What Can Drones Do For You?

Drones are impressive technology to be sure, but how can farmers use them to be more effective? They can be useful in scouting for weeds and pests, measuring crop health, monitoring water damage and evaluating weather damage just for starters. Learn more about how drones can help improve efficiency in THIS ARTICLE from USB and…

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What Government Policy Impacts Farms the Most?

Farmers are extremely attentive to governmental policy, especially the regulations generated by the Environmental Protection Agency, but also tax policy, trade policy, and conservation policy. Immigration policy has recently moved to the forefront of farmers’ minds due to necessity of finding labor and the rising costs to farmers of the current farm worker visa program.…

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What Is Your Yield Monitor Telling You

With harvest in full swing, farmers are spending lots of time in their combines with their eyes on their yield monitor. The NCSPA and USB invest checkoff funding in research each year to help farmers protect and improve yield. One example of this is USB’s high yield project, which has identified yield-limiting factors and management…

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What One Soy Customer Looks for in Sustainability

It is important to many companies who buy and use soy in their products that the soy be sustainable. These companies have sustainability goals because their customers demand it, so in turn they seek to buy soy and other products that are sustainably produced. CLICK HERE to read an interview with Rachel Grantham, an agronomist…

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What To Do Now To Prepare for Next Year

Though harvest is nearing completion and we are headed into farming’s “off-season,” there are many things that can be done to prepare for a successful crop in 2018. These include taking soil samples, updating nutrient-management plans, looking for ways to minimize soil loss, repairing equipment, evaluating field drainage, recording pest issues and taking steps to…

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What’s Next for Data Management

Farmers already using data management systems know what an impact access to farm level data can have on decision-making every day. But that is just the beginning. Data companies are enhancing products and partnering with other innovative companies to be able to provide more insights and tell a more robust story. The next step will…

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