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Farmer unsure on quality of soybean crop

A northwestern Illinois farmer is pleased with his corn’s growth but says the verdict is still out on his soybeans. Jon Rosenstiel tells Brownfield his ground has been at a moisture deficit since this time last year and recent hot conditions aren’t helping. “It won’t... Read More.

Adding value to your 2022 crop

Managing the commodity in the bin is like nurturing an investment. It takes work to keep grain in peak condition for maximum profit. In this episode, John Lawrence, territory sales manager with AGI says now is a great time to think about BinManager technology.  ...

Old crop soybean exports hit marketing year low

The USDA says export sales of several major commodities declined during the week ending May 26th. That’s due to several factors including relative strength in the U.S. dollar against some other major currencies, global supply chain issues, and competition from other exporters. Old... Read More.

Iowa farmer challenged by cover crop termination

A farmer in southeast Iowa went out of his way to offset the cost of cover crop termination. Mark Jackson of Oskaloosa tells Brownfield he pre-purchased herbicide knowing prices were climbing. “We bought glyphosate way back last August seeing the handwriting on the wall of what... Read More.

On the lookout for crop diseases

Farmers are facing variable conditions as the 2023 growing season gets started. Ryan Ridder with Corteva Agriscience says two crop diseases to keep an eye on this year are tar spot in corn and white mold in soybeans. He tells Brownfield the first step... Read More.