We kicked off the new year in the best way by hitting the road to see YOU. We spent January on the road for our Agronomy Road Show, sharing our latest agronomic innovations and expert insights to set you up for the best. season. yet. From nitrogen and carbon cycles to how data from Agronomy 365 validates BW Fusion products, answering your questions and more, we packed years of insights into this event.
There are some benefits available to you through compensating your children for the time and effort they put in alongside you in the field and on the farm. Adding your mini-mes to the payroll could have significant tax benefits for your farm operation.
We enjoy celebrating all the farmers across the country every day, and at BW Fusion, we also like a good friendly competition, so as you sit around after your Thanksgiving meal, we thought we would share with you which farmers and states contribute to that delicious meal you have eaten. Plus, these stats are always fun to share with your family and friends.
Input dollars continue to be a pain point for many producers. The grain market has remained strong through the fall, but at the end of the day, even when the markets are high, we need to take a closer look at how efficient we are with our input dollars. Here are a few suggestions for more impact with less investment in the next year.
Farmers make up less than 1% of the population in the United States, according to the USDA. Yet, they feed, clothe and shelter the entire growing population. There are just over 2 million farmers in the United States. Of those farmers, only 175,000 farm more than 1,000 acres. If you look at that as a percentage of the U.S. population, that’s about 0.05%. In other words, 1 out of every 2,000 Americans farm 1,000 acres or more.
No time of year can quite compare to harvest. It is a season filled with anticipation, excitement and, of course, some stress. Across the Corn Belt, growers are heading into their fields to reap the rewards of the year. As growers start up the combines, here is an update on what we are hearing and seeing in the field.
When it comes to harvest, growers spend countless hours in machinery, whether cutting crops in the combine, traveling alongside in the grain cart, transporting grain to the elevator in the semi or driving the farm truck to the field for repairs and dinner delivery. It can be challenging to find ways to fill the time in the cab, while staying alert and aware in the field and on the road. Enter: podcasts.
As a farmer, you're naturally focused on taking care of everything else during these hot, dry summer months. You want to take care of your crops the best you can. After all, your livelihood depends on it. But all too often, farmers put themselves on the back burner and in the end, the impact of the heat can be harder on you than on your crops. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are common impacts of prolonged exposure to intense heat, especially when paired with physical labor (AKA everything in farming). These conditions can be life-threatening, but they’re also preventable. Pay attention to how you’re feeling, especially out in the field under direct sunlight, and know what warning signs to look out for.
Maximize your soybean crop’s ROI with the latest complete seed starter from BW Fusion. SoyWORX increases root structure, promotes earlier nodulations, ensures more lateral branching and improves your efficiency and profitability.
After years of frustration in hearing the same responses from agronomists and limited guidance or solutions, an Anthony, Kansas grower shared a phone call with National Agronomist Bodie Kitchel which changed the trajectory of Austin’s farm.