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  • Vannak Nuon Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Kok

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty, Agribusiness

    Valerie Caspary United States, ME, Greenwood

    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Organic

    Van Olson United States, MN, Hendricks

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Value Added Products - The future for farms of all sizes?

    By John Moody

    Published 6 months ago

    Yet some farms and farmers are are faring better than others, especially those who have incorporated direct to consumer or value added products into their operations... In a comparison of farms across four size categories (defined by annual sales in 2007), farmers with DTC sales had a higher survival rate in each category. The difference in survival rates ranged from 10 percentage points among the smallest farms to about 6 percentage points among the largest... The act was first passed in 2015 to allow local food producers to Get More from Your Milk: Increasing Profit through Value-Added Products This article will guide you through the important issues that you need to consider before starting a value-added dairy enterprise. Farms that direct market and value add also have greater control over their prices and sometimes, far less competition...

    Van Edwards United States, OK, Ponca City

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Liz Valentine Australia, New South Wales, Aberdeen

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington

  • Vannak Nuon Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tuol Kok

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty, Agribusiness

    Valerie Caspary United States, ME, Greenwood

    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Organic

    Van Olson United States, MN, Hendricks

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Van Edwards United States, OK, Ponca City

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Liz Valentine Australia, New South Wales, Aberdeen

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington

    Johannes Van Vuuren

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  • Ag Sustainability And Innovation

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    Posts related to sustainability and innovation for agriculture
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Direct Driller Magazine

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    Direct Driller is a magazine from the UK, designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform the industry about systems of reduced cultivation and soil health. Sign up to receive your copy.
    Interest: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops

    Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports

    Public
    A group for growers around the Pee Dee region of South Carolina to share scouting tips and observations of their farm operations.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production

    Ag Policy

    Public
    A group for sharing and discussing ag policy updates regarding farm bill programs, conservation programs, crop insurance and just general ag policy out of Washington.
    Interest: Ag Issues in Washington

    AgFunder

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    An online investment marketplace and daily news service covering the technologies and innovations shaping the agriculture markets globally.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Carolina Irrigation Solutions

    Public
    Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Company in Hartsville, SC.
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    AgNet West Radio Network

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    California\'s real farm radio, providing current, relevant, and interesting agriculture news. We are proud to serve the agriculture community. AgNet West is based in California.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Groupe reflectif

    Private
    favoriser l'innovation
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    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

  • Value Added Products - The future for farms of all sizes?

    By John Moody

    Published 6 months ago

    Yet some farms and farmers are are faring better than others, especially those who have incorporated direct to consumer or value added products into their operations... In a comparison of farms across four size categories (defined by annual sales in 2007), farmers with DTC sales had a higher survival rate in each category. The difference in survival rates ranged from 10 percentage points among the smallest farms to about 6 percentage points among the largest... The act was first passed in 2015 to allow local food producers to Get More from Your Milk: Increasing Profit through Value-Added Products This article will guide you through the important issues that you need to consider before starting a value-added dairy enterprise. Farms that direct market and value add also have greater control over their prices and sometimes, far less competition...

    How To Value a Farm Agricultural Business

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 3 months ago

    Business valuations are frequently performed when one company acquires another company, when a company is targeted for an acquisition, when a company’s capital structure is reorganized, when a company splits up, or when a company enters bankruptcy in liquidation or reorganization... Mergers will generally require both companies to be valued, while an acquisition may require only a single valuation... Typically most business valuations are performed to determine the proposed value of a business, Agrilend focuses on the enterprise value of the business which includes all equity stakeholders or shareholders, interest bearing debt, net working assets, fixed assets as well as intangibles also described as goodwill. The reasoning implicit in The Agrilend model is the typical business valuation of an ongoing concern will provide a methodology for valuing its monetary efficiency by the market, asset, and income approach, however when dealing with established food manufacturing brands there is a different element to be considered to determine which constitutes its inherent customer base and brand positioning and therefore the multiple the target company can be purchased at or resold to a secondary private equity group, lender, or investor with an emphasis proportionally irrespective of discounted cash flows, capitalization rate, risk free rate, debt capital structure, capital asset pricing method, equity risk premium or company specific risk premium. In food manufacturing established brands with distribution in retail, it is still necessary to gauge the capital structure to determine the weighted average cost of capital to make a decision for a minority or majority purchase, however Agrilend places an emphasis on this intangible value with greater weight...

    Will Changes in Trade and Low Commodity Prices Bring 1980 2.0?

