Letter asks Trump adviser to explain impact on agriculture if NAFTA goes away
A new map shows which crops are grown where, when, their yield and water source
Regional shifts in milk production continue—here’s why
Work by oil and gas companies contributes to irreparable soil damage
Trade totals represent 20% of U.S. farm income and support more than 1 million jobs
North Dakota farmer builds long-term personal and commercial relationships abroad
WEEDit aims at weeds and input costs
Calculate your herd’s approximate hay needs while there’s still time
Soybeans can benefit from seed treatment even with light disease or pest pressure
New technology could increase yields, efficiency and stewardship practices
Electronic probes help evaluate water penetration and lateral movement
Researchers hope a new chemical cavalry can curb populations
Research and development funding key to long-term productivity solutions
Lakes, aquifers and soil could be fair game if Colorado case sets precedent
Bankers say to evaluate each piece of ground to see if it adds to profitability
Completing the census can help farmers influence decisions impacting agriculture
Five tips to build a retirement plan
Soybean yields were strong, but some farmers and states still question dicamba use
Long-distance livestock hauls face disruption if proposed trucking rules go into effect
Farm Journal Foundation platforms elevate the understanding of modern agriculture
Livestock producers struggle to rebuild their operations with few resources to date
These postharvest checks could save you time and money next year
Dynamic industry changes could provide fresh opportunity for independents
More than a dozen billion-dollar disasters hit farm country in 2017
Header attachment can help save down and damaged corn
Interest rates, oil prices and the state of trade provide clues to the near-term outlook
Examine land, fertilizer and seed cost to save strategically
U.S. farmers have few incentives to produce the crop
Understanding hybrid and variety weaknesses makes them less vulnerable to pests
Hybrid purity is critical to uniform stands, performance.
What Gets Folks Talking
If you recognize the name George Gipp, you likely know about the famous line credited to the young man from Laurium, Mich., who died in 1920 at the age of 25.
I recently asked my grandson if he was excited about Christmas. Half-lidded, 13-year-old eyes flicked toward me. “Whatever,” he gushed. It brought back powerful memories of those golden years of trying not to show any emotion, especially positive ones, in order to simulate adulthood. Today that condition is the subject of much debate. Behaving like an adult doesn’t have many rules anymore. Or start as early, either.
High-Value, Low-Cost Tools
Marketing clichés are as hum-drum as a drawn-out harvest season. But in nearly all clichés is a nugget of wisdom, and if the saying represents a concept—especially if it’s timely—it deserves our respect and consideration. With that in mind, let’s string a few base hits together and build a marketing plan for 2018/19 corn, soybeans and wheat.
It’s been 20 years since the Roundup Ready soybean revolutionized crop production, providing farmers with a powerful tool to control yield-robbing weeds and usher in widespread adoption of conservation tillage methods. However, nature has caught up with the herbicide-resistant technology. Glyphosate-resistant weeds now pose a major challenge for producers, especially in the Southeast.
Times might be challenging in the agricultural industry, but good things are taking place too. We all know increasing demand for food means farming is here for the long haul. Farmers and ranchers are looking to invest in technology, expand their operations and diversify.
For many grain producers, this year was the Grinch that Stole Christmas. Bogged down by low commodity prices and a frustrating production season, some farmers are more than ready to close the books on 2017 and move on to the New Year. If this describes where you’re at, I hope the following ideas and recommendations can help as you look ahead.
$100 Ideas - December 2017
Crop Tech - December 2017
What A Day, Stat Rack and FFA and Mycogen Seeds Offer Real-World Experience
Machinery Journal - December 2017