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Who owns the fence?

If there is a lease that says fencing added is property of the tenant, but the lease is expired, is the fence the tenants property in perpetuity on farmland?

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2024/04/11
03:12 UTC

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Rotary mower blades

Do any of you sharpen the blades on your rotary mower deck?

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2024/04/11
02:55 UTC

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Are there farm jobs available abroad? if so is it possible for visa sponsorship?

(If you know me, please leave what you see right here, thank you. I will try to keep this brief and short. And I am still new to reddit.)
My name is Job, I am a first-year college student studying petroleum engineering. The reason I am posting is because I am asking if there are any farm jobs abroad, and if so, is it possible for visa sponsorship? I am asking this question is because many problems involving finance has been occurring since I started college and it has never stopped, but what affects me most is that the person who is supporting me financially is going to be fired from his occupation very soon. I thought that I would grab this opportunity to work in the field I wanted at the first place and develop skills I need, if all goes well then, I will save enough to go finish any degree involving agriculture even if it is just an associate degree. I only have a few months before my whole career goes over and currently I am living on the "edge" so I am ashamed to ask this but I must take my chances.

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2024/04/11
02:21 UTC

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Question on yield mass per acre

When creating a vegetable oil, we have the harvest mass , which is the mass of the seed flower with seeds directly harvested.

Then there is preprocessing, whereby the seeds are dried, dehulled, etc which is the preprocessed mass.

Then we extract the seed oil, which is the processed mass.

Which one of these masses is typically whats referred to when they say yield per hectacre. For example, with sunflower seeds?

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2024/04/11
00:22 UTC

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John Deere 39 Sickle Bar

I was just given a JD 39 sickle bar mower. I am buying some new parts for some of the wear items. I cannot for the life of me find a replacement knife section for the end tooth. It’s a double tooth. The other knife sections are easy to find on the internet and at John Deere but the end knife I can’t find. I have parts catalog and it would be part number H28076. Anyone know where I can get one of these? Thanks.

3 Comments
2024/04/10
21:49 UTC

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Are any of yall organic strawberry growers on a commercial scale? Do yall spray chemicals even organic ones?

Long story short,I’m a conventional strawberry grower. I grow 10 acres of berries and I hate to post this but there is a smaller family strawberry farm on the other side of town from here that claims to be pesticide and chemical free and they throw a lot of indirect shade and dirt to us. Some of their customers will leave nasty comments and send us negative messages saying we use chemicals and it’s bad etc etc. I’ve been In the game long enough to know that it’s extremely difficult to grow organic berries on a commercial scale. And yes I know organic growers are allowed to use organic pesticides and even conventional pesticides if deemed necessary to save their crop. These guys are definitely not certified organic in any way shape or form. They just claim to be spray and chemical free and organic. And I definitely don’t wanna be that guy to point fingers and be calling them out on thier marketing scheme bullshit. But it gets annoying to a point when local buisnesses like bakery’s and fruit stands will tag my business and tell people not to buy from me because I’m not organic. . I tell people straight up I only use chemicals when needed and we use sustainable ag practices. But people kinda already have thier mind made up anyways and all they care is hearing about being organic or not. Again no hate towards legit organic growers or anything but is it even remotely possible to have a decent strawberry crop completely chemical free regardless of using organic or synthetic chemicals especially during rainy periods when diseases flare up? Again not such a big issue. Like 85-90% of my customers don’t really care as long as the fruit is good red and sweet. But it’s hard to please those remaining 10 percent of people who have zero idea about farming but yet they wanna see your spray log because someone else told them that organic berries taste better and is a much better option.

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2024/04/10
20:34 UTC

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What are these spots on my potato plant?

3 Comments
2024/04/10
13:37 UTC

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Did you know that around 10,000 ducks are sent to rice fields in Thailand after harvest? It's a great way to naturally fertilize the soil and keep pests at bay!

4 Comments
2024/04/10
13:36 UTC

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Pneumonia in calfs and lambs

Please help if you have any ideas on how to cure pneumonia and prevent it from coming back it would be greatly appreciated

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2024/04/10
12:41 UTC

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Update she came back

Pops searched the entire field yesterday even with momma

7 Comments
2024/04/10
12:19 UTC

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Pigery Farming business

Hi im rechel from Philippines, Our family has been doing pigery business for almost 25 years. Anybody here interested doing business with us. We will do all the work. Feeding, taking care of the pigs.

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2024/04/10
11:26 UTC

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Baby chicks with no adult

So I'm looking for any help here. I'm living in Thailand, and where I live there's a bunch of free roaming chickens. Someone must feed them etc, but they're not in coops or anything.

Last night we saw 2, that are clearly to young to be unattended literally asleep completely exposed on the side of the road. There's a cat colony on this street. We tried to get them, but they're too fast and it was on a bit of a wasteland with lots of debris so they went into hiding. We were happy at least they were sleeping hidden now.

We've seen them again twice today and it's clear they're alone. They're too fast to catch, and we've tried enticing them with food (chickpeas and broccoli) to no avail. Anyone know how to catch them?

Then if we do catch them and make them safe, if we put them with where all the chickens live, will other chickens take care of them? Or do we need to start looking for local farms? We just can't see any sort of animal suffering, and we're not sure they'll make it without some human intervention

16 Comments
2024/04/10
09:12 UTC

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Does crop insurance exist for diverse veg production?

