Some changes to the federal crop insurance program for 2023 will impact Illinois soybean farmers. Lee Waters, a crop insurance agent with Farm Credit Illinois tells Brownfield soybean replant dates are about 10 days earlier this year. For southern and south-central counties it moves from... Read More.
A Midwestern state could change how it asks farmers to irrigate crops to avoid depleting one of the world’s largest underground aquifers. Earl Lewis, chief engineer with the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources, says the proposed change would require Kansas farmers... Read More.
Just over one-fourth of farmers surveyed have made changes in their operation because of rising energy prices, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert, the director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, says farmer responses varied when asked what changes... Read More.
Weather brought several challenges in 2022 and some farmers are making changes for next year. Southwest Iowa farmer Duane Aistrope tells Brownfield he’s eliminating cover crops from his rotation. “Last spring, it was so cold and dreary that we could not get our cover crops... Read More.
Brazil’s equivalent of the USDA has lowered its grain production outlook, while still projecting record large crops. That modest reduction to 312.2 million tons was tied to a cut in the corn yield estimate due to dry conditions in some southern growing areas... Read More.
In this episode, a CROPLAN agronomic expert discusses actionable insights from the 2022 growing season that can set farmers up for success next year. ... What did we learn from 2022 and what changes should farmers consider heading into... Read More.
The Environmental Protection Agency has updated the Endangered Species Act workplan with a goal to bring long-term certainty for pesticide users. EPA Ag Advisor Rod Snyder tells Brownfield the agency is evaluating conservation practices farmers can implement alongside pesticide applications to prevent off-target... Read More.
A dairy organization is encouraging federal officials to move faster to approve animal-feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The National Milk Producers Federation’s chief science officer Dr. Jamie Jonker says enteric emissions directly from cows currently account for roughly one-third of all... Read More.
What started as a group of dairy farmers concerned about the future of dairy research has turned into multiple university research projects. Dairy farmer Mitch Breunig of Sauk City, Wisconsin chairs the Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub Advisory Council, and he says the Dairy... Read More.
Illinois ag retailers and farmers will benefit from recent changes to Restricted Class B CDL program requirements. KJ Johnson, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association tells Brownfield this is the license many seasonal ag workers use. “As an ag retailer you must have... Read More.
The Nebraska Brand Committee says recent wildfires and changes in grazing management could be causing an increase in reports of missing cattle. John Widdowson is the committee’s executive director. “We are seeing basically normal activity in these potential missing cattle. I can’t answer if... Read More.