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Machinery Pete: November Sales Keep Pace
After a six-month slump in auction prices for large late-model used farm machinery, I could hardly wait for an early November retirement auction in Springville, Iowa.
Leave a Legacy:Acceptable Transition Terms
The owner of a closely aligned business approached me recently about buying my operation.
Outlook: This Train Is Slowly Rolling
Farmers will need to put the brakes on overhead costs and have their marketing plans in place to capture any price bounce in the year ahead.
High-Yield Wheat: The Next Big Thing
While European wheat management systems are being used across the U.S., Phil Needham is often asked: "Why are wheat yields still so much higher in England?"
John's World: I’ve Got My Eyes on 2014
You all can keep an eye on commodity and land prices for the upcoming year.
Getting Ready for the New Year
Nearly every economist I’ve interviewed or listened to during the past three years focused on 2014 and 2015.
John Deere Partners With Open Platform
With recent updates and emerging partnerships, John Deere operators are one step closer to fully integrated and wireless data transfer from the field.
Sell Grain With This App
A new free mobile app allows farmers with a CHS account to make and manage their futures-only, basis-only and cash offers from their smartphones or tablets.
Yield Pop Partners With FIRST
Yield Pop announces that it has struck a deal for exclusive online rights to FIRST trial results to provide farmers with a uniquely interactive seed selection experience, says Matthew Perkins, Yield Pop CEO.
Say Merry Christmas With Farm Journal Media Gifts
Is there a special farmer in your life who is nearly impossible to shop for? Farm Journal just might have the answer.
For improved material flow through the machines of a reel disk, planter, and a baler.
Wheat Journal: Understand Sales Versus Shipments
Export sales are a good thing, but they aren’t the only thing.
WheatJournal: Customize Your Inputs
Increasingly, ag retailers are finding ways to abandon what they call a “cookie-cutter approach” to providing customers with crop inputs such as seed treatments, herbicides and insecticides.
WheatJournal: Kansas State University Expands Facilities
With the dedication of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center in October, Kansas State University officials say that the school’s Grain Science Complex provides students a world-class educational experience for the wheat industry.
It’s no secret that working with big equipment comes with risks.
New Products from LED lights and reformulated silicone spray to heated insoles for your shoes.
Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas Club.
No-Flat Tire Line Expands
A manufacturer of deep-tread plastic tires for center-pivot irrigation systems, RhinoGator, has expanded its product offering to include tires with shallow treads.
Map Shows World’s Water-Stressed Crops
More than 25% of global agricultural production happens in regions that are under high or extremely high water stress.
Turn 2013 Data Into 2014 Decisions
This is the best time of year to put your data to the test, says Nathan Paul, DuPont Pioneer services applications manager.
Nebraska Water Woes
Farmers in several sections of Nebraska are already facing the prospect of limits on irrigation water in 2014.
App Aims to Simplify Chemigation
A free mobile app aims to make it easier for farmers to apply chemicals using an injection pump.
Pivots Abound in Minnesota
Demand for irrigation in Minnesota is racing ahead, according to reports on Minnesota Public Radio.
Key Elements of a Term Sheet
Considering selling the operation to an unrelated third party? A term sheet will help.
Rural Road Funding
Old rural infrastructure was not built for modern machinery and trucks. AgriTalk has the story.
Watch Horsch Maestro Planter in Action
Farmer Justin Heinle of North Dakota demonstrates the speed at which he can travel through the field with his Maestro planter manufactured by Horsch.
Try These Field Scouting Apps
Many of the newer scouting apps are user friendly and take little time to learn and put to use in your fields. Here are two to explore.
AgriTalk: Renewable Fuels
EPA is proposing to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014 by nearly 3 billion gallons. Here's how it will affect farmers.
Nominate Yourself for the Farm Team
Raise your hand. Become an advocate. Join the Farm Journal Foundation’s Farmers Feeding the World initiative in educating policymakers on the global hunger crisis.
Hearing Loss on the Farm
Farmers have been losing their hearing for years, but can it be prevented? Find out why and how in today's show.
Take a Look into the Future of Farming
Wonder what your farm will be like in 2025? Farm Journal Media has an idea. Check out our interactive site.
Krone Introduces BiG Pack 1290 HDP II Baler
Check out this video showing the new large-square baler.
AGCO Introduces White Planter Model 9812
Features of the new machine include an upgraded row unit, 90 bu. of seed carrying capacity and an overhauled frame for improved hydraulics efficiency.
A late harvest leads to lots of lingering decisions, particularly with timing of input purchases.
Winter Wonder Bland?
You’ve likely heard of El Niño and La Niña, the cycling Pacific weather patterns that can dramatically affect weather on the U.S. mainland.
Steady Does It
For the past few years, farmland values have been on the up and up, but is a price plateau is on the horizon?
See what the future could hold for your well-being.
14 Drivers for Success in 2014
The learning curve in agriculture has been steep the past few years.
Layers of Data
With every combine pass, you have the opportunity to harvest more than grain.
Knock Out Early Weeds
Weed scientists have told farmers for years that small weeds, even in limited quantities, can damage corn yields.
The past 12 months have been busy and rewarding for the Farm Journal Foundation and its first platform: Farmers Feeding the World.
Drill It Well
Much like the engine that powers your tractor, farmland drives your operation forward by providing the fuel your crops need to survive.
Where Corn Goes
The U.S. Grains Council releases a “chart of the week” to bring farmers new marketing insights.
Poised for Takeoff
When you can spot a new practice from the highway, without even looking for it, it’s about to go mainstream.
Planter Pushes Pace
Tight planting windows require a machine with enough speed and seed capacity to get the job done right.
Can You Hear Me Now?
With high-tech machinery and practices, you would think that hearing loss wouldn’t be as much of an issue for farmers.
Life provides plenty of teachable moments, but not all of them are pleasant.
Technology is great until it stops working.
Built for the Future
There’s been a surge in on-farm grain storage investments since 2009 when the wet harvest exposed the weak links in grain systems across the country.
Just Right Rates
Applying too little phosphate fertilizer can draw down your soil “bank account” and reduce yield, especially if the crop is stressed by weather or other factors.
Turn the Page on Hunger
If you were given billions of dollars to improve the world, what would you do?
The Value of Teamwork
Sometimes the best way to know where you’re going is to identify where you’ve been.
Apps to Map Your Fields
Technology enhances the crop scouting process.
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