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Improving demand for ethanol key for new NCGA president

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says one of the fastest ways to improve market opportunities for farmers is by increasing ethanol demand. Harold Wolle says producers have an opportunity to produce corn that can be used for Sustainable Aviation Fuel... Read More.

 Improving nutrient use efficiency

As farmers plan fertilizer applications for this fall or in the spring, Corteva Agriscience nutrient maximizer strategic account manager Ty Stender says there are many factors to consider. He tells Brownfield timing will be important, and so will choosing the right nitrogen stabilizer. ...

Wisconsin crops improving after recent rains

Wisconsin farmers took advantage of the weather to harvest hay, oats, and wheat and other crops are progressing well.  USDA statistician Greg Bussler says Wisconsin’s corn silking was 95 percent complete as of Sunday. Sixty-four percent of corn had reached the dough stage,... Read More.

Improving habitat for the deer herd

Outdoor writer Bill Winke, host of Hoyt’s Bowhunting Whitetails, says one of the best ways to help build the deer herd on your farm is to improve the habitat. On this episode, he talks about some of the strategies he recently implemented on... Read More.

Nurses, State Officials Mark New Law Improving Workplace Safety

WICHITA, Kan. (KNS) –Doctors, nurses and other medical staff joined Governor Laura Kelly last Thursday to celebrate a new law that improves workplace safety for health care workers and increases penalties against people who assault medical personnel. Kelly says that workers in medical fields... Read More.

Improving access to mental healthcare in rural America

Rural residents often face barriers to accessing mental healthcare. Rural Minds Executive Director Chuck Strand says the organization is working to address those challenges. “We’d like to give people the resources, the information, the training for being able to not only understand and be... Read More.

Weather improving for north Iowa farmer

A farmer in north-central Iowa could be planting corn by this weekend. Speaking to Brownfield Monday, Josh Nelson of Belmond says winter and early spring moisture has recharged soils and conditions look stellar. “I know there’s some people trying to get oats in in the... Read More.

USDA calls for improving prices along with larger herd

The USDA is forecasting milk production to increase this year with a larger-than-expected cow herd. In its April supply and demand report, USDA raised cheese and butter prices because of recent price strength.  Whey prices were also increased on stronger expected demand.  Nonfat dry... Read More.

AI is improving bottom lines, agronomic decisions

Artificial intelligence is assisting farmers by providing precise agronomic information to help farmers maximize return on investment. Michigan farmer Ryan Brink tells Brownfield AI technology has provided early detection and enhanced scouting capabilities, which helps boost yields, “It’s an insurance policy. We can either... Read More.