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Support grows for sustainable aviation fuel

A policy expert in the airline industry says sustainable aviation fuel can be a worldwide opportunity to help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Jeff Davidman, vice president of government affairs with Delta Air Lines, says the fuel can accelerate progress toward a net zero future.... Read More.

Making sure the market for sustainable aviation fuel grows

The director of environmental science for Clean Fuels Alliance America says the aviation industry can learn a lot from the current biofuels industry as it ramps up production. Veronica Bradley says it’s important that it adds to the environmental benefits as it switches away... Read More.

Panama Canal backlog grows

An ag economist says drought conditions in Panama continue to create some challenges for agricultural shipments. Allendale’s Rich Nelson tells Brownfield backlogs at the Panama Canal have grown in recent weeks. “They have been narrowing down the allowed number of ships which are allowed... Read More.

Corn rootworm management grows in difficulty

A crop specialist says producers need to utilize all tools in the toolbox when battling corn rootworm. Kurt Maertens, technical service representative with BASF, says it starts with crop rotation. “If we can rotate in soybeans or a forage crop once every three-to-five years,... Read More.

Brownfield family grows

Congratulations to Iowa-based Anchor/Reporter Brent Barnett and his wife Regan on the birth of their third child! Lennox Ilene Barnett was born at 7:56 PM on May 23rd. She weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20 inches. Everyone is healthy and doing... Read More.

Carbon sequestration program grows in 2023

Cargill is expanding their carbon sequestration program in 2023. RegenConnect is a program that pays farmers for the carbon sequestered on their farm as they implement sustainable ag practices like cover crops and reduced tillage. Clay Edwards, a sustainability program lead with Cargill, tells Brownfield... Read More.

On-farm data importance grows for ag lending

The head of rural at Rabo AgriFinance says on-farm data collection and use will become more important for agriculture in the next decade. Chris Olson says lenders are already using on-farm data to manage investment risks and the quality of that data is... Read More.

Interest grows for mechanical weed controls

Alternative weed control options are becoming more attractive to farmers battling herbicide resistance and supply chain challenges. Sam Oschwald Tilton with the University of Wisconsin Madison tells Brownfield while specialty crop growers have traditionally used mechanical means of weed control, the rise in organic... Read More.

Ethanol production falls as supply grows

U.S. ethanol production declined for the fourth consecutive week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.005 million barrels a day, down 39,000 on the week and 36,000 on the year due to the July 4th holiday and demand concerns linked to the... Read More.