Sonja BegemannSeeds and Crop Production Editor

Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.
Sonja Begemann joined Farm Journal Media in the spring of 2015. As the seeds and production editor she provides information about anything that makes crops grow, namely seeds, pesticides and other agronomic information. As a third generation agriculturalist she is passionate about providing valuable information to farmers to help them boost their bottom line. When she’s not getting her boots dirty in fields, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with family and friends.

Articles By Sonja Begemann

Health Insurance risks
Dec 12, 2019

Deadline Looms for 20% of Farmers Without Health Insurance

The deadline for health insurance enrollment is Dec. 15, 2019. If you do not sign up by this deadline, you will not have insurance in 2020.
Harvest snow
Dec 11, 2019

Risk of Leaving Corn or Soybeans Standing Over Winter

At this point, is it worth the risk of tearing up fields to gather the grain only to spend money to dry the crops? Should you instead take the gamble of in-field loss and just leave the crops until next spring.
Women in Ag Share Views and Challenges
Dec 11, 2019

The Future Face of Farming

Expect to see more women in ag take leadership roles
plan now for buying inputs
Dec 10, 2019

Plan Now For Buying Inputs

Now is the time to lock in input prices.
Soybeans hand
Dec 10, 2019

Benson Hill Introduces The Market’s Newest Seed Company

Benson Hill, a crop improvement company in St. Louis, announced it will launch Benson Hill Seeds. The new company will offer eMerge Genetics, a portfolio of non-GMO soybean varieties.
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Dec 10, 2019

Insurance Covers $600,000 in Bills After Toddler’s Brush With Death

According to a recent Farm Journal Pulse, 20% of farmers don’t have insurance because it’s too expensive or for another reason. Another 24% have coverage but say it’s minimal or catastrophic only.
Grain bin fan
Dec 06, 2019

Tips to Carry Your Grain Forward

Extend your grain’s shelf life with smart management
Farm Bill
Dec 05, 2019

Signup for Expanded CRP Starts Next Week

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, more farmers will be able to apply for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. T
Seed Corn Discounts: Financing, Order Dates and Volume
Dec 05, 2019

How To Optimize Your Seed Discount

Price matters, but it's not always the biggest decision factor