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Farm Journal: Early Spring 2014


Magazine Features

  • Plan With Purpose
    03/22/2014
    In addition to identifying a ranch’s cattle, a brand is a symbol—a badge of pride, honor and loyalty.
  • Only Farm Journal Represents Farm Journal
    03/22/2014
    Thanks to our loyal reader family, we have been alerted that there are activities in the countryside—both in person and by mail—where individuals or entities are misrepresenting themselves as being part of or affiliated with Farm Journal when they are not.
  • Heroes Amongst Us Each Day
    03/22/2014
    For most of my career, I’ve known and respected Grant Heilman, a talented photographer and long-distance business friend.
  • Boot Camp in the South
    03/22/2014
    Snowy conditions and cold temperatures didn’t deter almost 100 attendees representing 11 states from attending Corn College in the South in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Crop Mix Intel
    03/22/2014
    How will acreage numbers shake out this spring?
  • Face Winterkill Threats
    03/22/2014
    For the nation’s winter wheat farmers, the 2013/14 winter season has produced two things in great abundance—subzero cold weather and anxiety.
  • Options and Opportunity
    03/22/2014
    A black swan of sorts flew into the wheat market in early 2008, as the industry faced an unprecedented mix of bad weather and tight stocks.
  • A Glimmer of Hope
    03/22/2014
    Success is usually measured in terms of gains or losses. But sometimes, just holding steady is a victory.
  • CropTech
    03/22/2014
    The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announces its new Soil Health Partnership (SHP), designed to help farmers enhance soil health.
  • Brazil’s Production Soars
    03/22/2014
    Brazil is looking at a “good news, bad news” scenario for its 2014 crops.
  • A Downshift in Price
    03/22/2014
    For the past decade, farmland values have been onward and upward.
  • Where Worlds Meet
    03/22/2014
    Concerns about the California drought and pending water shortages were at the forefront during the 47th annual World Ag Expo held Feb. 11 to 13 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif.
  • Mind Your Numbers
    03/22/2014
    Knowing per-bushel, per-acre and per-field costs help farmers meet price uncertainty head-on
  • Lookin’ for Luckenbach
    03/22/2014
    The town of Luckenbach, Texas, lost its post office in 1971. It would have been the death of most places, but it was just the beginning for this town in Texas Hill Country.
  • A Boost in Bushels
    03/22/2014
    Farmers and researchers will plant variable corn and soybean hybrids in many fields this spring, identifying ways to raise yields while answering the questions inherent to a new agronomic practice.
  • All Hands on Deck
    03/22/2014
    Weed resistance is spreading across U.S. crops like wildfire, snuffing out potential yields of corn, cotton and soybeans in the process.
  • Use a Volt/Ohm Meter
    03/22/2014
    Tis better to learn to use a volt/ohm meter than to curse a dead circuit, but many farmers are not adept at using volt/ohm meters and multimeters to test electrical circuits.
  • Farm Program Timeline Taking Shape
    03/22/2014
    Several decisions await farmers as the Agricultural Act of 2014 is now in the implementation phase.
  • NAWG Names New President
    03/22/2014
    Kansas wheat farmer Paul Penner has been elected as the new president for the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).
  • Herbicide Active Ingredient Coming Soon
    03/22/2014
    Dow AgroSciences has a new herbicide active ingredient in development for cereals, which could receive regulation later this year and be on the market in time for the 2015 crop season, says Abe Smith, market development specialist for the company.
  • Plan Your Estate
    03/22/2014
    Benjamin Franklin once said: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
  • Manage Covers Like Cash Crops
    03/22/2014
    Start planning now to lay the foundation for cover crop success
  • Baby Those Beans
    03/22/2014
    Plant them and forget them used to be a common philosophy for soybean growers. Not anymore.
  • Mix and Match Hybrids
    03/22/2014
    Farm Journal Test Plots measure yield potential for flex and fixed ear hybrids based on water, sunlight and nutrients
  • Acreage and Price Swings
    03/22/2014
    Less corn and wheat acres, more beans and cotton
  • Serious About Stewardship
    03/22/2014
    Farmers collaborate to conserve their water resources
  • An Even Playing Field
    03/22/2014
    Consistency results in real bushels when growing corn. To harvest large uniform ears in the fall, farmers must provide the perfect seedbed in the spring.
  • Platform Monitors Irrigation Pivots Remotely
    03/22/2014
    The BaseStation 3 server-based pivot-management platform from Valley Irrigation can be accessed locally or remotely through the Internet or by using its Apple or Android native mobile apps.
  • Variable Rate for Variable Soils
    03/22/2014
    In one pass across his field, Kentucky farmer Joel Armistead can find five to six soil types.
  • How Water Affects Infrastructure
    03/22/2014
    Adding pivots can consistently push corn and soybean yields higher.
  • Take a Second Look
    03/22/2014
    After a somewhat ill-fated start in the North American ag equipment market 15 years ago, telehandlers are getting a second look from farmers who swore they’d never have another one.
  • Advice Worth Sharing
    03/22/2014
    Thousands of attendees had the opportunity to learn about what’s coming next in agriculture during Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention, held Feb. 26 to March 1 in San Antonio.
  • Build Your Nitrogen Trust
    03/22/2014
    To build a successful variable-rate nitrogen program, it’s essential to have a working knowledge of the nitrogen cycle, nitrogen-supplying power of your soil types and nitrate measurement tools.
  • Machinery Journal
    03/22/2014
    Machinery Journal
  • $100 Ideas
    03/22/2014
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Drone-Buying Checklist
    03/22/2014
    If you’ve already answered yes to the question, “Should I use a drone on my farm?” the next logical question becomes, “What type of drone should I buy?”
  • The ABCs of API
    03/22/2014
    Increasingly, the agriculture industry is deploying API, or application-programming interface, in precision products to produce more seamless experiences on the farm.
  • High-Tech Scouting Makeover
    03/22/2014
    MyAgCentral (a division of DN2K) is one of several companies bringing new broadly available high-tech scouting services to the market in 2014.
  • TractorPal App Offers Friendly Functionality
    03/20/2014
    Keith King took his on-farm upbringing, added some computer expertise, looked for a farmer need to fill and ended up developing a new mobile app called TractorPal.
  • Scab Survey to Assess Management Practices
    03/20/2014
    There are several best management practices for limiting the occurrence of and damage from Fusarium head blight (FHB), better known simply as scab.

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Columnists

  • Before You Run to the Field
    03/23/2014
    The oilseed, grain and livestock markets all came out of the fall doldrums and really extended their gains in February and March.
  • What Should I Do?
    03/22/2014
    Too many people procrastinate when it comes to succession planning, citing insurmountable obstacles and unique circumstances.
  • 5 Points Against GMO Labeling
    03/22/2014
    There is significant debate about whether food containing genetic­ally modified organ­ism (GMO) ingre­dients should be labeled.
  • Ask Grammar Guy
    03/22/2014
    Over the years, I’ve received many unsolicited opinions on my writing.
  • The Only Constant Is Change
    03/22/2014
    What’s the one constant we can count on throughout life? Yep, it’s change.
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