There is no doubt 2019 was rough. The 20 million acres of prevent plant, trade wars, low prices and challenging weather all created heaping piles of stress.
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Average Results For Starter plots
With stakes in the fight against tough-to-control and resistant weeds at an all-time high, Bayer is adding a new tool to farmers’ toolboxes in coming years.
I’ve done some waiting in my life. I’ve waited days to see the sun in winter. I waited approximately 112 years after my 15th birthday for the day I turned 16 and could get my driver’s license.
On a rural road in northern Georgia, a 77-year-old living legend is pounding blacktop, alternating sprints and brisk walks between a chain of mailboxes parallel to his farm.
Whether theft, vandalism or trespass, crime waits in the wings on a farm or ranch, often due to the relative isolation and size of agriculture operations.
$200 Double Your Money Winner: Cradle for Log Splitter
To keep logs from falling off my three-point splitter, I built a sliding cradle using two 3/8"-thick steel plates c
Great Plains Offers New Line of Drills
The Great Plains box drill legacy continues with a new line of minimum-till folding box drills.
Take some risk off the table in 2020 by being proactive with your crop insurance decisions. Follow these steps to provide peace of mind and profit protection.
Large folding planters can be hydraulic hogs. Every set of hoses between a tractor and planter might require from 2 gal. to 16 gal.
During her presentations to farmers this winter, Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer is encouraged by their positivity heading into 2020.
For more than 30 years, I’ve been observing auction bidding. Here are just a few of my thoughts to share.
No Doesn’t Mean No
After several tough years, macro forces point to some reasons for optimism for U.S. farmers.
Ford has raised the bar for towing and payload with its 2020 Super Duty F250 to F550 models and new heavy-duty off-road model.
Today a jury of seven people in Cape Girardeau, Mo., found BASF and Monsanto responsible for dicamba damage to peach trees.
The planting puzzle continues to become more complex.
The National Weather Service is wa
Robins showed up in northeast Iowa a month early this year! Did they bring spring? Or, does it mean … nothing?
What A Day: Mud, Snow and Headaches
In one afternoon, a central Missouri farmer got stuck three times trying to fix the mess from the 2019 flood along the Missouri River.
Multiple production systems expand a farmer’s options.
Wanted: Data manager to gather all on- and off-farm data, organize it, interpret it and leverage it to make the farm better.
Preparing for transition requires transparency.
Weary to the bone, Smith Stoner shut down his picker and stared into the pitch black of 3 a.m. darkness, separated from the finish line by a lone 75 acres of cotton, the last remnant of harvest.
Guy Mills flips a switch and watches three-plus bushels of yellow corn explode out of his bin, arc across a blue sky, and crash 50’ away into brown dirt. “There’s no doubt, no doubt,” he exclaims.
The calendar has rolled to a new month, new year and yes, a new decade. We have collectively arrived in the year 2020.
Bob Starke spent his high school years working on farms in northwest Missouri. Today he is still “on the farm,” but his fields are far from home.
Its roots dug deep into the soil, its leaves stretched for sunlight to a 9’ stature and it produced hundreds of thousands of offspring in a single season — last year’s waterhemp will still wreak ha