I run a 50 person CSA with extras for farmer's markets. This year I'm growing about 70 different varieties of all sorts. I've done some discouraging research and read that I need to show a history of yields, but my veg operation is too diverse to have meaningful data. I'm new to the game. Does anyone have any insight on this? Thanks for your time!

13 Comments
2024/04/10
04:50 UTC

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Overalls and shirts

Anyone have any suggestions for places online to find good quality overalls and also lightweight flannel shirts for the summer weather? Any time I try to buy flannel shirts online they are almost always way heavier and insulated than I want. Thanks

2 Comments
2024/04/10
04:32 UTC

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Where did you go?

Little guy just vanished into thin air.

3 Comments
2024/04/10
01:16 UTC

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Feeling Stuck in life on my family’s dairy.

Hey fellow farming Reddit community,

I’m reaching out because I’m feeling incredibly stuck in life, particularly when it comes to my future with our family dairy farm. Let me give you a bit of background. I’m 27 and the oldest of 3 kids (only one still left farming) I’ve grown up on this small dairy farm, surrounded by the sights and sounds of cows, fields, and the hard work that goes into running a dairy operation and the drama associated with dealing with family.

While I appreciate the value of our family business and the lifestyle it offers, I can’t shake this feeling of being trapped. I feel like I’m expected to follow in the footsteps of previous generations and take over the farm someday, but I’m not sure if that’s truly what I want for my life.

On one hand, there’s a sense of duty and tradition pulling me towards staying and continuing the legacy. But on the other hand, I have my own dreams and aspirations that may not align with running a dairy farm partially with what’s happening to the dairy industry regarding massive corporations and literally taking over everything🙄. I feel torn between honoring my family’s history and pursuing my own path along the lines of grain or some kind of row crop.

Has anyone else been in a similar situation? How did you navigate this internal conflict? I’d appreciate any advice or insights you can offer. Thank you for listening to my rant :))

20 Comments
2024/04/10
01:02 UTC

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Century farm word of warning

I am partial owner of a century farm in southeast iowa. This is a warning to any of you out there who have a tenancy in common and don’t have a will. My father remarried and passed away before creating a will. My stepmother is incredibly greedy and has always caused issues. She is trying to force a sale of the farm for my father’s portion. Unless I or one of my siblings can come up with 160k very quickly it’s looking like it will be forced. This farm has been in my family for over 120 years. My grandfather knew what was up and tried to get things taken care of but unfortunately he passed away before he could.

22 Comments
2024/04/09
23:02 UTC

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First time farm financial assistance

I posted here not long ago about building our family farm back up. If you wish to check my post history you'll find 2 posts related to it.

I have mostly narrowed down what I want to do with the farm commercially and have started thinking ahead to cash flow. So far, we've started seedlings and have been (very) slowly building our presence.

That being said, what would you all recommend for financial assistance? I have looked at cost sharing, loans, and grants. It seems cost sharing is most common and it does appeal to me whereas grants seem few and far between. I'll be glad to add more info if necessary, but I don't know what you may need to help. Thank you for any input

4 Comments
2024/04/09
21:52 UTC

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Farming Advice

Thinking about getting into the family grain farm and curious about what that would look like. 24M with 2 kids. My dad farms just under 2,300 acres (owns a about 1/3 of that) in the Red River Valley with himself, a farmhand and my grandpa steps in when he can. I grew up on the farm, helping out all the time, didn’t do any extracurricular activities in HS. I know my way around it pretty well. Just before going to college I had an unplanned pregnancy with my now gf. Decided to work part time at local Hwy Department through college for a more stable income. 4 years later I’m now a full time engineer tech there making 30hr. 1 more year and I’ll be “vested” into the pension. These past 4 years I’ve barely had anything to do with farming because of kids and full time job. I’ve been asked many times by people why the heck I’m not farming. Is that a fair question? I do want to get back into it 100% but am nervous at how hard it would be leaving a kushy job to go full time farming. I really don’t know any of the logistics of farming. I’m worried the farmhand will take over and I’ll be kicking myself in the butt years later for not stepping back in. Maybe I just need to sit down with the old man and talk it over? Any thoughts, comments or opinions on what you would do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Edit: Thanks for the input, all reasonable thoughts and advice. There is definitely a lot to consider and go over. I’m going to sit down with my dad this weekend and go over everything. Tell him how I feel about the farm and what I would like my involvement to look like and compare that to what he has in mind. Definitely more to it than someone might think. I will post an update on how it goes.

5 Comments
2024/04/09
17:06 UTC

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When is a good time to sew some wild oats?

No euphemisms Intended. I’m in ag zone 7A central plains. Multi variety oats

6 Comments
2024/04/09
16:50 UTC

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Tire inflation gauge

What’s your favorite tire inflating gauge? Been using a Milton bayonet type & it’s works good, just hard to read sometimes in low light conditions. Looking for something easier to read.

7 Comments
2024/04/09
15:14 UTC

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Help please is this fake

Me and my coworkers dont agree

I think this is not fake, they say this is fake.

What do you think?

https://youtu.be/EBWfBqRDbrM?si=8r9pPGfmjUI8rFnq

Edit: Thx all,stupid me had to know 😅

9 Comments
2024/04/09
14:21 UTC

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