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Margy EckelkampDirector of Content Development, Machinery Pete

Margy works with the Machinery Pete team across all media, including his columns for Farm Journal Media magazines, his blog and online articles, social media, and his TV show on RFD. Before that Margy was the Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director for Farm Journal Media. She helped launch the Corn College series of events and appeared on the Corn College TV series.     Contact Margy meckelkamp@farmjournal.com   573-581-8689   Farm Journal P.O. Box 958 Mexico, MO 65265  
Margy works with the Machinery Pete team across all media, including his columns for Farm Journal Media magazines, his blog and online articles, social media, and his TV show on RFD. Before that Margy was the Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director for Farm Journal Media. She helped launch the Corn College series of events and appeared on the Corn College TV series.     Contact Margy meckelkamp@farmjournal.com   573-581-8689   Farm Journal P.O. Box 958 Mexico, MO 65265  

Articles By Margy Eckelkamp

Aug 16, 2019

Retailer Quadruples Online Farmer Engagement

All 55 grain locations report scale-to-scale time for corn and soybean lines. Farmers can log in and see an average from the last hour of truck traffic scaling in, dumping and then scaling out.
Aug 13, 2019

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Going On Now

So far, 2,408 businesses have signed up to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety as part of OSHA’s Safe + Sound week in 2019.
Aug 13, 2019

CommoditAg Names New CEO

CommoditAg has nine partner retailers across Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Aug 08, 2019

AccuWeather Pegs Corn Yield At 13.07 Billion Bushels

For 2019, the company is forecasting the U.S. corn crop to total 13.07 billion bushels—the lowest since 2012. And the company is expecting soybean yields to total 3.9 billion bushels—the lowest since 2013.
Aug 07, 2019

Why Fungicide Decisions Are Different in 2019

As scouts are out in the field looking for yield threats, disease pressures are in the bulls’ eye. And maintaining stalk quality and standability are two ways to mitigate risks for a headache at harvest.
Aug 07, 2019

AgLeader Introduces CartACE Technology

Ag Leader has introduced CartACE, which connects the grain cart to the combine by synching the combine’s auto-guidance line with the grain cart tractor’s auto-steer.
Aug 07, 2019

Corteva Continues to Invest in Biologicals

As part of this investment, Corteva will have rights to Lavie’s corn and soybean product pipelines.
Aug 06, 2019

Four Tips To Sell Fungicides in 2019

The variability in plant maturities and environments have crop scouts busy looking for diseases in 2019. Layer on the current farm economics, and the fungicide market in 2019 is complex.
Aug 02, 2019

The Value of Real-Time Data Sharing

“60% of my customers will buy seed from another dealer. So I have to be able to help them make decisions with their data."