Farm Life


  • Wintry weather with lower temperatures during calving season, combined with less-than-ideal weather during the previous months, has put a damper on what is normally an exciting season for cattle producers. (Progressive Farmer file photo by Sam Wirzba)

    Cold Start to Calving

    Cattlemen across much of the Midwest and Northern Plains have been facing difficult weather conditions so far during this traditional calving month of March. Cattle with poorer body conditions, in particular, are having issues calving in...

  • Farmers Genny Haun, of Kenton, Ohio, and Kyle Krier, of Claflin, Kansas, reported on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2018 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith)

    Farmer Help Needed

    DTN is looking for two willing farmers to share their lives and views as part of our annual View From the Cab series.

  • Across the country, kids are finding best friends sometimes come with feathers. (Progressive Farmer photo by Bill Denison)

    Ag in the Classroom

    When you keep chickens in your backyard, it's vital to feed to stage of life. A chick has different nutritional needs than a hen laying eggs.

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    Always a Farm Kid

    One of blogger Tiffany Dowell Lashmet's favorite things about being involved in production agriculture is that despite the geographical differences, farm kids are farm kids.

Farm Life Perspectives

An Urban's Rural View

Urban C Lehner

Editors' Notebook

This week we celebrate National Ag Day. DTN and Progressive Farmer have long been supporters of the event, and agriculture. (Logo courtesy of Agriculture Council of America)
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