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Farm Journal: January 2013


Magazine Features

  • Ready for Anything
    01/23/2013
    You can’t always predict the weather; but you can put plans in place so you’re ready to plant in all conditions.
  • $100 Idea
    01/07/2013
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Hold on Tight
    01/07/2013
    Cattle producers anticipate 10-year cycle high, but the odds hinge on Mother Nature’s cooperation.
  • Bread Winners
    01/07/2013
    Wheat truly feeds our world. It accounts for 20% of the calories we consume, and 35% of the Earth’s population depends on it for their very survival.
  • Machinery Journal
    01/07/2013
    The SprayView and optional Premium SprayView cabs top the list of new features on the Miller Nitro 5000 and Condor GC Series sprayers.
  • Plant Accordingly
    01/07/2013
    Because of the lingering effects of a hot, dry 2012 planting season, your 2013 crop requires special consideration. By planning ahead, you can reduce the risk to your emerging crop.
  • Fielding Facts
    01/07/2013
    The 2012 Census of Agriculture features several firsts—among them, new questions about land-use practices, Internet access and crops grown for production of renewable energy.
  • Stat Swap
    01/07/2013
    Census of Agriculture will help guide farm policymakers develop and fund programs benefiting producers and rural communities.
  • Who’s Ready for a Fresh Start in 2013?
    01/07/2013
    There are great expectations and hopes for good yields and prices. This year is starting out no different, but there are more storm clouds on the horizon than usual.
  • Coming to America
    01/07/2013
    Faster delivery times and lower costs are among the reasons that Dutch-based Lely has invested in its first U.S. production facility.
  • Banking on Biofuels
    01/07/2013
    Corn stalks that don’t completely decompose during the winter interfere with spring planting but can a new cellulosic ethanol plant turn those tough cornstalks into cash?
  • Hedge Against Drought
    01/07/2013
    Higher plant populations are a trend farmers have followed in recent years to boost corn yields but in 2012 that practice appeared to backfire.
  • Under Pressure
    01/07/2013
    In response to decreased yields due to compaction, Iowa farmer Lowell Garrett runs his tractor tires at 7 psi in the field. Using the PTG system, he can inflate his tractor and planter tires for road transport speed and loads.
  • Trainings to Help You Succeed in 2013
    01/07/2013
    Taking a cue from our loyal readers, we continue to add more trainings for farmers.
  • Every Nozzle Counts
    01/07/2013
    Farmers still hurting from the drought can improve application efficiency and maximize profitability through simple irrigation maintenance.
  • A Moving Target
    01/07/2013
    Tending to the fertilizer needs of a field means assessing the past, present and future in order to hit the profitable and environmentally sound bull’s-eye.
  • What Makes Healthy Soil?
    01/07/2013
    No matter how much management, labor and fertilizer you apply, and regardless of the quality of seed you plant, it’s the soil that underpins how much food and fiber you produce.
  • Straight Talk in D.C.
    01/07/2013
    Agriculture has been a bright spot in the U.S. economy during the past four years. Yet poverty in rural communities remains stubbornly high.
  • Insurance Checkup
    01/07/2013
    Regardless of where you stand on the act, which mandates all Americans carry health insurance, there are benefits in the fine print for both farmers and rural America.
  • Coverage Considerations
    01/07/2013
    Amid other lessons, the titanic drought of 2012 gave farmers an education in crop insurance—and a reminder that it’s as vital a tool in a marketing plan as options or calls.
  • Agronomy Answers
    01/07/2013
    Find answers to your crop production questions on Farm Journal’s “Ask an Agronomist” blog.
  • Make Your Farm Virtual
    01/07/2013
    Share the story of production agriculture. Inform non-farming family members about what’s happening on the farm. These are all reasons to create a website or blog for your farm.
  • Technology Journal
    01/05/2013
    AGCO Corporation announced that its telemetry service, AgCommand, is now available on the iPhone and iPad as a mobile app.

Web Extra

  • 2012 Farm Journal Forum Coverage
    12/06/2012
    Learn how the recent election will impact modern agriculture's ability to feed the world.
  • Web Spotlight
    01/07/2013
    As you spend a few more hours inside during the winter months and make plans for the year ahead, be sure to check out the online tools, news and market information at AgWeb.com.
  • Right Now on www.AGWEB.com
    01/07/2013
    Right Now on www.AGWEB.com, our new tractor comparison tool.
  • Make Your Farm Virtual
    01/04/2013
    Connect with landlords, share the story of production agriculture, inform non-farming family members about what’s happening on the farm--all reasons to create a website or blog for your farm.
  • The Payback from Nutrient, Precision Ag Investments
    01/01/2013
    The cost in relation to nutrient investment and corn price over the past 13 years is dramatic.
  • Check Out Our Succession Planning Tools
    01/01/2013
    Access a library of tools to aid you and your family in the succession planning process.
  • Tips on How to Kickstart a Farm Blog
    01/01/2013
    Watch a video featuring tips from avid blogger Judi Graff and check out additional resources for starting a farm blog or website.
  • Global Ag Companies Manufacture in the U.S.
    01/01/2013
    Find more information, including videos, on each company and their production operations in the U.S.
  • What to Know about Crop Insurance
    01/01/2013
    See interactive maps detailing indemnity payments on the county level as well as videos and more tips on maximizing insurance coverage.

Columnists

  • Grain Farms to Consolidate
    01/07/2013
    The word “consolidation” sends a shiver down the spines of many; however, consolidation can lead to increased efficiency.
  • You Just Have to Ask
    01/07/2013
    A good working relationship is based on mutual respect and absolute trust.
  • Insanely Expensive Coffee, Anyone?
    01/07/2013
    There are still several coffee drinkers left in rural America, although they are rapidly being replaced by Mountain Dew and Diet Coke imbibers, even in the cold, gray light of morning.
  • Roller Chain Rules
    01/07/2013
    According to manufacturers, a chain should be replaced when it measures 2% longer than its original length.
  • Editor's Notebook
    01/07/2013
    As we wrestle with farm subsidy reform and face the likelihood of planting a crop before we know the implications of the next farm bill, agriculture would be well served if our nation’s leaders took a cue from Abraham Lincoln.

Test Plots

  • Variable and Wireless
    01/07/2013
    For more than a decade, the Farm Journal Test Plots has varied corn populations and nitrogen rates to respond to natural management zones in the field. In 2012, the crew added variable-rate irrigation to its site-specific farming portfolio.

Departments

  • Crop Tech Januray 2013
    01/07/2013
    Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and M.S. Technologies LLC announced they have selected Enlist E3 soybeans as the brand name for the industry’s first-ever three-gene, herbicide-tolerant soybean.
  • Tailgate Talk
    01/07/2013
    As of Dec. 10, more than $8.7 billion has been paid to farmers for crop losses in 2012.
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