Farm Life


  • Angelo Erickson and his father farm more than 8,000 acres combined. They produce about 1 million bushels of white corn sold to tortilla and snack-food manufacturers in the U.S. and Mexico. (DTN/ The Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-1

    Angelo Erickson doesn't believe in participation ribbons. He values the smoke, grease and black dirt of farming.

  • Lamont Bridgeforth and his two cousins will be the fifth generation in an historic family line traced back to pre-Civil War America and slavery. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-2

    Lamont Bridgeforth wants to balance a new leadership role on the farm with being "dad" at home when the day ends.

  • Adam Winkelman is using the soft equipment market to update his machinery. The Case IH Magnum he bought last year has allowed him to expand his custom manure operation. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-3

    Adam Winkelman builds new traditions from old-time ingredients.

  • Leaders for the National Rural Health Association stressed all hospitals have faced cuts in recent years, but the impact is harder in rural areas than cities. (DTN file photo)

    Rural Hospital Crisis

    A constant theme among members of Congress speaking at a rural healthcare conference this week was that they want to protect and even expand health care in rural America, but there is no consensus on how to do that while satisfying the desire to keep cutting federal...

  • A cattle team from the combined companies of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica and Merial have been visiting customers across the country to share news of the merger, and to get ideas about how to best serve the industry going forward. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Massive Merger Complete

    The recent merger between animal health companies Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Merial will bring additional services and resources to customers, the director of marketing for the new company's cattle segment said this week.

Farm Life Perspectives

An Urban's Rural View

Editors' Notebook

Greg D Horstmeier


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