    By Kayla Hedrick

    Published 4 weeks ago

    Back then, markets evaporated and prices dropped dramatically leaving many farmers without the means to pay the bills and having to foreclose on family family farms... Land Values Hold TightThis time around, impact of falling commodity prices is being offset by the relative steadiness of land values... As of late, land prices have varied greatly based on geography, in some locations barely moving... For example, Illinois land values hit their peak at $7,520 per acre in 2014, falling less than 1 percent from that target by 2018... High interest rates, prime peaking over 20 percent, along with the Federal Reserve’s policies to try to lower them, added to the crash in land prices and thus the value of farm assets...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Corn, Soybeans

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 month ago

    Here are some ways to steward technology so that it remains available and useful in the battle against ever-changing weed populations... Changing up the crop rotation is another production practice that can help introduce variability in herbicide options... Following the label isn’t only the law, it’s also one of the best ways to ensure that new technology remains available in the future... Unsatisfactory weed control could be caused by a variety of variables, including poor herbicide coverage, wrong herbicide rate, weather conditions at and after application or resistant weed populations... If we want to make sure the technology remains available, we have to use it responsibly...

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 4 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield... “If you apply synthetic nitrogen, there’s a whole complex process that has to take place to convert those into plant-available amino acid forms,” Hedrick explains... Russell Hedrick uses a Yetter 5000 Stalk Devastator on the front of his planter to roll and crimp cover crops as he plants into them... He does this by submitting samples of his cover crop biomass to the University of Georgia to determine how much nitrogen is in his cover crops, when it’s available and how long it’ll be available for... “Then once we started seeing some of the benefit of that, we went to variable-rate fertilizer, per-acre grid sampling, and that took us to another level...

    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published 8 months ago

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm... In fact, I would argue that if intensively managed, conservation practices should significantly enhance yields. The cornerstone of any good crop production system involving conservation techniques is the establishment of cover crops... ● From 95 to 113 degrees, 15 percent of soil moisture is used for plant growth and 85 percent for evapotranspiration... Cover crops help row crops access additional nutrients in the soil profile through four different biological processes: 1) The breakdown of carbon from decaying cover crop residue, 2) Roots from the cover crops produce “exudate acids” which convert minerals in the soil into plant available nutrients 3) The cover crops act as a host plant for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are microbes that have a direct effect on plant health and nutrient storage capacity of the soil within the root zone of the plant and 4) By producing additional Nitrogen with leguminous cover crops...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 2 months ago

    farming population continues to mature, another alarming trend develops: in the last decade, farmland values have more than doubled . The USDA’s Economic Research found that average farm estate values, including land and buildings, “more than doubled, rising from $1,483 per acre in 2000 to $3,060 in 2015... The growing number of established farms having no heir apparent occurs just as numerous young, landless, would-be farmers face increasing land values... Retiring farmers sell for less than the full real-estate value... ”Value Your Farm’s Legacy? Don’t Expect Market ValueFor Joel, “the established farmer cannot expect market value...

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

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 4 months ago

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them... 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... ” Cover crop topgrowth can aid water availability and weed controlIt depends on how much cover crop growth there is, but if farmers end up with a good mulch from it, that can increase soil water infiltration rates, Kladivko says. It can also reduce evaporation rates from the soil, which means there’s the potential for greater water availability for the cash crop at some point in the summer... “Because we’ve got good varieties out there now that are short-season, you’re not going to really sacrifice yield if you get the right one...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Farmers Push for Trade, Not Aid

    By Kayla Hedrick

    Published 2 months ago

    While the Chinese retaliatory tariffs and the resulting implications have been discussed among agriculture circles for months, perhaps the news that has caused the most conversation among farmers and the general public is the $12 billion aid package announced by President Trump in late July. What’s often missing in the conversation is that the $12 billion will not all come in the form of direct payments to farmers, nor go to one specific commodity. The package does, in fact, include direct payments to seven crops; but it also includes purchase of foods (fruits, nuts, meat, dairy) for food banks and nutrition programs and trade promotion to develop new markets... Market-development efforts – funded in part by the soybean checkoff, grants from the USDA Foreign Ag Service and private industry funds – have led to trade missions abroad and trade teams at home to learn about each other’s businesses and set U... The transportation system has long been a competitive advantage for U...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Soybeans

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter September 14, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 1 week ago

    This Week in AgricultureA Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: September 14, 2018· Updated USDA numbers, continued trade negotiations, African Swine Fever and a hurricane captured most of the market headlines this week. · The USDA updated their crop production and demand estimates mid-day Wednesday giving us further insight into what they expect to take place in the year ahead. Prior to the report many traders were anticipating the USDA to lower corn yields slightly, while increase soybean production expectations. The USDA followed along with pre-report ideas when it came to soybeans but ended up lifting corn yields expectations much higher than anticipated... Looking ahead we will continue to monitor actual harvest yield results as well as actual cash values across the countryside...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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    4 months ago

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

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    2 months ago

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    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    5 months ago

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    5 months ago

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    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 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

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    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    2 months ago

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    Posted By Robert Morgan
    3 months ago

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    5 months ago

    AgFuse is excited to announce a fun photo contest: 30 Days of Cover Crops!

    To enter, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares. The winner will receive an Orion Cooker!

    https://agfuse.com/group/covercrops

    The contest will end on May 15 and there are no limits to the number of photos you post. For more information, you can visit the contest’s official Terms and Conditions page. https://agfuse.com/home/photo-contest-terms-of-service