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  • Updating Old Barns to Fit Today’s Needs
    Barns come in many shapes and sizes. Older barns are often used for a purpose other than their original intentions – such as old dairy barns housing beef cattle or swine. Animals have changed, with genetics focusing on increasing size and productivity. Herd size has increased, so more animals may be needed on the home […]
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  • Do You Need Starter Fertilizer?
    Do You Need Starter Fertilizer? Make sure you have the right conditions before pulling the trigger on starter fertilizer. While it can provide positive ROI, it’s not always guaranteed. Learn what conditions are most likely to pay off. “Starter fertilizer results in better root systems early,” says Todd Carpenter, Verdesian Life Sciences technical development manager […]
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  • Get Your Tractor Ready This Spring With These 10 Tips
    Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to get your tractors in line and ready for work. Here’s what 19 years of experience tells Justin Johnson, a technician at Heartland Tractor, a Case IH dealership in Nevada, Missouri: 1. Wash it, clean it up, wax it. Yes, wax it. “Everything on a tractor […]
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  • Recent Poll: Majority of Farmers Now Opting for Generic Pesticides
    Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a better deal? They certainly appear to be, especially in light of a new Pulse poll from […]
  • Importance of Depreciation When Keeping Farm Records
    Depreciation is an important part of keeping records in agriculture. Depreciation is a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due to wear and tear. Things such as tractors, trailers, etc. all depreciate over time. Depreciation is also a way to make an income tax deduction to recover the cost of qualifying assets. […]
  • 11 Tips to Prepare Your Planter for the Season
    According to Chip Turner, Burrus research coordinator and planting specialist, a great piece of advice he once got from his father was, “If you don’t plant it right, you’re behind the whole season.” “Inconsistent planting leads to uneven emergence, which is a drag on yields,” he writes in the Burrus Buzz newsletter. “This is true […]
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  • 2017 Planting Decisions Lean Towards Soybeans
    Planting decisions for U.S. corn and soybean farmers are a bit of a no-brainer this year. After confronting the prospects of losses on both crops in 2016, soybeans are now more profitable, which means the world’s largest grower may harvest a record crop for a second straight year. While corn is still king — it’s […]
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  • New Farm Apps Help Balance Productivity With Conservation
    The suite of Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) apps help farmers and land managers balance productivity with conservation. The apps identify and deliver information about specific soils to your smartphone, says Jeff Herrick, a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The free app is available at LandPotential.org, the […]
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  • Will Stored Corn Affect Cash Markets?
    Reports are surfacing of wet corn stored in piles turning sour, and in some cases, sprouting. While some of the piles were uncovered and hit with heavy snow and rain, some covered piles have been affected as well if corn was too wet when stored. It’s a shame, given the 2016 corn quality was deemed […]
  • 10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever
    Kiplinger Today’s most read story of the past year was about things we will be saying goodbye to soon. One of the 10 items on the list is a farm implement. Here’s the complete list. 1. Keys: At the office, most of us already use a card with a chip embedded to get access. But […]
  • 500 Plus Bushel Per Acre Yields
    Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia, and Dowdy Farms produced two yields in excess of 500 bushels per acre in the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. It is the first time a grower and his operation have produced multiple yields of 500 bushels or more in the 52-year-old contest. In the no-till, strip-till irrigated category, Dowdy […]
  • Grain Drying, Grain Storage and Management Tips Part 4 of 4
    Management of Stored Grain With Aeration Aeration is the practice of moving air through stored grain to reduce the rate of grain deterioration and prevent storage losses. Spoilage in stored grain is caused by mold growth and insect activity, which is related to the moisture content and temperature of the stored grain. Aeration greatly improves […]
  • Grain Drying, Grain Storage and Management Tips Part 3 of 4
    Dryeration and In-Storage Cooling for Corn Drying The typical high-speed drying process rapidly reduces corn moisture content using heated air and then cools the corn rapidly in the dryer before transfer to storage (figure 1). Dryeration (figure 2), a process developed at Purdue University in the late 1960s, modifies this high-speed drying process by transferring […]
  • Grain Drying, Grain Storage and Management Tips Part 2 of 4
    Does natural-air corn drying really work? Yes! Natural-air corn drying has been used successfully for many years by researchers at a number of agricultural experiment stations and by thousands of corn producers. The process works best under cool (40 to 60 degrees F), dry (55 to 75% relative humidity) conditions. Since average fall temperature and […]
  • Grain Drying, Grain Storage and Management Tips Part 1 of 4
    Farmers are finishing harvest as we transition from a nice warm fall to cooler temperatures and precipitation coming as snow. Following is some guidance on drying and storage during this transition. Natural Air Drying In-bin air-drying becomes inefficient as outdoor air temperature decreases. Turn the drying fans off when outside temperatures average below about 40 […]
  • University Yield Data Emerging for Xtend Soybeans
    Growers purchasing soybean seed based solely on weed control are missing a key component of the decision, warn university scientists. Yield and regional performance should also factor into the equation. This is the first year independent yield data has become available on dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. Lack of import approvals kept the trait […]
  • How Living Expenses, Taxes, and Nonfarm Income Will Affect Your 2017 Budget
    As you start to put together a budget for next year, take a look at your family living expenses to see if there is potential to cut back. “Family living costs are going to have to come down in order for farms to avoid significant losses in net worth in the coming years,” says Tina […]
  • 2017 Planning Starts Now – 4 Helpful Tips
    Combines are rolling in Midwestern fields, and corn and soybean growers are seeing the results of their management decisions. While finishing this season is top of everyone’s mind, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to 2017. These four tips will help you get the most from 2017 planning. 1. Assess the Season Harvest […]
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