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Jun

2021

CropTalk: Don't Let Your Organic Seed Go Naked

June 2021

Faster, more uniform emergence. Early-season disease and insect protection. Higher yields.

The benefits of seed treatment on corn and soybeans are well known and widely accepted in conventional farming situations.

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Jan

2021

CropTalk: Organic Growth and PFR

January 2021

Author: Dave Ross

Consumers continue to drive demand for organic crops, and the need to better understand organic systems and products has created an opportunity for PFR testing to help farmers who may be interested in the system. In 2020, Beck's dedicated a section of our Indiana PFR site exclusively to organic testing. In 2021, we plan to do the same at our IA PFR site in hopes to have multi-location testing that focuses solely on organic systems and products.

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Oct

2019

PFR Report: Weed Zapper

In this electrifying video, our team in El Paso tested the Weed Zapper at the CIL Organic Field Day to see if it would be a useful component in an organic weed control program.

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Jul

2017

Why I Farm

BECK'S WHY I FARM ROADTRIP: Utah FARMER, Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson is proud to honor his family’s traditions and help write the next chapter of their history in agriculture on his southern Utah farm. Along with his wife, Shelley, and their three children, Kyle raises vegetable crops, including heirloom tomatoes, and small livestock

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Dec

2016

Why I Farm

BECK'S WHY I FARM ROADTRIP - MINNESOTA FARMERS, Jonathan & Carolyn Olson

Like many young farm kids, Jonathan Olson grew up wanting to farm, following in the footsteps of three generations before him. “As a small child I loved and enjoyed farming. I was excited to have the opportunity. I grew up helping where I could.” He smiles, looking over his family’s Minnesota farm.

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Nov

2016

Why I Farm

BECK'S WHY I FARM ROADTRIP: WISCONSIN FARMER, Wayne Edgerton

Like many farmers, Wayne Edgerton has always appreciated being connected to the land. 

Although he grew up on a dairy in Wisconsin, he moved away for college and a career with the State of Minnesota, helping farmers implement conservation measures on their ground. “I lived in the Twin Cities for over 30 years.” He explains. 

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Nov

2016

Why I Farm

BECK'S WHY I FARM ROADTRIP: Wisconsin FARMERS, Kat Becker & Tony Shultz

Tucked between conventional dairy farms in north central Wisconsin is a small farm that Kat Becker and Tony Shultz have made their home. They farm for many reasons. “Our farm is called Stoney Acres Farm. We’re a certified organic, third generation family farm in Marathon County.” Kat smiles.

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