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  • Jan 29, 2013
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    5 Lessons Learned from the 2012 Drought

    The 2012 crop year and the major drought that affected much of the United States is now behind us; however, many areas of the western Corn Belt, including much of southern and western Minnesota continue to face drought concerns for the coming 2013 crop year. Anytime we have a major disaster, such as the 2012 drought, it is always good to review what happened or didn’t happen, and to use those findings to strategize for the future. Following are some key observations relative to the 2012 drought that can help farm operators and the agriculture industry plan for the coming years....More
  • Jan 25, 2013
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2013 Conservation Legacy Awards: Midwest Region: Gail Fuller

    Gail Fuller is a farmer by occupation; he also is equal parts philosopher and futurist. This Emporia, Kan., farmer quotes an ancient philosopher: “To be a successful farmer, one must first know the nature of the soil,” he says, quoting Xenophon of Athens, a Greek author who wrote those words nearly 2,500 years ago. From Fuller’s point of view, “knowing the soil” has slipped pretty far down the priority list in today’s agriculture. But it is job one at Fuller Farms....More
  • Nov 27, 2012
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    Custom Rates, Machinery Cost and Bin Checks 1

    An increased number of farm operators are now providing some type of custom work to other farmers during the growing season. Many times, the farmers involved in custom work arrangements wonder what a fair custom rate is for the various faming practices that were performed....More
  • Apr 30, 2012
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Think Like a Grower: Syngenta's Integrated Approach

    Syngenta has unveiled a new strategy to "think like a grower," as part of a new integrated approach to doing business with farmers. By thinking like farmers, the company will be better able to develop integrated solutions to address growers' needs....More
  • Dec 20, 2011
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Created Wetlands Help Reduce Nitrogen, Phosphorus Escapes

    The hypoxia, or “dead zone,” in the Gulf of Mexico is one of those issues that seems to go on and off the radar of environmental activists. But farmers and government officials like Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey are continuing to work on the problem. Northey talked about those efforts following a presentation at annual Integrated Crop Management Conference at Iowa State University....More
  • Oct 14, 2011
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Farming on the Edge

    Bob Recker, Waterloo, IA, explains strip interecropping and its benefits....More

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