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Successful Farming January 2019

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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Meredith Corporation
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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a special issue

We always try to make an impact with our coverage in our January issues.In some first-of-the year issues, we take an optimistic view of the future. In others, we reflect on how the previous season went. This issue is another ground-breaker: We are very proud to introduce USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue as the first guest editor of Successful Farming magazine.We spent months working with Secretary Perdue and his communications team, visiting his office in Washington, D.C., to conceive and deliver a 20-page special section on what it means to “Do Right and Feed Everyone” – his motto for USDA and this issue.We highlight the work of the USDA because its influence spreads far beyond crop insurance, farm policy, and federal food programs.The historical connection between the USDA and Successful Farming…

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across the editor’s desk®

Having grown up on a diversified row-crop and dairy farm in middle Georgia, I learned from a young age the role that agriculture plays in the daily lives of each and every person on this planet.Now, as Secretary of Agriculture, I’ve instituted an informal motto here at USDA and that is to “Do Right and Feed Everyone.”Every farmer, rancher, and producer in America is playing a pivotal part in feeding and clothing the world. We are truly blessed with the bounty of the American harvest. As the world population continues to grow, American agriculturalists will need to continue producing and will have to adapt to new technologies. By 2050, we will need to feed an estimated 9 billion people.Half a century ago, Norman Borlaug used technology to save more than…

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top 10 stories

iStockphoto.com1 WHAT NORTH CAROLINA FARMS NEED AFTER HURRICANE FLORENCE2 CONFUSION AS CHINA PORTS DELAY U.S. CARGOES, DISRUPTING TRADE3 ORIGINAL BI-ROTOR COMBINE TO SELL AT AUCTION4 7 AG TECH START-UPS TO WATCH IN 20185 TRUMP TO CUT SOYBEAN FARMERS A CHECK FOR UP TO $1.65 PER BUSHEL6 PROTOTYPE BI-ROTOR COMBINE SELLS FOR $22,0007 USDA PREPARES TO UNVEIL MASSIVE TRADE AID PACKAGE8 GOODBYE, KANSAS WHEAT?9 CHINA MAY HAVE TO RESUME U.S. SOYBEAN PURCHASES IN WEEKS10 SECOND ROUND OF TRUMP TARIFF PAYMENTS IS COMING, USDA SAYSSTAY CONNECTED:Successful Farming@SuccessfulFarmsuccessful_farmingsuccessfulfarm ■…

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the u.s. dept. of agriculture…

iStockphoto.com… EMPLOYEES WORK ACROSS 57 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND IN 55 U.S. STATES AND TERRITORIES.… PROVIDES MEALS TO MORE THAN 30 MILLION CHILDREN EACH DAY THROUGH THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.… WAS ESTABLISHED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON MAY 15, 1862.… WORKS WITH THE EPA AND FDA TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE IN THE U.S. CURRENTLY, AN ESTIMATED 30% TO 40% OF THE FOOD SUPPLY IS WASTED, TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 133 BILLION POUNDS AT A VALUE OF $161 BILLION.… STEWARDS 193 MILLION ACRES OF NATIONAL FORESTS AND GRASSLANDS THROUGH THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE.(SEE “FRIENDLY FIRE” ON PAGE 59.)… EMPLOYS 104,595 PEOPLE ■…

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10 predictions for 2019

iStockphoto.com1. MORE CORN, FEWER BEANSAbout 3 million acres of crop production in the U.S. will shift to corn in 2019, with a 15-billion-bushel corn crop and record-setting corn production worldwide. “This big-crop phenomena is set for years, and it’s not just here in the U.S.,” says Chad Hart, crop marketing specialist at Iowa State University. While the U.S. continues to be No. 1 in corn worldwide, it will lose that position in soybeans to Brazil because of tariffs. “We’re going to pull back in acreage, and they’re going to add, so they will be the dominant producer for the world,” says Hart. “It’s a pattern that has been building for some time. The trade dispute just reinforces it.”2. MORE SPRING WHEAT, SHRINKING SOYBEAN ACRESNearly 7 million acres will come out…

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it’s time to shine at commodity classic 2019

Find the latest innovations and freshest ideas to take your farm to the next level. From February 28 to March 2, Commodity Classic returns in 2019. In Orlando, Florida, thousands of the nation’s leading farmers will gather in the premiere farming convention and trade show of the year.Commodity Classic is led by leaders in the farming industry, so you can be sure each session, presentation, and experience is carefully crafted with farmers’ best interests in mind.Hundreds of smaller exhibits will be showcased on the trade show floor at Commodity Classic 2019, where you’re bound to find the next idea or most innovative technology that could change the way you farm. You’ll be among the first to see the latest equipment and converse with the top agribusiness companies in the country.Presented…

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