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Farm Journal: November 2012


Magazine Features

  • Manage Residue Residuals
    10/27/2012
    By using crop residue you can reduce erosion potential, increase water storage capacity and, with tillage and rotation tweaking, create a nitrogen credit for future crops by building organic matter.
  • Earthworms to the Rescue
    10/27/2012
    Study shows earthworms “can have significant impacts on soil properties and processes through their feeding, casting and burrowing activity.
  • The Money Trail
    10/27/2012
    Farmers face plenty of credit, tight standards and increased need for communication.
  • Tires Tackle Tough Stubble
    10/27/2012
    Because of stronger, tougher stalks ag tire manufacturers are getting creative to deliver tires with strength and flexibility.
  • Homes from the Heartland
    10/27/2012
    The Village of Hope project, coordinated by the Global Compassion Network, uses 38 Sukup Safe T Homes for housing.
  • Hold Your Applause
    10/27/2012
    With no place on the house to attach a lean-to greenhouse, a new “green-house support structure” was planned—and quickly began to grow.
  • Resilience Reigns
    10/27/2012
    Texas farmers share lessons learned from the drought and make stewardship a top priority.
  • Happy Birthday, AgDay!
    10/27/2012
    For 30 years, farmers have been tuning in to the day’s top agriculture headlines on AgDay TV.
  • Hard as a Rock
    10/27/2012
    Yield losses due to compaction in tracked areas can range between 10% and 20%.
  • Profits from Precision
    10/27/2012
    Analysis of the project’s data shows precision guidance, auto-steering and automatic shut-offs provided benefits in three ways.
  • Pivots Spread East
    10/27/2012
    Center-pivot irrigation systems, once thought to be suitable only for Kansas, Nebraska or California’s San Joaquin Valley, are going up in the eastern Corn Belt.
  • Winterize Your Irrigation Investment
    10/27/2012
    As irrigation lines move farther east and north, farmers need to be diligent in winterizing irrigation equipment to keep it in peak performance for several years to come. Use this checklist to get started.
  • Steps to Success
    10/27/2012
    As Greg Dell reviews the three years he and his family have spent developing a succession plan for their Westminster, Md., farm, he remembers how overwhelmed everyone was by the process in the beginning.
  • A Faster Forage
    10/27/2012
    Hay quality is balancing act and companies are racing to find that balance but a faster forage is indeed possible, thanks to new equipment and technology advances.
  • Test Corn Twice
    10/27/2012
    This year, one nitrate test on cornstalks isn’t enough for cattle producers. Know the nutrients and dangers that they contain.
  • The Reality of a Nonexistent Farm Bill
    10/27/2012
    Lawmakers failed to pass a new farm bill or an extension of the 2008 bill before heading out of Washington for the November elections.
  • Follow the Combine
    10/27/2012
    The Kinze Autonomous Harvest System allows the combine operator to control the tractor and grain cart without having a driver in the tractor seat.
  • A Shift in Terms
    10/27/2012
    Even during one of the worst droughts in history, farmland values remain strong.
  • In-Field Apps
    10/27/2012
    ScoutPro is one of several mobile apps designed to be used right in the field.
  • A Price for Progress
    10/27/2012
    Reports of health and environmental issues are not uncommon in areas where fracking has been implemented, yet some disagree.
  • On the Road this Fall
    10/27/2012
    The mission of the HungerU Tour is to educate college students, academia and all those who eat about the critical role high-tech agriculture plays in addressing the world’s food crisis.
  • Around the Table
    10/27/2012
    Fourth-generation northern Idaho farmers Joe and Gayle Anderson connect with consumers by hosting a dinner during harvest to a table full of strangers.
  • Technology Journal
    10/27/2012
    Raven Industries introduces the Envizio Pro XL to the company’s lineup of field computers.

Web Extra


Columnists

  • When Change Comes Knocking
    10/27/2012
    As in the past 135 years, Farm Journal is honored that farmers across the U.S. share their stories in good times and bad.
  • Leading By Example
    10/27/2012
    In the past 50 years, we’ve seen an increase in women in the agricultural industry; however, women have always been an integral part of the success of the family farm.
  • Access to Capital Might Be a Big Challenge
    10/27/2012
    As margins decrease, it will be more difficult to obtain credit. Analyze your debt structure and build as much working capital as possible.
  • Tight All Around
    10/27/2012
    A sorry production year for many Midwest corn and soybean farmers set the stage for higher feed costs and a difficult year for livestock producers.

Test Plots

  • Management Matters
    10/27/2012
    The first step in maximizing yield is choosing the right hybrids for your fields.

Departments

  • Nebraska State Fair Sets Tractor Record
    10/27/2012
    The Guinness World Record for a parade of classic tractors is now 964 tractors and drivers, thanks to a determined group at the Nebraska State Fair.
  • What A Day!
    10/27/2012
    If you’ve had one of those days—or caught someone else’s on film—we’d love to share it with our readers. E-mail high-resolution images to sbrown@farmjournal.com
  • $100 Ideas
    10/27/2012
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Letters From Readers
    10/27/2012
    We welcome your letters and opinions regarding Farm Journal articles. Please e-mail your letters to khumphreys@farmjournal.com or call (573) 581-9641. Comments might be edited for clarity or space.
  • Stat Rack
    10/27/2012
    Caught in election-year red tape, the farm bill has stalled until after the November elections.
  • New Utility Tractors, Loader Feature and Round Balers
    10/27/2012
    To tackle all types of farm chores, John Deere expands its utility tractor lineup and round baler offering.
  • Application Machines Offer Multiple Solutions
    10/27/2012
    Building on its history of adding new features to solve customers’ problems in the field, AGCO Corp. introduces the 2013 models of its RoGator and TerraGator self-propelled machines.
November 2012 Issue
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