Farmers enact proactive water conservation approach
J.D. Dulaney’s truck is transformed into a rolling shop on wheels
Early technology adoption gives profitable edge to Indiana grower
Periscope offers a way to share interactive real-time videos
For Southern farmers, painful bites require time and huge bills to cure
Jon Wiersma mixes the best of Mississippi and Minnesota agriculture
It’s more important than ever to mix modes of action and apply several at once
Staying diligent means staying safe—and protecting your hard work from fire
Farm Journal College attendees evaluate new practices and concepts to gain bushels
Look at how weather, crops and more affect your soil
Des Moines Water Works case casts long legal shadow on agriculture
Farmers’ Almanac makes bold projections, but are they valid?
Timely tips to help you succeed with cover crops
When cutting costs, prioritize proactive weed management
Arizona ranchers are no stranger to fixing fence, but the imposing metal and concrete fence that stretches 1,651 miles along the U.S. and Mexico border represents a host of problems for ranchers they can’t fix.
Giving up control of your farm, even to a hand-picked successor, can be hard to do.
Agricultural news from the Farm Journal family
Underused machinery could turn into new revenue
One of the most controversial legal issues involving agriculture in recent years has been efforts to pass state legislation targeting undercover investigations by animal activist groups.
Climate change policy is back in the nation’s headlines, and you, as a farmer, could benefit by taking a look at its implications for your operation.
I realize many of you are busy with harvest right now, but the decisions you make in the next few days will have a big bearing on your level of flexibility going into 2016 and beyond.
A pneumatic hammer is a multipurpose problem solver. With a proper bit, an air hammer can accomplish in seconds what it would take 15 minutes of pounding with a 32-oz. ball peen hammer.
In recent weeks, the signs of the time—soft grain prices and resulting profit pressure on producers—have continued to reveal themselves.
Family businesses struggle with differentiating succession planning and estate planning. Both are critical strategic issues that merit thought and action when building a successful business and financial security.
This summer, I did a feasibility analysis for a client on installing additional drain tile, drainage water management structures and a subirrigation system. I thought it would be useful to share my analysis because I was pleasantly surprised by the value of such drainage practices—in real dollars and sustainability.
Your head might still be wrapped around harvest, but for many producers, loan renewal time is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the last minute to start compiling the information your lender will need.
Learning how to manage the three big components of yield—water, sunlight and nutrients—is an ongoing effort for the 24-year-old Farm Journal Test Plots program. How these components interact plays a big role when selecting the right hybrids for your fields.
New products and technology connected to crops
New machinery on the market
Read about ideas farmers have designed to make their jobs easier
It’s the chance to make a difference that makes this my last issue as Farm Journal Editor. After 10 years at the helm, I’m proud to turn over the reins to Susan Luke, an accomplished journalist who understands farmers and the fabric of rural America.