WATER-CONSERVATION PROJECT SEEKS TO IMPROVE IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY IN NEBRASKA

By: Tharran Gaines If you were to mention The Nature Conservancy to a gathering of farmers, you’d probably find a few who envision the nonprofit as an environmental group that would prefer to see cornfields turned into wetlands and wildlife habitat. While that has been the case in a few critical locations, The Nature Conservancy, in ... Read More »

10 Ways to Get Ready for Planting

By: Sonja Begemann Many farmers are chomping at the bit as rain and flooding keeps them out of fields. If you’re one of many waiting to get out with a planter, there are a few ways you can get yourself as ready as possible in the shop. Farm Journal columnist Dan Anderson says you shouldn’t let ... Read More »

TAR SPOT DISEASE IN CORN TAKES TO THE MIDWEST

By: Megan Vollstedt If you noticed what looks like spots of tar on your corn leaves last year, you weren’t alone. Known as tar spot, the fungus has continued to infiltrate the Midwest since it was first identified in the U.S. in 2015. As wet, moderate weather persists this spring, farmers should be on the lookout ... Read More »

Growing a strategy to advance sorghum

By: Kylene Scott Kansas is the nation’s top sorghum producing state. And sorghum farmers in Kansas and across the Sorghum Belt are starting to get a leg up. The farmer leaders of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas State University and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program worked together to form the Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program, or ... Read More »

Tilling at a higher speed

By: Industry Voice by Norwood Sales Jerry Overton, farms just north of Minot, ND and is close to the Canadian bounder. “This far north, I’m a wheat, canola and flax guy. I love flax. Lots of soybeans up here too but I don’t raise any. Flax is my choice. I make 30+ bushel flax. Market hasn’t ... Read More »