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Aug 1, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

Evaluating Corn Rootworm Damage 2

Jeff Housman, district agronomist, Mycogen, evaluates corn rootworm damage on non-Bt checkstrips and stacked hybrids....More
Aug 1, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

Scouting, Digging for Corn Rootworm Damage 2

Jeff Housman, district agronomist, Mycogen, advises farmers to get out and walk corn fields to scout for corn rootworm damage. He says to start digging roots and evaluate them for corn rootworm pressure. "Management strategies are key," says Housman....More
Jul 15, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

NRCS on Watersheds, Water Quality and Conservation Investment

The annual Conservation Technology Information Center's (CTIC) Conservation in Action Tour held Tuesday and Wednesday July 9-10 in central Illinois' Livingston County was kicked off by the Acting Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Jason Weller. In this Corn & Soybean Digest video by Editor Kurt Lawton, Weller talks about several key conservation efforts....More
Jun 21, 2013
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Vilsack: New Farm Bill Urgently Needed

As the House of Representatives was rejecting a new farm bill on June 20, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was speaking in Lubbock, Texas, explaining why a new farm bill is needed for all Americans, and not just in rural areas. The farm bill "has something for everyone and it’s important to say that in order to be able to encourage, urban and suburban legislators to understand that this is a bill that impacts their constituents just as much as it impacts somebody on a farm or ranch," says Vilsack....More
Jun 13, 2013
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USDA Helps Farmers Deal With Climate Change

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the National Press Club recently about helping farmers and ranchers deal with climate change. Vilsack said USDA will establish regional cubs to enable the USDA to carry out "regionally appropriate climate change risk and vulnerability assessments." USDA agencies will also give cover crop guidance based on local conditions and is also releasing a free online tool to manage and evaluate carbon to help producers calculate how much carbon their conservation actions can remove from the atmosphere....More
Apr 24, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

Farmers: Use Social Media to Connect with Consumers 2

Michele Payn-Knoper, founder, Cause Matters Corp., talks about how farmers can use social media to tell their stories and connect with consumers and those concerned about food....More
Apr 23, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

No More Food Fights: Understanding Farmer and Foodie Perspective

In an effort to break stereotypes, the book describes farmers who don’t wear overalls but who do use technology in producing food and preserving the environment, dairy farmers who work on “cow comfort,” and how hard farmers work on sustainability. On the other side, the book reminds farmers that only a tiny percentage of the population lives on a farm and urges farmers to tell their stories through social media and every day conversation to correct mistaken beliefs about food production perpetuated by traditional media....More
Mar 13, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

Modern American Agriculture Statistics: Farmers Producing More Grain, More Efficiently on Less Land

As the world population grows, American farmers will have to produce more food in the next 50 years than in the past 10,000 years combined. All of the growth in production will have to be done with less land, energy and water consumption while conserving and sustaining natural resources....More
Mar 8, 2013
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Corn and Soybean Digest

World Classic Rockers at Commodity Classic 2013

Saturday night entertainment at Commodity Classic 2013 in Kissimmee, Fla., came from World Classic Rockers. Made up of members from classic rock bands including Steppenwolf, Journey, Boston and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the grouped rocked the ending to a great Commodity Classic....More
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