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Is the Grain Party Over?
Farmers saw record-high corn and soybean prices in 2012, and while prices are far from rock-bottom, they are dramatically lower.
Clean Air Solution
Just as farmers and the livestock they care for rely on clean air to survive, so does ag equipment.
Real Retread Value
As automakers roll out bigger and bigger trucks, many farmers are getting frustrated with the growing price tag of the tires that support them--enter retread tires.
Corn Use Up in Ethanol
This year, USDA expects 4.9 billion bushels of corn to be used by the ethanol industry.
Five Yield-Boosting Trips
A favorite farming cliché we often hear is: “The best thing you can apply to your field is your shadow.” That’s true for any crop, but it’s especially true for wheat.
Another Wild Ride
Grain price volatility is nothing new for wheat farmers.
Ethanol Mandate’s Sway On Corn Prices
In the halls of Congress, the discussion about the future of biofuel mandates is heated and the outcome is too close to call.
Recent declines in grain and oilseed prices and the strengthening U.S. dollar might start to put a damper on escalating farmland prices.
High-Yield Wheat: Steps to Seeding Success
High wheat yields begin with a solid foundation coupled with a sound understanding of what needs to be accomplished throughout the growing season.
Reasons to Write
Journaling helps the Dell family refine a legacy plan.
How Does USDA Compile Crop Progress Reports?
In response to the question, AgWeb reached out to Julie Schmidt with the USDA–National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) for more information.
Early Freeze Could Nip Crops
The majority of the Corn Belt escaped the pollination period unscathed, but late planting in some patches leaves crops highly vulnerable to an early freeze this fall.
You put tractors in a storage building, tools in the shop and grain in the bin for safekeeping. But how do you safeguard your center-pivot systems?
Liquid Line Items
Plan for adequate irrigation resources next season.
Directly to Consumers
Inventive wheat farmers are creating their own markets.
There is easy money to be had in your fields this fall. Here’s how you know that money is sitting out there in the field, like low-hanging fruit ...
Technology: Smart Trap
Camera and phone team up to cage feral hogs.
Better Days Ahead
Multiple factors work in unison to turn the tide on a weary but resilient livestock industry.
Plenty of Space to Work
A 64’x72’ building provides room to work on several repair jobs at once and park frequently used equipment overnight so it won’t freeze during cold weather.
Beat Weeds to the Punch
Use products with different sites of action to prevent resistance from cornering your fields.
Day of the Daydreamers
Why trying to predict the future of farming can be useful.
Shortline Manufacturer Makes a Move
In a competitive machinery market, watch for this up-and-comer.
Farm Bill Torn Asunder
It’s a different year but basically the same story. While farm policy is typically one of the most bipartisan pieces of legislation, that hasn’t been the case with the 2013 farm bill process.
Academy for Higher Yields
Farmers head to the field for lessons on how to finish strong before corn and soybean harvests.
Read Your Crown Roots
These three sets of crown roots supply the bulk of nutrients and moisture to corn, making them essential for high corn yields.
On the Go
It’s no secret that a lot of farmers and ranchers have a deep sense of loyalty to certain machinery colors but which tractor and truck brands are the most popular across farm country?
Welder Seeks Grain Gain
Harvest in the eastern Corn Belt can be a tough nut to crack. So designer and inventor Donnie Estes built an aftermarket system he hopes will help remove the phrase “tolerable loss.”
A Pep Talk on Banking
Does your loan officer have the knowledge to finance your farm operation?
The Dirty Dozen No-Till Misconceptions
Soil type, topography and climate differences make no-till a challenge on any level, but Dan Towery is excited about the system’s bottom-line opportunities.
Rural Life: Classroom Connection
Farmers explain farming and the food system to students.
The Bottom Line: Reverse and Fast Forward
In July, Russell Consulting Group held our 15th annual summer conference. To give perspective on where we’ve been and what might be coming, we took a look back 15 years.
Outlook: Cinch Up Your Belt
Think about it: we’ve just passed the one-year anniversary of $8 corn, and prices are still searching for a low.
Legal Ease: Lawyers, Dust and Feathers
If EPA continues on this path, many livestock producers will be saddled with additional costs and the burden of obtaining and complying with NPDES permits.
Leave a Legacy: Blended Family Dynamics
Kevin Spafford serves as Farm Journal’s succession planning expert.
Machinery Pete: Going, Going, Gone
Should I call you Pete or Greg?
John's World: Not Heat-It's The Humility
The trouble with global warming is it’s everywhere. Who knew?
Test Plots: All Pieces of the Puzzle
Farm Journal Test Plot demonstrates how the disease triangle impacts the effectiveness of fungicide application timings.
I Built the Best
All in a Row
Redesigned planter makes seeding soybeans more precise.
See the latest machinery news, updates and equipment.
Hay, Horsepower and Harvest
Bigger capacity, higher speeds and enhanced versatility define a collection of new products and upgrades for activities ranging from haymaking to grain harvest at New Holland.
Editor's Notebook: Wonder What That Iron Is Worth?
What's that iron worth? Ask Machinery Pete, the well-known expert, who started collecting equipment auction data when he was 23 years old.
Get yield estimates before the combines roll, keep up with this year's Midwest Crop Tour and register for Farm Journal's Forum.
After the 45th sign-up held earlier this summer, USDA will accept 1.7 million of the 1.9 million acres offered up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
The latest on crop technology and advances in the industry.
Record breaking truck parades, slippery spots, and USDA statistics in the September issue of Farm Journal's Tailgate Talk.
Farmers and ranchers adopt more precision ag and technology to improve their businesses.
Researchers at Kansas State University and University of California-Davis have identified a gene that gives wheat plants resistance to one of the most feared races of the wheat stem rust pathogen—the notorious Ug99.
You can join our $100 Ideas Club! Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double our Money winner receives $200.
Feral Hog Trap Operates Remotely from iPhone App
The BoarBuster designed by researchers at The Noble Foundation can be activated from your sofa.
Explore the Future of Farming with AgWeb's Virtual Farm
In order to give you the full experience of what the future may hold, we'll be launching a virtual farm in October. Here's what you can expect.
Horsch President Talks Tillage, Company's German-American Roots
Watch a video interview with Kory Anderson about how Horsch adapts European machines for the North American market.
Are You Ready to Direct-Market?
Here's a good resource about how to decide if direct-to-consumer marketing is right for your operation.
The Paxton Family’s Shop
See more photos of the Paxton family’s shop, as well as more information on the products mentioned in the story.
The Categories of Pivot Insurance Coverage
Learn more about the categories of pivot insurance coverage and the steps to follow when filing a claim after damage occurs.
The Federal Initiative for Agricultural Water Upgrades
Read more about a federal initiative for agricultural water upgrades and learn how irrigation helped bolster Nebraska’s economy in 2012.
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