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User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 2440
  • Dallas County, Iowa

New $19M Project to Improve Drinking Water Quality Announced

  • 4 votes


♫ The Big Show | The top stories in Iowa farming, weather, and markets. (iheart.com)

The $19M Cedar River Source Water Partnership project was announced on The Big Show this week. Did you know that the 2018 Farm Bill now requires that at least 10% of Farm Bill funding must go …

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 980
  • N.W. Indiana
Katie Hopkins
  • 50
  • Williamson County, Texas

Trucker Sees His Mileage Rates Sky Rocket...The Strain on Supply Saga Continues!

  • 5 votes


You may have noticed a trend in Magnetic the past month. ‘Shortage' - the supply chain and market-busting term - has shown up 13 times in the past 8 newsletters.

And it’s not done yet. The issue this go-around? Truck drivers.

With trucking companies already reporting signifi…

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 1600
  • Boone County, IN

AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. - Genetically Engineered Atlantic Salmon from Indiana Farm

  • 4 votes

Midwest Aquaculture is on the rise.  AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a land-based aquaculture company utilizing technology to enhance productivity, a few weeks ago announced that purchase orders have been received for the planned harvest of 5 metric tons of its genetically engin…

User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1630
  • McHenry County, Illinois

Taking Stand Counts with Drone Deploy

  • 5 votes

Such a cool technology!  I loved seeing it in action. 

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1490
  • Polk County, Iowa

How much soil N is available for the crop so far in 2021?

  • 7 votes


Many growers and agronomists check GDUs weekly to track crop growth compared to long term averages. Now, you can also check weekly estimates of soil N mineralization compared to long term average to assess the pace at which soil organic N is becoming available to the crop in m…

User Picture Gina Tumbarello
  • 780
  • Noblesville, IN

USMCA First Dispute Panel

  • 3 votes

The USTR requested and established the first dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review measures adopted by Canada that limits the ability of American dairy exporters to sell to Canadian consumers. It's one thing to have a trade ag…

Tiffany Obrecht-Johnson
  • 200
  • Marion County, Indiana

Artificial Intelligence in the Hog Barn?

  • 4 votes

I saw an article today and it really got me thinking about how far we've come and how far we might go with technology leading innovation in agriculture. The use of AI (different meaning these days) has been touted around for independently operated tractors and equipment, but use…

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 980
  • N.W. Indiana
User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1630
  • McHenry County, Illinois


  • 6 votes

This isn't a topic I've seen brought up on here, but it's a big part of what I do on our farm.  I've been sharing what we do and why we do it on our farm for the past 2 years and as my channels have grown I've been more exposed to just how disconnected some folks are from the pe…