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Nov

2021

Recap: 2021 PFR Insight Meeting Deep Dives

Miss the main event? No worries.

Author: Kate Roth

It’s impossible to know what curveballs Mother Nature will throw at us each season, which is why it’s crucial that we’re prepared to make effective and profitable management decisions. Check out these deep dive talks from our 2021 PFR Insight Meetings that will help you do just that.

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Nov

2021

Beck's Day Ever: The Ortman Family

Author: Maggie Holt

Farming is a family business, one full of opportunities but also of challenges and hardships. Families work together, thrive together, succeed together. And when tough times come, they come for the whole family.

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Nov

2021

Founded in Faith Forged in America

Shop USA Made Items from the Beck's Country Store

Author: Kate Roth

At Beck’s, we stand up for the things that matter most; our faith, our independence, and helping farmers succeed.

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Nov

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE FIVE: Tom and Lisa Uthell

A podcast by Beck's

From the heart of South Dakota to the eastern border of Ohio, from central Minnesota to the fields of Mississippi, David Ringger and Carlye Frye travel throughout our marketing area to highlight the stories of Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers.

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Nov

2021

CropTalk: The Ever-Evolving Rootworm Scenario

November 2021

Author: Jon Skinner

Innovate, adapt, and overcome is a term you frequently hear at Beck’s. It has become a motto used in all aspects of our business; a call out to look at things differently, change the way we approach life, and follow through adversity in unique and innovative ways.

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Nov

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

November 2021

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; (I Thessalonians 5:16-18a)

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Nov

2021

CropTalk: What Really Drives Soybean Yield?

November 2021

Author: Scott Dickey

When we think about maximizing soybean performance, there are many agronomic factors to consider. Agronomists usually discuss variety selection, varietal maturity, seed treatment, seeding rate, planting depth, fertility, pest and weed control, and planting date, to name some of the key factors. In this article, I am going to focus on the importance of planting date and how it impacts soybean performance.

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Nov

2021

CropTalk: One PFR Book to Rule Them All

November 2021

Wow! What an early and long harvest window we have been blessed with this year! September began the start of harvest for the Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team after Field Show season wrapped up. For those who attended Beck’s Field Shows in-person or virtually, sneak peeks of our 2021 studies were highlighted throughout the buggy tours and tent talks. Once harvest data rolls in from the PFR sites, the studies’ information is analyzed and assembled in the annual PFR Book. What’s new for the 2021 PFR Book?

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Nov

2021

CropTalk: Across the Acres: Youthful Leadership

November 2021

Author: Maggie Holt

Earlier this year, the Education team pitched an idea for a podcast, and after months of brainstorming, research, content development, and interviews, Across the Acres was born.

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29

Oct

2021

Beck's Butt Dial - Yield

Author: Maggie Holt

We can't help you escape a haunted corn maze, but we can promise you scary good yields. 

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28

Oct

2021

Press Release: Beck’s Expands West, Nebraska Marks 15 States

Brings a Culture Rooted in Family Heritage and Independence to Nebraska Farmers

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, announces a territory expansion into the state of Nebraska. This expansion adds more than 15 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck’s marketing area, bringing their total reach to 75 percent of the corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. The continued growth will provide Nebraska farmers access to the world’s most diverse genetics and traits and a culture founded in faith and dedication to helping farmers succeed.

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Oct

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE FOUR: Reid Nodine

A podcast by Beck's

From the heart of South Dakota to the eastern border of Ohio, from central Minnesota to the fields of Mississippi, David Ringger and Carlye Frye travel throughout our marketing area to highlight the stories of Beck’s family of employees, dealers, and farmers.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

October 2021

O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! (Psalm 34:8) 

The verse above took on new meaning for Teri and I recently when we became ill with Covid-19 and both lost our sense of taste and smell. All things considered, those were some of the minor side effects. As I write this, I still do not have my taste or smell back, and maybe I will not get them back, but in the grand scheme of life…I WILL live.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Soil Test Trends and How to Use Them

October 2021

Author: Steve Gauck

Many of us soil test and make decisions based on the results, which are important for improving your operation. There are trends happening nationwide with soil test results and they could play into the decision-making for your farm. A&L Great Lakes Laboratories analyzes soil tests from 1996 to the present, showing the trends of the soil tests they obtain. These trends depict many interesting things happening in our soils and help us prepare how to have high-yielding crops in the future.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: The Growing Interest in Strip-Till

October 2021

Author: Chad Kalaher

Over the past several decades, there has been growing interest by many farmers to adopt different tillage methods for reducing soil erosion, protecting valuable crop residue, conserving soil moisture, and reducing fuel consumption. While there has been successful adoption of no-till cropping systems in many areas to help accomplish several of these goals, some farmers have experienced lower yields and reduced ROI when attempting no-till practices.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Cover Crop Application and Timing

October 2021

Author: Ryan Moore

Now that the calendar has turned to October, it’s a great time to be thinking about cover crop decisions on your operation. If you are new to cover crops and are trying to figure out the best way to implement them on your farm, here are few suggestions to keep in mind.

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Seed Corn Production: From Field to Bag

October 2021

Author: Jim Herr

Harvest season has quickly approached fields across the Midwest. Accumulating adequate heat units over the summer has allowed for corn and soybean crops to be taken out of the fields now. For corn production fields, the destination after the crop has passed through the combine is back to the processing plants to be processed. Exactly how does the production process work? Jim Herr, Beck’s Processing/ Inventory/Wholesale Manager, along with Jason Morehouse, Production Manager, give us an update on what’s happening in seed corn production this harvest season!

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Oct

2021

CropTalk: Across the Acres: Choosing Your Hard

October 2021

Author: Maggie Holt

Earlier this year, the Education team approached the Marketing team with an idea for a podcast and asked for our input on turning it into a reality. Their team was dedicated, did their research, and spent hours discussing names, content ideas, and guest interviewers, and finally, after months of hard work, Across the Acres was born.

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Sep

2021

Press Release: Beck's Offers Immersive Summer Internship Program

Opportunities increase for Midwest college students

Author: Hannah McGee

Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, offers an immersive summer internship program by providing college students with unique opportunities and an impactful experience.

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Sep

2021

Missed Our Virtual Field Show? No Worries.

Beck's 2021 Virtual Field Show

Author: Kate Roth

If you haven't heard, Thursday, September 16, was the premiere of our first-ever Virtual Field Show. During the event, we presented all the great data and info that was shared during our 2021 Field Shows – delivered straight to you from the comfort of your own home!

Weren't able to tune in? We've got you covered.

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