Columnists http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/5432/more en Under consideration http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/under-consideration <div class="node-body blog-body">If you have paid attention to these stories over the years, perhaps you’ve noticed that one particular vacation destination of mine shows up a bit more often than others. Nothing is as relaxing to me as a couple of days at Disney World in Florida. Sherill and I have been there a few times in the last four years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/under-consideration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/under-consideration#comments Farm Equipment Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:53:00 +0000 63551 at http://farmindustrynews.com A ticking sound in the hay cannon http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ticking-sound-hay-cannon <div class="node-body blog-body">What with the drought this past year, as well as the price of alternative feed ingredients, the hay market has remained pretty strong so far this winter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ticking-sound-hay-cannon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ticking-sound-hay-cannon#comments Hay Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:12:00 +0000 62811 at http://farmindustrynews.com Phoning it in http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/phoning-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Let&#39;s have a little Q &amp; A session. Do you have a cell phone? Do you have a cell phone with a good connection? Better yet, do you have a cell phone that keeps you well-connected? There&#39;s a huge difference between the two. A cell phone with a good connection just means you&#39;re not in some valley, or a million miles from a tower. Anyone can have a phone like that. Now, if you have a phone that keeps you well-connected to the right people, that&#39;s a totally different deal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/phoning-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/phoning-it#comments Livestock Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:17:00 +0000 61911 at http://farmindustrynews.com A steel disaster parade http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/steel-disaster-parade <div class="node-body blog-body">Meeting the engineers who design and build the products you use can be enlightening. That goes for both you and the engineers sometimes. They don't always know what you're doing with their product, and you sometimes wonder if they have any idea how the stuff they build actually gets used on a regular basis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/steel-disaster-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/steel-disaster-parade#comments Hay Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Dec 2012 04:39:00 +0000 61341 at http://farmindustrynews.com To market, to market http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/market-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Let&#39;s say you&#39;re a producer of some kind of item. You raise quite a bit of it. Now let&#39;s say you need a way to market that product. Finding a better price for it is always a good idea. Sometimes the better price isn&#39;t right nearby. The problem is when you are unable to move your product long distances in a timely and efficient manner.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/market-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/market-market#comments Trucks/pickups Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:04:00 +0000 60191 at http://farmindustrynews.com Belfries "R" Us http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/belfries-r-us <div class="node-body blog-body">One guy standing in a loader bucket trying to screw a four-foot-long wooden rocket onto a pole several feet in the air isn't the exact recipe for success. Now, TWO guys standing in a loader bucket trying to screw a four-foot-long wooden rocket onto a pole several feet in the air; that makes perfect sense.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/belfries-r-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/belfries-r-us#comments Farm Equipment Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:40:00 +0000 59161 at http://farmindustrynews.com Are there any questions? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-there-any-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">I think I may have a new best friend. Sherill works with a variety of people at Mayo Clinic. Most of them have limited farm backgrounds. One in particular — Candace — had quite a few questions for Sherill and always enjoyed hearing about some of the things we do on the farm. She ultimately decided that she would buy a one-eighth fraction of a steer for her freezer. To seal the deal, she asked if it would be possible to come down to Iowa and pick up the beef herself and get a tour of the place on the trip. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-there-any-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/are-there-any-questions#comments Farm Equipment Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:56:00 +0000 58481 at http://farmindustrynews.com Where the wild things are http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/where-wild-things-are <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> When the action of the season gets busy, nothings breaks up the pace like a little distraction. Nothing really breaks it up like some serious distraction.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/where-wild-things-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/where-wild-things-are#comments Farm Equipment Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:27:00 +0000 57621 at http://farmindustrynews.com Along for the ride: My thanks to Mark Pearson http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/along-ride-my-thanks-mark-pearson <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> We all lost a great friend this past week. Mark Pearson, the host of Iowa Public Television&#39;s &quot;Market to Market&quot; program aired around the country, as well as the host of &quot;The Big Show&quot; daily farm radio program in Iowa, died suddenly of a heart attack at his farm in southern Iowa on June 3rd. He was 54 years old.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/along-ride-my-thanks-mark-pearson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/along-ride-my-thanks-mark-pearson#comments Shop/Office Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:05:00 +0000 56951 at http://farmindustrynews.com An unconventional Honey-Do list http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/unconventional-honey-do-list <div class="node-body blog-body">This year we found a new place to put our new crop of honeybees. The honeybees were fine with the location. Apparently, one tree in the area did not approve.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/unconventional-honey-do-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/unconventional-honey-do-list#comments Farm Equipment Jeff Ryan Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 14 May 2012 16:33:00 +0000 56231 at http://farmindustrynews.com