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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal brain disease of deer, elk, and moose that is caused by an abnormal protein called a prion. Animals infected with CWD show symptoms that consist of loss of weight and body condition, behavioral changes, excessive salivation, increased drinking and uri…

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The widespread flooding of this spring and early summer that resulted in delayed and prevented planting along with the extreme dry conditions and devastating fires last summer in California have raised the visibility of the issue of climate change for many people. While this is a controversi…

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Farmers implementing conservation practices that improve soil health aren't just hoping for better crop yields, they’re banking on them. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust recently released case studies highlighting the economic benefits of implementing so…

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Shine up your boots, dust off your hat and pack your bags to head West. Reno, Nevada, is set to host the 2019 National Angus Convention and Trade Show Nov. 2-4. This is the farthest west the convention has ever been held, and the grand prize giveaways truly meet the needs of any western prod…

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Years of attending antique car shows did nothing to assuage the itch that Dennis Connole had to own one of those old cars himself. He had always been fond of the 1960 Ford Starliner, a sleek two-door hardtop model with an airy greenhouse.

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Your great-grandmother may have used this antique box in her kitchen, but not many of us use it today since there are newer, faster ways to get the same result. The pine box is 27 inches high by 36 inches wide and 21 inches deep. It has dovetailed sides and tapered legs. The removable top is…

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While scouting sunflower, there are two types of seed weevils that you may encounter. They are the red sunflower seed weevil and the gray sunflower seed weevil. It is possible to observe both of these species on a single sunflower head (Figure 1), and determining their identities isn’t diffi…

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September 1 is the beginning of a new chapter for Full Circle Ag. Following the retirement of David Andresen, Jeff Thaler has been hired to fill the CEO position. Jeff comes to Full Circle Ag with a wealth of knowledge and 24 years of experience in the retail and wholesale ag marketplace. He…

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08/20/19 — The market seems fairly comfortable sliding lower for the time, with the USDA not helping things last Monday by not cutting acreage as much as expected in corn. However, they did cut soybean acreage much more than expected, and net we actually planted fewer acres than the trade wa…

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Successful hay storage is essential to preserving high quality forage, while ensuring desired performance from livestock and deterring economic losses from unwanted hay storage fires. The predominant reason that fires occur in hay is because of excessive moisture in the plant residue that re…

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal brain disease of deer, elk, and moose that is caused by an abnormal protein called a prion. Animals infected with CWD show symptoms that consist of loss of weight and body condition, behavioral changes, excessive salivation, increased drinking and uri…

Farm Forum

The widespread flooding of this spring and early summer that resulted in delayed and prevented planting along with the extreme dry conditions and devastating fires last summer in California have raised the visibility of the issue of climate change for many people. While this is a controversi…

Farm Forum

Farmers implementing conservation practices that improve soil health aren't just hoping for better crop yields, they’re banking on them. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust recently released case studies highlighting the economic benefits of implementing so…

Farm Forum

Shine up your boots, dust off your hat and pack your bags to head West. Reno, Nevada, is set to host the 2019 National Angus Convention and Trade Show Nov. 2-4. This is the farthest west the convention has ever been held, and the grand prize giveaways truly meet the needs of any western prod…

Ag News

Years of attending antique car shows did nothing to assuage the itch that Dennis Connole had to own one of those old cars himself. He had always been fond of the 1960 Ford Starliner, a sleek two-door hardtop model with an airy greenhouse.

Ag News

Your great-grandmother may have used this antique box in her kitchen, but not many of us use it today since there are newer, faster ways to get the same result. The pine box is 27 inches high by 36 inches wide and 21 inches deep. It has dovetailed sides and tapered legs. The removable top is…

Farm Forum

While scouting sunflower, there are two types of seed weevils that you may encounter. They are the red sunflower seed weevil and the gray sunflower seed weevil. It is possible to observe both of these species on a single sunflower head (Figure 1), and determining their identities isn’t diffi…

Farm Forum

September 1 is the beginning of a new chapter for Full Circle Ag. Following the retirement of David Andresen, Jeff Thaler has been hired to fill the CEO position. Jeff comes to Full Circle Ag with a wealth of knowledge and 24 years of experience in the retail and wholesale ag marketplace. He…

Farm Forum

08/20/19 — The market seems fairly comfortable sliding lower for the time, with the USDA not helping things last Monday by not cutting acreage as much as expected in corn. However, they did cut soybean acreage much more than expected, and net we actually planted fewer acres than the trade wa…

Farm Forum

Successful hay storage is essential to preserving high quality forage, while ensuring desired performance from livestock and deterring economic losses from unwanted hay storage fires. The predominant reason that fires occur in hay is because of excessive moisture in the plant residue that re…