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  • Sep 26, 2011
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    John Deere 2012 Product Launch

    Corn & Soybean Digest Editor Greg Lamp attended John Deere's product launch recently. He got a sneek peak at all the new tractors, combines and implements that will be new for growers to use in 2012....More
  • Sep 19, 2011
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Controlled Traffic 1

    Corn & Soybean Digest Managing Editor Susan Winsor spoke with Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension ag engineer, about creating controlled traffic in fields. From equipment needs to grain carts, as well as the positives in wet years, Reeder explains what you need to implement a controlled traffic system in your fields....More
  • Aug 22, 2011
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    New Math: Two Growers Share Equipment

    Ron Miller, Towanda, IL, has reduced his fuel and equipment expense while upgrading equipment. When estate sales reduced the size of his operation, he moved to sharing A Deere 4720 sprayer and Deere 9770 across 3,500 acres with a partner. By also switching to strip-till corn and no-till beans, he went from three tractors to one newer model, and from 8 gal./acre to 2.5 gal./acre....More
  • Jul 12, 2011
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Grain Bin Safety

    Safety is paramount to any activity on the farm, and particularly when working in and around grain bins. CSD Editor Greg Lamp talked with Mark Dingeldein with Brock Grain Systems about grain bin safety, avoiding entrapment and some key points to remember when working with your grain bins this summer and fall, and any other time....More
  • Apr 12, 2011
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    Custom Farming Agreements 1

    An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement (CFA). In a typical CFA, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More
  • Mar 29, 2011
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    Custom Rates Increase Slightly for 2011 1

    As would be expected with increasing fuel costs, average 2011 custom rates for farm work have a1so risen, compared to 2010 and 2009 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2011 are listed at 3-6% above the rates a year earlier, with an average increase of about 4%. In addition to higher fuel costs, increasing cost for new and used machinery is also a factor in the higher custom rates....More
  • Mar 15, 2011
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    South Dakota Farmer Plants Crop and Fertilizes in One Field Pass

    South Dakota farmer Pat Breen makes only one trip across the field when it's time to plant. He does that using a 60-ft.-wide Horsch Anderson air seeder equipped with an Exactrix fertilizing system....More
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