Suckers and Rapid Growth
Jun 22, 2018

One of the things that has been quite evident to me in the last few weeks has been the onset of suckers on our corn plants. It is not uncommon to see a few single suckers setting on between V5 and V8 corn, but this year we are seeing a lot of double suckers setting on, which is somewhat uncommon, and the timing is certainly earlier than we are accustomed to. So today, I want to offer some thoughts on why we are seeing this happen, and what it means to us and our corn plants for the next few weeks.

Livestock Production: How do I get started?
Jun 18, 2018

If you are like most people in agriculture, you have heard that diversity is the key to survival of the family farm. As we face market struggles, seasonal highs and lows and trying to draw our youth back to the family farm, we are all looking for ways to get the best bang for our buck. If you are looking for ways to best utilize your resources, we can help!

A Different Discussion on Hail
Jun 14, 2018

The last two weeks have certainly brought some tumultuous weather to many parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. These spring storms have brought good and bad to many of us along the way. Many of you are sitting with fantastic soil moisture under your fields that will set us up for a great transition into July. Others have had to deal with more of the severe weather, however, and unfortunately, that has meant dealing with hail.

New ingredients and Success in the Showring for Sheep and Goats
Jun 12, 2018

Lately sheep and goat questions have become more frequent, and I would like to talk about what feeds we offer to give competitors the best advantage in the show ring. In January of 2018 Honor Show Chow ruminant feeds made the change to the new Purina Puriferm. Puriferm will be replacing Amaferm in these ruminant feeds. Puriferm is a uniquely formulated fungal enzyme ingredient containing Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger. The active components have multiple guaranteed enzyme levels and have shown to improve digestibility of forages.

Before you put the Planter Away
Jun 07, 2018

Hopefully, by now, everybody is done planting. It has been a very, very long planting season for many of you, especially my neighbors to the North. But mostly by now, we can begin to reflect and evaluate just how our planting season went. This reflection includes walking our fields and evaluating stand and emergence consistency. I am a big believer in the importance of the Net Effective Stand Percentage

WE ARE CVA | Shelby-Rising City FFA
Jun 06, 2018

The parking lot was completely empty, and the sun began to rise when the blue and yellow jackets started to fill the classroom. The Shelby-Rising City (Nebraska) FFA students were quickly setting up to begin practice of Parliamentary Procedure at 6:50 a.m. As the gavel hit the desk to begin, each student showed their determination to be the best. In the back of the room, you will find students judging to help prepare for competition. Once the students are done practicing their FFA Chapter Meeting begins in the same classroom.   

Cenex Premium Diesel Fuels
Jun 05, 2018

Today’s Diesel Engines
Diesel engines have significantly changed over the years in order to comply with EPA regulations along with preparing to meet the demands of the future. A major change that has happened is that engine manufacturers have gone to the High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel injection system. In the 1990’s, the pressures in the fuel system were around 14,000 PSI, in today’s fuel systems the pressure is around 35,000 PSI with some engines even reaching 65,000 PSI. To put this in perspective, the PSI on a 24 HP Honda pressure washer is 5,000.

Strategy with Gastric Care
Jun 04, 2018

Coming in June, Purina will be launching a new line of Strategy formulated with the gastric support supplement. Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge will now be offered with a full serving of the Outlast Gastric Support supplement. The Outlast supplement is designed to support gastric health and maintain proper pH in the horse’s stomach.

Small Plants, Big Temperatures
Jun 01, 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem like we never got a spring season this year? We went from one of the coldest, if not the coldest April’s that we have seen for much of our territory, to one of the warmest May’s. Of course, this brings us both good and bad things to deal with. On the good side, we have made up many of our lost GDD’s for those of us that got a break and had the crop in by the 15th. For those that finished since, or even our growers in the North that couldn’t catch a break to stay dry and plant, the crop is coming on strong, and is coming out of the ground just a few days after it is planted.

Creep Feeding and Feeder Management Tips for the Summer
May 29, 2018

With creep feed season quickly approaching here are some tips for producers to make the most of their creep feeding experience. Right now, a lot of producers are busy in the field and we would like to make the transition of calves to creep as easy as possible. 

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