Successful Farming November 2021

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November is a time to give thanks. The holidays have begun, harvest is over, seasons have changed, and there’s time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close. I looked back and reviewed some of the most popular stories on our website,, to reflect. What a year! Most of all, I am thankful for the team it takes to bring you content via our website, this magazine, along with radio and TV. Here are some hot topics from 2021. Commodity Prices After several years of depressed commodity prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat, I am not cringing anymore when looking at futures prices. Several stories were wildly popular, such as “Highest corn and soybean prices since the commodity boom,” and the article “We are in the beginnings of a commodity super…

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amber kohlhaas

Flipping through a three-ring binder filled with memories of 4-H, Amber Kohlhaas stops at a project record she completed more than 30 years ago. Her goals, wrote the then 9-year-old, were to care for and raise three healthy pigs to show and sell at the fair, demonstrating to her parents that she could be responsible. While the experience taught her many valuable lessons, the one learned from a split-second decision is still with Kohlhaas today. It was 1991, and her first year showing pigs. Kohlhaas, who grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Garner, Iowa, was admittedly nervous as she entered the show ring, competing for showmanship. “It is my favorite class because it does not matter how expensive your animal is or how fancy your gear is,” she says. “It’s…

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2021 successful farming tools of the year editor’s choice

Don’t miss these popular stories on Farmers and ranchers need tools in the shop, in the field — wherever. Successful Farming launched its exclusive “Tools of the Year” program in October to highlight new and innovative tools that get the job done. Find links to manufacturers in all eight categories. • Power Tools • Hand Tools • Ratchets & Sockets • Shop Essentials • Lighting • Shop Supplies • Toolboxes and Workbenches • Welding and Metalworking Tools Click here to learn more about the latest tools for your farm. STAY CONNECTED: Successful Farming @SuccessfulFarm successful_farming successfulfarm…

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data dive

On average, every human created at least 1.7 megabytes of data per second in 2020. A kilobyte is 1,024 bytes. A megabyte is 1,024 kilobytes. Instagram is the social media platform with the biggest increase of content removal, up 427% in the past year. Facebook removed over 12 billion pieces of content in 2020. 500,000 new tweets were posted every day in 2020. As of January 2021, 4.66 billion people are using the internet. That is nearly 60% of the world population. THE NUMBER OF DAILY EMAILS SENT IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 55.2 BILLION IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. 218 billion mobile apps were downloaded worldwide in 2020. Machine-generated data accounted for over 40% of internet data in 2020. Source: Reboot Digital PR Agency, TechJury, Statista Artwork: Getty Images, gremlin, Mr.Timoty, Nadiinko, Owen Design…

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jason weller

Regenerative ag, soil health, and sustainability aren’t just buzzwords at Land O’Lakes, Inc. – they’re tools. Jason Weller, vice president of Truterra, LLC, says farmers are uniquely positioned to use those tools to relieve pressure on the food supply chain and environment. The results from year two of a project between Campbell Soup Company and Truterra prove it. The farmers involved adopt conservation practices and the results are tracked. Participating farms during the 2018-2019 crop year demonstrated near-zero net on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, improved nitrogen use efficiency, and lower soil erosion. What started out as a 10,000-acre pilot project in the Chesapeake Bay area has grown to cover 70,000 acres, including farmland in the Great Lakes Watershed. Weller attributes the success of this project to true partnership between ag retailers, farmers, and technology. SF:…

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ebbing away

Vastly larger crop and livestock receipts, up by nearly 20% from the pandemic upheavals of 2020, are fueling a farm financial explosion this year. Net farm income will leap by $27.4 billion to its highest level since 2013, estimates the FAPRI think tank, and it could drop almost as far in the new year as government payments decline and production expenses continue to climb. In a fall update, FAPRI forecast net farm income at $99.3 billion next year, a $23 billion decline from this year’s $122.3 billion. Direct federal payments were pegged at $6.2 billion, down by $22 billion from this year, with the demise of CFAP, PPP, and other pandemic relief programs. “Reduced government payments and higher production expenses explain the decline, as there is little net change in farm receipts,”…