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Farm Journal: March 2013


Magazine Features

  • Tech At Your Fingertips
    03/14/2013
    Farm Journal's new tablet app shows how tools are used in test plots.
  • Potassium Insight
    03/09/2013
    If there was an upshot to the drought of 2012 it was that many farmers had a prime opportunity to observe the effects of low potassium (K) levels.
  • Farmland Rises Again
    03/09/2013
    Central Corn Belt farmland values are continuing to surpass expectations.
  • Is Our Prosperity Fragile?
    03/09/2013
    Agriculture is on a roll—and has been for a decade—but don’t be lulled into thinking this is business as usual.
  • Next Set of Farmers Eager to Take the Reins
    03/09/2013
    Mary Ahearn, USDA agricultural economist, says the financial requirements of starting a farm operation is typically the biggest barrier for young producers.
  • MachineryJournal
    03/09/2013
    Hardi North America enters the self-propelled sprayer market with two new series of machines.
  • On the Mend
    03/09/2013
    Soil health involves chemical, biological and physical aspects. For now, let’s examine how physical aspects can be degraded over time and how you can improve them.
  • Soil Insecticide Surge
    03/09/2013
    The surge in soil insecticide use is an about-face for farmers; usage reached an all-time low in 2006.
  • Drought Probability?
    03/09/2013
    The 2012 drought was an exceptional case, but drought dials up crop damage every year.
  • A Milestone and New Machines
    03/09/2013
    After more than a year of in-depth market research, Kinze unveils the new 4900 Series planter, 4000 Series row unit and 4000 Series vacuum seed meter with option for electric drive.
  • High Capacity and High Tech Grain Systems
    03/09/2013
    The 40 Series is an all-new bin lineup that supports faster fill rates, provides more storage in a smaller footprint and increases peak capacities.
  • Articulated Action
    03/09/2013
    When the conditions are ripe for harvest, there’s no time to stop.
  • Cattlemen Adjust
    03/09/2013
    The drought has had lasting effects on farmers across the country—cattlemen in particular.
  • Crop Tech
    03/09/2013
    If your perception of the crop protection company MANA is that it’s a small generic product supplier, think again.
  • Satisfied With Soybeans
    03/09/2013
    Farmers anticipated to plant up to 2.5 million more soybean acres than in 2012.
  • TechnologyJournal
    03/09/2013
    FAPRI at the University of Missouri has developed an interactive online tool called Farm Cost and Return Tool, or “Farm CART,” to help farmers build more accurate budgets for their operations.
  • Cause and Effect
    03/09/2013
    The effects of the historical drought of 2012 continue to cause issues for farmers.
  • If You Traded Planters
    03/09/2013
    If you traded planters in the past year, take time this winter to ensure you have all your ducks in a row before it comes time to hook your new planter to your tractor.
  • Location, Location
    03/09/2013
    Farmers who wrestle with tough-to-control weeds know all too well the importance of rotating herbicide chemistries, or using multiple modes of action.
  • Herbicide Handoff
    03/09/2013
    The philosophy of start early and don’t let up drives Jason Luckey’s approach to weed control on his west Tennessee farm.
  • Weeds Interference
    03/09/2013
    When Jake Clark talks about weed control, you can bet he’ll say the word stewardship in the same sentence.
  • Drought Affects Outlook
    03/09/2013
    Although the Ag Executive Forum, hosted by Farm Journal and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, was off the record, we used our networking event to conduct an informal opinion poll of agriculture’s leaders.
  • Supply and Demand Balance Improves
    03/09/2013
    Feeding of wheat by livestock producers remains strong while persistent drought in the Great Plains continues to threaten prospects for the nation’s hard winter wheat crop.
  • WheatJournal
    03/09/2013
    USDA scientists are turning to Mother Nature to explore new solutions against yield-damaging fungal pathogens.
  • ConservationNow
    03/09/2013
    Every day farmers make decisions that impact the bottom line and the natural world around them.
  • Spring Into Spring Wheat
    03/09/2013
    The U.S. drought monitor shows a softening drought footprint in areas of the U.S., but unfortunately much of the High Plains and other prime spring wheat production areas are still plagued with severe water deficits.

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Columnists

  • What Will Spring Bring?
    03/15/2013
    Farmers are anxious to begin spring planting, but “hope” is now the predominant emotion driving grain marketing plans.
  • These Are Not Normal Times
    03/09/2013
    Every day or two, I’m reminded that these are surreal times.
  • Your Other Transition Plan
    03/09/2013
    The ag media has made a modest industry out of succession planning. Not without good reason, however.
  • In Search of a Partner
    03/09/2013
    Access a library of tools to aid in the succession planning process.
  • Baby Your Battery
    03/09/2013
    While luck plays a role, proper care and maintenance are sure bets to optimize battery longevity.
  • Farm in Real Time
    03/08/2013
    Growth and operational efficiency don’t happen by accident. It takes planning—and timely access to the most reliable information.

Corn College

  • Cover Crops Complicate Nitrogen Management
    03/15/2013
    Cover crops can do wonders for soil health. But sound management is just as critical with cover crops as it is with cash crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans.

Test Plots

  • Double Play
    03/09/2013
    More than 20 years of Farm Journal Test Plot research has revealed a thing or two about corn and soybean row spacings—and the learning continues.

Corn Navigator

  • The Pollination Period
    03/09/2013
    The management you lavish on a crop during its pollination window is time well spent.

Departments

  • Farmers “Think Outside the Farm” at Top Producer Seminar
    03/09/2013
    More than 850 of the nation’s top producers were challenged to shake off preconceived notions and brainstorm what the future of agriculture could hold at the 2013 Top Producer Seminar in late January.
  • Purposeful Planning
    03/09/2013
    Tap into these succession planning resources made possible through a grant from Pioneer that supports the Farm Journal Legacy Project.
  • Viral Videos
    03/09/2013
    In an increasingly Internet-connected world, two Kansas farm operations are using YouTube to entertain and educate consumers about rural life.
  • Cheap, Handy Wire Roller
    03/09/2013
    A cattle operation uses lots of wire to create temporary paddocks and replace old fences. So finding a fast, easy way to handle wire was top of mind.
  • New Products
    03/09/2013
    Check out 2013's new products like Muck Boots new all-weather boot, Featherlite's new fuel trailer, and more.
  • Moving Ahead
    03/09/2013
    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) launched Ag Connect Expo in 2010 as a new kind of event for agriculture.
  • $100 Ideas
    03/09/2013
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double Your Money winner receives $200. Other farmers featured receive $100 each.
  • Time to Button Down Management Hatches
    02/28/2013
    The run of near-record crop prices might be about to end, if not this fall then by harvest 2014, analysts say.
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