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Farm Journal: December 2009


Magazine Features

  • An Uncertain Wind Stirs
    12/11/2009
    Local investors try to join the rush to wind energy
  • A Show Not to Miss
    12/11/2009
  • 80 Acres of Iron
    12/11/2009
    Agritechnica lives up to its billing as the world’s largest machinery show
  • Cob Harvest Makes Strides
    12/11/2009
    Machinery makers fine-tune cob harvest equipment
  • $100 Ideas
    12/11/2009
    Sturdy Step, No More Busted Thumbs, After Too Many Close Calls
  • Machinery Journal
    12/11/2009
    Oxbo 50 Series corn heads, Landoll 5530 Grain Drill, Massey Ferguson Hesston 2800 Baler, Case IH Patriot 3230 Sprayer
  • Production Journal
    12/11/2009
    Corn College curriculum
  • Crop Tech
    12/11/2009
    SmartStax is the latest in trait technology, combining multiple modes of action against above- and belowground pests. That means multiple Bt proteins are expressed throughout the entire plant, providing whole-plant protection. As an insect ingests the multiple modes of action, the proteins attack two areas of its midgut. This reduces concerns about insect resistance and allows for reduced refuge requirements.
  • U.S. Uses Less Water Today
    12/11/2009
    The U. S. uses less water today than it did 35 years ago, despite a 30% population increase. Declines in water use are partly attributable to more efficient irrigation systems and alternative cooling methods at power plants, according to a recently released U.S. Geological Survey report.
  • Policy Journal
    12/11/2009
    While U.S. agriculture hasn't felt the brunt of the economic downturn, reduced demand for ag goods is affecting farmers' bottom line. Recently, USDA altered its 2009 net cash farm income forecast to $69.8 billion, up $1.6 billion from its August forecast but still down nearly $28 billion versus 2008.
  • Biofuels Update
    12/11/2009
    A General's Call to Action, Biodiesel from Algae
  • A Solid Footing for 2010
    12/11/2009
    Despite weather chaos, crop farmers are upbeat
  • Changes Loom for CRP
    12/11/2009
    The 2008 farm bill and environmental impact statement could dramatically alter the popular USDA program
  • Delta Dilemma
    12/11/2009
    Mississippi faces a surprising water shortage
  • Corn Conundrum
    12/11/2009
    Plant by plant, scientists are unlocking the secrets to advancing corn yields
  • The Value of Residue
    12/11/2009
    Nebraska research shows it boosts bushels and saves water
  • Wet Beans
    12/11/2009
    Handling high-moisture beans got tricky in this delayed, soggy harvest
  • Farm Journal South
    12/11/2009
    WTO Rules Against U.S. Cotton, 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
  • Tax Strategies
    12/11/2009
    As 2009 nears an end, it's time to think about tax strategy.
  • Tailgate Talk, Winners attend Agritechnica 2009
    12/11/2009
    Winners attend Agritechnica 2009; What a day: Bear in corn field; Stat Rack: Wind energy

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