Think Different en NCGA yield contest outdated? <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn and Soybean Digest Editor Kurt Lawton questions whether farmers should be honored for efficiency over yields. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn National Corn Growers Association Think Different Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:11:00 +0000 106291 at Data conference, new staffer at Corn and Soybean Digest <div class="node-body blog-body">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. Plus, some changes in staffing at Corn and Soybean Digest.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Technology Think Different Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:41:00 +0000 105241 at I can't plant milkWEEDS <div class="node-body blog-body">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 arrow, I cringed -- because it actually shows the planting of milkweed, then watering and nurturing the "plants?"</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Think Different Think Different Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:07:00 +0000 104611 at <p>Planting these &quot;weeds&quot; from&nbsp;my farm youth back on the farm&nbsp;is a concept hard to grasp. But kudos to farmers who make it work.</p> Save the whales…I mean nutrients <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 group during Commodity Classic.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:13:00 +0000 104051 at Advice from farmers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmers from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio have written offer their advice and opinions on tillage, sustainability and soil health. Some agree with being progressive, and others are questioning it. What are your thoughts on being sustainable?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Think Different Sustainable Agriculture Tillage Think Different Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:18:00 +0000 103551 at Too progressive? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I enjoy good debates with farmers because often, everyone gains something in the process. But conversations become difficult for me when science is ignored in favor of personal beliefs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Tillage Think Different Tillage Think Different Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:16:00 +0000 103031 at Will sustainability work? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There are farmers who clearly see the value of sustainability for their business, for the environment and for meeting consumer demand. They choose to certify their best management practices that precisely place fertilizer, capture carbon, minimize nutrient and soil loss, and rebuild soil health. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Think Different Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:02:00 +0000 102761 at Looking forward: Fertilizer strategy, climate extremes, water management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 challenges ahead — while facing greater weather extremes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 102351 at Embrace change <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 fear and put us on the road to greater success.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage Think Different Crops Think Different Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:41:00 +0000 102071 at We’re 75, but not your grandfather’s magazine <div class="node-body blog-body">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 brand, Corn+Soybean Digest, is 75 years young this month. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Sustainable Agriculture Think Different Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:19:00 +0000 101521 at Invest in soil biology <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 and debate by many bright minds all focused on finding ways to get more farmers and landowners involved in the long-term value of soil health.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Soil Think Different Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:52:00 +0000 100841 at Data changes thinking on the farm <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 innovative/early adopter farmers I spoke with (who are playing with nitrogen management services from DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto/Climate Corp. and others) have found great knowledge from the data, while being realistic about current data accuracy.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Think Different Precision Farming Think Different Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:21:00 +0000 100421 at Why promote 500-bushel corn? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 environmental achievements such as reduced nitrogen use and increased soil health.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Think Different Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:05:00 +0000 99931 at Your 40 chances <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 wrote in his book, “You’ve learned from your mistakes, but I’d guess that none of you feel you can afford to take a single year left on your string for granted.” We wholeheartedly agree.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Issues Soybeans Management Think Different Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:47:00 +0000 97201 at Conservation: Do your part <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 require landlord buy-in, since it provides long-term benefits for their investment? I truly believe improved soil health will be a game-changer. Go for it.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Fertilizer Sustainable Agriculture Tillage Conservation Think Different Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:40:00 +0000 96231 at