Dairy producers have waited long enough for precision ag to acclimate to their unique and varied operations. While precision farming in row crops has enjoyed exceptional growth over the past 20 years, it’s been slower to take root in hay and forage.
How often have you heard about the importance of having financial statements? Perhaps you have heeded that advice and have used a variety of spreadsheet tools, software and outsourcing alternatives for creating accurate balance sheets and accrual income statements. Now what?
With inventories still tight for many areas receiving extreme rainfall, sacrificing forage isn’t an option.
June 9, 2023
Many southern U.S. regions once plagued by ongoing drought have seen
substantial precipitation this past month. Although this rain is a
welcome change, it occurred during a crucial harvest window for many
small-grain crops – leaving many producers pondering the best means to
handle these forages.
Unmet expectations for performance and behavior are likely the greatest stressor for most, if not all, supervisors. A failure to meet animal or crop goals, arriving late for work and skipping an assigned task are all examples of unmet expectations.
When a farm or ranch grows, it can be difficult to keep up with the financial management areas of the business. In such cases, it may be wise to outsource at least some of the financial and accounting tasks.
While agriculture extension has and continues to provide solid financial
resources to teach farmers "in-house" accounting and finances, with
growth, a farm or ranch must determine if and when to seek outside help.
The previous year’s drought severity and grazing pressure is important to consider when developing a grazing plan for this year. Understanding how to set stocking rates will prevent further damage to pastures.