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.

No-Till Acres Keep Growing

Slowly but surely no-till keeps creeping into more and more U.S. acres every year. It quietly grows at about 1.5% a year. Last month, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released new stats on that growth, in part to address no-till’s potential contribution to climate-change efforts.

The adoption of less-intensive tillage practices, they claim, could sequester substantial amounts of carbon, which could lead to fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Fortunately, the numbers look promising.

Tempted To Try Twin Rows? | The Verdict’s Out, but Some Farmers Get a Yield Bump with Twins

When you watch Bryon Kittleson plant corn you almost do a double take. He’s pulling two 12-row planters, one in front of the other, and he’s planting in twin rows.

Plan For Higher Input Prices This Year

The new year is well on its way and I imagine that means you’re hitting every winter meeting possible to stay on top of your game. Before you get too far into 2011, maybe it’s a good idea to take a breath and look back at 2010. It might help you get a better perspective on how agriculture has coped during the recession compared to what most other industries have gone through. Granted, you already know agriculture has fared pretty well, but how well?

Keep The Best | Ag Businesses Offer Benefits That Prevent Top-notch Employees From Leaving

Keeping top-notch employees takes more than simply writing a big – or bigger – paycheck every week. With competition from other farms and agribusinesses, employers need to step up to the plate when it comes to benefits, too.

All-Around Workhorse | Yamaha Introduces new Grizzly 450 Utility 4x4 ATV

After a fun, albeit grueling, ATV ride through narrow, steep trails at Capitol State Forest, I was bushed. All I could think of is how exhausted I’d be if the new Yamaha Grizzly 450 hadn’t had electric power steering (EPS) and double-wishbone suspension.

Make Harvest Accident-Free

Wow, you’re about to harvest what USDA forecasts as a record corn crop of 13.365 billion bushels, which also reflects a record-large average yield of 165 bu./acre.

Power And Performance | Case IH Introduces New Tier 4A, High-Horsepower Tractors for 2011
For 2011, Case IH introduces a new high-horsepower generation of Steiger and Magnum tractors, all equipped to meet the
On His Watch | New NCGA President Bart Schott Shares Priorities for Corn Industry
Bart Schott is about as proud of becoming the new National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Oct. 1 as he is of
Big Guy, Big Goals | Iowan Farmer Terry Jones Seizes As Many Ag Opportunities As He Can
At 6 ft. 7 in., Terry Jones towers over most of us, and in more ways than one. This ambitious Williamsburg, IA, farmer
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New Gators Hit The Road | John Deere Announces New Crossover Utility Vehicles for Farming Market 1
Built with high performance for agriculture and the outdoor enthusiast market, John Deere has just introduced its
Soybean Farmers Should Thank China For Job Security 1
M ost of us land-locked here in the U.S. have a hard time fathoming the size and scope of what ocean shipping is all
Online Calculator For SURE
The USDA Farm Service Agency announces that the crop program payment calculator is available to help you determine
Strong, Super-Sized Sidedressers | Two Farmers Tell How They Built On-Farm Sidedressing Tools on a Budget
David Burk, Amboy, MN, is sold on sidedressing and has been at it since 1986. “As soon as we can row the corn, we’ll

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