Farm Life


  • Ryan Wieck will be sharing insights on the growing season and life for DTN's View From the Cab project from the Texas Panhandle farm he shares with wife, Cathy, and daughters, Charleigh (left) and Callie (right). (Photo courtesy of Aubry Heinrich)

    View From the Cab

    Our 2021 View From the Cab participant raises crops, cows and kids on his great-grandparents' Texas homestead.

  • As coronavirus vaccines become more widely available, there are steps farmers can take to encourage employees to take advantage of the new availability. (DTN photo by Elaine Thomas)

    Ask HR: Vaccine Incentives

    There are no legal restrictions on incentives employers can offer to encourage their workers to get vaccinated. DTN's HR Coach offers tips on how to establish an enticing program, create appropriate policies to handle any potential side effects or illness and how to think...

  • Rural telecommunications companies are going to need to use different technologies to expand access to high-speed internet in the future, including buried fiber-optic cables. (Photo courtesy of Premier Communications)

    Rural Broadband Needs Tech, Ventures

    With more people relying on the internet in the COVID-19 pandemic, rural broadband is even more important for those who live and operate businesses in rural areas. Different technologies and partnerships will need to be used to expand high-speed internet access into more...

  • Farmers need to follow safety practices when working with stored grain. In 1980, most grain bins on farms could only store around 3,000 bushels. Today, grain bins can store 50,000 to 60,000 bushels. (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Large Grain Bins Require Caution

    Grain entrapment can injure or kill those working with stored grain. Larger bins with more flowing grain create higher risk, especially if the grain is out of condition. Here are some safety practices farmers can follow to limit their risk with stored grain.

Farm Life Blogs & Columns

An Urban's Rural View

In a recent speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged not to interfere in other countries' affairs. He also criticized unnamed countries for bossing others around. (China Global Television Network YouTube video screenshot)

Editors' Notebook

Farmers are less concerned about COVID-19 effects on their business in 2021. In 2020, more that 55% of respondents were extremely or very worried about the pandemic. (DTN graphic)
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