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Successful Farming

Successful Farming November 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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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13 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
acronyms of the year

It’s been quite a year, no? From the spring flooding to #Harvest2019, it’s been a challenging year across farm country. In the interest of recalling all that has occurred, I share with you my acronyms of the year. See if you would have guessed them – and feel free to share others by reaching out to me. • MFP: Yes, in a year full of tariffs and trade (and low commodities prices), the phrase Market Facilitation Program meant farmers got a bit of a small bandage from being the tip of the spear in the trade war. How long will it go on? No one knows. What to watch in 2020: Will there be a third payment? How will consumers feel about these payments while the farm sector continues to slump? • ASF:…

1 min.
successful farming

Editorial 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 Technology 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 Manager Diana Weesner Contributing Editors Gene Johnston, Al Kluis, Dan Looker, Cheryl Tevis, John Walter Editorial Apprentices Trevor Holbrook, JD Pelegrino, Katie Segler Publishing Administration / Advertising Sales Sales & Marketing Director Marty Wolske 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 Morrissey Customer Insights Analyst Lucy Hermann Meredith Agrimedia Custom…

1 min.
hot topics

Machinery Agriculture.com/machinery Learn about the latest farm equipment and technology, including tractors, planters, combines, sprayers, tillage implements, hay equipment, and more. You can also find the latest prices for used equipment and tips on repair and maintenance. 9 Things that Cause a Combine to Break Down New Products: Farm Show Roundup Steel Deals – Combines Claas Unveils Bigger, Faster, Stronger Lexion Combine Retrofitting the Planter Repel Wire-Eating Rodents STAY CONNECTED: Successful Farming @SuccessfulFarm successful_farming successfulfarm…

1 min.
they said it

“I used to look like every other ag dude.”Crop consultant with shaved head, sunglasses, and beard talks crop diversity, p. 17“Do you see a little bit of a traffic jam at the FSA office?”Plan for possibly busy county FSA visits, p. 22 “THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF GOODCOMBINES OUT THERE.”Snatch up the best buys in iron this season, p. 34 “IT HAS WORKED FOR ME.”How one farmer’s best yield was from Peking beans, p. 50“I don’t see that radials will ever take over the pivot tire market.”Are radial tires in your future? p. 54“To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”Get answers to top questions about CBD oil, p. 62…

1 min.

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter in the U.S. totaled 11.7 million head on July 1, 2019* *feedlots of 1,000 or more head THE AVERAGE PRODUCER: • 57.4 years old in beef cattle ranching and farming • 54.5 years old on cattle feedlots Beef and beef variety exports totaled 1.353 million metric tons in 2018 CATTLE ON FEED INVENTORY ON 1,000+ CAPACITY JULY 1, 2019: • TEXAS-2.84 MILLION • KANSAS- 2036 MILLION • NEBRASKA- 2.30 MILLION • COLORADO- 1.03 MILLION • IOWA- 650,000 TOP EXPORT MARKETS IN 2018: JAPAN SOUTH KOREA MEXICO HONG KONG TAIWAN CANADA Photography: Richard James, Catherine Falls Commercial, Inti St. Clair, Getty Images Sources: USDA-NASS, 2017 USDA Census, U.S. Meat Export Federation, USDA-ERS, USDA Economics/Statistics and Market Information System…

2 min.
a step forward

American farmers will catch up, for the most part, with global competitors for sales to Japan on January 1, when an agreement on agricultural trade between the nations takes effect. The pact calls for Japan to reduce or eliminate tariffs on $7.2 billion of American beef, pork, poultry, wheat, cheese, wine, ethanol, and other products. During a signing ceremony at the White House, President Trump looked ahead to the next item on his trade agenda, congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “Hopefully, that will get done in the not-too-distant future,” he said. Since spring, the White House goal was passage of USMCA – “a huge victory for America’s farmers, ranchers, and growers,” in Trump’s words – this year. “Next year, by golly, is an election year,” when legislative action slows…