Farm Life


  • Nathan Anderson, 31, examines his corn crop on Bobolink Prairie Farms near Cherokee, Iowa. Anderson said he feels fortunate to get his corn crop planted this spring. He and other producers who got their crops in are now watching the price rally. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

    Corn Creates Paradigm Shift

    Until recently, trade was the topic du jour for farmers worried about low prices and the market for their crops. The wet spring, floods and prospects for record prevented planting acres have changed the tenor of conversations.

  • Illinois farmer Jeff Brown makes a quick emergency stop to see why one row on the planter isn't delivering seed properly. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Racing the Rain

    A ride-along snapshot shows the crazy planting season has been no picnic and farmers are burning the midnight oil to put in a crop.

  • A potential record year for prevented-planting claims and acreage was predicted even before the disaster aid was approved. (DTN photo by Gregg Hillyer)

    USDA Can't Extend Plant Dates

    The trade association representing agricultural retailers asked USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to extend the planting season because prevented-planting protections now could leave them with treated seeds and agricultural chemicals that...

  • Each week, Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (Photos courtesy of Wallis Farms and Andersen Farms)

    View From the Cab

    Our View From the Cab participants continue to plug away at planting, but can we please talk about something else -- such as what's for dinner?

Farm Life Perspectives

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