As listening sessions wind down across the country, the president of Iowa Farm Bureau is confident many priorities will be addressed in the next farm bill. Brent Johnson grows corn and soybeans in west central Iowa and says ag stakeholders have had many... Read More.
A leader with the U.S. Grains Council expects a favorable outcome to Mexico’s proposed ban of biotech corn. West-central Minnesota farmer Chad Willis served as USGC chairman in 2022 and says science is on the side of U.S. corn growers. “It’s just a matter of... Read More.
A change in the weather is amping up planting activity for some Michigan specialty crop farmers. Sixth-generation farmer Travis Fusilier tells Brownfield he’s thankful sporadic temperature changes the past few weeks haven’t caused crop damage. “We’ll be planting pretty heavily with more sensitive crops like... Read More.
A soybean farmer says the industry is ready to meet demand from the expansion of soy crushing capacity in the US. Lance of Rezac of Kansas says farmers should support a 30 percent increase in crushing capacity in the next five years. “If the... Read More.
A U.S. Congressman is confident biofuel tax credits will be restored during debt ceiling negotiations. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has proposed raising the debt ceiling for a year in exchange for spending reforms that include cutting credits for sustainable aviation fuels and clean fuels... Read More.
There are signals ag inputs will be in ample supply when spring fieldwork begins. Jay Debertin is CEO of CHS, the nation’s largest agricultural cooperative. “We’re really positioned well. I’m going into this spring really confident that supplies will be sufficient.” He tells Brownfield the cost... Read More.
A western Wisconsin farmer says his spring crop inputs are lined up with one exception. Tom Gillis from River Falls tells Brownfield he did get some applications done in the fall. “We already applied our dry fertilizer, and haven’t locked in our nitrogen... Read More.
The senior director of information for the Iowa Soybean Association says growers are more optimistic about their crops than they were a few weeks ago. Aaron Putze tells Brownfield, “As farmers head out this fall, I think they are going to see yields trending... Read More.
There’s some confidence the U.S. Senate will approve the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig introduced some of the legislation included in the House-passed package. “I learned a long time ago not to predict what’s going to happen in the Senate in... Read More.