a suicide intervention responder in rural Saskatchewan, explains how being proactive and facing challenges as they arise can help manage the impact of continual change in our lives.
Change is guaranteed in life
Plan accordingly
Keep lines of communication open in your business
Tackle challenges head-on

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