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Editor's Notebook: Prepare Yourself to Ride the Tide
Listening to many of you voice concern about what will happen when the bottom eventually drops out—and how to be ready for it—motivated us to launch the Farm Journal Profit College.
Outlook: Back to Business
The holidays over. It’s time to get down to the basics of developing marketing plans for 2012 and 2013.
The Bottom Line: Reach Your Profit Potential
Be prepared to recognize opportunities and then profit from them.
John's World: eHarmony.dog
Having one resident in the house who is always on your side is an emotional asset.
Guest Commentary: Global Stress Points
To support our population jump from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, a 70% increase in food production is required.
High-Yield Wheat: No-Till Can Boost Yields
Whether you’ve been no-tilling wheat for 20 years or are still learning about the practice, here are some considerations to keep in mind with every crop.
Pest Management Lessons for 2012
Insect and disease control is a game you can win.
Tech Tools in the Field
The Farm Journal Test Plot team makes it a priority to take the latest technology tools to the field for first-hand experience.
Watch Out for Corn Nematodes
You can manage them, if you know what to look for.
The latest product from Monsanto Company is specifically designed for farmers who do not experience corn rootworm pressure in their fields.
Soybean Rust Still on the Horizon
Drought in the southern U.S. stopped the soybean disease from migrating north, but farmers shouldn't be complacent.
Intense stress conditions in the 2011 growing season is resulting in some larger than normal seed corn.
Cover Crop Insurance Makes a Comeback
For 2012, crops planted after a cover crop in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan or Ohio are insurable as long as the cover crop is killed on or before June 5.
GPS Battle Continues
The Coalition to Save Our GPS says the deployment of the LightSquared network would cost $245 billion based on its negative impact on GPS uses by the federal government alone.
Topcon Precision Agriculture announces that its new X30 control console is now compatible with the Norac UC5 spray height control system.
Precision Ag Webinars
Farm Journal recently hosted four Virtual Precision Agriculture events to help make sense of today’s ever-changing technology.
Help Stop the Emerald, Tree-Killing Marauder
The emerald ash borer is being taken seriously by natural resource managers because it has the potential to kill 7.5 billion ash trees throughout North America.
A Sweet Transformation of Switchgrass
California researchers have found a way to triple the amount of starch that is stored in plant stems.
$100 Ideas: Go-Anywhere Compressor
After years of hiring someone to repair pivots, Donald Schmidt decided he could do it himself.
Four to Go
John Deere’s new Gator Mid-Duty XUV 550 and 550 S4 crossover utility vehicles have the ability to seat up to four people.
Performance and Comfort
Two new models complete the MacDon M5 Series windrower lineup.
Starter on the Spot
With several new design features, Schaffert Mfg. introduces the Generation 2 (G2) 2x2 Fertilizer Disc.
Tailgate Talk: Heckuva Hay Hauler
Brent Hajek is at it again. Also read about the record-breaking year farmers had in 2011.
Reclaiming Flooded Land Resources
Read these articles and watch a webinar dedicated to fixing problems following last year's floods.
The Advantages of a Hooded Sprayer
University of Arkansas weed science professor Jason Norsworthy details the benefits of using hooded sprayers.
Upstream Hero: Larry Bonnell
Michigan farmer Larry Bonnell shares no-till and cover crop tips and provides other resources.
Nematode Sampling Info, Management
Read about nematode management studies and learn how to sample your fields.
Blogging Tips and Links
Read these tips about blogging from the farm and draw inspiration from these great bloggers.
The Golden Age of Storage
The bin building boom strengthens the grain supply chain.
Fragile Fields Face Spring
Farmers reclaim ground devastated by floodwaters.
All Signs Point Higher
Record cattle prices set the stage for expansion.
Succession planning underpins the future.
Shift in Drought
Dry conditions climb north.
Boost Pivot Power
Technology renews the functionality of older pivots.
What's in a Name?
Battery chargers by any other name might be different.
A new breed of diesel affects fuel storage and handling.
Insurance policy closes a gap left by crop insurance.
Careful What You Believe
Where traditional wisdom steers us wrong.
Trick Your Farm Truck
Put functionality into every corner of your pickup.
Small Wind Ramps Up
Farmers and communities make electricity with wind.
First Time at Agritechnica
Experiencing the latest in global high-tech machinery.
Bioreactors Take On 'The Dead Zone'
Midwest water quality research on hypoxia management is a work in progress.
Start a Connection
Start a farm blog to share your experiences with others.
The Farm Journal Forum drew VIP speakers and attendees to examine hunger solutions and policy moves.
Evaluate guidance systems to select the one that best fits your farm.
Back in Action
Hooded sprayers make a comeback.
Hand in Hand
Cover crops and no-till boost soil quality and yield.
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