Successful Farming June 2021

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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champion for farmers

There isn’t enough space on this page – or even in this entire magazine – to acknowledge the significant career and industry achievements of Executive Editor Betsy Freese, who retires from Successful Farming on July 1. It’s an understatement to say Betsy has had a large impact on agriculture, on the ag media business, and on up-and-coming journalists. She started her career as assistant swine editor with Successful Farming magazine in June 1984 straight out of Iowa State University. Even then, the staff knew she was determined to write her own story in agriculture. Here are just a few highlights: • Pork Powerhouses®. Betsy has written this exclusive annual report of the top hog producers in the United States and Canada for the past 26 years. Betsy has earned the confidential access to…

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cover crops Learn how you can use cover crops to slow erosion, boost soil health, scavenge and hold nutrients, improve water quality, and control pests, weeds, and diseases. This section on outlines the different types of cover crops as well as management tips for planting and terminating. New stories include: Stretch rows accommodate corn and cover crops Rows seeded 60 inches apart or more aim to accommodate both corn and cover crops. Cover crops can be a herbicide helper Cover crops can team with herbicides to snuff weeds, but extra management is required. Level up your cover crops Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been planting cover crops for years, “leveling up” your cover crop strategy can help build resilience in the face of constant uncertainties. As cover crop acreage adds up, more benefits emerge Insights from the National…

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familiar food brands promote sustainability and regenerative ag

GENERAL MILLS BRANDS: Pillsbury, Progresso, Wheaties, and more General Mills pledges a commitment of 1 million acres by 2030 of regenerative agriculture across three regions where it sources ingredients: the Northern Plains of North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; the Southern Plains of Kansas; and Michigan. General Mills gives participating farmers tools to implement regenerative ag practices. COCA-COLA COMPANY BRANDS: Dasani, Minute Maid, Fairlife, and more The Coca-Cola Company has developed a set of sustainable agriculture guiding principles for its ingredient suppliers. The principles apply to farmers’ work in water and energy management, conservation, preventing soil degradation, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting integrated pest management. DANONE BRANDS: Greek yogurt, Silk soy milk, Activia, and more Danone North America has its own soil health initiative and a commitment to contribute up to $6 million toward research on soil health.…

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kiah twisselman burchett

Kiah Twisselman Burchett grew up on a California cattle ranch an hour from the nearest grocery store. Her first job at the Kentucky Beef Council was a natural fit for her experiences in agriculture, passion for people, and storytelling skills. However, her career took an unexpected turn. She “accidentally” became a life coach. The pivot began on a plane when Burchett had to request a seat-belt extender. “I’m someone who has struggled with my weight my entire life,” she says. On that flight, reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis was her wake-up call. “Her book hit me at a point when I felt like I was at my lowest. It was the words I needed to hear and the catalyst for my personal development journey,” says Burchett. She began documenting…

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they said it

“Right now, it’s the Wild West.”Sen. John Boozman on the boom in carbon markets for farmers, P. 33“Based on all the Chinese data, I can assure you that its large purchases of corn, soybeans, and pork are not a one-year wonder.”Grain marketer Al Kluis shares his outlook, P. 14“Animals are more than hamburgers in a global food system. They are fundamental to the diet and livelihood of close to a billion livestock keepers.”Alison Van Eenennaam offers her input to the debate over cultured meat, P. 28“HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB. It starts within you. It has nothing to do with how much money you make, how much debt you’re in, who your friends are.”Kiah Twisselman Burchett talks about her journey in agriculture, P. 6“In my mind, bad data is worse…

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amber bristow

Some of Amber Bristow’s earliest memories on her family’s cranberry marsh are the spring midnight rides with her father. She’d wake up, watch cable TV, and then tag along in the truck with a cooler of snacks supplied to fuel their task of checking for frost on the vines. “Growing up, I was Dad’s little shadow. He always included me, but because I have an older brother, Dad didn’t expect I’d be the one to come back home to farm,” Bristow says. In college, Bristow earned a sports management degree that led her to work with baseball teams in Wisconsin and Iowa. Yet, every monthly visit she made back home brought her closer to realizing she was truly meant to be there. Since returning, Bristow has been learning the ropes and will someday…