Farm Tech

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The Future Of Farming Is Going To Be Radically Different

Tis the season for conferences and expos.  Seed and chemical companies are busily showing off their new variety and chemistry options, while universi...
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Conferences Show Off A Revolution In Ag

Dear Mr. Farmer: What if I told you that you could cut your water energy cost by 25% and your Nitrogen input by 5o%? Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?...
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Opinion: Farmers Have Got It Easy?

“Farmers have got it easy, they’re off all winter,” the old man told me.  “Everybody else has to work year round!” The guy not only said th...
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Opinion: Thank An Ag Teacher While You Can Still Find One

With the 87th annual National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention starting later this week in Louisville, Kentucky, Ag Watch wants to take a mi...
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Opinion: Autumn Is The Season To Thank A Farmer

If springtime is a season of renewed hope, then autumn is surely the realization of those hopes.  It’s no wonder that the fall is filled with festi...
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Help Ditch the Rule!

One of the biggest threats to the American farmer is water security.  Farmers and ag related businesses are under increasing pressure from regulation...
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Opinion: Ag Watch Will Report All On Turner Grain

As I write these words, The Turner Grain disaster continues to grow.  The fallout and loss to Mid-South farmers from Turner’s collapse have yet to ...
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Opinion: We Need to Improve Rural Infrastructure

While covering stories for Ag Watch, I drive a lot of miles on secondary highways and county roads across the Midsouth.  The stories and views change...
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Opinion: Farming Is A Noble Profession

Welcome to the refreshed and expanded Ag Watch! My name is Terry Simmons and I am the General Manager and Farm Director.  Ag Watch is a 50 affiliate ...