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  • National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 20-26, 2020. (Logo courtesy of National Education Center for Agricultural Safety)

    Take Care With Tractors, Machinery

    With this week being National Farm Safety and Health Week, farmers are reminded to obey safety procedures when operating machinery this fall. Tractor rollovers, PTO entanglements and falls are all hazards people face as they work in the fields or on...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week, DTN's View From the Cab farmers find themselves wishing rains would go away to allow harvest to proceed.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week one DTN View From the Cab farmer begins corn harvest and the other is hunkered down under hurricane-force winds and rain. This week they also talk about even bigger unknowns such as politics and pandemics.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week our View From the Cab farmers ready the farm for harvest and face what can be a complex work scenario.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week our View From the Cab farmers balance the excitement of impending harvest with a realistic look at how crop conditions are shaping up, concerns about market prices and some changes they are considering for next year.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week DTN's View From the Cab farmers keep an eye on the weather forecast and talk about landlord management.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week, our DTN View From the Cab farmers do their best to head to the field safely to do some yield checks this week.

  • At the Nebraska Capitol on Thursday, Christian Munoz holds a portrait of his father, Rogelio Munoz Calderon, who died of COVID-19 in May at the age of 52. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

    Packing Plants and COVID-19

    Family members, union representatives and advocates told a Nebraska legislative committee on Thursday about the struggles facing packing plant workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A state lawmaker is pushing for the state to enact higher safety...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week our View From the Cab farmers find the dog days of summer are over and the need to prepare for harvest has arrived.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    Our View From the Cab farmers take on the delicate topic of striking a balance between farming life and family life this week -- and give a view on their growing crops.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of the DTN View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    While our View From the Cab farmers keep their eyes on the weather; they also discuss how land market pressures make expanding a challenge.

  • Henry and Jewel Stewart, of Judsonia, Arkansas, are learning a valuable lesson on taking care of livestock as they prepare to exhibit three types of livestock at various fairs. (DTN photo by Jessica Wesson)

    A Valuable Lesson

    While fairs around the country are being canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, one state fair hopes to host a face-to-face event. Livestock exhibitors, such as the Stewart family in Arkansas, await the final decision to see if they will be able to...

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of the DTN View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    Our View From the Cab farmers hold on tight as storms raced across their regions this week.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of the DTN View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    The heat is on and our View From the Cab farmers reflect on what it might mean to crops and markets.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of the DTN View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    Our 2020 View From the Cab farmers celebrate an independence to farm and take a break from it when they wish.

  • Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of the DTN View From the Cab series. (Photo courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)

    View From the Cab

    This week DTN's View From the Cab farmers put pests under the microscope as they head into spray season.