Palmer amaranth is an aggressive, invasive weed native to the desert regions of the southwest United States and northern Mexico.
A few years ago grain producers were basking in grain prices that had not been seen before. Around that same time dairy producers also saw a period of near record prices for milk.
A generation ago, passing on the family farm was a simple process. Profit margins were higher, land values were lower, farm size was smaller, and tax rates didn’t seem as significant.
Groundwater in aquifers between layers of poorly permeable rock, such as clay or shale, may be confined under pressure.
With winter now showing its real self we need to remember that animals also must be able to deal with the below zero weather.