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  • Cattle Group

    Public
    A group dedicated to all things cattle!
    Interest: Beef Cattle

    Canola Growers

    Public
    Here’s a group for canola growers to connect.
    Interest: Canola

    Capitol Commodity Hedging Services United States, IN, Indianapolis

    Job Title: President
    About: My job includes senior commodity analyst and hedging manager; I provide tailored hedge strategies for producers and end users in many market sectors including the following: Grains, Energies, Metals, Livestock, Softs; and make myself available to discuss implementation of these programs.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Marketing, Feeder Cattle

    Carl Lippert United States, WI, Pittsville

    Interests: Corn, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

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    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cathy Fisher United States, CA, Santa Barbara

    Interests: , Beef Cattle, Ag Issues in Washington

  • Capitol Commodity Hedging Services United States, IN, Indianapolis

    Job Title: President
    About: My job includes senior commodity analyst and hedging manager; I provide tailored hedge strategies for producers and end users in many market sectors including the following: Grains, Energies, Metals, Livestock, Softs; and make myself available to discuss implementation of these programs.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Marketing, Feeder Cattle

    Carl Lippert United States, WI, Pittsville

    Interests: Corn, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cathy Fisher United States, CA, Santa Barbara

    Interests: , Beef Cattle, Ag Issues in Washington

    Caleb Wolters United States, WI, Belmont

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Agribusiness

    Cathy Singh Canada, Ontario, Alliston

    Interests: , Organic

    Casey Brown United States, WI, Birnamwood

    Business Title: Kussmaul Seeds
    Job Title: Dealer
    About: Hello! I am a dealer for Kussmaul Seeds for Northcentral and Eastern Wisconsin. My father and I are a sales team and we love to help farmers and crop growers plan and be successful.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Dairy, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Agribusiness

  • Cattle Group

    Public
    A group dedicated to all things cattle!
    Interest: Beef Cattle

    Canola Growers

    Public
    Here’s a group for canola growers to connect.
    Interest: Canola

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

    Public
    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Carolina Irrigation Solutions

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    Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Company in Hartsville, SC.
    Interest:

    Small-scale farming and Homesteading

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    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    American Hemp Farmers

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    A group for anyone who is currently, or has an interest cultivating hemp, America's Greatest Crop!
    Interest: Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    McLean Marechal Insurance

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    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Animal Nutrition and Feed Study

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    Hello everyone. I am conducting a study on animal nutrition and feed habits by farmers in North America. I am looking to network and connect with livestock farmers for the study.
    Interest: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty

  • Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 weeks ago

    ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... And because peanuts are a legume, it’s discouraged from growing other legumes in rotation with them. But what about using a legume cover crop? Can you include a legume like crimson clover in a cover crop mix that will be seeded on a field that includes peanuts in the rotation?The answer is a little more complicated than just yes or no. Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway... “Well in this case, peanuts are also a legume, so they don’t have that nitrogen requirement...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published 6 months ago

    February 13, 2018February 13th, 2018 is the 2nd annual Canada’s Agriculture Day – a time to celebrate and draw a closer connection between Canadians, our food and the people who produce it. Our theme this year is Water Pollution from Agriculture, which is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people... Farms discharge large quantities of agrochemicals, organic matter, drug residues, sediments and saline drainage into water bodies... How can farmers reduce these devastating impacts on our environment you ask? Without the initiation of the new guideline by governments, it is up to farms to take these matters into their own hands... Leading the way are drones which are a wonderful technology that can support farmers to reduce their use of water, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides...

    How the small Farmer can Acquire more Farms using Leverage.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 3 months ago

    Muscarella and Vetsuypens present data showing the pattern of leverage for a sample of 72 firms that were taken private in LBOs and returned to public ownership through stock offerings about three years later... Key management personnel could be provided with a significant equity ownership either through their own investments or the improvements they achieve in operating performance. The gains to managers would have significant impact on their wealth positions... Third, the management possessed the power of unrestricted decision making; they could utilize their knowledge, could be flexible, and could make prompt decisions without several layers of hierarchical review. Fourth, the rewards of successful operations were large and significant; they provided strong motivation to key managers and employees in the new firm...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Soybeans

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 2 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old... farming population continues to mature, another alarming trend develops: in the last decade, farmland values have more than doubled ... Can your farm spare a cabin while benefiting from a sweat equity deal? While access to American farmland is, in some ways, even more limited today than in generations past, there are still a number of reasons why now is a great time for young people to pursue a career in farming... For insight into blending the beginnings and endings of farming careers in 2018, we sat down with veteran farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, as well as farmer and Land For Good’s Massachusetts Field Agent, Jason Silverman...

