FEATURES - June-July Today's Farmer

Dairy endures on Dill farm - Cover Story -
Thrifty thinking helps family survive market downturns
by Allison Jenkins

Farm to Food Bank
Missouri’s agriculture partners work together to combat food insecurity
by Kerri Lotven

Rations for the range
MFA works with cattle producers to find feeding solutions in any season
by Kerri Lotven

Moving bales, growing sales
Tri-L Manufacturing expands well beyond hay equipment to offer wide range of products that help farmers get the job done
by Allison Jenkins

Cover crops: Are they a real fix for water quality?
Recent Missouri study shows this popular practice reduces runoff, nutrient losses
by Adam Jones

Q&A with MFA (Flipbook link)
Learn more about your cooperative leaders
An interview with Jimmie Reading, MFA Incorporated Board Member

Protect health of bred cows this summer
Heat stress can cause pregnancy losses, disrupt reproductive cycles
by Dr. Jim White

DEPARTMENTS & OPINION

Country Corner
Food supply chain reveals its weakest links
by Allison Jenkins

UpFront
Relief on the way for farmers impacted by COVID-19
Interns experience agriculture on the job
Pollution precedent

Markets
Corn: Large corn crop anticipated, demand increasing
Soybeans: Look for more
Chinese purchases this summer
Cattle: Packing plants become a bottleneck
Wheat: Soft winter wheat production up over last year

Recipes
Cream weaver - As printed via Flip Book

Marketplace
BUY, sell, trade - As printed via Flip Book

Viewpoint
Focus on strengths in uncertain times
by Ernie Verslues, MFA President and CEO

Closing Thought for June/July TF 2020
Each month our photographer and our poet team up for a unique last page for the magazine.

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FEATURES - MAY Issue of Today's Farmer


Better way to hay - Cover Story -
Management tips for high-quality, high-quantity forage
by David Moore, Landry Jones

Having ‘brave conversations’
Panelists stress the importance of mental health care in the farming community
by Allison Jenkins

Upward trends
Growers take yields to the next level with foliar nitrogen-fungicide combination
by Allison Jenkins

Shear determination
Generations of Schmidt family raise prize-winning show sheep
by Kerri Lotven

Reining supreme
Renowned horse trainer exhibits success with MFA feed
by Kerri Lotven

Heat can harm hay quality
Monitor moisture carefully to avoid loss of energy, nutrients
by Dr. Jim White

Keep calm and hang on: Still time to plant
Right conditions, proper seed placement more important than date
by Jason Worthington

DEPARTMENTS & OPINION

Country Corner

Finding silver linings in the virus crisis
by Allison Jenkins, TF editor

UpFront/Blog
Farm State of Mind campaign transitions to American Farm Bureau
Missouri Food Finder
Commendable conservation
From fiber to food

Markets - As printed - CLICK HERE
Corn: Lower fuel prices, pandemic closures reduce ethanol production
Soybeans: Prospective plantings show fewer bean acres
Cattle: COVID-19 and the cattle market
Wheat: Winter wheat conditions variable across U.S.

Recipes
Smoke signals - As printed
Visit our food page recipe finder

BUY, sell, trade - as printed
Marketplace

Viewpoint
Taking care and farming through it all
by Ernie Verslues, MFA President and Chief Executive Officer

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