The overall purpose of Greg Vollmer's farm shop is maintenance. When the
season is full on, his custom forage harvesting business goes 24-7. Equipment
downtime is painful.
4^Farm Shop Built to Avoid Downtime
Pests that feed on corn ear silks are out and can hinder pollination and
reduce yields. If numbers are sufficient, treatment may be warranted.
FMonitor Corn Now for Silk Feeding
Ask the Mechanic's columnist Steve Thompson tells you the best way to
align the cylinders on a front-end loader and why it's not a good idea to run a
tractor without a battery.
Friday's July 1 Cattle on Feed report showed cattle on feed as of July 1,
2021, at 99% of last year. Cattle inventory totaled 98% of last year.
7^USDA Cattle on Feed Report/Cattle Inventory
Spot Minneapolis wheat prices have climbed nearly $3 per bushel in 2021.
Past comparisons are not easy, but there appears to be room for more upside.