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

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Jan 17, 2020

BREAKING: Trump Trade Trip to India in the Works

President Trump hopes to sign a trade deal to open more agricultural and industrial opportunities with India shortly after the conclusion of the Senate impeachment trial, according to Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer.

Sonny Perdue
Jan 17, 2020

Perdue: 3rd MFP Payment Coming Soon, No New MFP for 2020

With the phase one trade deal with China official, farmers are expecting more positive momentum in the markets. However, they shouldn’t expect an extension of the MFP, according to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Drone
Jan 16, 2020

6 Ways Farmers Use Drones To Save Time, Increase Profit

Drones—are they just high-dollar toys, or can you truly use them to save money, time and, ultimately, increase profits? It all boils down to your goals on whether or not they’ll make or save you money.

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Jan 15, 2020

“New” Corn and Soybean Diseases Present Seed Selection Challenges

Wet weather brought a myriad of problems in 2019. Aside from planting and harvest delays, it helped spread diseases, many of which could show up again in 2020.

U.S. Capitol
Jan 14, 2020

MFPs Could be Delayed into February, Third Round in Question

Some Trump administration, including USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, are holding off on the final installment of market facilitation payments (MFP) until they see what happens with the phase one trade deal with China.

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Jan 14, 2020

Kinze Planter Boasts Accuracy at 12 MPH

With its new high-speed meter and seed tube, Kinze Manufacturing promises accurate seed placement at speeds up to 12 miles per hour. True Speed, the new technology, will be available in 2021.

No-till soybeans
Jan 10, 2020

How to Prove the Value of Healthy Soil

If you’re one of the many farmers who are intentional about soil health, your land might be worth more.

JasonMauck
Jan 08, 2020

Farm Fearless

For Indiana farmer Jason Mauck, nothing is off limits. He’s experimenting with intercropping in new and creative ways that challenge even the most forward-thinking farmers.

Hemp seed
Jan 07, 2020

Hemp Seed Available Through Arcadia Biosciences

Farmers looking for hemp seed have a new option with Arcadia Biosciences through their new product line, GoodHemp. The company announced this is its new commercial brand for hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts.