LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Spring Crop Tour
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Jun 10, 2013 02:11 PM CDT

UNION CITY, Mich. (DTN) -- It's hard not to be blinded by all the shiny new irrigation units scattered around the country. It seems many farmers decided to wash away the memories of the 2012 drought (and the 2011 drought) by putting in permanent infrastructure.

Those units are already pumping in parts of Michigan. This week I found barley fields getting a good drink just east of Union City, Mich. I'd traveled to this part of Michigan to visit Kane Bercaw, one of our View From the Cab farmers. Kane told me Friday morning that they started watering wheat Thursday, ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
Senior Partners - 1
Sample With Precision
Farm Program Countdown - 1
$3 Corn Subdues Bids
Field Filters
Field Filters
Soil Health - 1
Soil Health - 2
Soil Health - 3
Neb. Court Slows Keystone