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FARMING TRIFECTA: NO-TILL, COVER CROPS, AND A DIVERSE ROTATION

Brian Johnson eyes wheat stubble dotted by a bountiful cover crop of tillage radishes on his family’s north-eastern South Dakota farm. Continue reading Brian’s story.

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Dec, 07, 2016

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Sidedressed Manure Boosts Profits

When Ohio farmer Tom Harrod first heard about sidedressing hog manure he was skeptical. He went to a county extension program after talking to some farmers about their use of hog manure on growing corn, then he decided to give it a try. Read more about Tom’s trial here!

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Dec, 06, 2016

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How Young is Too Young When Working on the Family Farm?

How young is too young to drive farm equipment? Tyne Morgan answers in this week’s commentary. Read more of AG Web’s story here!

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Dec, 05, 2016

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Cater to Your Soil’s Needs

Knowing the value of soil health tests isn’t the biggest challenge. Doing is. Do you make it a priority to conduct soil health tests on your fields? Read more about listening to your soil.

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Dec, 02, 2016

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Accurate Weather Improves Decisions

Despite how critical too much or too little water is to corn and soybean production, it’s an input in precision agriculture that’s easy to get wrong on a particular field or part of a field. Ever more volatile weather patterns point to a combination of more on-farm weather stations, more rain gauges, more cooperative sharing […]

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Nov, 29, 2016

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AFTER THE NEXT BIG THING IN AG TECH

People spend a lot of time thinking about the next big thing. Usually this is some new technology that will come along and change the entire industry and world as we know it. Continue reading here!

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Nov, 28, 2016

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First Generation Farmer Foresight

Rather than entering his family’s funeral business, Andrew Hartshorn decided to become a producer. Today, he farms 3,200 acres. Read more about this first generation farmer here. 

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Nov, 23, 2016

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Gypsum Offers Soil and Environment Boost

Research and farmer results show gypsum offers potential soil chemistry improvements. Read full article. 

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Nov, 22, 2016

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Illinois Studies Offer Farmers Insight Into Starting Cover Crops

Cover crops can be tricky things to grow successfully with weather challenges and timing, but a three-year college trial shows that, so far, most herbicides aren’t the culprit if cover crops fail. Read more here!

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Nov, 21, 2016

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Fight Plan for Resistant Weeds

Jason Mouser and his brother Eric count themselves fortunate with their glyphosate- resistant giant ragweed and marestail pressure. Other growers in the Ridgeway, Ohio, area have those two as well as growing pressure from velvetleaf, cocklebur, foxtail and more. Not that giant ragweed and marestail aren’t problem enough. Read more about it here!

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Nov, 18, 2016

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