Tom Buman

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Recent Stories by Tom Buman

Farmers Need An Agronomy Doctor

Sep 20, 2017 by Tom Buman
Six months ago, I went to the doctor for a check-up.  The doctor was blunt.  He told me I need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and exercise more.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Jun 13, 2017 by Tom Buman
The world needs more soil and water conservationists. The world needs more entrepreneurs. But what if the world had more entrepreneurial soil and water conservationists? 

The Economics of Soil Health

May 31, 2017 by Tom Buman
Unless you live on the moon, you must have noticed soil health is all the rage. It is hot. It is cool. It is everywhere. You can't open a farm magazine without seeing an article on soil heath. You can't go to a farm

The 4Rs Are Not Enough

May 24, 2017 by Tom Buman

The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgPro or Farm Journal Media. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.

Why sorghum's momentum is red-hot

Apr 19, 2017 by Tom Buman
Last year was the largest U.S. sorghum crop in nearly 20 years, up 38% from 2014 and valued at $1.97 billion (also the highest in 20 years). Where did all of that grain go? The answer is a bit of a mixed bag, according