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Successful Farming August 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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English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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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 NEWS & BUSINESS EXECUTIVE EDITOR Betsy Freese MARKETING EDITOR Mike McGinnis DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER Natalina Sents MACHINERY EXECUTIVE EDITOR Dave Mowitz CONTENT EDITOR Paula Barbour AG TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE EDITOR Laurie Bedord AGRONOMY & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Megan Vollstedt CROPS 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 EDITORIAL OFFICE COORDINATOR Diana Weesner CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Gene Johnston, Al Kluis, Dan Looker, Cheryl Tevis, John Walter PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION / ADVERTISING SALES NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Tyler Smith, Tom Hosack, Ali Peltier REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Brian Keane, Collin Coughlon DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL STRATEGY Jessie Scott DIGITAL SERVICES MANAGER Alyssa Dixon DIGITAL CAMPAIGN SPECIALIST Jana Timmerman CUSTOMER INSIGHTS ANALYST Lucy Hermann CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER Catherine Wootten MEREDITH…

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across the editor’s desk®

LIFELONG LEARNERS THE LESSONS IN AGRICULTURE OFFER A LOT TO PEOPLE – YOUNG AND OLD. Putting out a magazine to 400,000 subscribers every month is a privilege and takes some courage, to be honest. Are we delivering the information you need? That’s why I relish the feedback many of you give me. I get handwritten letters, emails, tweets, and phone calls from dozens of you every month, and I respond to every one. Some are critical, some are very complimentary, and some are nostalgic memories of your farm. A recent email I got from a retired teacher really struck a chord with me, since we write our stories – magazine articles, web stories, TV shows, and more – for a farmer audience. But Jan Cross Cubbage, who taught economics and ag science, found stories…

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successful farming@agriculture.com

CALL THE VET! The reader responses to our June story, “Call the Vet: Rural Veterinary Medicine is Struggling” (page 40), have been abundant and heartfelt. Read the article and see the fascinating and informative responses from farmers, veterinarians, and others at the bottom of the story at Agriculture.com/vet. FREE NEWSLETTERS! Get the latest agricultural news, markets, weather, and more when you sign up today at Agriculture.com/newsletter. GET READY FOR #HARVEST19 Get maintenance and adjustment tips for minimizing harvest losses. Learn about the latest harvest equipment at Agriculture.com/harvest. STAY CONNECTED: Successful Farming @SuccessfulFarm successful_farming successfulfarm Photography: Dan Videtich; Simazoran, iStockphoto.com…

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shari rogge-fidler

Shari Rogge-Fidler is a former investment banker, strategy and agribusiness consultant, cofounder of an organic food company, and a fifth-generation farmer from Nebraska. She’s also the CEO of Illinois-based Family Farms, LLC. This unique company provides financial management and consulting services to family farming operations covering 1.7 million acres in the U.S. and Canada. Rogge-Fidler succeeds cofounder and longtime CEO Allen Lash, who retired in 2018. She takes the reins as all farmers face growing challenges, including lower prices and higher input costs. Before heading Family Farms LLC,, Rogge-Fidler managed her own agribusiness consulting company, Cambium Strategies. She has served on corporate boards, that of including Farm Credit Mid-America. All the while, she has remained involved in the Rogge family’s farm near Auburn, Nebraska, and the family recently celebrated 150 years as a…

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u.s.-china-brazil

For farmers who recall the Russian grain embargo, this is the good news of the Sino-U.S. trade war: There are no more Brazils itching to become an agricultural superpower. The U.S., China, and Brazil are the unbending triangle of the soybean world. “The interdependence of China, Brazil and the United States in soybean trade is likely to persist,” say USDA analysts Fred Gale Constanza Valdes and Mark Ash. “China’s demand for soybeans is expected to continue growing, and there are no major alternative suppliers in the near term. Brazil’s emergence as a global supplier took decades…” There were many factors, but the 1980 grain embargo, imposed by President Carter to punish Russia for invading Afghanistan, helped launch Brazil as a major soybean grower on its way to becoming the world’s largest soy…

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three ways to handle tough times

Stress goes hand in hand with farming and ranching. It’s built into the natural rhythms we live by: unpredictable weather, livestock that sometimes decides to live by its own rules, and plants that get derailed by disease, drought, rain, or cold. Nevertheless, the rewards of a rural life and work on a farm or ranch abound: the natural beauties, the freedoms, and the opportunity to participate in nature’s circle of life. Yet, sometimes the stress outweighs the rewards, bogging us down in emotional burdens. Most are precipitated by circumstances beyond our control, causing those feelings of helplessness that are particularly detrimental to emotional well-being. “For individuals working in agriculture, emotional well-being is often tied to what is happening within the larger agricultural system; it’s beyond their immediate control,” says Sean Brotherson, North Dakota…

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