Hot Topics in Ag

Don’t be the one left out of the conversation at the local watering hole, get the latest happenings in the Ag industry so you can keep the conversation going! Farm Hack: Low Cost Tool for Farmers In 2011, a group of engineers from MIT and regional farms met to discuss collaborative opportunities and established the first-ever Farm Hack convention, a meeting ground to share and brainstorm … Continue reading Hot Topics in Ag

Hot Topics in Ag



Feeling a little out of the loop? Wondering what’s been going on in the Ag industry? We’ve got you covered with our latest Hot Topics in Ag! Read below to find out more.


It appears as though the Nevada cattle rancher has won his week long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Read more about this battle and what it could mean for Ag community by clicking here.


Just in time for grilling season and warm weather – sticker shock has hit consumers and restaurants across the country. Due to foreign demand and rebuilding cattle herd, prices are the highest they’ve been since 1987. Read more about the beef prices by clicking here.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $19 million worth of grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Read more about this announcement and find out more details by clicking here.

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Hot Topics in Ag



Looking to get your fill of the latest and hottest topics in Ag? You’ve come to the right place – read below to get in the know!

U.S. Tractor Sale Even With Last Year

The sales of Tractors in February were slightly down compared with last year’s numbers. However, more Tractors have been bought so far this year compared to the same time frame last year. To read more of this story, click here.

USDA to Expand Support for Small and Mid-size Farms and Ranches

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new and expanded efforts to connect USDA’s resources with small and mid-size operations. Some of the assistance comes in the form of Farm Bill, access to capital and risk management. To read more about this, click hereContinue reading “Hot Topics in Ag”

Top 20 Signs Plant14 Is Here – Farm Gal Edition

Once Daylight Saving Time comes and goes, we know that planting season is not too far off. And while the impending hours of labor that go into planting can be a daunting thought, it feels good to start the new season fresh. With more sunlight and warmer temperatures, we all slowly emerge from our hibernation (or at least our layers of clothing). And spring sure feels amazing. So, how do you know it’s time to plant where you are? We gave you 8 Signs Plant Farmers Are Ready for Plant14, now here are 20 signs Plant14 is here, according to our farm gals at

1.Smelling the freshly broken ground. Nothing smells quite like newly broken soil, which smells like spring and new beginnings.

2.When the sun doesn’t set at 5 pm anymore and the days seem longer and longer.

3.Seeing the equipment, especially tractors and planters, emerging from the sheds and barns for their spring clean-up.

4.When the canned goods that we canned fresh from the garden last year start to dwindle, we know it’s time to think about this year’s garden.

5.When the snow disappears, finally. This year it seems like it never will, but there’s nothing better than that first sign of new grass from under the frozen ground.

6.When you start seeing signs of life again – birds and bugs emerge!

7.When your family starts to get stressed (in a good way)… It’s great to have so much to do again!

8.When the soil stays warm for several days in a row…that’s when my hubby starts pacing!

9.When I start dreaming about what I am going to plant in my garden this year: tomatoes, cabbage, basil…mmmm!

10.  When my alarm changes from 6:30 am to 4:30 am.

11.  It’s time to plant when my husband is spending less and less time in the house and the barn and I am spending more and more time in the barn.

12.  When Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day don’t seem so far away!

13.  When my husband never comes home and my sons grades Continue reading “Top 20 Signs Plant14 Is Here – Farm Gal Edition”

8 Signs Farmers Are Ready for Plant14!

  As the snow melts away and the weather warms up, there is one thing for certain, Farmers are gearing up for Plant14! We’re just as excited as everyone else, which is why we bring you the Top 8 Signs Farmers Are Ready for Plant14! 1. The seed is rolling in 2. The Farmers are getting antsy 3. Plant14 is trending on Twitter 4. Farmers … Continue reading 8 Signs Farmers Are Ready for Plant14!