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Ag census sheds light on farming, ranching trends

Five trends in agriculture emerge from Census of Agriculture data.

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.

Federal Pecan Marketing Order aims to stabilize market

In 2015, I wrote about the proposed Federal Marketing Order (FMO) for pecans. On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the order passed by an overwhelming majority of pecan...

Timeliness plays critical role in agricultural operations

In some instances, the benefit of timeliness can be measured.

Grazing cover crops requires management and balance

Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.

Increased crop residue provides production, cost benefits

Benefits to managing for increased residue include reduced soil erosion and equipment costs.

Landowners help shape the next generation of hunters

Many youth miss out on opportunities to hunt because they don't have access to property.

Herbicide choices affect cover crop options, management

Do not let the wrong herbicide and cover crop combination diminish the opportunity for great value.

Regional ranchers should reconsider default fall-calving

Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.

Ag Tools places online calculators in producers' pockets

Ag Tools provides producers with free mobile access to Noble Research Institute agricultural calculators.