James Ritchie

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5 Ways To Trim Fertilizer Costs 9
Going for broke may not always be the most policy when it comes to nitrogen (N). But keep in mind that you need a
La Nia Is Back
If the weather in your part of cropping country seemed erratic in 2005, brace yourself for more of the same. For one
When Should You Replant?
Nearly every grower must decide whether to replant a sparse stand at some time, and it's one of the tougher decisions a
Beans Boost Conception Rates
I've been feeding whole soybeans to my cows for the past few years; starting before calving begins, for about 45 days,
Computer-Savvy Systems
Getting the program set up was time-consuming, but once I got everything established, it has saved me a lot of time and
Weather Watchers
When you look at the all-time record corn and soybean harvests last year, 2004 was an exceptional growing season across
They Aren't Making Any More Of It
Have you ever wondered what would happen (to land values) if government policy eliminated commodity programs? asks Art
Swap It Or Fix It?
It's a decision most farm operators have to make nearly every year: Should I spend the time and money to repair an
Expect Friendlier Skies
We hope you're ready to hear a little good weather news for a change. A friendlier growing season should be welcome,
NAFTA's Working
Back when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was being debated, critics squealed like pigs under a gate.
Watch For Tax Bite
Producers with big Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) grants need to know how cost-share and other
Drought-Fighting Soybeans
As a rule, a soybean crop produces about 2 bu./acre for every inch of water it uses through the growing season. But
Curtains For Corn Rootworm
In terms of money spent to control it, corn rootworm is the costliest insect in the cornfield. Growers spend more on
Drought Spreads East
With planting just weeks away, producers are anxiously waiting and wondering if there will be enough soil moisture to
Get PRIMED To Lime 1
Across the Midwest and Midsouth, limestone may be the Rodney Dangerfield of plant nutrients: It doesn't get adequate
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