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The outlook for agricultural revenues and exports remains largely positive, even in light of environ-mental and public-sector issues.
Hay Fever Flares
A taste for meat and dairy products in the developing world has increased demand for U.S. hay, and inexpensive containerized shipping technology has made it cost effective to ship hay overseas.
A Deeper Understanding
New laboratory testing procedures lay the groundwork for improving soil health
Application methods, placement and timing depend on soil conditions in each field
Potholes On the Road to Big Data
We have a ringside seat in an arms race for big data.
Cellphone coverage in rural America is starting to improve
We’ve all seen those cellphone coverage maps that blanket the country, showing only little dots for the areas that don’t receive strong cellphone service. But many, many farmers fall into those rare areas.
A Global Perspective
Conservation technology and sustainability take center stage
Opportunities in Disguise?
I don’t think the challenges and opportunities have ever been as significant and exciting in agriculture as they are today. The fact that global trends influence U.S. farmers’ bottom lines is mind-boggling.
Show reunites the agriculture industry around equipment and technology
HungerU Heads to Ag Day
Interactive tour will roll into Washington, D.C.
Tech Heavy Truck
GMC and Chevy unveil 2015 model-year trucks
This spring, consider letting your planter dig in its heels a little with a planter accessory that knocks out compaction problems with tine tillage.
Farm Journal Exclusive: Streamline Connectivity
Software firm eyes unprecedented farm efficiency
Group advocates for national GMO standards
A new coalition of 29 U.S. organizations is urging Congress to develop federal standards to guide the labeling of food products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
2014 Farm Bill: Decision Time
Five crop years are riding on a one-time selection.
A decade of acreage ups-and-downs and emerging brands
Cotton has received quite the face-lift this past decade.
Zero in on practices that add more bushels.
Make sure you safeguard your data.
Corn’s Global Game
Supply shocks more likely to bring price spikes than demand increases.
Make Your Succession Plan a Top Priority
Here’s a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their families and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time.
A host of digital weed resources are just a tap away
Seed to Success
The momentum behind variable-rate populations has never been greater as farmers seize the opportunity to efficiently position plant populations for maximum yield.
Pest Watch 2014
Stay one step ahead of these insects, weeds and diseases for a strong start to 2014
Syngenta defends sales of seed corn traits banned by China
Tips to Increase Soybean Yields
Read these articles about soybean management to increase your yields.
A Global Look at Crop Porduction
Read these additional perspectives about crop production worldwide.
All About the TrackTill Planter Accessory
See more photos of the TrackTill and find a link to inventor Colin Hurd’s website.
Behind the Scenes of the Global Corn Market
Use the interactive map to see the top 5 players in corn production.
Legacy Project Tool: Buy-Sell Review
With so many components involved, it makes sense to periodically review your buy-sell agreement. This review tool will help you assess the viability of your current agreement.
OSHA’s Grain Handling Regulations
Learn what OSHA’s regulations for grain handling are and what you need to do to comply.
The most effective agreements have most or all of these components in common.
AgWeb Exclusive: Triple Threat Farm Software Solution
Granular merges three crucial functions into one easy-to-use package.
Coalition Seeks Labeling Solution
Group urges Congress to set national standards for GMOs.
High-Yield Wheat: Help Yield Potential Become Reality
Growing conditions and available moisture obviously affect yield, but it all starts with varieties that have the genetic potential to succeed in your area.
The Benefits of Gifting Farm Assets
Rallying a family to discuss the physical and emotional future of a farm operation and its land can be challenging.
Defend the Yield Potential
I enjoyed speaking to several of our Farm Journal readers this winter. It appears many farmers sense a storm is coming; will it be a soft summer rain or a full-blown spring tornado that destroys everything in its path? We need to watch these three dominant macro events for all ag commodities.
I’m the Landlord
Flex Your Knowledge
Eliminate all of the variables to drill down and truly learn what practices add up to more yield
The Bottom Line: Make Best Practices A Top Priority
Assess your financial best practices to ensure you are ready to make tough choices
Machinery Pete: Pack and Roll Momentum
In the past 22 years, I’ve written about almost every type of used farm equipment—tractors, combines, corn heads, planters, skid steers, disk chisels, trucks, grain trailers and balers.
In the Shop: School of Hard Knocks
Dan Anderson: Learning from my own mistakes has been a key element in my ongoing education as a mechanic. Such as …
OSHA and Grain Farms
There is frequent tension between the spirit of the law versus the letter of the law. Obeying the “spirit of the law” means following the intent of those who drafted it. Following the “letter of the law” means following the law as written—verbatim.
John's World: Wait, I Know That Sound!
By now, the U.S. airways should be swarming with millions of flying cars zipping around
Warmer Temperatures on the Horizon
The U.S. faces a better than 50% chance of hotter-than-average temperatures this summer, said Anthony Artusa, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center meteorologist, at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in mid-February.
On-Site, On Demand
Nitrogen test plots confirm that timing matters
California Shuts Off the Spigot
The state of California has taken a dramatic step to curtail the use of limited water.
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) will receive approximately $1.37 million from Bayer CropScience to support the physical mapping of 21 wheat chromosomes.
Wheat Geneticist Wins Wolf Prize
Jorge Dubcovsky, a plant geneticist at the University of California–Davis, (UC–Davis) was selected to receive the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture.
Label Expansion for Zidua Herbicide
BASF’s Zidua herbicide, previously registered for use only with corn and soybeans, has received Environmental Protection Agency registration for spring and winter wheat.
NAWG Names Leadership Award Recipient
The National Association of Wheat Growers selected Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) as its 2013 Wheat Leader of the Year at a ceremony in February.
Bioenergy Crops Enhance Watershed
CenUSA Bioenergy is studying perennial bioenergy crops in the Midwest and their role in lessening hypoxic concerns in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Corn Growers Association says its enhanced Compliance Assurance Program is seeing strong success.
Multi-Hybrid Collaboration Announced
Soil variability has been a limiting factor to maximum yields, and the agriculture industry has mitigated it through a variety of precision ag strategies, including zone management and variable-rate fertility.
From lawn waste to silage and hay raking enhancements, see the new products coming out.
Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
Since 1892, the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., has hosted an ongoing celebration of corn, as well as high school basketball games and an annual fall festival.
Pivots Spread in South Dakota
Investments in irrigation boomed in South Dakota.
Register Your Farm Well Location
Farmers should ensure their wells are registered with their state.
How Water Restrictions Vary
Just as soil types can vary widely within a field, so too can irrigation restrictions differ, depending on where you live in a state. Here are four examples how that plays out in the big state of Texas.
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