Small towns and rural communities might provide the perfect backdrop for sappy love stories, but the reality is much different.
Farm Journal Issues
Amid the acres of drones, gadgets, games and self-driving cars at the Consumer Electronics Show, a few farming-focused technologies garnered attention in the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center.
A phase one trade deal with China is official, clearing the way for America’s chief trade competitor to purchase $80 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods over the next two years.
When I was a child, someone sold a lot of nightlights to rural America, a fact which becomes obvious flying over the Midwest during the winter.
Stiff competition for good employees means farmers need to use a variety of methods to identify, hire and retain them.
On a steamy summer morning in 1995, Mitch Sisson’s past returned with a metallic clank, unceremoniously wrapped in a stack of letters and stuffed into the back of his mailbox.
What are some tools, strategies and tips you employ in your landlord relations?
Nancy Kavazanjian Beaver Dam, Wis.
“A trip of a 1,000 miles begins with one step.” This old saying directly applies to succession or estate planning.
It’s a sticky situation.
If you’re one of the many farmers who are intentional about soil health, your land might be worth more.
It was a few years in the making, but the big three truck manufacturers now offer half-ton diesels.
Planting soybeans early, so they begin to flower before the summer solstice, can boost yield. But changing the plants’ growing pattern requires modifying weed control practices.
If an accident happens to a family member or farmhand, could you – under pressure and in cohesive words – relay the exact location to an emergency responder?
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.
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is one of the most destructive pathogens.
The interest in farm equipment with tracks is easy to understand. We suffered through #Harvest18, #Plant19 and then #Harvest19. Ugh. Wet. Wetter. Wettest.
$200 Double Your Money Winner: Sliding Tool Caddy
I have three tables lined up in my shop.
AGCO Creates All-New Planter Design Built for Curves
With a completely new toolbar concept and packed with Precision Planting technology, AGCO has unveiled its first Fend
Months of anticipation came to an end Jan. 10 when USDA unleashed a wave of survey-based data.
What A Day: Application Mishap
A spill while applying anhydrous ammonia caused quite a mess.
“We get brilliant results from average people managing brilliant processes, while our competitors get average or worse results from brilliant people managing broken processes.”
America’s Conservation Ag Movement is a broad national effort to help farmers, ranchers and growers continue their journey to conserve our shared natural resources and promote sustainable food
In the blink of an eye tragedy can strike. Whether it’s an employee or trespasser, accidental injury or death could mean months and years of legal hurdles for the farm.
At the tail end of 2019 we might have witnessed a watershed moment in the history of agriculture.
According to a recent Farm Journal Pulse, 20% of farmers don’t have insurance because it’s too expensive or for another reason.
Welcome to four hours of rat hell and a hunt like no other.
Drones—are they just high-dollar toys, or can you truly use them to save money, time and, ultimately, increase profits?
Imagine taking the risk out of buying inputs — especially risk associated with trying an unfamiliar product. Would it make you willing to try non-familiar products or practices?