Grain losses are tricky. They can hit your bottom line in several different ways and quickly add up — from grain left in the field to dockage at the elevator due to poor grain quality. In an economy where margins are razor-thin and every last bushel of clean, quality grain in the tank counts, losses…

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To Be Ready for the future, you need all the best tools at your disposal: the best equipment, the best technology and the best seed, among other things. Reports of possible seed shortages for the coming season have created discussion in agriculture circles. Are the reports real, or are they exaggerated? What do you think?

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It requires more management and skill than ever to Be Ready for the future. And while it’s impossible to have an expert on-staff for every area of your business, there are some very good sources online. To that end, we’ve added a “Related Ag Blogs” section on the right side of the blog. Each quarter,…

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The talk about the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations on child labor has been high in the agriculture community, and for good reason, but some are questioning whether improving farm safety and providing more education to farm workers might be the answer – not changing the law. Do you think the proposal should be passed?…

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As harvest comes to an end, many producers are getting ready to put away the combine for the year. Taking small steps and making sure the combine is clean, well-maintained and adjusted can provide big benefits for next fall. Our guest blogger is Kevin Breneman, who leads our combine technical services group. Kevin has been…

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