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 4 months ago

    They’re a long-term practice for protecting and improving the soil, which may also translate into protection and improvements for cash crops... But what about the short-term? Are there benefits growers can experience in their very first year of using cover crops?The answer is: it depends. A variety of factors can influence the early benefits of cover crops, including the soil’s current health and conditions, tillage practices, species selection and overall management. The poorer the soil, the faster the resultsOne of the fastest changes that can occur from cover cropping is the improvement of soil health... While covers can help any soil, Groff, who now runs a cover crop consulting business, says that cover crops seem to help a poorer soil quicker...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 2 weeks ago

    In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers... As Jason pointed out, that can be compounded by many coming from academia, as financial woes “often include student loan debt... In addition, Jason recommended “farm business planning courses offered through state extension services, local organizations, or state departments of agriculture... Land For Good’s work includes helping beginning farmers in New England “think through these options, such as rental agreements, to better allow them to start a farm on a financial scale they feel comfortable with... Jason made sure to offer the following caveat: “This advice certainly depends on what kind of operation, what scale, and perhaps what region of the country a beginning farmer might find themselves in...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 month ago

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification... Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern... Stratification: A natural effectWhen you fertilize your pasture, your rangeland or your lawn, how deep you till it in?That’s the question Jasa asks farmers who worry about nutrient stratification in their no-till systems. He asks, if you can put nutrients on top in a natural growing system, why can’t they be placed on top in a cropland system?Ward also points out in native prairies, nutrients work their way down into the soil naturally, just as it occurs in no-till systems. It’s why he prefers to call it nutrient distribution instead of stratification...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 5 months ago

    From Chinese pork to Mexican mangoes, blockchain technology is already fostering direct marketing, improving traceability for compliance, reducing waste, and increasing profit margins. Lest you think this is some fringe movement, or premature technology with no practical application, food industry giants such as Walmart, Nestlé, Dole, and Unilever are actively developing blockchain technology applications with IBM... If blockchain technology can help farmers and food producers from the developing world, as well as multi-national mega-corporations, why not streamline and accelerate the distribution of your products?What is the blockchain, and how are these applications disrupting agriculture?In a nutshell, blockchain technology is creating new economic opportunities through decentralization, while enhancing security... Food safety compliance is made easier for farmers, with the supply chain more traceable than the paper and pen, and local area network systems currently in use today... Who loses?No one’s advocating for a return to the Luddite movement, but there is an understandable pushback to disruption from one sector...

    The Critical State of Agriculture

    By The Crossover

    Published 6 months ago

    These principles are called mental models. As a person accumulates them through years of learning and experience, they form a mental toolbox that the individual can access again and again when needing to make tough decisions. A key mental model that originated in the field of physics is that of the Critical State. One of the best ways I've seen the Critical State described is in Mark Buchanan's book Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen. The key idea is the notion of the critical state, a special kind of organization characterized by a tendency toward sudden and tumultuous changes, an organization that seems to arise naturally under diverse conditions when a system gets pushed away from equilibrium...

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 5 months ago

    agricultural industry finds itself at a precarious professional crossroads. Recent decades have resulted in a steady and significant decline in the number of working farmers in our country, for a variety of reasons. Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career. The changing educational landscape in America has also contributed to the dwindling numbers of farmers found here... The upswing in white-collar careers has made an impact in several trade-centric industries, including agronomy, where the average age of farmers is currently 58 years old and rising...

  • Posted By Angie Setzer
    4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/citizens-weekly-newsletter-june-8-2018

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    2 months ago

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/to-feed-the-world-sustainably-repair-the-soil/

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/this-earth-day-let-us-remember-those-who-are-actually-in-the-arena

    Posted By Angie Setzer
    4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/citizens-weekly-newsletter-june-1-2018

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    3 months ago

    Other industries are experiencing a resurgence of individuals electing for vocational skills training in order to take advantage of the improved conditions that go along with a shrinking labor supply - why not ag?

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/announcing-the-winner-of-agfuse-s-30-days-of-cover-crops-photo-contest

    Posted By The Crossover
    5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-the-intelligent-investor-can-teach-us-about-farming

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    6 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/improve-yields-with-crop-scouting-apps

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/million-dollar-dirt