Farmers urged to prepare for the unknown

25 Mar 2019

Eau Claire

MENOMONIE — From weather and trade negotiations to the priorities of the new Congress and delaying implementation of the 2018 farm bill, there are plenty of unknowns for agriculture heading into 2019.

But that doesn’t mean farmers can’t be prepared, AgDay TV news anchor Clinton Griffiths told dozens of producers attending a conference in Menomonie.

In a talk titled “Grit and Grease,” Griffiths encouraged farmers, in the year ahead, to fine-tune their management, diversify, consider niche markets and get creative. Forecasts peg 2019 U.S. farm income at about the same levels as 2018.

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