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Late Spring 2013
Bridge the Gap
The No. 1 nitrogen management advice from Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie is...
Soybean Test Plot Report
Farm Journal's soybean test plot report focuses on in-field studies of row spacing, white mold remedies and cyst nematode control.
Before You Park It
There are a million things to do once crops are planted, but a rainy day spent doing preventive maintenance to your planter can save time and money next spring.
Legal Ease: Ag in the Courtroom
Legal issues play an increasingly important role in American agriculture and will influence how farmers and ranchers meet the daunting challenge of feeding a growing population.
Bears: Plant and Wait
The market is still reeling from the March bombshell that hit the grain complex.
Leave a Legacy: You Don’t Have to Plan
The risk of inaction far outweighs the risk of engaging in the process.
“Africa Is Not For Sissies”
I was sitting with my friends in a tiny bar in the village of Ruace, Mozambique, Africa, drinking a not-too-bad local beer while waiting for some government officials to arrive.
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Read the 25x’25 Alliance Report
Released in April 2013, the 25x'25 Adaptation Work Group's report presents a variety of pathways for building resilience to climate change.
2 Examples of Crop Insurance, Market Scenarios
See how crop insurance and marketing tools can work together as the market fluctuates with these two examples.
Resources to Help Evaluate Water Hardness and pH
Use this list of university Extension resources to locate local expertise.
Coverage of the North Carolina Crop Insurance Fraud Ring
Learn more about a massive criminal conspiracy federal authorities say defrauded $100 million from the government-backed program.
Weather Effects on Expected Corn and Soybean Yields
This paper addresses the issue of relationship between weather and yields for these crops by developing U.S. corn and soybean yield models that account for weather and other factors.
Vilsack Talks Immigration Reform Proposal
In mid-April, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled their long-awaited immigration reform proposal that includes a framework for a farm worker program.
Here is a list of seven ways to avoid long-term contamination from pesticide chemicals.
Droughts to Floods
Farmers, get ready for wild weather—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a little of everything this spring.
Pick Your Path
Head to the field with Farm Journal Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer and Farm Journal High-Yield Wheat Expert Phil Needham.
Your Living Soil
Manage soil microorganisms to pave the way to healthier soil and higher yields.
A Few Rotten Apples
Many farmers wonder whether the crop insurance conspiracy will be the impetus for sweeping changes in the crop insurance program.
Drought In The Rear View
Will 2012’s extreme drought drag down this year’s yields?
In many areas of the country, hard water is a fact of life, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate best practices to ensure chemical performance.
On the heels of an extreme drought year and yo-yo prices, controlling costs is a full-time job.
Debates about food and fuel are often framed in absolutes: Corn is either for ethanol or for livestock feed.
The Challenge of Going Beyond Sustainability
Simply achieving “sustainability” is not good enough. We must have the research, technology and production practices to go beyond sustainability.
Aquifer Depletion Causes Delta Blues
The term “black gold” has been synonymous with oil, but farmers in the Mississippi Delta have reason to feel that way about their soil, too.
Decode Wheat Wonders
Wheat College strives to arm farmers with information they can take home to increase yields.
Recognizing the trend for increased hydraulic and electrical capabilities on tractors to handle the power needs of modern planters, Dawn Equipment introduces the Rfx Plus hydraulic down pressure system.
Potassium Speaks Up
Dialing in the correct rate of potassium (K) fertilizer based on testing method, leads to a healthy soil–crop–farmer relationship.
Risks and Rewards
Foliar fungicides were on the minds of few U.S. soybean farmers a decade ago but they could lead to a yield boost.
Savings Take a Hit
Farm bill plans approved in 2012 by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture no longer yield the budget savings previously estimated.
A Chat With The New NAWG President
Farm Journal had a chance to talk with Von Bergen about his farming background as well as his aspirations for NAWG this coming year.
An Unlikely Border War
The wheat industry finds itself wrapped in controversy as farmers on both sides of the border struggle to buy varieties and sell their grain fairly.
Off the Back Burner
Although research traditionally favors corn and soybean advancements at the expense of wheat that might be about to change.
One of the challenges with living in a rural area is spotty cellular service.
Work the Market
One of the most challenging responsibilities of a farmer is to manage risks—and deciding how much money to spend to control those risks.
Weather and prices rewrite 2013 crop mix decisions.
Weed Warriors: Get Set for Success
Consider these additional tips to help you get the most bang for your post-emergence herbicide buck.
Weed Warriors: Mix It Up for Best Results
The herbicide tank mix Tim Fransen used on corn and soybeans in 2012 cost one-third to half again as much as the two shots of glyphosate he traditionally used. But Fransen has no regrets.
Editor's Notebook: Little Life Lessons From Our Graduates
Lighthearted life lessons from our graduates.
USDA finally released their budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2014.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled their long-awaited immigration reform proposal that includes a framework for a farm worker program.
Summertime means the gardens and grills are going, here are some fun summer statistics and more.
The Japanese beetle is becoming an increasingly prevalent pest in the north-central region of the U.S.
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