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DECATUR, Ill. — An “adrenaline rush” is how Dan Leupkes, a northwestern Illinois farmer, describes seeing 350 bu./acre popping up on his combine monitor at corn harvest.
It’s been a memorable year for Minnesota soybean producers, but mostly for the wrong reasons. Dry conditions were problematic most of the year. Soybean emergence was affected by dry soil conditions in some fields.
Western Iowa farmer Kelly Garrett, left, and northwestern Illinois farmer Dan Leupkes are known for their quests for extreme yields, as well as using what they learned to make a profit on all their acres.
Sharing the road with farm machinery is a way of life for drivers in many parts of Wisconsin. But the potential risk for both farmers and the general public is great – 17 people died between 2017 and 2018 as a result of roadway collisions, according to a 2020 study published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Farm Medicine Center. Preliminary 2019-2021 data show an additional 18 total reports of fatal incidents involving farm equipment on the state’s roadways and highways.
Janice Siegford, researcher for the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science, is leading a team in studying the advancement of precision farming in the U.S. swine industry.
With increasing pressure from herbicide-resistant weeds such as kochia and introduced herbicide-resistant weeds such as Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, it is more and more important to reduce spreading of weed seed.
Twenty years ago, Sept. 11, 2001, started as a normal day on farms across the state, with some taking to fields to harvest while others made preparations.