“There are many things that can be blamed when a suicide occurs.” A struggling or broken marriage, extreme economic challenges, lifestyle choices that conflict with personal or family beliefs, bullying, the hardship of multiple stressors, perceived failure in life, or strain from mounting life.
A number of farming operations can teach employees how to do the tasks required for a job. However, traits they can’t teach tend to be more important for the employees to succeed with the job, according to Don Tyler of Tyler & Associates Job Management.
Birds are a leading indicator of what’s happening in an agriculture operation’s ecosystem,” according to Chad Lemke, Texas rancher.
Al Kluis, managing director of Kluis Commodity Advisors, has offered suggestions to help farmers stay profitable in the years ahead. Meet with your landowners, Kluis advised. Bring along a quote sheet showing the futures prices through 2025. Also, to make it real, bring along the local cash bids through the fall of 2025.
After the shock of winning a multimillion-dollar Powerball jackpot wears off, one of the first things these lucky folks typically do is quit their job. However, South Dakota cowboy Neal Wanless did the exact opposite.
With interest rates sharply higher, farmers are increasingly relying on savings or tightening their belts instead of seeking bank loans to cover their expenses, according to ag lenders nationwide.
Those who track farmland rents expect smaller increases in 2024. Iowa State University (ISU) ag economist Chad Hart is among the first to estimate next year’s trend.
Experts say farmland values are likely headed for a plateau but plenty of wildcards are still in play. Headlines boasting record-breaking farmland sales and surging values gave voice to the excitement in the market last year while land prices climbed.
Not to be left behind, Case IH has also announced production of a fully electric tractor. As Farmall celebrates its 100th anniversary, Case IH said the new Farmall Utility 75C Electric tractor, the company’s first fully electric tractor, is built with self-sufficient features.
The University of Missouri has rolled out its first all-electric tractor calling it a “revolutionary piece of technology” that could pioneer new agricultural practices and make farming more efficient and sustainable.