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Wheat growers ask USDA for more consistency in rewarding climate-smart ag

The National Association of Wheat Growers want USDA to adopt more consistent standards as farmers are incentivized for planting cover crops in regenerative ag programs. CEO Chandler Goule says harvesting wheat disqualifies farmers from accessing some voluntary USDA conservation programs, because winter wheat... Read More.

Corn growers eager to see GREET model updates

Updates to the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies or GREET lifecycle model are expected later this week and National Corn Growers Association president Harold Wolle tells Brownfield… “Ag Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan will be at the Commodity Classic... Read More.

Drought enters fourth straight year for growers

A northern Iowa farmer says she’s concerned about drought conditions heading into the growing season despite a strong finish in 2023. April Hemmes tells Brownfield last year’s crop was a pleasant surprise. “I got eight inches of rain last year, which is half of... Read More.

SD Corn Growers adopt carbon pipeline policy

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association will support carbon pipeline projects in the state. Two new resolutions on carbon were approved at the SDCA’s annual meeting over the weekend. The state’s corn growers support carbon capture and a second resolution says corn growers support... Read More.

Little-known tax benefit helps Christmas tree growers

An accountant says many Christmas tree growers could be saving a lot of money at tax time. Andrew Bosserman is a Certified Public Accountant who has also owned a tree farm.  He tells Brownfield Christmas tree growers should seriously consider counting tree sales as... Read More.

Soybean growers concerned about EPA chlorpyrifos rulemaking

Chlorpyrifos is back in the farmer’s toolbox for eleven crops, but soybean growers worry the EPA will take it away again.  Grower Tanner Johnson with the Wisconsin Soybean Association says, “Perhaps they would try to use some of the blanket rules that they’ve... Read More.