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  • Each week, Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen have reported on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    The weather outside turns frightful as our View From the Cab farmers wrap up harvest with some final thoughts on the 2019 season.

  • Good leaders use a metaphorical telescope to create and implement a vision of what they want their business to grow into over the long term. (Photo courtesy of Tobias Lindman, CC BY 2.0)

    Farm Business Blog

    It's hard to maintain a positive outlook with the trade war, tough growing season, thin profit margins, etc., but it's worth the effort. Research shows positive leadership is a competitive advantage.

  • Five replicas of livestock-themed stone medallions now preside over the circa-1913 University of Illinois Stock Pavilion. Some originals are pictured below. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Case of the Missing Livestock

    The University of Illinois would like to find their stone dairy cows and pig. Here's the backstory on these historical figures.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    DTN's View From the Cab farmers are fighting to get the crop from the field as the calendar date advances, but yields are a pleasant surprise.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    An accident brings a heartfelt appeal from our View From the Cab farmers this week. Farm safety is serious business.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    The streams may have been swollen throughout much of the grain belts this year, but DTN's View From the Cab farmers are bent for leather to get this crop out of the field.

  • Sometimes there's more to treasure in life than a shiny new combine on the field. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet)

    Our Rural Roots

    Blogger Tiffany Dowell Lashmet shares how the best fruits of the harvest are the memories made with the people we love.

  • Every batch of soup I make tastes a little different because I don't measure the seasonings, preferring to measure them by eye. Machine learning satellite models are much the same. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Rachel Johnson)

    The Recipe is in the Soup

    Two machine-learning models that incorporate large amounts of data produce two very different corn yield estimates, and it's a good reminder that in all crop estimates, the recipe is in the soup.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    Harvest is rolling along for some farmers, but there's a possibility of snow for one of our View From the Cab farmers.

  • A new best friend: a cast-iron skillet. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Meredith Bernard)

    Our Rural Roots

    Blogger Meredith Bernard explains why being "perfectly imperfect" can be just fine.

  • Several years of above-normal precipitation have had a negative effect on forages being raised in the Nebraska Sandhills region. Many ranchers now face the tough decision of either culling cow numbers to lessen feed costs or buying hay and other feeds. (Photo courtesy of Casey Cooksley)

    Soggy Sandhills

    Rain this year has delayed and prevented normal ranching activities in Nebraska's Sandhills this year. Too much moisture has reduced the amount of forage available, which is leading some ranchers to reduce the size...

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    From dodging raindrops to drought, our 2019 View From the Cab farmers have weathered a lot of weather and continue to do so.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    Even the smallest things on the farm can chew up a plan and make life challenging, especially at harvest. Our View From the Cab correspondents talk harvest, worry and safety this week.

  • Each week, Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    Harvest is finally getting underway and DTN's View From the Cab farmers are revved up to put this crop in the tank, but moisture remains a concern.

  • This crop year will have a ripple effect on years to come. (Progressive Farmer photo by Jennifer Campbell)

    Our Rural Roots

    Blogger Jennifer Campbell learns the seven stages of grief can apply well to the current year in agriculture.