Monday, September 24, 2012

Cattlemen switching from grain

Ah, it's a good time to be a cow. Sweets instead of grain.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/us-usa-cattle-candy-idUSBRE88M05N20120923

I wonder if it will still be labeled "corn-fed beef" at the supermarket!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Safety in Rural Environments

The majority assume that living outside of heavily urban or suburban areas decreases the likelihood of their encountering a situation in which they would have to defend themselves or their loved ones from a lethal threat.
Oh, how that is so far from being true! In our very own McLean County, there are 3 deputies covering the entire county (the LARGEST geographic county in the state) at any given time. Protect yourself and your family.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stop talking about Drought. Let's talk about Seed.

With rains from Issac washing away the stories of drought from this summer (while not really ending the drought, mind you) the new top Ag story is of gloom and doom for 2013. Seed companies are sounding the alarm of reduced supplies. I heard a story this weekend that Pioneer is working with South American farmers to produce seed corn this winter to make up for the lost supply by the drought-hit fields of Indiana. 

WJBC reports that not all seed companies are worried. Wyffels is reporting a better year this year than last. That just goes to show you, you can plan all you want to - it isn't man that is in control of the weather or farming.