A nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House Wednesday that eliminates a $4.5 billion-a-year farm subsidy called direct payments, but continues to heavily subsidize corn, soybeans, wheat, rice and cotton.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to avert the U.S. "fiscal cliff," sparing most Americans from tax hikes and spending cuts that had threatened to plunge the U.S. economy into recession in 2013.
If you protect your farm’s soils by no-tilling and using cover crops, but your neighbor made tillage passes at every opportunity, should you both have the same right to federal crop insurance when things go badly?
Lewis Krueger, CEO of Cross Slot No-Till Systems in Appleton, WIs., talks about the unique seed delivery mechanism of the Cross Slot drill, how the gangs can be raised and lowered for different row spacing options, and some design and production changes that are in the works now that these machines are being made in the U.S.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.