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Farm Journal: March 2014


Magazine Features

  • Tempered Optimism
    03/08/2014
    The outlook for agricultural revenues and exports remains largely positive, even in light of environ-mental and public-sector issues.
  • Hay Fever Flares
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    New laboratory testing procedures lay the groundwork for improving soil health
  • Step-by-Step Sulfur
    03/08/2014
    Application methods, placement and timing depend on soil conditions in each field
  • Potholes On the Road to Big Data
    03/08/2014
    We have a ringside seat in an arms race for big data.
  • Cellphone coverage in rural America is starting to improve
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Conservation technology and sustainability take center stage
  • Opportunities in Disguise?
    03/08/2014
    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.
  • Iron Centric
    03/08/2014
    Show reunites the agriculture industry around equipment and technology
  • HungerU Heads to Ag Day
    03/08/2014
    Interactive tour will roll into Washington, D.C.
  • Tech Heavy Truck
    03/08/2014
    GMC and Chevy unveil 2015 model-year trucks
  • Pinch Hitter
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Software firm eyes unprecedented farm efficiency
  • Group advocates for national GMO standards
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Five crop years are riding on a one-time selection.
  • A decade of acreage ups-and-downs and emerging brands
    03/08/2014
    Cotton has received quite the face-lift this past decade.
  • Machinery Journal
    03/08/2014
    Machinery Journal
  • Bin-Busting Beans
    03/08/2014
    Zero in on practices that add more bushels.
  • Privacy Matters
    03/08/2014
    Make sure you safeguard your data.
  • Corn’s Global Game
    03/08/2014
    Supply shocks more likely to bring price spikes than demand increases.
  • Seed to Success
    03/08/2014
    The momentum behind variable-rate populations has never been greater as farmers seize the opportunity to efficiently position plant populations for maximum yield.
  • Make Your Succession Plan a Top Priority
    03/08/2014
    Here’s a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their fam­i­lies and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time.
  • Pocket-Sized Protection
    03/08/2014
    A host of digital weed resources are just a tap away
  • Pest Watch 2014
    03/08/2014
    Stay one step ahead of these insects, weeds and diseases for a strong start to 2014
  • Seed Stalemate
    03/05/2014
    Syngenta defends sales of seed corn traits banned by China

Web Extra


Columnists

  • High-Yield Wheat: Help Yield Potential Become Reality
    03/08/2014
    Growing conditions and available moisture obviously affect yield, but it all starts with varieties that have the genetic potential to succeed in your area.
  • John's World: Wait, I Know That Sound!
    03/08/2014
    By now, the U.S. airways should be swarming with millions of flying cars zipping around
  • The Benefits of Gifting Farm Assets
    03/08/2014
    Rallying a family to discuss the physical and emotional future of a farm operation and its land can be challenging.
  • Defend the Yield Potential
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Legacy Project
  • Flex Your Knowledge
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Assess your financial best practices to ensure you are ready to make tough choices
  • Machinery Pete: Pack and Roll Momentum
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    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.

Corn College

  • Warmer Temperatures on the Horizon
    03/08/2014
    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.

Test Plots


Departments

  • California Shuts Off the Spigot
    03/08/2014
    The state of California has taken a dramatic step to curtail the use of limited water.
  • Genome Gift
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    CenUSA Bioenergy is studying perennial bioenergy crops in the Midwest and their role in lessening hypoxic concerns in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Crop Tech
    03/08/2014
    The National Corn Growers Association says its enhanced Compliance Assurance Program is seeing strong success.
  • Multi-Hybrid Collaboration Announced
    03/08/2014
    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.
  • New Products
    03/08/2014
    From lawn waste to silage and hay raking enhancements, see the new products coming out.
  • $100 Ideas
    03/08/2014
    Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
  • Tailgate Talk
    03/08/2014
    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
    03/08/2014
    Investments in irrigation boomed in South Dakota.
  • Register Your Farm Well Location
    02/28/2014
    Farmers should ensure their wells are registered with their state.
  • How Water Restrictions Vary
    02/28/2014
    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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