An ag retailer is offering a way to help farmers manage high interest rates. Brady Spangenberg with BASF says the 2024 Grower Finance Program is one of the best in the market in terms of the overall rate. “A 1.9 percent financing program with harvest... Read More.
TriVolt herbicide provides farmers with consistent weed control for key grass and broadleaf weeds. In this Managing for Profit, Marcel Mesquita with Bayer says the company is so confident about TriVolt’s performance it is connecting grower with other growers so they can hear about it... Read More.
Harvest is past the halfway point for northwest Iowa farmer Brent Swart. “About average yields that we’ve seen here in northwest Iowa both in soybeans and corn. Most of the soybean harvest has finished up. Most growers are getting a good start to the... Read More.
A central Illinois pumpkin grower says despite a challenging growing season, they are harvesting a good crop. Ackerman Farms grows 30 acres or about 30,000 pumpkins in Morton, Illinois. John Ackerman tells Brownfield 50 days of no rain in May and June had him... Read More.
Margins are tight for a soybean and spring wheat grower in northwest Minnesota. Theresia Gillie tells Brownfield crops have suffered from dry conditions and markets are weaker than a year ago. “It would be really nice if the wheat price went back up. We’ve... Read More.
A spring wheat grower in northwest Minnesota says yields are disappointing. Theresia Gillie began harvest Wednesday. “Kind of a little disappointing for me, (yields are) about two-thirds of my average. We just didn’t get the rains we needed.” She tells Brownfield an abnormally warm summer... Read More.
A multi-year, independent study by Precision Technology Institute has found that Pivot Bio PROVEN® 40 allows growers to lower nitrogen application rates without losing corn yield. Erik Christian, associate director of product development agronomy, says the study found that the company’s microbial products... Read More.
Nicole Heslip will cover the Michigan Wheat Program Annual Winter Grower Meeting in Frankenmuth on February 22, 2023 ... Michigan Wheat Program Annual Winter Grower Meeting
An Illinois farmer says he’s reverting his organic vegetable farm back to grain to simplify the operation. Hans Bishop operates PrairiErth Farm in Alanta. “It just seemed like if I wanted to keep farming, I needed to do something that was a little easier on... Read More.
Soybean harvest is underway for a farmer in northeast South Dakota. Riley Buck of Bryant says he started Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a little bit, and now we’re going to be sitting still. We had some beans that were ready, and most of them are... Read More.
An apple grower says inflation has made this year’s crop more expensive and consumers will likely pay more at retail. “Costs keep going up, probably going to be five to ten percent higher this year.” Michigan fruit ridge grower Phil Schwallier tells Brownfield up to... Read More.
Waterhemp is becoming a tougher weed to deal with in the Midwest. Central Illinois farmer Ron Kindred tells Brownfield waterhemp seems to be building resistance in his fields. “We’re spraying Liberty right now; I use the 36 ounce rate,” he said. “It looked like we... Read More.