Ben Potter

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5 Farm Bill Goals From AFBF

Jul 20, 2017 by Ben Potter

As preparations to develop the next farm bill continue, the American Farm Bureau Federation penned a letter to key congressional agricultural committee members spelling out its top priorities.

EPA, U.S. Army Move to Rescind WOTUS

Jun 28, 2017 by Ben Potter
The EPA, Department of Army and Army Corps of Engineers have announced they are proposing a rule that rescinds the Clean Water Rule, a 2015 regulation that sought to clarify water resource management in the U.S. and att

Plan Your Schedule for Work-Life Balance

Jun 19, 2017 by Ben Potter
Balancing career and family is hard for any professional, but ag professionals often find themselves in an especially pressurized situation. With field work literally surrounding you, what are the best ways to ensure th

Weed Detection Made Easy With Drones

Jun 14, 2017 by Ben Potter

Drone technology has been touted as a high-tech crop scouting tool for years. Now, the technology has advanced to the point where farmers can not only conduct accurate plant population counts, but also distinguish betw

Lindsay Expands its Pivot Control Lineup

Jun 14, 2017 by Ben Potter
FieldNET by Lindsay Corporation is adding a new end-of-pivot controller option, Pivot Control Lite, that company officials say will give users a lot of advanced irrigation management capabilities previously only availab

What is causing white heads in Kansas wheat?

Apr 13, 2017 by Ben Potter
White heads have been appearing in some wheat fields around Kansas this year, especially in south central and north central Kansas. Sometimes the white heads are just single tillers scattered throughout part or all of a

Weed control strategies in grain sorghum

Apr 11, 2017 by Ben Potter
Severe grass and broadleaf weed pressure will reduce grain sorghum yields and can make harvest very difficult. Good crop rotation and herbicide selection are essential components of managing weeds in grain sorghum.