Industry News | 07-26-2021

Direct Contact, Inc. to Attend Farm Progress Show & Husker Harvest Days this September

Direct Contact, Inc. to Attend Farm Progress Show & Husker Harvest Days this SeptemberDirect Contact, Inc. is pleased to announce their attendance at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL August 31 - September 2, 2021 and Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, NE September 14 - September 16, 2021. DCI encourages everyone to visit them at Farm Progress at the VIT Tent Booth #9217 where there will be various opportunities to enter drawings for prizes, including a 4-burner Blackstone Griddle. DCI also invites everyone to stop by their booth at Husker Harvest in the Diversified Building West, Booth # 1827 to enter drawings for various prizes and giveaways including a Blackstone Griddle/Air Fryer combo! Make sure to follow DCI on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more fun and announcements! 
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Higher Corn Prices Drive More Nutrient Applications

A fifth-generation farmer, Kelly Garrett farms corn, soybeans, and winter wheat in western Iowa shares, "We are finishing up combining our wheat this week. Our yields are exceptional at an average of 105 bpa. This is our fifth year growing wheat, and we have been able to push our yields higher each year. Last year we had an average of 90 bpa on our wheat, so I am very excited about the 15 bpa bump this year."
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Farm Journal Test Plots: How Early Soybean Planting Pays

A 2020 Farm Journal study confirms earlier planting can boost yield, even if plants are nipped by a freeze or frost. That’s exciting news because, in many areas, products that control Sudden Death Syndrome have removed the last obstacle to early planting. Planting early allows soybeans to start flowering before the summer solstice, if they get big enough, instead of after the solstice as with normal planting dates.
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6 Celebrities Who Have Proudly Worn the FFA Blue Corduroy Jacket

For those who have been in FFA, they know that the youth organization is larger than just their chapter, their region, or even their state. The National FFA Organization is vital to its community and its members. For many FFA members, the organization molds them into leaders, hard-working individuals, and gives them opportunities of a lifetime. With these types of skills, FFA members are set for success — some of which turn into success stories that became famous in the public eye. 
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Flying High: Applicators fill the Skies This Time of Year

Klein Flying Service is a busy place in July. The aerial applicator business based near this Lawrence County community is a hive of activity as workers plan jobs, load planes and head out to fields across southeastern Illinois. “We’re getting into the really busy time,” said owner Robert Klein, who started the business in the 1990s. “Spraying fungicide on corn has started and will run probably 30 days. Then soybeans will come in pretty close behind. We’ll run pretty hard into the middle of August.”
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