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New solution for costly soybean disease

Clark Smith, Corteva U.S. Product Manager for Fungicides and Nutrient Maximizers, says white mold causes millions of dollars in lost soybean yields each season. He tells Brownfield Corteva is excited to launch Viatude, a new best in class white mold soybean fungicide that contains two... Read More.

Southern root-knot nematode costly to soybean farmers

A plant pathologist is mapping the spread of southern root-knot (SRK) nematode to increase awareness of the pest. Travis Faske is with the University of Arkansas.  “If soybean cyst is an embezzler, you can’t quite see the symptoms then root-knot nematode, or the southern... Read More.

A reference price boost is costly

A former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee says finding more money for the farm safety net of the next farm bill is challenging lawmakers. Collin Peterson, the president of a lobbying firm The Peterson Group, says he met with Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman... Read More.

A boost in reference prices will be costly

The National Association of Wheat Growers has prioritized an increase in reference prices for the Price Loss Coverage program, but CEO Chandler Goule says the farm bill needs a bigger baseline to make that happen. “We had Bart Fischer with Texas A&M University come... Read More.

More costly to grow corn in 2023

An ag economist says it’s going to cost farmers more to produce corn this year. In the last five years, University of Missouri Extension’s Ray Massey tells Brownfield input prices have increased 40%. “In 2018, I estimated the cost of growing corn at about... Read More.

A more costly 4th of July cookout

If you’re headed a cookout this July 4th be prepared for the cost to be higher this year. Farm Bureau economist Veronica Nigh says the average cost for 10 people is $69.68, up 17%, or $10 from last year. AUDIO: Healthy Living with Veronica Nigh