Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Victoria G Myers

Victoria Myers is an award-winning agricultural journalist, on The Progressive Farmer Magazine's editorial staff since 1989, when she was hired as the cotton editor. Since that time she has diversified into several coverage areas, including: conservation, extra income, farmland values and cattle. She coordinates and writes for the magazine's Cattlelink section, is responsible for content in the weekly Cattlelink e-newsletter and helps supply DTN with some of its livestock articles. Myers is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • Knowledge is the key to avoid being taken in by individuals posing as legitimate buyers. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Miller)

    The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is reporting an upsurge in scams of the theft-by-fraud variety, aimed at ranchers and producers. Here are some tips for protection.

More From This Author

  • Getting top price for land is as much an art as a science. Land professionals share secrets for closing the sale. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Land Values - 7

    Yield-potential factors into cropland values, with special attention paid to soils and weather patterns.

  • Farmers will pay more for an all-farmland tract; hunters will pay more for an all-recreational land tract. The right combination can maximize prices. (Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited)

    Land Values - 6

    Diverse land types can bring strong prices when divided to maximize value.

  • Beef Quality Assurance training covers a wide range of management areas, from handling to bookkeeping. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Measure of Success

    It's estimated 80% to 90% of fed cattle in the U.S. are now being raised using Beef Quality Assurance principles.

  • Leading the country in increased pasture prices last year were South Dakota, Arkansas and Wisconsin. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Land Values - 5

    Breaking large acreages into smaller tracts for sale at auction brought in more potential buyers.

  • Rice producers in Arkansas are often multi-generational, leasing the same land for decades, and having an advantage when it comes time to buy. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Patrick R. Shepard)

    Land Values - 4

    Top quality land in the Arkansas delta is irrigated, precision-leveled, drains well and isn't prone to flooding.

  • In some areas of the Midwest, there is a significant gap between what landowners want to sell for, and what buyers will pay. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Lance Murphey)

    Land Values - 3

    Looking to sell land to an investor and farm it on lease? Concessions on price may be necessary.

  • Competitive bidding, and a firm sale date, are assets when available land supplies are tight. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Land Values - 2

    Some of the year's biggest land sales were absolute auctions.

  • Average per acre sales prices in this month’s Landwatch column range from a low of $2,107 to a high of $14,102.

    Landwatch

    A local farmer paid a record-high price of $14,102 per acre for high quality cropland in Iowa's Guthrie county.

  • Monitor parasite loads on pastures and use an integrated approach to reduce the impact of parasites in cattle. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Winter Parasite Worries

    Prevention and treatment go together, as producers move away from deworming on a schedule.

  • Producers raising cattle in hoop barns face a unique set of challenges but may also find multiple rewards.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Growth Options

    High land prices have led some Midwestern producers to consider indoor cow-calf operations as a way to diversify income.

  • The estimated impact of GE-EPDs on genetic gain for weaning weight is 35% greater improvement, compared to just EPDs, when genotyping both bulls and seedstock replacement heifers. (Graphic courtesy Dr. Jim Gibb, Neogen GeneSeek Operations)

    Angus Genetics

    New genomic profiler for Angus seedstock pinpoints traits for economic growth.

  • Annie's Project participants bring varying levels of experience and expertise to the program. (Photo by Jeff Heckman/CPE Media Productions)

    Heart of a Farmer - 2

    Annie's Project allows women to share what's worked and what's not in risk areas such as financial, human resource, legal, markets and production.

  • Average per acre sales prices in this month’s Landwatch column range from a low of $1,109 to a high of $12,545. (Progressive Farmer photo by The Progressive Farmer)

    Farmland Sales Report

    Multiple buyers bid one Ohio farm up to per-acre prices ranging from $7,000 to $12,545.

  • Amy Lehenbauer says when she started to work full-time on the family farm, it was critical to know where she could best contribute to the success of the overall operation. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Annie's Project

    Thousands of women in ag are growing successful careers today thanks to a program in memory of a mother's love.

  • Sudden cold can damage a bull's ability to reproduce by lowering body condition, causing an illness or even frostbite.(DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Bull Power

    Cold weather can reduce reproductive potential of even the toughest herd bull.

  • Forecasting what you can afford to pay for a replacement cow or heifer, before buying, helps strengthen an operation's economic foundation.

    Buying Decisions

    Forecasting what you can afford to pay for a replacement cow or heifer, before buying, helps strengthen an operation's economic foundation.

  • See what veterinarians keep in their winter calving kits in the checklist below. (Progressive Farmer photo by Sam Wirzba)

    Calf Care

    Newborn calves don't have to be exposed to freezing temperatures to develop hypothermia.

  • Are "traceability gaps" hurting America's cattle industry? (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    Animal ID Pushback

    When is a "consensus" not a consensus? According to one group of cattle producers, when APHIS uses the word in a recent summary of comments from public meetings.

  • Are "traceability gaps" hurting America's cattle industry? (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Boyd Kidwell)

    Animal Identification

    When is a "consensus" not a consensus? According to one group of cattle producers, when APHIS uses the word in a recent summary of comments from public meetings.

  • Internal parasites cost beef producers a staggering amount of money each year. In many cases, it's avoidable.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Sam Wirzba)

    Profit Strategies

    If you missed deworming earlier this year, a fall program offers its own unique benefits, including maximizing use of winter hay and feed.