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If You’re Tired of the Same Old Crop… Updated

🕔11:38, 6.Sep 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow something other than corn or soybeans?  Well there are some pretty lucrative options if you’re willing to give it a try.  First, let’s do a little math… The Department

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Temporary Grain Storage for Bumper Crops Updated

🕔09:48, 27.Jul 2015

Are you gazing out at your fields with much anticipation, hoping you’ll see record yields this year?  That’s the result everyone hopes for, but these good fortunes do potentially present a challenge when it comes to storage.  Dave Mowitz writes

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“Manure-ishment” for Your Fields

🕔11:07, 11.May 2015

A few weeks ago I wrote about what is probably the most popular fertilizer there is.  Anhydrous Ammonia has been used for many years and quickly became the farmer’s choice over good, old-fashioned manure.  20 or 30 years ago, manure

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2015 Crop and Livestock Forecasts Updated

🕔08:24, 5.Jan 2015

It’s a new year, and many of you are probably trying to develop a magic crop and/or livestock formula that will guarantee success in 2015.  Darrel Good from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois recently

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How To Estimate Corn Yields Updated

🕔13:41, 5.Aug 2014

Ohio State University has come up with two easy ways to estimate corn yields before harvest this fall. The two methods are titled Yield Component Method and Ear Weight Method. Yield Component Method was developed at the University of Illinois

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Still Waiting? Updated

🕔08:49, 6.May 2014

They say patience is a virtue, but when it comes to getting those corn and soybean crops planted I’m sure there are other qualities farmers would rather have right now.  Your planter has probably been ready for weeks and all

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What Could Our Future Farming Look Like?

🕔16:29, 20.Jan 2014

The pressures of regulations, permits, fluctuating costs, animal rights activists and big retail chains, among other things over the last fifteen years have brought the U.S. food industry to where it is today.  The many food shows and countless on-line

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