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Farm Journal: September 2011


Magazine Features

  • In Memory of John
    08/27/2011
    The anniversary of 9/11 holds fond memories for pilot’s family.
  • Wacky Weather
    08/27/2011
    Prepare for the possibility of more wild weather.
  • Bigger, Better Bins
    08/27/2011
    This grain setup keeps pace with farm needs.
  • Gratitude, Picnic Style
    08/27/2011
    A thank-you to landlords, neighbors and friends.
  • Corn Head Tune-Up
    08/27/2011
    Thicker cornstalks and higher populations mandate careful adjustments of corn heads to minimize losses.
  • Sea Change Corn
    08/27/2011
    Redesigned corn improves ethanol efficiency.
  • Waterhemp Worries
    08/27/2011
    This stubborn weed exhibits more resistance in the Midwest.
  • Food Pyramid Face-Lift
    08/27/2011
    The new MyPlate graphic, coupled with online tools, encourages healthy eating habits.
  • Platform Mechanics
    08/27/2011
    Precise adjustments and patience with groundspeed provide optimum performance from soybean platforms.
  • Golden Kernels of Death
    08/27/2011
    Last year, flowing grain snuffed out 26 lives.
  • Don’t Leave Yield Behind in the Field
    08/27/2011
    Understand how combine components interact to minimize grain loss.
  • Shock in Supply Chain
    08/27/2011
    Corn’s explosive takeover, mighty Chinese soybean demand and a weak dollar cause crisis for other crops.
  • Tough Tires
    08/27/2011
    New technology helps tires handle field conditions.
  • Welding Wisdom
    08/27/2011
    Miller Welding University awards three farmers with trips, tips and prizes.

Web Extra


Columnists

  • Leave a Legacy: Spare Me the Jargon
    08/27/2011
    Succession planning should start with good communication and a willingness to focus on common objectives and tackle tough issues. Worry about the legal jargon later.
  • Outlook: Beware of Major Price Swings Ahead
    08/27/2011
    The government’s inability to effectively manage our debt-to-revenue situation makes it difficult to know what will happen on a day-to-day basis. More than ever, producers must decide what they want from the market and have a plan for accomplishing those objectives.
  • Editor's Notebook: Roller Coasters Aren't for Everyone
    08/27/2011
    Economists and financial experts agree that the current market volatility will continue. It can be gut-wrenching, but, if you farm, you have no choice but to take the ride.
  • John's World: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
    08/27/2011
    MP3 players allow us to put music to our everyday activities. But, like so many new trends, the life soundtrack is not really so novel, just more technological. We used to have music playing in our heads all the time.

Soybean Navigator


Corn Navigator

  • The Secrets of Sulfur
    08/27/2011
    Here’s how to manage a crucial, but often overlooked, building block of high corn yield.

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