Fifteen Wisconsin projects are getting funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program. State ag officials say the projects will get more than a million dollars for work designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop industries using research, education, and market development. The... Read More.
An Indiana farmer says this is the most expensive crop he’s ever raised, and it isn’t even in the bin yet. Ben Kron, who farms in the southwest corner of the state, tells Brownfield he’s not sure if he’s ever seen nitrogen at this... Read More.
A western Missouri farmer says rains have been timely and stands look good early in the growing season. Kyle Durham tells Brownfield his early planted corn is already about chest high… “The later stuff is still struggling a little to canopy,” he said. “But with... Read More.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
A Southwest Nebraska farmer says crop residue has created several emergence issues for corn and soybeans. Don Batie grows corn and soybeans near Lexington. “We had some residue blow and burry some of our places. We either had some windrows with residue in our... Read More.
Improving the farm safety net and continuing incentive-based conservation programs are top priorities for the American Soybean Association in the next farm bill. ASA Executive Committee member and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russel says weather extremes and volatility in the markets are making it tougher... Read More.
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.
Some corn farmers in the Upper Midwest are facing difficult decisions because of final planting dates for full crop insurance coverage. Farm management analyst Kent Thiesse says the late planting period begins today for farmers in northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and most counties in North... Read More.