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Herbicides

Weeds aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, as resistance grows, it’s becoming more important than ever to know what herbicides are working, how they work together and even if they aren’t working.
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Farm Programs

From ag legislation to insurance to the big overall farm bill, farmers are affected by what happens in Washington D.C. Here’s information on what new programs are available, what legislation will affect your marketing and what organizations are fighting for while you’re in the field.
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Weed Resistance

As weed resistance continues to grow, it’s important to arm yourself with the latest in what weeds are resistant, new methods of control and what you can do to keep from having a resistance problem in your fields.
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Soybean Production

Growing soybeans isn’t just as simple as planting seed, hoping for rain and warm temps and then harvesting. You have to choose when you’ll plant, when you’ll spray, what nutrients you’ll apply, what varieties you’ll plant and a multitude of other factors.
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Soybean Harvest

Farmers take to the fields every fall, armed with the latest technology and their combines to harvest soybean crops. From machine setup to harvest reports, here is what you need to have a productive, optimal soybean harvest.
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Planters

Planters place seed in soil at accurate depths and spacing to provide optimal crop yields. Many units now come with a central-fill system so individual row units don’t need to be filled separately.
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Kent Thiesse

Kent Thiesse is a former University of Minnesota Extension educator and now is vice president of MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, MN. As a weekly digital columnist for Corn & Soybean Digest, he often writes about policy issues concerning farmers, as well as production and other ag issues.
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David Kohl

David Kohl is professor emeritus at Virginia Tech. He travels the U.S. as an agriculture “Road Warrior,” speaking about ag finances, trends and outlooks. As a regular columnist for Corn & Soybean Digest, Kohl lends his insight to farm management, specifically the financial end of farm management.
Dec. 21, 2010
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Back to School with Ed Usset

“Back to School with Ed Usset” is a new feature of Corn & Soybean Digest, in cooperation with Ed Usset and the Center for Farm Financial Management.  Ed’s challenging and authentic quiz questions are designed to test your grain marketing knowledge, and will help you learn while having fun!  Ed Usset is the author of “Grain Marketing is Simple, It’s Just Not Easy,” and is a grain marketing specialist at the University of Minnesota.

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