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Farm Journal: September 2013


Magazine Features

  • Is the Grain Party Over?
    08/26/2013
    Farmers saw record-high corn and soybean prices in 2012, and while prices are far from rock-bottom, they are dramatically lower.
  • Clean Air Solution
    08/24/2013
    Just as farmers and the livestock they care for rely on clean air to survive, so does ag equipment.
  • Real Retread Value
    08/24/2013
    As automakers roll out bigger and bigger trucks, many farmers are getting frustrated with the growing price tag of the tires that support them--enter retread tires.
  • Corn Use Up in Ethanol
    08/24/2013
    This year, USDA expects 4.9 billion bushels of corn to be used by the ethanol industry.
  • Five Yield-Boosting Trips
    08/24/2013
    A favorite farming cliché we often hear is: “The best thing you can apply to your field is your shadow.” That’s true for any crop, but it’s especially true for wheat.
  • Another Wild Ride
    08/24/2013
    Grain price volatility is nothing new for wheat farmers.
  • Ethanol Mandate’s Sway On Corn Prices
    08/24/2013
    In the halls of Congress, the discussion about the future of biofuel mandates is heated and the outcome is too close to call.
  • Land Sizzles
    08/24/2013
    Recent declines in grain and oilseed prices and the strengthening U.S. dollar might start to put a damper on escalating farmland prices.
  • High-Yield Wheat: Steps to Seeding Success
    08/24/2013
    High wheat yields begin with a solid foundation coupled with a sound understanding of what needs to be accomplished throughout the growing season.
  • Reasons to Write
    08/24/2013
    Journaling helps the Dell family refine a legacy plan.
  • How Does USDA Compile Crop Progress Reports?
    08/24/2013
    In response to the question, AgWeb reached out to Julie Schmidt with the USDA–National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) for more information.
  • Early Freeze Could Nip Crops
    08/24/2013
    The majority of the Corn Belt escaped the pollination period unscathed, but late planting in some patches leaves crops highly vulnerable to an early freeze this fall.
  • Droplet Deductible
    08/24/2013
    You put tractors in a storage building, tools in the shop and grain in the bin for safekeeping. But how do you safeguard your center-pivot systems?
  • Liquid Line Items
    08/24/2013
    Plan for adequate irrigation resources next season.
  • Directly to Consumers
    08/24/2013
    Inventive wheat farmers are creating their own markets.
  • Harvest Ready
    08/24/2013
    There is easy money to be had in your fields this fall. Here’s how you know that money is sitting out there in the field, like low-hanging fruit ...
  • Technology: Smart Trap
    08/24/2013
    Camera and phone team up to cage feral hogs.
  • Better Days Ahead
    08/24/2013
    Multiple factors work in unison to turn the tide on a weary but resilient livestock industry.
  • Plenty of Space to Work
    08/24/2013
    A 64’x72’ building provides room to work on several repair jobs at once and park frequently used equipment overnight so it won’t freeze during cold weather.
  • Beat Weeds to the Punch
    08/24/2013
    Use products with different sites of action to prevent resistance from cornering your fields.
  • Day of the Daydreamers
    08/24/2013
    Why trying to predict the future of farming can be useful.
  • Shortline Manufacturer Makes a Move
    08/24/2013
    In a competitive machinery market, watch for this up-and-comer.
  • Farm Bill Torn Asunder
    08/24/2013
    It’s a different year but basically the same story. While farm policy is typically one of the most bipartisan pieces of legislation, that hasn’t been the case with the 2013 farm bill process.
  • Academy for Higher Yields
    08/24/2013
    Farmers head to the field for lessons on how to finish strong before corn and soybean harvests.
  • Read Your Crown Roots
    08/24/2013
    These three sets of crown roots supply the bulk of nutrients and moisture to corn, making them essential for high corn yields.
  • On the Go
    08/24/2013
    It’s no secret that a lot of farmers and ranchers have a deep sense of loyalty to certain machinery colors but which tractor and truck brands are the most popular across farm country?
  • Welder Seeks Grain Gain
    08/24/2013
    Harvest in the eastern Corn Belt can be a tough nut to crack. So designer and inventor Donnie Estes built an aftermarket system he hopes will help remove the phrase “tolerable loss.”
  • A Pep Talk on Banking
    08/24/2013
    Does your loan officer have the knowledge to finance your farm operation?
  • The Dirty Dozen No-Till Misconceptions
    08/24/2013
    Soil type, topography and climate differences make no-till a challenge on any level, but Dan Towery is excited about the system’s bottom-line opportunities.
  • Rural Life: Classroom Connection
    08/24/2013
    Farmers explain farming and the food system to students.

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  • All in a Row
    08/24/2013
    Redesigned planter makes seeding soybeans more precise.

Departments

  • Machinery Journal
    08/24/2013
    See the latest machinery news, updates and equipment.
  • Hay, Horsepower and Harvest
    08/24/2013
    Bigger capacity, higher speeds and enhanced versatility define a collection of new products and upgrades for activities ranging from haymaking to grain harvest at New Holland.
  • Editor's Notebook: Wonder What That Iron Is Worth?
    08/24/2013
    What's that iron worth? Ask Machinery Pete, the well-known expert, who started collecting equipment auction data when he was 23 years old.
  • Production Journal
    08/24/2013
    Get yield estimates before the combines roll, keep up with this year's Midwest Crop Tour and register for Farm Journal's Forum.
  • Policy Journal
    08/24/2013
    After the 45th sign-up held earlier this summer, USDA will accept 1.7 million of the 1.9 million acres offered up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
  • Crop Tech
    08/24/2013
    The latest on crop technology and advances in the industry.
  • TailgateTalk
    08/24/2013
    Record breaking truck parades, slippery spots, and USDA statistics in the September issue of Farm Journal's Tailgate Talk.
  • TechnologyJournal
    08/24/2013
    Farmers and ranchers adopt more precision ag and technology to improve their businesses.
  • Wheat Journal
    08/24/2013
    Researchers at Kansas State University and University of California-Davis have identified a gene that gives wheat plants resistance to one of the most feared races of the wheat stem rust pathogen—the notorious Ug99.
  • $100 Ideas
    08/24/2013
    You can join our $100 Ideas Club! Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club. The Double our Money winner receives $200.
September 2013 Issue
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