The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says producers need certainty when it comes to regulations that impact farm and ranch operations. Todd Wilkinson, a rancher from South Dakota, says producers are anxiously awaiting the ruling from the Supreme Court in Sackett v.... Read More.
The president of a commodity brokerage firm says now the time to ramp up risk management plans. Jim Gerlach is the president of Brookston, Indiana-based A/C Trading Company. “Considering the fact this this bull market is going to be three years old in June, farmers... Read More.
U.S. ethanol exports fell sharply in December. The Renewable Fuels Association says ethanol shipments hit a 17-month low at 74.2 million gallons, 9% less than November and a drop of 41% from December 2021. That’s due to uncertainties global economic growth and increased domestic... Read More.
Kansas Farm Bureau is lobbying lawmakers to fully fund the state’s water plan before a shortage impacts the ag industry. President Joe Newland tells Brownfield the state has depleted reservoirs and the Ogallala Aquifer and it will need millions of dollars to solve the... Read More.
USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub says moderate to exceptional drought will stick around through spring across the Western Corn Belt. Director Dennis Todey says dry conditions could encourage earlier spring planting in southern Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. “Unfortuately, there is extremely dry soils.... Read More.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act could face a difficult path forward in the 118th Congress. “I believe the chairman of the House Agriculture has expressed some opposition to it,” he said Tuesday morning. But, the Iowa Republican tells... Read More.
From drought to flooding, wheat growers across the country farmers were thrown many different difficult weather scenarios in 2022. That makes controlling weeds even more paramount this year. In this Managing for Profit, Ryan Bryant-Schlobohm says growers will need to consider herbicides that can control wave after... Read More.
A multi-state project is using big data to give soybean growers better results. Shawn Conley with the University of Wisconsin says for nearly a decade, they’ve been gathering more and more farmer data so they can develop more prescriptive solutions to make farmers more... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures throughout the central and eastern U.S., while colder-than-normal conditions will be confined to areas west of the Rockies. Meanwhile, near- or above-normal precipitation nearly nationwide should contrast with... Read More.
Mitigating foreign animal disease threats is a legislative priority for the Iowa Soybean Association. ISA director of public affairs Michael Dolch tells Brownfield a resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been disruptive. “That’s where our farmers are very supportive of the Iowa Department of Agriculture... Read More.
Our guest on this episode of the What’s Happening podcasts is Bill Moore Chief Risk Officer for Compeer Financial. Listen as Bill and Brownfield’s, Mark Dorenkamp talk about Interest Rates. ... Compeer Financial What’s Happening with Interest Rates
An eastern Iowa farmer says he has high expectations for the 2023 growing season. Logan Lyon raises corn, soybeans, and cattle in Muscatine and Scott Counties. “We had phenomenal weather conditions throughout the summer and into the fall,” he said. “We had record-breaking crops in... Read More.