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Damaged Soybeans Used as a Feed Source

Late season wet weather in some areas has caused less than ideal harvest conditions for soybeans. That has resulted in a deterioration in soybean seed quality and discolored beans. Soybeans that do not meet the elevator’s requirements are rejected or heavily discounted.

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Turkey Time – Production, Price and People

Turkey meat production in the United States during January-September 2018 was 4.36 billion pounds, down about 2 percent from a year earlier. The 2018 turkey production forecast is lowered by 24 million pounds to 5.875 billion pounds, 2 percent below 2017.

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Sustainably Harvesting Corn Stover

For many Summit Livestock producers, once the combines leave the corn fields, a second harvest occurs as corn stover is baled for various uses on the farm or for sale. The baled biomass is used for feed or for bedding. In some cases, it can be used in ethanol production facilities.

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Calculating the Nutrient Value of Corn Stover

Late wet conditions, high winds and disease pressures are contributing factors to a prolonged harvest season for farmers from Missouri to Ohio. Downed corn resulted across hundreds of acres. With some areas reporting that corn is too difficult to combine, many growers are baling the crop.

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Small Farms Matter

USDA reports that of the 2.1 million farms in the United States, 97 percent are family owned operations. Small farms with income less than $350,000 in gross cash farm income accounted for eighty-eight percent of all farms.

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Manage what you can manage

Agriculture and the job of providing protein to the world gets more complicated each day. And just like the weather you don’t often have control of those factors that affect your bottom line – like trade agreements or passing the Farm Bill (which at the time of this writing has not yet been finalized or signed).

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