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Successful Farming June 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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successful farming@agriculture.com

CROP CONDITION CORN SOYBEANS See the condition of this year’s corn and soybean crops across the country atAgriculture.com. Hover your phone’s camera over these smart codes to go to Agriculture.com. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH $5,000? The work never ends – and neither does your need for gear. A new ATV to get around easily, tech to improve your yields, top-notch tools for any job. Think of how far you could stretch that money! Enter for a chance to win today at Agriculture.com/sweeps. Or hover your phone’s camera over this smart code. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/D.C., age 18+ who are employed by or own a commercial farm. Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited by law. Federal, state, and local regulations apply.…

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across the editor’s desk®

FEEDING THE WORLD SUCCESSFUL FARMING STAFF MEMBERS PACKAGE MEALS FOR THE NEEDY. There are hungry and food-insecure people all over the world. Agriculture has proudly sounded that alarm for many years.Farmers and commodity organizations have touted that the higher purpose of our industry is to feed the more than 9 billion people who will inhabit Earth in two or three decades. More than 20 members of the Successful Farming staff made a dent in that statistic a few weeks ago when we packaged meals for a couple of hours for Meals From the Heartland. It was a fun two hours of chatting, laughing, and, of course, getting mildly competitive with our coworkers. Most of all, it was fun. But it really struck home after our group and two other groups sealed up 91 boxes,…

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successful farming

EDITORIAL Successful Farming Magazine, 1716 Locust Street/LS257, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023 | Email: adminsf@meredith.com EDITORIAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Dave Kurns ART & PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Matt Strelecki COPY & PRODUCTION MANAGER Janis Gandy MACHINERY EXECUTIVE EDITOR Dave Mowitz AG TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE EDITOR Laurie Bedord AGRONOMY & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Megan Vollstedt CROPS EXECUTIVE EDITOR Gil Gullickson CROPS EDITOR Bill Spiegel BUSINESS, MARKETING, & RISK MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE EDITOR Betsy Freese MARKETING EDITOR Mike McGinnis CONTENT EDITOR Paula Barbour MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Jodi Henke FAMILY & FARMSTEAD EDITOR Lisa Foust Prater VIDEO SENIOR PRODUCER & CUSTOM SOLUTIONS David Ekstrom DIGITAL DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Jessie Scott DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR Natalina Sents EDITORIAL OFFICE COORDINATOR Diana Weesner CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Gene Johnston, Al Kluis, Dan Looker, Cheryl Tevis, John Walter PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION / ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR OF REVENUE Courtney Yuskis NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Tyler Smith, Tom Hosack REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Brian Keane, Collin Coughlon DIGITAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Katie Eggers DIGITAL CAMPAIGN SPECIALIST Alyssa Dixon CUSTOMER INSIGHTS ANALYST Lucy Hermann CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER…

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q&a: chuck grassley

Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a long-serving U.S. senator, is now president pro tem of the Senate, putting him third in line of succession to the presidency. Grassley also has real power as chair of the Finance Committee, which raises nearly all federal revenue. His committee also oversees trade. Grassley is flexing his muscles, criticizing the president for his dubious claim that wind turbines cause cancer. He’s seeking a veto-proof majority for legislation that would limit a president’s power to use national security to impose tariffs, which President Donald Trump did against steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada. Those countries, in turn, put costly tariffs on U.S. commodities. SF: What’s the status in Congress of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade and President Trump’s tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum? CG:…

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first cut

SLOW TRAFFIC ON TRUMP’S TRADE AGENDA, EVERYTHING FOLLOWS CHINA. In the third summer of the Trump presidency, the U.S. trade agenda is like a string of cars following a tractor-drawn load of hay on a winding, hilly blacktop road. The wagon is China and the rest of the traffic – whether it’s passage of the new NAFTA or bilateral agreements with Japan and the EU – is crawling along, too. The EU, in refusing to discuss agriculture as part of ongoing trade negotiations with the U.S. and Japan, ahead of a visit by President Trump, offered the same food and ag access for U.S. exports that it gave to TPP-11 countries. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hoped for a “TPP-plus” arrangement. Progress on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the intended successor to NAFTA, is hobbled…

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managing your farm

IT’S GRAB-EVERY-BUSHEL, NICKLE-AND-DIME TIME THESE FIVE OFTEN-OVERLOOKED TACTICS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE YIELD WHILE CUTTING COSTS. The need for speed that marked the era of $7-plus corn was the key to expansion for the future. The need to save every bushel or cut every buck is essential during this era of break-your-back breakeven prices when making a few dollars an acre is considered a good year. Accentuate these meager profits by slashing costs in the following five areas you may not realize are possible. 1. DON’T DROP DRYER TEMPERATURE While it may seem a sure thing to save on fuel, don’t be tempted to turn down the temperature on your dryer. Running a dryer at the maximum temperature it is designed for not only speeds harvest but also cuts drying costs, explains Ken Hellevang. “Many…

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