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Assessing a Rain-Fed Switch
Limited freshwater for irrigation, coupled with projected climate change, could hurt crop production much more than previously thought.
Crop Tech: Yields Plateau
About 30% of the major global cereal crops, including corn, wheat and rice, might have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers’ fields.
Crop Tech: New Insecticide
Chemtura AgroSolutions announ-ces that its DoubleTake insecticide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Crop Tech: Value of Poultry Litter
The use of poultry litter can contribute to reduced fertilizer input costs for many farmers, depending on the price and transportation expense.
Lessons From the Field
Agronomists reply to inquiries about sulfur, tillage and volunteer beans.
Explains benefits of a double duty disk opener has along with sharper and stronger blades for grain drills, also introducing a beefed-up disk harrow, and a 1,600 bushel track grain cart.
The Farm Journal Forum this past December provided an opportunity for agricultural scientists, producers, business leaders and policymakers to meet and discuss the future of agricultural innovation.
Almost four years ago, Abe Hughes was appointed vice president of New Holland North America with one goal—get the brand back in the game.
Editor’s Notebook: The Two Luck VIP Trip Winners
It’s official! We have a winner that will be heading off to sugarcane country.
New Farm Journal Tax Columnist
Meet Darrell Dunteman, our new Tax Corner column.
Submit your unpublished idea for a chance to win!
In the Shop: Tricks and Time Savers
There are dozens of tricks to save time, effort and money when making repairs to farm equipment. Here are a few of them.
High-Yield Wheat: The Science Behind Optical Crop Sensors
One of the biggest challenges Phil Needham has each season is determining the appropriate nitrogen rates across each wheat field.
Target a Taxable Income
Develop a target income for your operation and make adjustments as your operation changes.
To Capture a Memory
There are numerous trends swirling in the used farm equipment market these days.
Outlook: Hold Tight to Profits
We started 2014 with extremely frigid temperatures in the Midwest. While it could be killing bugs and even having a positive impact on soil composition and moisture conditions, I have to say Mother Nature is pushing the norms.
Dairy Outlook: Milk Prices, Immigration Reform, Exports
Read and see more about the major factors affecting the 2014 dairy outlook.
Match Your Auger to Your Grain-Handling Needs
Read more details on matching an auger to your grain-handling needs, including a calculator that figures auger length, flight speed and ground length.
Must-Read Grain Bin Safety Tips
Learn how to be more mindful of safety procedures when working with stored grain.
Help Wanted in D.C.
You’re being called to help influence key issues.
Dive into these books for succession planning inspiration.
It Pays to Haul
With cash corn and soybean prices much lower than a year ago, seeking out several buyers for your grain is even more critical.
What the Tech Heist Means for Farmers
The dust hasn’t even begun to settle, but it’s already clear that the greatest impact of the seed heist for farmers will be borne by those who grow seed.
Kings Nower Seed Company Snapshot
The Chinese seed company at the heart of the tech heist is large, by any measure.
Tech Heist: Seeds of Deceit
The FBI thwarts a ring of Chinese national thieves.
Tech Heist: Same Story, Different Crop
Weiqiang Zhang and Wengui Yan, both natives of China and living lawfully in the U.S., are charged with trying to smuggle Intellectual Property and proprietary rice seed out of the country.
Starter fertilizer is a game of inches. That’s how precise of a role placement plays in feeding a crop early in its development.
In the past decade, the U.S. has transitioned from being energy deficient to becoming a major energy provider.
Six Steps to Auger Success
One of the best ways to carry corn and soybeans to the finish line is a portable auger.
Explore Ag Equipment
The farming community has fallen head over heels for a different event: the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS), which is practically a holiday for loyal attendees.
A Smelly Situation
Worse yet, this stinky pest is beginning to raise a ruckus in some corn and soybean fields.
Risk and Reward
Every risk has its reward. With zone management, the reward is higher yields and profitability.
2014 Wheat Watch
There are reasons to be optimistic about this year’s wheat crop, but there are also several wild cards that could dampen price expectations. Lock in some early sales if they cover your costs.
4 Micronutrients Wheat Craves
How you can unlock the small secrets to big yield gains.
10 Apps You Should Try Immediately
Dozens of mobile apps are available to help you run a more efficient, knowledgeable, productive farming operation. Here are 10 apps to try.
After 40 years of research and development that began in New Zealand, hundreds of Cross Slot drills and toolbars are in use worldwide.
Give Soil A Physical
How many times have you looked at a yield map and wondered why one part of a field outyielded another?
The biggest cost of grain storage could be your life. So, how careful is careful enough when it comes to climbing inside a bin?
Dairy 2014: A Pivotal Year
Duane Alberts and his brothers David and Richard were in the eye of the 2013 maelstrom that left thousands of acres of Minnesota and Wisconsin alfalfa dead from winterkill.
The Value of Precision
The livestock, poultry and dairy sectors should have a great year, thanks to lower feed costs and promising domestic demand and exports.
Hurry Up and Wait
For corn and soybean farmers struggling to keep a lid on tough-to-control weeds while producing high-yielding crops, the introduction of new products currently in the pipeline can’t happen soon enough.
Good, Wet Winter
This year’s winter should be favorable for U.S. and South American crops, but pockets of drought remain a concern in the U.S.
Back in the Game
Alfalfa and hay supplies are key this year—a building U.S. cattle herd, long-term diminishing forage acreage, water constraints in the West, drought and rising exports will support hay prices in 2014.
Increase Speed Ahead
Precision Planting says it's possible as it unveils its new SpeedTube technology.
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