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Farm Journal: Mid-February 2014


Magazine Features

  • 4-H in Kenya
    02/12/2014
    A strong school lunch program and education offers hope for the future.
  • Soybean Cyst Showdown
    02/12/2014
    Do your best to stop this pest.
  • Burn Notice
    02/12/2014
    Diagnose herbicide damage, or prevent it in the first place.
  • Explore the Future on the Farm
    02/12/2014
    Interactive site previews agriculture in 2025.
  • Insure for the Unexpected
    02/12/2014
    Make sure your insurance coverage protects your farm.
  • Agronomic Answers
    02/12/2014
    Calibrate your planter, control volunteer corn and get a good soil test.
  • Slow Iron Sales
    02/12/2014
    Approximately 40% of farmers don’t expect to purchase machinery this year.
  • To Cut or Not to Cut
    02/12/2014
    How to match break-even costs to the new crop price reality.
  • Pick Up the Pace
    02/12/2014
    More soybean seed trait-herbicide systems are on the way.
  • Byte-Sized Weather
    02/12/2014
    Use these digital tools for high-tech forecasting.
  • High-Speed Insurance
    02/12/2014
    RCIS announces new partnership with precision ag.
  • 20 Years of Precision
    02/12/2014
    Illinois farmer walks through tech advancements.
  • Throttle Forward
    02/12/2014
    Updated row units provide the foundation for John Deere’s high-speed planter that performs at 10 mph.
  • Buckle Up for the Ride
    02/12/2014
    Today's market dynamics are triggering a fundamental shift to incorporate private products beyond what the Federal Crop Insurance Program has to offer.
  • The Fourth Building Block
    02/12/2014
    Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium get all of the publicity, but if there was an Academy Award for crop nutrients, sulfur would win best supporting actor.
  • Tools of the Trade
    02/11/2014
  • A Date to Deliberate
    01/24/2014
    Early planting has its benefits, but be sure to weigh your options before heading to the field.

Columnists

  • John's World: My $B Idea -- Antisocial Media
    02/12/2014
    It’s just those kinds of damaging blurts my websites would prevent. I’m calling it “antisocial media”—Internet pseudo-intimacy.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Grow Into a Leader
    02/12/2014
    Actions always speak louder than words, and leaders must make sure their actions reinforce the behavior, attitudes and aptitudes they want others to follow.
  • It's a Matter of Context
    02/12/2014
    Given current market conditions, it’s easy to see why so many folks assume used values must be falling. But let's make sure we're putting the facts in context.
  • In the Shop: Hot Torch Tips
    02/12/2014
    Used correctly, a torch is a precision tool with multiple uses.
  • Offset Emotional Marketing
    02/12/2014
    It’s important to decide how you’re going to handle this year's challenges before they occur.
  • Legal Ease: Drones and the Law
    02/12/2014
    Much talk has circulated about the growing role that unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, will have on our daily lives in the future.

Test Plots

  • Test Plots: Push the Limit
    02/12/2014
    What does it take to push fields to the highest yield level? For the past three years, Farm Journal Asso­ciate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer set out to answer that question.

Corn Navigator

  • Keep Corn Happy
    02/12/2014
    The Systems Approach can help you make it happen.

Departments

  • Shop on Social for Free
    02/12/2014
    Use Facebook and Twitter to move used equipment.
  • Technology Journal
    02/12/2014
    A new console for entry-level guidance; know payload, no scale; connect your mixed fleet; and a tech preview of a multi-hybrid metering system.
  • Wheat Versus Winterkill
    02/12/2014
    What factors could be detrimental for exposed plants?
  • Wheat Journal
    02/12/2014
    New insecticide available, breakthrough in scab resistance and a USDA wheat report.
  • Editor’s Notebook: Words of Wisdom For All of Us in Ag
    02/12/2014
    It’s winter meeting season, and I just spent a week at our Top Producer conferences in Chicago. I was wishing that everyone in ag could hear the words of wisdom being shared.
  • Shareholders Vote Down GMO Labeling Proposal
    02/12/2014
    Monsanto Company shareholders recently voted down a proposal that would have required the company to provide a report related to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering.
  • Welding University Winners
    02/12/2014
    Three grand-prize winners of a drawing sponsored by Miller Electric Manufacturing Company and Farm Journal will receive hands-on welding training from Miller’s experts at its headquarters in Appleton, Wis.
  • Machinery Journal
    02/12/2014
    A new diesel-model RTV from Kubota; a spacious seed carrier from Killbros; and a high-clearance, self-propelled sprayer from Hagie.
  • Tailgate Talk
    02/12/2014
    In addition to serving as leaders of the free world, several U.S. presidents held jobs as farmers first.
  • Crop Tech
    02/12/2014
    A biological nematicide; a new Bt trait technology; a premix fungicide for corn, beans and wheat; and a broad-spectrum PGR.
  • $100 Ideas: Plow Edge for Uneven Surfaces
    02/12/2014
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Rein In Road Lope
    02/12/2014
    Technology and tire tuneups can cut machine bounce.
  • A Tale of Two Regions
    02/06/2014
    As the 2014 growing season approaches, different U.S. regions are facing starkly different water outlooks.
  • Microirrigation Guide
    02/06/2014
    Farmers can educate themselves on microirrigation practices with a 200-page publication from USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service.
Mid-February 2014 Issue
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