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Miss America: Why All Americans Have a Stake in the Success of our Farmers and Ranchers: 

The spring air is always full of hope back home in Gering, Nebraska. This time of year, farmers plant seeds in hopes for Mother Nature’s cooperation and a successful harvest. Ranchers help birth the next generation of their herds and hope for fair market prices. And workers at the local sugar plant catch their breath after a busy winter and hope for a bumper crop this fall so they can do it all over again… Read More

Planting Season Slightly Behind Five Year Average: 

U.S. corn planting remains behind schedule due to rainfall and cool soil temperatures. As of Sunday, 7% of corn is planted, compared to 3% last week, 16% last year and the five year average of 8%. Tennessee is the furthest along at 57% followed by North Carolina at 34% and 9% in Illinois… Read More

Top 10 Negotiation Tips for Dairy Producers:

The art of negotiating is a learned skill, one of many skills professionals must master to be consistently successful in business today. The ability to negotiate can be an extremely advantageous skill for dairy producers, especially when faced with high input costs, challenging labor issues and complex financial transactions… Read More

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