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Jul 15, 2016

Data conference, new staffer at Corn and Soybean Digest

Editor Kurt Lawton talks about how farmers are working together to sold the issue of nitrate loss and the ag data conference coming up this fall....More
Jun 07, 2016

I can't plant milkWEEDS1

Now, I get it that supporting the beautiful Monarch butterfly is important. But when this video crossed my email and I actually clicked on the play....More
Apr 29, 2016

Save the whales…I mean nutrients

I haven’t lost my marbles and started cruising the high seas on a Greenpeace ship. However, I did accept an invitation to meet with an environmental....More
Mar 23, 2016

Advice from farmers1

Farmers from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio have written offer their advice and opinions on tillage, sustainability and soil health. Some agree with being....More
Feb 10, 2016

Too progressive?1

I enjoy good debates with farmers because often, everyone gains something in the process. But conversations become difficult for me when science is....More
Jan 25, 2016

Will sustainability work?

There are farmers who clearly see the value of sustainability for their business, for the environment and for meeting consumer demand. They choose to....More
Dec 21, 2015

Looking forward: Fertilizer strategy, climate extremes, water management

I like to take time every December to reflect on the past year, as well as weigh changes for the coming year and beyond. I know there are big profit....More
Nov 30, 2015

Embrace change

Leaders say change happens through growth over time. I hope we can all try to get outside our comfort zone. Taking that first step can lead to less....More
Nov 11, 2015

We’re 75, but not your grandfather’s magazine1

It’s time to party. The best reason for this -- harvest is over (or almost in some cases). Second best reason, at least in our case, is that our....More
Oct 09, 2015

Invest in soil biology2

I recently spent two great days at a USDA workshop in Washington, D.C. How could that be fun, right? It was great because of thoughtful discussion....More
Sep 09, 2015

Data changes thinking on the farm

I just returned from the Farm Progress Show with even more confirmation that farmer adoption of data services will be a huge game-changer. Several....More
Aug 03, 2015

Why promote 500-bushel corn?4

It’s high time for high yield contest managers to think different – to recognize farmers that go beyond the weigh wagon – and reward yield along with....More
Apr 29, 2015

Your 40 chances

We will continue to strive, as an information provider, to present you with good examples that help you make the most of your 40 chances. As Howard....More
Mar 06, 2015

Conservation: Do your part1

Where are you in your journey to build a conservation legacy? What is keeping you from making progress? Will it require a change in mindset? Will it....More
Jan 22, 2015

Winter: Time to ponder

Ahh the doldrums of January are upon us. Time to ponder your agronomic practices, tinker with equipment and fine-tune the business plan given the....More
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