2020 has been a year of giving. I, for one, would like it to stop.
Farm Journal Issues
A Supreme Court ruling in June cleared the way for several pipeline projects, but excluded the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
When Hennig Brand lugged a final, sloshing pail of yellow urine over the cobblestones of a Hamburg street and down to a basement where he’d patiently collected 1,500 gallons of his neighbors’ pee i
Media attention has emphasized the pandemic isn’t good for job growth. At all. But buried under the mountain of unemployment insurance claims might be a glimmer of modest hope.
Building trust in food begins with empowering farmers through one of the largest and most diverse conservation- and sustainability-focused public-private partnerships in our nation’s history: Am
What really makes yield per acre? It’s not plant population — that’s merely one component.
Brad Dircks, and his wife, Lisa, knew the historic August derecho storm was going to be bad — they just didn’t know how bad.
A Q&A with a former National FFA President and the current global head of inclusion and diversity at Groupon
The last few months have brought diversity, race and inclusion front and c
Building trust in food begins with empowering farmers through one of the largest and most diverse conservation- and sustainability-focused public-private partnerships in our nation’s history: A
Dicamba’s under pressure ... again.
Often undetected by the naked eye, spider mites take advantage of crop stress and weakness for their own gain.
Can you believe harvest is just around the corner? Now is the time to make sure your fields, your equipment and your team are ready to roll.
Joseph Sparacio drew a deep breath and took a last look across his farmland.
Crises such as COVID-19 tend to not introduce new trends into an industry. More often, they accelerate existing trends.
Kneeling in the fallen leaves of a backroad family cemetery at the edge of forgotten farmland in the bowels of Stewart County, Georgia, Robert Wright ran his fingers along the edges of an inscripti
The annual process of negotiating cash rents is unnerving, complex and difficult, but you can overcome the noise and approach the process like a pro with strategic focus.
You’re familiar with routine maintenance on grain bins — tasks that take about 30 minutes and commonly find their way onto your to-do list. But are you on the lookout for other major problems?
Threat ID Diagnoses Field Problems with a Phone
With a smartphone, farmers can identify pest, disease and crop deficiencies using a new mobile tool from Pioneer.
I’ve written several times about the importance of focusing on what your company does well and to either stop doing or outsource the rest.
Buying seed is all about balance. You need to weigh new options with proven products and be prudent versus cheap.
Walt Disney brought us characters, movies and theme parks that have far outlived him. The origin of those imaginative creations might just be one small farm in northern Missouri.
New Combines, Headers from John Deere
John Deere is expanding its 2021 harvesting lineup with the X9 1000 and X9 1100 combines and new headers.
Big news folks — after 30 years of our Machinery Pete auction price data only being accessible via a paid subscription, we’ve now opened it up to be free for all to view anytime.
Shop Vacuum Cart
It is not easy to drag the shop vacuum over uneven terrain. To solve this, I took a retired golf bag cart and adjusted it to carry the vacuum.
Upgrades currently underway on the Illinois River locks and dams have been a long time coming.
By John Herath and Anna-Lisa Laca
Today’s commodity-marketing environment is intense and complex. With record-level corn and soybean production and a global pandemic at play this year, your marketing decisions are even tougher.
Understanding “the process” used by USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) to assemble survey-based estimates makes a big difference in your risk management plan and your expectations.
What A Day: Harvest Hiccup
Corn harvest was on a roll, until the combine could no longer roll.