JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the rolling cattle country of Osage County, Missouri, near an unincorporated community called Babbtown, Jason Schroeder and his family build on the success of past generations on their Century Farm.
CAMBRIDGE, Wis. – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Hinchley Dairy Farm near Cambridge. After a tour of the farm’s robotic-milking systems and a conversation with Tina Hinchley and her daughter Anna Hinchley, Vilsack and a group of Wisconsin dairy-industry stakeholders met for a discussion about the recently updated Dairy Margin Coverage Program. They also discussed ongoing concerns about the Federal Milk Marketing Order.
Leasing land as a tenant means a little more uncertainty for farmers. Making decisions on how to manage the farm ground and setting up agreements to continue farming the land — all while not knowing how a landowner may respond in the future — can be a challenge.