How Do We Get the Next Generation to Raise Beef?
How is the beef industry going to move forward and not become a short reflection in an old history book?
“Cattle and crops: Together we stand, divided we fall.” Among the numerous commentaries on agriculture, is that really true?
The other day, I had a major flashback. I climbed in a new tractor and sat down. I had this unearthly feeling that I was sitting in the cockpit of a major jet. Sophisticated would be an understatement. There was nothing remaining of the controls I used to know well.
The flashback put me in the seat of an International 806 tractor with no cab, pulling a John Deere combine with a long-forgotten model number. The field was an average field of barley with the windrows running west to east. A strong wind was blowing from the west and the day was a typical hot, late-afternoon harvest day.