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ISA president discusses US soy’s role in Southeast Asia

A leader with the Iowa Soybean Association says Southeast Asia is a growing market for US soybeans. ISA President Suzanne Shirbroun says the region has helped put more value into soy exports. “Global demand for protein has increased more than 250% since 1999,” she... Read More.

House Ag Committee discusses U.S.-China relationship

The House Ag Committee is taking a closer look into China’s connection to U.S. agriculture. “The world is watching us today.” In a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. trade ambassador and Indiana farmer Kip Tom told lawmakers China is stealing intellectual property from the United States... Read More.

Climatologist discusses Missouri, Mississippi River levels

A weather expert says water levels along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are in decent shape heading into planting season. Justin Glisan, state climatologist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says, “With this more active storm track, especially in the Lower Missouri Basin, we... Read More.

Farmer discusses 2024 concerns

Southwest Iowa farmer Duane Aistrope says he has several concerns heading into the growing season. “The prices of our grain right now,” he said. “We’ve got to get our demand up to move our product overseas.” He tells Brownfield producers also need a new five-year... Read More.

USB leader discusses U.S. soy’s role in Colombia

A farmer-director on the United Soybean Board says Colombia is an important export destination for U.S. soybeans. Philip Good tells Brownfield he recently returned from a trade mission to Colombia where soy growers got a firsthand look at their checkoff investments. “Looked at their economic... Read More.

Skor discusses year-round E15 efforts

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says she’s optimistic a permanent fix for year-round sales of E15 is right around the corner. “I do think that there will be a final decision coming out of EPA. They will finalize that rule and it’s kind of... Read More.

NeFU discusses farm bill timeline, priorities

The president of the Nebraska Farmers Union says farmers and ranchers need the next farm bill to get done in a timely fashion. John Hansen tells Brownfield a new five-year farm bill would give producers clarity about the status of farm programs to make... Read More.

Iowa farmer discusses end of year work

Southwest Iowa farmer Duane Aistrope says the end of the year is an important time for producers. “We’re trying to get all of our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed for tax purposes.” He tells Brownfield, “We’re also going to be marketing a lot of... Read More.