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Davidson's Farm - Soybean Surprises
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Oct 23, 2013 02:42 PM CDT

I never thought I would see a 60-to-70-bushel yield average on soybeans.

As an agronomist, I am fortunate to do a little farming and stay involved with crop production. For more than a decade, I have had the opportunity to raise crops, try some things, relished success and agonized over failure. Like any farmer, I try to do the right things to improve yield and profitability, but the nuances of the weather still have the upper hand.

However, 2013 was very different. In my area of Nebraska, it rained frequently and was cool all summer. Each week we received about ...

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