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Investing in the future of MO agriculture

Missouri’s Governor says it’s important to continue finding ways to invest in the future of Missouri agriculture. “Farming is the largest business in the state.” Mike Parson says youth organizations like the FFA are a good place to start. “FFA is important to the nation and... Read More.

Future of IL Beef looks bright

More Illinois youth than ever are participating in this week’s Illinois Beef Expo in Springfield. Devin Bollman, communications manager at the Illinois Beef Association, says they’ve had to expand the expo’s annual Junior Show… “Friday starts our three day show.”  She says, “We’ve had to... Read More.

Hog future mostly higher heading into Friday

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were up, and feeders were mixed, watching direct business unfold. April live cattle closed $1.60 higher at $185.60 and June lives closed $.75 higher at $181.87.  March feeders closed $.87 higher at $247.10 and April feeders... Read More.

Family Farm Preservation Act would protect future generations

Bipartisan legislation introduced in both chambers of the Illinois State Assembly Wednesday would reduce estate tax burdens for family farmers. During a news conference, House sponsor Sharon Chung says the bill would raise exemptions from $4 to $6 million to be more in line... Read More.

Is Your Business Prepared for the Future?

First Bank Brings in Agricultural Expert, Dr. David Kohl, to Share Business Forecast By Raechel Manley, First Bank STERLING, Kan. — First Bank will be bringing in a nationally known speaker on the future of farming this March for their Cultivate Your... Read More.

Clean Fuels sees sustainable future for biomass-based diesel

A biofuels policy expert says the U.S. EPA’s final 2023 production numbers show sustainable growth for biomass-based diesel. Kurt Kovarik is vice president of federal affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America. “In 2022, US production was about 3 billion gallons, and in 2023 US... Read More.

Skor sees vibrant future for biofuels

The CEO of Growth Energy says the future is bright for low-carbon fuels. Emily Skor tells Brownfield the renewable fuels industry has made significant progress in recent years. “We have done really good work to make sure that we’ve got a strong Renewable Fuel... Read More.

Summit carbon pipeline future is unclear in SD

A cattle farmer and lawyer from eastern South Dakota says it’s unclear what will happen with the proposed Summit Carbon Pipeline project. “I would say it’s 50/50 the project will happen.” Todd Wilkinson, also the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says the use... Read More.

Fieldin says farm automation is necessary for the future

The head of autonomy at an agricultural technology company says automation on farms today is being built out of necessity. Fieldin’s Nick Rocca tells Brownfield, “Fifty years ago, growers were having this same conversation but about how do we mechanize, where our machines going?”... Read More.

Promising future for U.S. ethanol exports

A biofuels expert says he’s optimistic about the nation’s ethanol exports in 2024. Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, says exports gained some steam in 2023. “It was a solid year. Over a billion gallons of production goes overseas. Think... Read More.

Manage income now to avoid future tax headaches

A farm business management instructor from northwest Minnesota says the better farmers manage their income now the fewer tax headaches they’ll have in the New Year. Betsy Jensen with Northland Community and Technical College says it’s common for farmers to make some end... Read More.