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Sellers Take Caution
With the fall of Eastern Livestock and other buyers, what should be done to ensure payment on the commodities you sell.
Make His Heart Smolder
Give the gift that keeps the sparks flying.
Farm Show Circuit
Take a few days this winter to brush up on the latest production practices and see the newest machinery
Dodge Sudden Death
Late-season soybean disease defies textbook explanations.
Converted planter doubles up the rows.
Rural Areas Take Charge
Federal stimulus dollars provide broadband and more.
Survive a Grain Avalanche
The science behind rescue tactics for grain entrapments.
Do-it-yourself fuel tank installation to go the distance.
More than a Dance
Ag facts go mobile with ChaCha, but the answers may miss the accuracy mark.
A trio of brothers build a shop to fit their expanding operation.
Nip Nematodes Now
Take steps to keep this undercover pest from robbing yields.
National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull
Mark your calendar to join us at the 2011 National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull, Feb. 16 to 19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
All Under One Roof
Second Ag Connect Expo brings agriculture together for an international event with exhibits and education.
Baler Treks 10,000 Miles
Join this tour as it harvests across the western U.S.
Engine Insights from Abroad
A veteran tractor tester talks Tier 4 technologies
Ag Connect Expo Coverage
Regs and Republicans
The new Republican chairs of several key congressional panels have announced plans to review what they see as a major expansion of regulations issued by the Obama administration.
Once a Bean Field, Now a Shop of Dreams
Daniel Wieland had no idea building a shop and posting a video of the process would gather so much interest.
High-Yield Wheat: Build Yields from the Seed Up
When your goal is to maximize wheat yields, paying attention to the details at planting and good management throughout the season builds the yield to its full potential.
John's World: I Used to Be Somebody
I have become invisible in my own community. My disappearance is below the radar of ordinary life, but remarkably effective—and all I did was change my vehicle.
Outlook: Eyes Are on Agriculture as Prices Increase
We’re only a month into the new year and the grain market has already experienced significant price rallies to levels that are getting the attention of political leaders worldwide. The question that I suspect is on the mind of many is, “How high is high?” Well, it depends on your assumptions.
I Built the Best
The creative spark burns bright on America’s farms, as evidenced by Farm Journal’s long-running “I Built the Best” contest. On Bruce Bishop’s farm near McComb, Ohio, the spark doesn’t merely burn—it blazes. For the second straight year, Bishop topped the planters category of the contest, with a 60'15" soybean planter that needs no carrying wheels. Even more remarkable, Bishop’s victory marks his ninth category win.
Use Lessons Learned
Farm Journal Test Plots build on knowledge of timing and placement to dig deeper with starter formulations.
Are You Ready for Variable-Rate?
Varying your nitrogen rate and population is sound agronomics—if you lay the groundwork first.
Tailgate Talk: Dirt Roads and Direct Routes to Information
Wheat Journal: USDA Grant Funds Pest Control Research
USDA grant funds pest control research; Fungi could curb grasshopper populations; Give up the gluten; Bayer bulks up; Monsanto advances high-yielding wheat projects
Technology Journal: Soil Moisture Sensor
Soil moisture sensor; reduce spraying costs; advanced seed monitoring
CropTech: Pioneer Purchases Partners
Pioneer purchases partners; Bt bonus; New weed weapon
$100 Ideas: Helpful Hand
Helpful Hand, Skid Shoes for Snow Removal, Perfectly in Line
Editor's Notebook: Acreage Battle Heats Up for 2011
Having just returned from the land of cotton and a string of meetings that put me in touch with farmers and top economists from all over the country, it is clear to me that the acreage battle for this spring is far from over.
Irrigation Journal: Efficiency Reminders
Winter is the time to evaluate your irrigation system; the Irrigation Association announces its most innovative product; irrigation management can up yields.
Machinery Journal: Dry Box Option
Dry box option; powerful harvesting series; all-wheel steer trailer; tires designed for field and road
Policy Journal: Regulations in the Crosshair
While budget deficit reduction is still a high priority in Washington, 2011 could emerge as the “year of the regulation.”
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