Greg Lamp


Greg grew up on a diversified crop and cattle operation in South Dakota, and has 22 years of experience covering the farming and livestock business. A graduate of South Dakota State University, he served as managing editor of BEEF magazine for five years, previously working for Farm Journal, Successful Farming and Feedlot Management magazines, as well as having served as an account executive with the Colle&McVoy advertising agency. Greg is the recipient of numerous writing and photography honors.

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More videos, more photos, more articles. That’s what’s been happening on the Corn & Soybean Digest website since our redesign last year. As mobile, app and digital technology takes off, we want to make sure you have access to the information you need at all times.

Colossal Launch | John Deere Unveils Newest Equipment for 2012

John Deere recently rolled out the red, or should I say green, carpet for what it’s touting as its largest product launch in the company’s 174-year history. New tractors, combines with bigger corn heads and platforms, self-propelled sprayers, wireless technology and a whole lot of hay equipment were unveiled.

Handcuffed Over Farm Bill | New NCGA President Garry Niemeyer Wants Farmers to Get Their Fair Share of the Legislation

New National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Garry Niemeyer knows firsthand how difficult it is to mold a farm bill. Now, says the Auburn, IL, farmer leader, “it’s more difficult because of the budget deficit.”

Big Bins Get Even Bigger

These days, most farmers have sizeable grain bin systems that jut out of the landscape like the Grand Tetons. In fact, some bin setups rival – often surpass – what you’d find at a local country elevator. Many of these Cadillac systems have been built with every intention of expanding further.

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Plain and simple, farmers are behind the eight ball this spring with planting. On a five-year average, nearly 40% of the corn is planted by now. But as of Monday – a soggy spring caused by record winter snowfalls and pelting rains – USDA pegs that number at only 13%.

Please, Be Cautious This Spring

Asking someone to pay attention to safety during busy spring fieldwork usually falls on deaf ears. Hardly anyone listens. So rather than try to warn you of the dangers of being around farm equipment this spring when you’re in a hurry and dead tired, I’m going to let a row-crop farmer from Baldwin Country, AL, tell his story.

ASA and USB Agree To Better Working Relationship

After a tumultuous working relationship, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) have resolved to move forward, forging a better business rapport.

Tire Tips You Should Know

If you thought you were a quasi expert on something as simple as tractor tires, maybe you should think again. There’s more to know than you might think, and it could affect your tractor efficiency and power when you pull into the field this spring.

With Technology, Believe In The Impossible

After recently attending a couple of big ag events I have a newfound respect for how difficult it is to stay on top of changing ag technology. It’s especially challenging to even know what some of the new technology acronyms stand for, like CORS, GLONASS, CDMA, SBAS, DGPS, WAAS… They almost sound like old Russian spy terms that only James Bond could decipher.

Once Is Enough | South Dakotan Plants and Applies all Fertilizer in One Pass

Pat Breen doesn’t believe in fall fertilizing – ever. He doesn’t believe in any unnecessary trips across a field, either. It’s all about being fast and efficient on his 6,000-acre Seneca, SD, operation.

Acre War Brewing

At almost $6 new-crop corn, I doubt it’s a big surprise that when planters pull into the field this spring, they’ll likely have more corn in those seed boxes than soybeans. Barring any unforeseen shakeup in the market, that’s what economists like Darrel Good at the University of Illinois predict, too.

More Corn, Fewer Beans | An exclusive survey of Corn & Soybean Digest online readers finds farmers plan to switch to more corn this year

Plant more corn, more beans, what? “At $6/bu., corn is going to attract greater interest than $13 beans. Corn will just look more alluring this year,” says Ed Usset, grain marketing specialist at the University of Minnesota and columnist for this magazine. “Farmers seem to be confident about producing a good corn crop and a little more hit and miss with soybeans and wheat.

Stewards Today And Tomorrow | Meet the New Regional Winners of ASA’s 10th Conservation Legacy Award

Choosing to make conservation the bedrock of their farming operations, this year’s regional winners of the Conservation Legacy Award believe in preserving land, water and wildlife. At the same time they’re confident their stewardship efforts still reap economic returns. They thrive on making conservation a part of their daily farming decisions.

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