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2023 starts with more milk, fewer dairy farms

Milk production during January increased slightly more than one percent because of better output and more cows. Ahead of the report, economist Nate Donnay with StoneX was calling for the herd to decline based on weekly dairy cow slaughter numbers. “By March, the U.S. dairy... Read More.

Fewer flex-fuel vehicles offered by automakers

A leader with Iowa Corn Growers Association says it’s getting more difficult for people to find flex-fuel vehicles. Flex-fuel vehicles are capable of running on higher blends of ethanol, which can benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment. Logan Lyon tells Brownfield, “Five-to-10 years ago flex-fuel... Read More.

Fewer youth farm injuries, death rate same

A farm safety organization says there are fewer children getting injured on farms, but the child death rates haven’t changed much. Scott Heiberger with the National Farm Medicine Center says, “The fatal injuries are staying pretty stubborn, and it’s a little over one hundred... Read More.

USDA sees fewer second crop soybean acres

The USDA is expecting a slight year-to-year decrease for second crop soybean planting. 4% of U.S. soybean acres are expected to be planted after another crop is harvested, compared to 5% in both 2021 and 2020, matching the 2019 total. The USDA says nearly 16... Read More.