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CropTalk: The Sower

January 2022

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)

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2022

CropTalk: The Nutrient Cycling Puzzle

January 2022

Author: Ben Puestow

Like many farmers, you may be wondering if you can “rob” the soil nutrient bank in 2022 to avoid paying record, or near-record, fertilizer prices. While this is usually a poor strategy, there may be some fields that can forgo a year of applied fertility if the soil nutrient bank is full and cycling properly.

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2022

CropTalk: Go West, Young Man!

January 2022

Author: Mark Pieper

Finally! Nebraska farmers now have the opportunity to experience the quality products and service that Beck’s has been known for since 1937. Our expansion into Nebraska adds more than 15 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck’s marketing area, allows us to provide Nebraska farmers access to the world’s most diverse genetics and traits, and provides a culture founded in faith and dedication to helping farmers succeed.

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2022

CropTalk: Answering your Questions about Xyway™ LFR®

January 2022

One of the most common questions asked during Practical Farm Research (PFR)® tours this summer was about Xyway™ LFR®. It’s a new atplanting fungicide product from FMC that was tested across our PFR locations in 2021, and it was a study that definitely had my attention throughout the season.

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2022

CropTalk: Across the Acres: Farmer of the Future

January 2022

Author: Maggie Holt

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it’s 2022, and we’re featuring our SEVENTH episode of the Across the Acres podcast. Launched in August of 2021, Across the Acres is hosted by Carlye Frye (Delta Region Training Innovation Manager) and David Ringger (Central Region Training Innovation Manager). Each month, they introduce a member of the Beck family of employees, dealers, and farmers across our marketing territory and provide a platform to share stories about their careers, families, and their faith.

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Dec

2021

Press Release: Beck's Continues To Invest In The West

NEW ACQUISITION IN GOEHNER, NEBRASKA WILL ADD SUPPORT FOR WESTERN FARMERS IN SEVERAL STATES

Author: Hannah McGee

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new facility in Goehner, Nebraska. Located on 150 acres, the site will provide western farmers with sales support, distribution, and Practical Farm Research (PFR)®, as well as educational and agronomic opportunities.

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Dec

2021

Practical Farm Research (PFR): Corn and Soybean Results

2021 PFR Book

Since 1937, the Beck family has owned and operated Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States. As farmers themselves, the Beck family recognizes the value of conducting unbiased agronomic research to help farmers succeed.

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Dec

2021

Organic On-Farm Research with PFR

2021 PFR Book

Author: Dave Ross

Innovation is at the heart of farming, and that’s why we developed our Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program.

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Dec

2021

ACROSS THE ACRES EPISODE SIX: Ryan Markley

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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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Dec

2021

CropTalk: The Sower

December 2021

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)

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Dec

2021

CropTalk: Everything Planters

December 2021

If you are like me, you probably believe that the planting pass is the most important pass you will make all season. Jason Gahimer and I presented Everything Planters at Beck’s 2021 Field Shows and Becknology™ Days. The goal of this talk was to express previous research data and showcase new topics to help make that all-important pass the best possible. Below I highlight the topics we discussed at our field shows.

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Dec

2021

CropTalk: Breeding With the Big Boys

December 2021

Quietly, behind the scenes of agriculture, there has been both a revolution and an evolution in the world of breeding. Beck’s has built a program to be a competitor in the race for a successful future for farmers.

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2021

CropTalk: Getting Better Before Getting Bigger

December 2021

For the introductory decades of Beck’s, the company consisted of Francis, his wife Pauline, their youngest child, Sonny, and a few farm employees. Its simple business plan called for reinvesting most of the profit back into the enterprise. It resembled the same steps followed by many farmers: Grow a little crop. Sell a little crop. Buy another little farm. Repeat.

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Dec

2021

CropTalk: When The Stars Align

December 2021

Author: Hannah McGee

Ronnie Clifton has five zebras, flies a single-engine plane, and has been to South Africa 27 times. He is a farmer, a veteran, a dad to two, a grandpa to four, and his blood type is O+.

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2021

CropTalk: PFR Insight Meetings: Invest Money to Make Money

December 2021

In a high-cost, limited input supply market, where should farmers invest their money? This year’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Insight Meetings are based on the theme of ‘How to Invest Money to Make Money.’ Sessions that will be included under this new theme are focused on helping farmers make the most profitable and impactful decisions on their operations, for each dollar spent. Under each unique management topic, new study harvest data and PFR Proven™ content will be featured. The spotlight on PFR Proven™ products and practices will tell stories of the knowledge PFR has captured from multiple years and locations of testing. Innovation is key to staying relevant with changes and opportunities in the industry – watch out for what new studies entered the PFR program this past growing season and what has earned the PFR Proven label. Here’s a preview of what content will be shared at the in-person and virtual meetings!

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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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