How do you prefer to read information that improves your profitability?
How do you expect your corn yields this year to compare to last year’s?
What do you do to limit compaction on your farm?
How much do you think your corn yields would improve if you adopted a controlled traffic (tramlines) system which limited all of your implement traffic to the same tracks?
What do you expect to spend in this crop year for machinery costs, depreciation, repair and fuel, for corn following beans?
What percent of corn residue do you leave on the soil surface before planting the following year’s crop?
Phosphorus fixation is a problem in most soils. What do you do to overcome phosphate fixation in your soils?
What does sustainability mean for you on your farm?
When do you buy your seed?
How many days did it take you to plant this year’s corn crop?
How many glyphosate-resistant weeds do you routinely encounter on your farm?
South America is currently our largest competitor in exporting soybeans globally. Do you think their market share in world bean markets will grow or diminish in the next five years?
What mix of corn/beans will you plant this spring?
Do you still have unharvested corn in your fields?
How do you manage nitrogen fertilizer applications to overcome potential losses from volatilization and/or leaching?
What is your corn seeding rate? 26,000 seeds/acre or less: 6%
Do you use pre-emergence herbicides?
What is your largest yield limiting variable on your farm?
What is your typical soybean seeding rate?
How would you rank your projected net farm income for this most recent crop year, compared to the past 10 years on your farm?
Who has been your favorite Secretary of Agriculture?
What has been the best farm invention in your lifetime?
What would provide you the biggest efficiency/profitability gains?
Do you rotate your soybean varieties based on type of resistance in order to fight SCN?
How likely is it that you’ll harvest 100-bu. soybeans?
What is the primary reason that you have not enrolled in a voluntary carbon sequestration program that pays you for no-till practices?
Where do your best ideas come from to improve farm profitability?
What would it take for you to use strip-till on your farm?
Do you expect to be profitable this year on corn and soybeans?
Are you planning to sign up for the new ACRE program?
What will you pay for cash rent on good corn ground this growing season?
Where do you turn most often for new ideas on your farm?
What is the latest you've ever planted corn?
What is your main limiting resource?
What is your machinery+labor cost/acre? (This survey is anonymous.)
What is your biggest concern as you enter the 2009 planting season?
What is your strategy for spring 2009 fertilizer purchases?
Who do you think will be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture?
What factor will most affect your acreage allocation this spring?
With the presidential election just days away, who do you plan to vote for?