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Increasing demand for different cuts of pork

The pork loin is a versatile cut of meat. But it isn’t in high demand.  Gene Noem, a past president of the National Pork Board says the checkoff has assembled a task force to explore the role of the pork loin in the... Read More.

Demand for soy-based biofuels increasing, ISA says

The president-elect of the Iowa Soybean Association says biofuels can help the country meet emissions reduction targets. Brent Swart tells Brownfield biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel will be a top priority for the state’s soybean growers in 2024. “The neat part about... Read More.

Increasing access to fresh fruits and veggies

It’s National School Lunch Week and Bayer has taken the opportunity to partner with Dollar General to provide nutritional support to kids and their families outside of school hours. Jenny Maloney is with Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds. She tells Brownfield school districts and... Read More.

Delayed fall freezes increasing crop maturity window

An ag meteorologist says the next two weeks look mostly favorable for dry down in the Eastern Corn Belt. Michigan state climatologist Jeff Andresen says the drier weather will be beneficial for later maturing corn. “In terms of maturation and dry down, it’s probably a... Read More.

Despite slower economy, demand for proteins increasing in Colombia

A Colombian-based food processing company says demand for proteins is growing in his country. Alejandro Montoya with Groupa Nutresa, tells Brownfield interest in beef, pork and poultry is at an all-time high. “Even though those proteins get to be more expensive for people, and... Read More.

Increasing ag literacy

A Nebraska farmer with the National Corn Growers Association discusses his efforts to increase ag literacy among urban areas and students. Jason Lewis talks weather and other concerns for the 2023 growing season. ... Increasing ag literacy

The Fertilizer Institute reports increasing sustainability efforts

The Fertilizer Institute’s Sustainability Report finds capital investments are making progress to protect the environment. President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch says their members are investing more than $1 billion annually to help the industry meet sustainability goals. “That can range anywhere from decarbonization technology to... Read More.

NCGA considers increasing reference prices

The National Corn Growers Association says the next farm bill needs to include crop insurance coverage that is reflective of actual prices. Wayne Stoskopf, director of public policy, tells Brownfield the statutory reference price for corn is $3.70 and well below the current farmgate... Read More.