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USB leader discusses U.S. soy’s role in Colombia

A farmer-director on the United Soybean Board says Colombia is an important export destination for U.S. soybeans. Philip Good tells Brownfield he recently returned from a trade mission to Colombia where soy growers got a firsthand look at their checkoff investments. “Looked at their economic... Read More.

Soybean leader concerned about farm bill in election year

The American Soybean Association’s government affairs director says she’s concerned about how the elections might impact progress on a new farm bill. Virginia Houston tells Brownfield that good agriculture policy can be delayed or stopped. “There are concerns, of course, of the farm... Read More.

Farmer leader hopes SAF use matches production growth

The new president of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association hopes the growth in sustainable aviation fuel uses lines up with the ability to produce it.  James Giese from Alma Center is on the National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Action Team.  He tells Brownfield... Read More.

United Soybean Board leader bullish on exports

An Iowa farmer and United Soybean Board leader is bullish on U.S. soybean exports. April Hemmes of Hampton chairs USB’s Demand Action Team and says she recently attended a signing ceremony where Chinese importers announced bulk purchases of U.S. soybeans. “They had ADM, Bunge, and... Read More.

Agribusiness leader proposes Wisconsin help pay FFA, other dues

The Executive Director of the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association says there’s a way to get more young people involved in ag and other career training.  Tom Bressner tells Brownfield his organization wants to help more high-school-aged students better prepare for the workforce. Bressner says one... Read More.

NASDA leader expects FAD preparedness talks to ramp up

Iowa’s Ag Secretary says he expects foreign animal disease preparedness to be a big discussion point at the upcoming National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting. Mike Naig serves on the association’s animal agriculture committee. “We have to be ready to... Read More.

Illinois dairy leader optimistic about milk price hearing

An Illinois dairy leader is looking forward to the USDA’s hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Orders. Tony Graves and his family milk 13 hundred Jerseys near Dundas in southeastern Illinois.  He says the USDA opening a hearing is a good thing, and like... Read More.

House ag leader: losing more food assistance is a no-go

The ranking member of the House Ag Committee said Democrats will oppose additional efforts to remove food assistance in the next farm bill or any legislation.  The statement comes nearly a week after Congress passed a bill that raises the debt ceiling and places... Read More.