40 Seasons of Farming

  • Diesel fuel use

    Use 312,000 gallons of diesel fuel. With today’s prices, that would cost $1,129,440.

    Source: Successful Farming magazine tires, batteries, and accessories 2013 study

  • Time spent reading

    Spend 30 days reading Successful Farming magazine if you diligently read each issue, as you most certainly should. That’s a little less than the amount of time you’ll spend on the phone waiting for customer service.

    Source: Readex companion study and MarketWatch

  • Consume coffee

    Consume about 45,260 cups of coffee.

    Source: Statistic Brain

  • Soybean seeds

    Plant 5,000,000,000 soybean seeds. If your 100-bushel center-fill planter was filled to the brim each time, you’d have to refill it about 333 times.

    Source: Iowa State University Extension

  • Purchase tires

    Purchase 800 tires for your cars, trucks, tractors, ATVs, and UTVs.

    Source: Successful Farming magazine tires, batteries, and accessories 2013 study

  • Harvest corn

    Harvest 6.4 million bushels of corn. That’s enough corn to fill about 99 Olympic-size swimming pools.

    Source: North Dakota State University. These statistics are based on a person farming for 40 seasons with 1,000 acres of corn at a 160 bushel-per-acre average and 1,000 acres of soybeans planted at 125,000 seeds per acre.

During your 40 seasons of farming, you will:

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