Karen Simon

Karen
Simon
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Vigilance Pays
By all accounts, the U.S. sentinel plot program was a success this past year. We knew where rust was (and wasn't), and
Down The Drain
Draining water away from fields to make them more productive is nothing new. But with the advent of new technology and
FARM PROGRAM CUTS MAY HURT
There will be efforts to cut farm program spending again this year, with the federal budget deficit projected to
EQIP PRACTICES GET PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS
USDA recently announced $40 million for one-time payment adjustments that will allow eligible Environmental Quality
Checkoff Funds Sentinel Plots
The United Soybean Board (USB) and the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) will help establish sentinel
Tougher Beans
Steve Henry, who farms near Nevada, IA, is trying to learn everything he can about Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS).
2006 CORN, SOYBEAN RETURNS PROJECTED
Corn-after-corn production may be less profitable than soybean production in 2006, meaning the recent trend of
Old Habits Die Hard
Your crop rotation has most likely changed over the years, but if your lime applications haven't reflected that change,
China: Hot Market Runs Hotter
On the international playing field, China has gotten a bad rap lately. George W. Bush even went to China last month in
Budget Woes Affect Ag
Some folks are fascinated by politics and government policy, while others would rather watch paint dry than hear about
Farm Policy: Friend Or Foe?
Money is a touchy subject for most people, but mixed up with government policy and politics, the discussion can be
In-Field Rust Detector
At first, the microscopic specs are invisible to the naked eye. And by the time Asian soybean rust is easily
Rust Sentries
Small plots of early planted soybeans are the backbone of the U.S. advanced warning network for Asian soybean rust.
GUARDING Against Rust
While U.S. farmers prep their equipment for spring planting, harvest is well underway on the rolling plains of Paran, a

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