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When to Apply a Wheat Fungicide

Apr 18, 2024

by FBN Network

Hit by El Niño this year, the southern United States has been experiencing “wetter than usual weather patterns and increased flooding,” as we reported in our free report “ How Will El Niño Impact U.S. Farmers This Year? ” In addition to the challenges of preparing seed beds and planting, excessive r

Apr 17, 2024

by Norm

As you prepare your fields, sow your seeds, and watch your crops grow, it is essential to keep safety at the forefront of your mind. Farm accidents can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll on everyone involved. Accidents can also impact the economic success of a farm. Safety and profitability

Apr 12, 2024

by FBN Network

It’s time to dust off those math skills as you plan for spring chemical applications. Start with a few simple calculations to ensure you have enough product in the shed to complete the job. If you do the math now, you’ll only purchase what you need and won’t have to worry about storing and handling

Apr 10, 2024

by FBN Network

As summer approaches, it’s a good time to start thinking about adding fly control solutions to your nutrition program. The newly released FBN® Grass Turnout Guide provides an essential overview to help producers prepare their cattle for grass turnout, including preventing and managing flies. Access

Could you be overpaying on ag equipment purchases? Learn the five questions that can help you get a better deal on your next machine purchase below. Ag Equipment Is Getting More Advanced …and More Expensive Today’s ag equipment is becoming increasingly innovative. From solar-powered scarecrows that

Apr 04, 2024

by Norm

Crop oil concentrates (COC) and non-ionic surfactants (NIS) are both adjuvants used in agriculture to improve the effectiveness of pesticides, including herbicides , insecticides , and fungicides . However, they differ in composition and function, which influences their use in various situations. Cr

Investing in farmland can often help you scale your ag operation. To reduce overhead expenses, though, it’s advantageous to lock in a low mortgage interest rate. In this post, we’ll discuss everything from how interest rates impact farm mortgage payments to whether now is the right time for farmers

Apr 01, 2024

by FBN Network

One of the main challenges farmers face is securing farmland. However, there are financial products and resources that can help make purchasing farmland more accessible for farmers who are just starting out. In this post, we’ll cover: Renting vs. Buying Farmland: Pros and Cons, , Farm Land As a Futu

Articles Livestock

Getting Ahead of Calf Scours

Apr 01, 2024

by FBN Network

Calf scours is a top health issue for both beef and dairy calves. Dr. Steve Dudley, FBN® Head of Technical Services and a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, provides tips on scours prevention to help maintain livestock health. Dr. Dudley discusses: Prevention strategies, Vac