Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

Jury Awards $217.7 Million to Kansas Corn Growers in Syngenta GMO Class Action Lawsuit

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A federal jury on Friday ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it.

SF Special: Kansas Farmer Still Going Strong at 102

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Take a trip across the last century through the eyes of Kansas farmer Loyd Ratts.

Syngenta Lawsuit Now in Court

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Initial lawsuits allege China’s rejection of U.S. corn containing Agrisure Viptera trait links Syngenta to declining corn prices. Syngenta says corn prices were already declining.

Mimicking Native Prairie Keys Soils for the Jorgensen Land and Cattle Company

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Jorgensen Land and Cattle Company works to build soil health through no-till, cover crops, diverse rotations, and incorporating livestock into the mix.

Casey Hook Targets the Top Tier in His Farming Operation

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Ever heard the quote by the late race car driver Dale Earnhardt that second place is just the first-place loser? Well, that’s how Casey Hook approaches farming.

What’s New in Herbicide Technology for 2017

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Premixes aren’t new herbicides, but mixes of existing modes of action can broaden weed control spectrums.

Buyers’ Guide: ATV Sprayers

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ATV sprayers work well for those hard-to-spray areas like field borders, pastures, potholes, road ditches, fence lines, or wooded areas. 

Don’t Sweat Delayed Soybean Planting – Yet

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Be wary of trading down soybean maturities at this time.

How Meaghan Anderson Helped Iowa’s Farmers Deal With Palmer Amaranth

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After Palmer amaranth ended up in pollinator plots and CRP plantings, Anderson helped farmers and landowners detect Palmer amaranth infestations.

Wet Now, Less Certainty for What Lies Ahead for 2017 Growing Season

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Alan Czarnetzki, a University of Northern Iowa meteorologist, shares what it means to be in-between El Niño and La Niña for this year's growing season.

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