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Ground Work 2022: Mississippi Soybean, Cotton and Catfish Harvest

Philip Good|Nov 17, 2022

Our fall season has been very busy, as usual. Weather conditions have been ideal for harvesting in our region of the U.S. South. We wrapped…

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Ground Work 2022: Illinois Planting Challenged by Rains and Supply Chain Uncertainty

Lynn Rohrscheib|Jun 10, 2022

Spring has been wet and cool in our area of Illinois, in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Rains limited the amount of fieldwork we…

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Ground Work 2021: Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl Cates|Nov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…

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2020 Ground Work: Catching Up on Fall Fieldwork in Minnesota

Jamie Beyer|Nov 24, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about fall fieldwork, including fertilizing, tillage and ditching on their farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Fall Fieldwork in Illinois

Elliott Uphoff|Nov 12, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn harvest on his farm.

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Ground Work: Planting and Soybean Breeding in Arkansas

Brad Doyle|Apr 18, 2020

For the past month, it has rained almost every third day in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S. That has been just enough…

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Constant Change

South Dakota Soybean|Dec 3, 2019

Weather, Technology and Economics Drive Need to Adapt It doesn’t take a historian to see that farming today is different than it was a generation…


Knowing the Land Makes Farmer More Efficient

Ron Moore|Sep 12, 2018

Ron Moore really knows his farm fields - from what crops thrive where to what tillage practices work best to how significant weed pressure is…