A conservation agronomist says cover crops have helped some farmers improve profitability. Ryan Johnson with the Iowa Soybean Association says cover crops can offset higher costs by reducing inputs and increasing cash crop yield. “Interest rates are going up and that really has an effect,”... Read More.
A new study by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers evaluates the environmental benefits of precision agriculture. Senior vice president Curt Blades tells Brownfield the report focused on widely adopted row crop production technology. “When you use technology to do your job better, whether it’s applying... Read More.
A Senate Republican says he would like the US to expand export markets in Europe, but misinformation could be preventing significant growth. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says some countires believe that US ag products are not... Read More.
Like other segments of the ag industry, pork producers have been working to improve their environmental footprint. Jamie Burr is the chief sustainability officer for the National Pork Board. He tells Brownfield one of the biggest success stories for pork producers is the improvement... Read More.
A federal district court judge says medium sized concentrated animal feeding operations are required to have an environmental assessment if they want a loan from the Farm Service Agency. Michael Formica, the chief legal strategist with the National Pork Producers Council, says this could make it more... Read More.
The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association says environmental issues outside of their control are causing concern. Policy committee chair Matt Germane, a producer from mid-Michigan, tells Brownfield producers are worried about what proposed standards on per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances or PFAS at the state and federal could... Read More.
The director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association suggests Wednesday’s train derailment in west-central Minnesota will have far fewer environmental consequences than a derailment that occurred in Ohio two months ago. Brian Werner tells Brownfield the ethanol that spilled near Raymond is flammable, but essentially... Read More.
This episode of Fueling Conversations features Joy Gardner, the executive director of Empire Clean Cities, an environmental non-profit organization and the designated U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition for New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. She’ll discuss the immediate role that clean... Read More.
By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension News Service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beef cattle is big business in Kansas.The state holds the United States’ third largest number of cattle on ranches and feedyards – 6.5 million head, behind only Texas and Nebraska –... Read More.
The Environmental Defense Fund and Danone, one of the world’s largest dairy companies, are partnering to reduce methane emissions on dairy farms by 30 percent by 2030. John Tauzel, Senior Director of Global Agriculture Methane for the Environmental Defense Fund, tells Brownfield the partnership... Read More.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture members have determined the organization’s primary policy priorities for 2023. NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says the 2023 Farm Bill is top of mind for the state ag directors, secretaries, and commissioners. “We do not try to take a... Read More.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced its intent to publish an environmental impact study on the impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. The agency says the study will examine the effects of its response to virus outbreaks in commercial and... Read More.