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3

Aug

2022

Press Release: Beck’s Encourages Farmers with a Faith-Filled Message in New Campaign

Press Release

Author: Hannah McGee

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck's, founded on honoring God and helping farmers succeed, unveils a new marketing campaign, "Just Believe," with messaging driven from Bible verse Mark 5:36, "Don't be afraid. Just believe."

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Aug

2022

Just Believe

WHEN IT COMES TO FARMING, WE BELIEVE IN SOMETHING MORE.

Author: Maggie Holt

We are facing unprecedented times. The highest inflation we've seen in 41 years, skyrocketing interest rates, unpredictable and extreme weather, and rising input costs. We recognize the hardships all Americans are battling today and the challenges the agricultural community continues to face, year after year.

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1

Aug

2022

CropTalk: The Sower

August 2022

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble and dry grass collapses into the flame, so their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 5:24)

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1

Aug

2022

CropTalk: Finishing the Season: Grain Fill Process in Corn

August 2022

Most of the management of a corn crop is completed during the first half of the growing season. Establishing a consistent stand, managing weeds, and applying nitrogen and other nutrients are all tasks completed before tassel. We might apply a fungicide, insecticide, or foliar nutrition as needed after tassel, but unless irrigation is an option, August and September are usually spent preparing for harvest and praying for optimal weather – warm days, cool nights, and ideal rainfall.

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1

Aug

2022

CropTalk: Genetic Choice Trial Walks

August 2022

Author: Doug Clouser

November 2011: Beck’s announces a new corn trialing system now known as Genetic Choice Trials. But what are Genetic Choice Trials? They are our world-class, pre-commercial corn mini strip yield trials set up in four 40 ft. long rows and replicated multiple times.

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Aug

2022

CropTalk: Watch-Out: Late-Season Soybean Pests

August 2022

Author: Scott Dickey

Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® studies have consistently proven the value of making foliar fungicide applications to soybeans at the R3 growth stage. I am often asked if there is value in adding an insecticide to this treatment. Many of the the late-season soybean pests we deal with are very good at hiding in the dense canopies of soybean fields, which makes it difficult for us to be aware of their presence until after they have caused yield loss.

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1

Aug

2022

CropTalk: If You Build...

August 2022

Author: Hannah McGee

It was 1964 in Atlanta, Indiana, and single cross hybrid corn was the talk of the town. Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s, had just graduated from Purdue University with a mission of delivering this new, exciting data to the farmer. That summer, thirty farmers and friends gathered together for the first-ever Beck’s Field Show.

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21

Jul

2022

The Dig: Episode 10: In-Season Check-In

Author: Kate Roth

OUT OF THE STUDIO AND INTO THE FIELD. We're switching it up for Episode 10! Join Aaron Carmer and Collin Scherer as they head out of the studio and into the field for an in-season check-in.

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13

Jul

2022

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE THIRTEEN: JILL BURGESS

A PODCAST BY BECK'S

Author: Kate Roth

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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11

Jul

2022

Press Release: Right Timing Can Maximize Profits of Fungicide Applications in Soybeans

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Author: Hannah McGee

ATLANTA, INDIANA – It’s no secret that when it comes to fungicide applications in soybeans, timing is a critical factor. According to Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® seven-year data, applying a fungicide at the R3 growth stage shows a return on investment of $17.68 per acre.  

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5

Jul

2022

Press Release: Beck’s Installs Quality Assurance Seed Lab to Bring Customers the Best Seed Emergence

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Author: Hannah McGee

ATLANTA, INDIANA – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, today announced the installment of a quality assurance seed lab to test warm, cold, and saturated cold germination for corn, soybeans, and wheat.

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1

Jul

2022

CropTalk: A Helping Hand

July 2022

Author: Kate Roth

Helping farmers succeed. At our core, that’s what Beck’s is all about. But, in the grand scheme of things, we want to help everyone succeed — whether they’re farmers or not. It’s in our values to be a support system, to offer a helping hand to those in need.

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Jul

2022

CropTalk: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

July 2022

Author: Hannah McGee

During an interview, I asked seven Beck’s employees the same question: “What makes summer Field Shows so special to Beck’s? All seven employees replied with the same answer. ”It’s the people.”

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Jul

2022

CropTalk: Managing Alfalfa

July 2022

As we approach the middle of summer, we hope your alfalfa and forage crops are off to a great start. Here are some management tips for the rest of the season. We’ve also included fall seedings information, alfalfa research from Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, and details on Beck’s BIO-XTRA™ inoculants.

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1

Jul

2022

CropTalk: Continuing Education: Tar Spot

July 2022

Tar Spot (Phyllachora maydis) was one of the hottest new corn diseases to hit the US in 2015 and has continued to rear its very distinct, speckled head in subsequent years. We had major outbreaks in 2018 and again in 2021 in various parts of our marketing area. Now that it is here, and we won’t be getting rid of it any time soon, how can we best scout for it and combat this disease?

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Jul

2022

CropTalk: The Sower

July 2022

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” (Psalm 145:17-18) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

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30

Jun

2022

The Dig: Episode 9: Putting the Fun in Fungicides

Author: Kate Roth

THE KEYS TO A PROFITABLE FUNGICIDE PASS. Join Aaron Carmer, Collin Scherer, and special guest, Chad Kalaher, for Episode 9 of The DIG where they explain what makes up a profitable fungicide pass.

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28

Jun

2022

PFR Learning Study: Plant Architecture Impact on Water Availability

SO, DOES A CORN PLANT REALLY MAGNIFY RAINFALL? 

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22

Jun

2022

Press Release: Beck’s Supports Team Rubicon in Third Annual 5K

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Author: Hannah McGee

ATLANTA, INDIANA – Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, hosted their third annual 5K on June 11 at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ind. Beck’s 5K promotes health and wellness among Beck’s employees and their families, customers, seed dealers, and the community.

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16

Jun

2022

The Dig: Episode 8: In-Season Decision Making

Author: Kate Roth

ALL ABOUT IN-SEASON DECISION MAKING. Join Aaron Carmer, Collin Scherer, and special guest, Travis Burnett, for Episode 8 of The DIG where they discuss in-season decision making.

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