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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
Dec 29, 2014

Why climate deniers?17

My science brain is just plain confused. And I can’t wrap my head around the recent farmer survey that shows 31% of 4,778 farmers surveyed believe....More
Dec 08, 2014

Drainage tile blues

Farmers, from an agronomic perspective, are doing great keeping phosphorus loss as low as 1% to 2%. The challenge, according to University of....More
May 08, 2014

Farmland a great documentary3

Last night I was fortunate to attend a private screening in Minneapolis of the new consumer-focused documentary, Farmland....More
Feb 12, 2014

Agriculture pushing for GMO label? Really.2

I almost fell out of my chair in shock yesterday when I read an email proclaiming that all the big ag commodity groups and food groups had formed a....More
Aug 16, 2013

What's new for CSD in fall 2013?21

While you may not give much of a hoot to how magazines look or how they serve up stories and what not, it’s our job to pay attention to that stuff....More
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