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Successful Farming

Successful Farming

April 2020

Successful Farming magazine serves the diverse business, production, and family information needs of families who make farming and ranching their business. Get Successful Farming digital magazine subscription today and learn how to make money, save time, and grow your satisfaction in the farming business. True to its name, Successful Farming magazine is all about success. Every issue is packed with ideas readers can take right to the field, barn, shop, and office to increase their profit and to position their farming business for growth and success in the competitive and global industry of agriculture.

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United States
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English
出版商:
Meredith Corporation
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Editorial Editorial Content Director Dave Kurns Art & Production Creative Director Matt Strelecki Copy & Production Manager Janis Gandy News & Business Executive Editor Betsy Freese Marketing Editor Mike McGinnis Digital Content Manager Natalina Sents Digital Content Editor Emma Wilson Machinery Executive Editor Dave Mowitz Content Editor Paula Barbour Ag Technology Executive Editor Laurie Bedord Agronomy & Technology Editor Megan Vollstedt Crops Technology Executive Editor Gil Gullickson Crops Editor Bill Spiegel Family Family & Farmstead Editor Lisa Foust Prater Audio & Video Multimedia Editor Jodi Henke Senior Producer & Custom Solutions David Ekstrom Office Manager Diana Weesner Contributing Editors Gene Johnston, Al Kluis, Dan Looker, Cheryl Tevis, John Walter Editorial Apprentices Trevor Holbrook, JD Pelegrino, Katie Segler Publishing Administration / Advertising Sales Sales & Marketing Director Marty Wolske National Account Executives Tyler Smith, Tom Hosack, Ali Peltier, Brian Keane, Steve Dado Marketplace Executive Collin Coughlon Director of Digital Strategy Jessie Scott Digital Services Manager Alyssa Dixon Digital Campaign Specialist Olivia Stoops Customer Insights Analyst…

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before you #plant20

Podcasts are all the rage today, and they make sense for farmers. When you spend a lot of time in the tractor cab, the truck, or the combine, you need something to keep you occupied. Listen up! Multimedia Editor Jodi Henke (who also produces the Successful Farming daily radio program) has been hard at work developing a new season of podcasts for you. By all means, check out the new podcasts on our website, Agriculture.com, or wherever you download your favorite podcasts. We’ll be adding new daily podcasts in the future. Here is the spring 2020 bundle: • Transitioning to No-Till Topics: What are your first steps; The importance of soil testing as you make the transition; Know when no-till is doing its job in reducing compaction and improving soil structure. • Dealing with Soggy Soils Topics: How…

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it’s go time!

Get updates on this year’s corn and soybean crops with the Successful Farming Crop Progress Maps. http://Agriculture.com/crops/progress-maps The maps include state-by-state information on corn and soybean planting, crop condition, and harvest progress. For all your crop news this busy spring, go to Agriculture.com/crops. Find agronomy advice on corn, soybeans, and wheat, as well as best practices for using fertilizers and pesticides. You’ll also find the latest news about conservation practices, soil health, and cover crops. Don’t miss out on what farmers are reading on Agriculture.com. STAY CONNECTED: Successful Farming @SuccessfulFarm successful_farming successfulfarm…

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they said it

“This is an entirely different crop that requires an entirely different level of management.”One Minnesota grower shares 10 lessons from his first year of growing hemp for CBD extraction, p. 34“Tillage is far and away the biggest cause of soil loss, more than wind and water erosion.”Learn how you can build champagne soils on a beer budget, p. 44“It’s hard to wait, but we held off on planting our corn because if we were to mud it in, our top-end yield potential would be gone for the year.”Tips to avoid being pressured into planting, p. 48“Our old lights are like candles compared with the LED replacements.”See how to triple or quadruple your vehicle’s light output with a simple switchover, p. 30“WE HAVE A NEW GENERATION OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO COULD USE…

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confident of china

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledges Farm Belt jitters over whether China will buy $40 billion worth of U.S. food, agricultural, and seafood products this year, as promised in the Phase One trade agreement. “We don’t know” if the COVID-19 outbreak will get in the way, he said, but “they seem very serious in preparing themselves to live up to and fulfill the commitments they have. “We think they will come to the market in late spring, this summer,” Perdue said on Capitol Hill last month. China traditionally takes advantage of low prices for Brazilian soybeans in the early months of the year and then turns to U.S. suppliers. He spoke at nearly the same time several Chinese crushers reportedly obtained one-year tariff exemptions so they can import U.S. beans through March…

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jon tester

A farmer to his core, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) commented that residing in the U.S. Senate chamber for almost 12 hours one day during the recent impeachment trial was “like sitting on a tractor.” Agriculture is not far from his thoughts when working in Washington. “I believe strongly in the model of the citizen legislature that our framers set up, so I get back to Montana and farm every weekend,” he says. “It makes for long days in the spring, but it needs to get done. It’s a great break from Washington, D.C.” Tester and his wife, Sharla, converted their farm to organic agriculture more than 30 years ago and currently grow several varieties of wheat along with barley, safflower, peas, and lentils. SF: You have been pushing the Federal Communications Commission…