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  • Mar 8, 2013

    Champaign County, Illinois, farmland draws $15,375/acre

    Farmland prices haven't softened in Champaign County, Illinois. It was thought that a new record for farmland prices in the county was reached this week when $15,375/acre price was paid for a 173-acre farm. These higher prices follow the predictions offered by farm real estate experts in our December Buyer's Forecast 2013 for farmland....More
  • Feb 21, 2013

    Skill sets required for landing a job in agriculture shift with technology

    Cindy Langenberg, senior human resources manager for Dupont Pioneer, spoke recently at a media event in Johnston, Ia. on the company's efforts to recruit the next generation of agriculture professionals. Dupont Pioneer has added 1,000 jobs each year over the past five years, and Langenberg says the ag industry as a whole has remained strong in its job opportunities as some other industries have struggled....More
  • Jan 9, 2013

    Land is selling in NW Ohio; tillage underway

    The soil in the latter part of November was dry in NW Ohio. There was less than 1 in. of rain in the whole month of November. My Case IH dealer said he never saw so many tillage replacement parts go out the door. Everyone was interested in taking out the ruts that they put in the fields in September and October. Lots of vertical tillage finishing tools have been sold in the last year and everyone who had them was out working ground with them....More
  • Dec 19, 2012

    Abundant hay, continuing drought, mineral feeder

    A normal year for growing hay is cutting three to four times a growing season. The drought year of 2012 produced five cuttings of alfalfa. The hay season started early and received enough rain to keep growing all summer until November. Alfalfa is a plant with a tap root that was able to use what subsoil moisture was available....More

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