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Farm Journal: September 2014


Magazine Features

  • Take-Home Tips
    08/27/2014
    Use these guidelines to transition your farm
  • Common Denominators
    08/27/2014
    Making adjustments to five components common on all of the major combine brands can significantly improve harvest performance.
  • Farmland Hot Spots
    08/27/2014
    The past five years have shown impressive gains in farmland values in some areas while others are steady to slightly down.
  • The Basics of Zinc
    08/27/2014
    Know where to look for deficiencies to set the stage for preventive management
  • Farm Bill Regs Kick Off
    08/27/2014
    USDA sets wheels of farm program changes into motion with more details and tools on the way
  • Plans to Retire
    08/27/2014
    The word “retirement” is not commonly used amongst farmers. You’re more likely hear that farmers never retire.
  • Alfalfa Joins the Rotation
    08/27/2014
    Advanced technology gives an old crop new use
  • HungerU Changes Minds
    08/27/2014
    After four semesters on the road—and 48 campus visits—there is no doubt Farmers Feeding the World’s HungerU Tour is resonating and building bridges.
  • Ask An Agronomist
    08/27/2014
    Find answers to a variety of crop pro­duc­tion questions on Farm Journal’s “Ask an Agronomist” blog.
  • Long, Cool Summer
    08/27/2014
    If you had a sneaking suspicion that the 2014 growing season has been tracking cooler than normal, you’d be right.
  • Treat Water as an Input
    08/27/2014
    View water supply in a new way to guide your systems approach to crop production
  • Irrigation Journal
    08/27/2014
    Read about the latest upgrades and options in several irrigation systems.
  • Put Cover Crops to Work
    08/27/2014
    When Mark Anson started using cover crops on his Indiana farm, he wasn’t sure they would work.
  • Fertilizer Decision Time
    08/27/2014
    The clock is ticking on fall fertilizer decisions. A trio of factors—a wet spring, yields on pace to set all-time records and low corn prices—place a premium on making tough choices for 2015 crops even before this year’s harvest.
  • Experts On Watch
    08/27/2014
    New biofuel feedstocks spur invasive weed concerns
  • Still Bullish on Ethanol
    08/27/2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency is likely to reduce the ethanol mandate, and the oil industry and its allies in Congress are mounting a full-court press against the renewable fuels industry.
  • A Fresh Perspective
    08/27/2014
    During the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture in Winnipeg, Manitoba, farmers and conservation experts were able to participate in a lively discussion with Howard G. Buffett.
  • Zero Tolerance
    08/27/2014
    Don’t let giant hogweed escape control this fall
  • Got Bt Resistance?
    08/27/2014
    What do Bt-resistant pink bollworms found in fields in India have to do with U.S. agriculture? A lot.
  • Less Could Mean More
    08/27/2014
    Driving through the countryside, you’ll notice more pivots springing up as farmers try to keep a tight rein on Mother Nature.
  • Farm from an Empty Cab
    08/27/2014
    Unmanned vehicles are close to running the rows
  • Top In-Field Lessons
    08/27/2014
    In a year with low prices and a predicted bumper crop, nearly 1,000 farmers from 28 U.S. states and one Canadian province joined Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer in the field for hands-on agronomic lessons.
  • Sky-High Potential
    08/27/2014
    Drones have captured the imagination of farmers and tech enthusiasts. The fairly small tools offer big potential—and more questions than answers.
  • Engine Overhaul
    08/27/2014
    Competition in the truck sector is alive and well. More horsepower and torque means farmers can haul more hay and cattle per load—of course you have to buy a bigger trailer, though.
  • Preharvest Game Plan
    08/27/2014
    As you work toward a strong finish this fall, conduct pre-harvest field checks to help corn harvest go more smoothly.
  • Listen In or Watch Online
    08/27/2014
    AgriTalk, AgDay TV and U. S. Farm Report programs

Web Extra

  • AgriTalk: GMO Labeling
    09/01/2014
    Mischa Popoff, a policy adviser at the Heartland Institute and a USDA-accredited organic farm and process inspector, shares why GMO labeling will hurt even organic farmers.
  • AgriTalk: Crop Tour Results
    09/01/2014
    Chip Flory and Brian Grete report corn and soybean yield projections from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, which canvasses fields in Ohio, South Dakota, Indiana, Nebraska and Illinois.
  • AgDay: Harvest Preview and Propane Considerations
    09/01/2014
    Michelle Rook reports on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and what farmers are saying about this year’s corn harvest. Winter is just around the corner—and it might bring another propane shortage.
  • AgDay: Fertilizer Buys
    09/01/2014
    Waiting for a deal on fertilizer? You might have to wait a bit longer. Prices haven’t softened since the quick runup in fall 2013, according to Pro Farmer’s Input Monitor.
  • U.S. Farm Report: Russia Says No
    09/01/2014
    Russian trade sanctions of U.S. ag products are triggering retaliation from other trading partners. Russia’s year-long ban of U.S. ag products will likely affect the poultry industry first.

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