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Farm Journal: Mid-February 2011


Magazine Features

  • How High Can Corn Go?
    02/08/2011
    Spring corn calls at $11 per bushel evoke concerns.
  • Women of Agriculture
    02/08/2011
    Three farm moms shine a light on women’s role.
  • Damage Control
    02/08/2011
    Controlled drainage stores water during dry months, keeps nitrogen and phosphorus from runoff.
  • The Sorghum Advantage
    02/08/2011
    New forages help reduce livestock feed costs.
  • Slick Soy Products
    02/08/2011
    Stock your shop with lubricants and cleaners that have roots in Ohio soybean fields.
  • Narrow Rows Are a Winner
    02/08/2011
    Three years of comparison plantings persuaded this corn grower to switch from 30" rows to 15" or 20" rows.
  • Shop Stands Test of Time
    02/08/2011
    This Ohio corn and soybean grower's shop has room for three projects and plenty of lighting.
  • Do-it-yourself GPS Fixes
    02/08/2011
    Don’t let glitches on high-tech systems stress you out.
  • Attack on Plant Health
    02/08/2011
    Regularly scout fields to stay ahead of yield- and quality-robbing weeds, insects and diseases.
  • Global Outlook
    02/08/2011
    It’s up to the U.S. to supply the world’s wheat needs.
  • A Learning Process
    02/07/2011
    FSA will use experience to reshape and enhance programs for the next farm bill.
  • Drought Dodgers
    02/07/2011
    New hybrids make more grain with less water.
  • Hot Spots for Agriculture
    02/07/2011
    Poll results from the recent Ag Executive Forum.
  • Bacteria Boosts Beans
    02/07/2011
    These good bugs partner with soybeans to increase nodulation and fix nitrogen.
  • Fertilizer Split
    02/07/2011
    Little producer impact likely as Cargill transfers Mosaic shares.
  • Lawmakers Go Social
    02/07/2011
    Voice your concerns and opinions via social media.

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Columnists

  • In the Shop: Tool Tricks and Trick Tools
    02/08/2011
    Special situations often require special tools that are unavailable or too costly for the average farm shop. Here are a few tips to make repairs and maintenance in the field or shop a little less frustrating.
  • High-Yield Wheat: A Strong Finish
    02/08/2011
    The use of disease forecasting models really helps fine-tune fungicide decision making in addition to helping you learn how the varieties you raise are affected by different diseases.
  • Leave a Legacy: One Family at a Time
    02/07/2011
    USDA estimates that 70% of farmland will change hands in the next 20 years, but many families do not have a next generation skilled in or willing to continue farming. When is the right time to make way for the next generation?
  • John's World: Sir, Please Step Away From the Computer
    02/07/2011
    One final e-mail check ... and I’ll be ready to head to bed with my smartphone.
  • Outlook: Rational Buy/Sell Actions
    02/07/2011
    Decisions regarding when to buy feed needs or sell production are often made based on incomplete, emotional, cash flow, and sometimes misleading and/or conflicting information. This means that, more than ever, farmers need to have a set of rules they use to make a decision rather than rely on a hunch or special news alerts.

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Departments

  • Wheat Journal: Higher Wheat Acreage a Return to Normal
    02/08/2011
    Higher Wheat Acreage a Return to Normal; USDA Invests in Wheat Research; Treat Wheat Seed Too
  • Production Journal: Herbicide-Tolerant Hay
    02/07/2011
    USDA’s decision to deregulate biotechnology-derived, glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa is now in effect and without conditions.
  • $100 Ideas: Tire Protectors
    02/07/2011
    Tire Protectors; Street Sweeper Scratch Bar; Easy Roller
  • Machinery Journal: High-Tech, High Horsepower
    02/07/2011
    High-Tech, High Horsepower; Safer Reach into Roadside Ditches
  • Irrigation Journal: Control Speed and Direction
    02/07/2011
    Control Speed and Direction; Get in Gear; 30° Angle Can Lower Irrigation Cost; Set Up and Go With Portable Reels
  • Policy Journal: Active Start to 2011
    02/07/2011
    Washington experienced a flurry of activity in the first few weeks of 2011—and not just in regard to the snowstorm that hit the region and caused government-related disruptions. But the weather proved no match for action in Washington.
  • Tailgate Talk: Love the Hungry
    02/07/2011
    This year, skip the flowers and jewelry. Instead of buying traditional Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart, share the love of agriculture with people across the world.
  • Homecoming
    02/07/2011
    The Dells firm up their farm employment guidelines.
  • Editor's Notebook: Saving Our Little Bit of History
    02/07/2011
    This fall, my husband, Jonathan, and I were fortunate to buy the farm across the road from the 80 acres we live on. One corner of the farm is home to the old Beaver Dam School, a one-room schoolhouse that was built in 1907 and served our neighborhood. Much to the delight of several of our neighbors and the chagrin of others, we are preserving the old structure.
Mid-February 2011 Issue
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