The cost of harvesting this year’s crop is weighing on the minds of farmers like Jamie Beyer in west-central Minnesota. “Every time that tractor needs fuel, it’s a $2,000 decision. And we have to do a lot of drying of our grain typically in... Read More.
The cost of U.S. ag exports is rising without signals of slowing down. Tony Clayton, owner of the livestock export company Clayton-Agri Marketing, tells Brownfield two years ago it was about half a million dollars to send a plane with livestock to China… “Now you... Read More.
A Northeast Nebraska farmer says she fears there’s not end in sight to rising production costs. “Costs are significantly up. That weighs on you.” Anne Meis who raises corn and soybeans says rising diesel prices have been an unexpected expense. She tells Brownfield they had... Read More.
By Paul Newberry Kyle Kallander has a unique perspective on the latest round of chaos in college athletics. As the final commissioner of the late, great Southwest Conference, he knows nothing is sacred. Certainly not these days, when everyone is chasing... Read More.
University of Wisconsin Extension Crops and Soils Agent Richard Halopka talks about why some farmers are saving money by saving passes through the field and shares an economic comparison of two farms. UW Extension Agent Richard Halopka discusses the economics of no-till ...
Retail food prices continue to push higher, making 4th of July cookouts a little more costly. American Farm Bureau economist Veronica Nigh says the average cost for 10 people is up 17% to $69.68. She tells Brownfield proteins saw the biggest jump in prices. ... Read More.
A Midwestern farmer is doing his best to manage spiking fuel costs. Northwestern Illinois corn and soybean grower Jon Rosenstiel tells Brownfield with diesel prices more than doubling, a full tank to haul grain is at a premium. “$6 fuel and, maybe, 150 gallons at... Read More.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The cost of a barrel of oil is nearing $120, nearly double from last August, as increased oil demand outpaces the tight global supply. Meanwhile, domestic gasoline demand rose last week in the wake of a robust Memorial Day weekend of travel.... Read More.