Farm Journal: September 2015


Magazine Features


Columnists

  • TMDL: Coming Your Way?
    08/25/2015

    Frustrated with the slow pace of state TMDL efforts, EPA is starting to take matters into its own hands.

  • Machinery Pete: Eyes Wide Open
    08/25/2015

    The key to successful unemotional used equipment buying and selling is to know current values.

  • Utterback: Acreage and Yield Headaches Linger
    08/25/2015

    As harvest nears, there is still a lot of uneasiness about acres and yields wreaking havoc in all marketing situations.

     

  • Eikermann: Tax Matters After a Death
    08/25/2015

    One of the most common challenges with the passing of a farmer is properly recording and transferring assets to the remaining spouse.

  • Phipps: Lather, Rinse, Repeat
    08/25/2015

    How do you deal with the repetitiveness of farm work?

  • Anderson: Cures for the Dead Battery Blues
    08/25/2015

    Three ways to boost dead batteries and get machinery back in operation.

  • Leave a Legacy: Why College is Valuable
    08/25/2015

    Managing a farm is becoming increasingly complex and requires more business management acumen than ever. Majoring in agriculture, business or engineering will broaden your horizons, allow you to experience life away from the farm and continue what’s going to be a lifelong learning process. Along the way, you’ll also deepen and expand your skill set and perspectives.

  • Wasemiller: Manage Upside Price Risk In October
    08/25/2015

    When creating a risk management plan, emphasize crop insurance as one of the numerous profit centers in your operation—even if that means using unconventional insurance methods.


Corn College

  • Farmers Speak Up
    08/25/2015

    Poll results shed light on production knowledge, practices


Departments

  • More Low-Lignin Alfalfa on Way for 2016
    08/31/2015

    Two companies will offer low-lignin alfalfa varieties on a bigger scale in 2016, prompting farmers to experiment with the more digestible forage.

     

  • Meet the Next Generation of Low-Flow Drippers
    08/30/2015

    At the forefront of drip irrigation technology, Netafim’s new dripper line combines a wider, shorter and deeper water passage with a bigger filtering area. 

  • Get the Benefits of Baleage
    08/29/2015

    Baleage, a wetter version of hay, lets producers harvest with less weather concerns.

     

  • FieldNET's Pivot Control is Brand Universal
    08/27/2015

    FieldNET Pivot Control is the irrigation industry’s first system that upgrades virtually any brand of pivot, the NextGeneration of drip irrigation, and land forming for better irrigation.

  • Trimble Tackles Topography
    08/27/2015

    WM-Form, launched by Trimble, combines field surveys, topography analysis, design creation, cost estimation, land forming and verification.

  • From the Farm Journal Family
    08/26/2015

    See what's happening in the Farm Journal family

  • Forage Journal: Low-Lignin Alfalfa, The Benefits of Baleage
    08/25/2015

    Two companies will offer low-lignin alfalfa varieties on a bigger scale in 2016, prompting farmers to experiment with the more digestible forage.

     

  • Making More With Less Water
    08/25/2015

    Farmers’ ability to obtain needed water will be under increased pressure due to competition from industrial, residential/urban and energy users.

     

  • For Greater Service
    08/25/2015

    Glenn Miller gave up an impressive music career to join the military and play for U.S. servicemen and women.

  • Machinery Journal
    08/25/2015

    See what's new in the machinery world. 

  • $100 Ideas: September 2015
    08/25/2015

    Share your unpublished ideas to join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double Your Money winner receives $200. Other farmers featured receive $100 each. All winners receive a hat. 

     

  • Irrigation Journal: The Latest Technology in Irrigation
    08/25/2015

    FieldNET Pivot Control is the irrigation industry’s first system that upgrades virtually any brand of pivot, the NextGeneration of drip irrigation, and land forming for better irrigation.

  • Machinery Journal: Environmental Conditions Drive Demand for Four-Track Tractor
    08/25/2015

    The new John Deere 9RX four-track series broadens the fleet of 9R/9RT wheel and two-track tractors and sports the same features and options.

  • Editor's Notebook: Time to Join the Resistance Fight
    08/24/2015

    Even though herbicide resistance costs U.S. farmers $2 billion annually, startlingly few producers worry about—or even realize—how resistance threatens their livelihood. Not only does resistance cut into profitability by increasing weed control costs, the rapidly growing problem endangers our ability to produce top yields.