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.
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.
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.
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.
State agricultural groups have many questions for the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee ahead of a farm bill roundtable discussion in central Missouri today. A new farm bill draft has been in the works for several months and no details have... Read More.
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.
The governor of Minnesota is taking steps to position his state as a global leader in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Tim Walz tells Brownfield he has formed a first-of-its-kind coalition committed to scaling up SAF production to replace conventional jet fuel. “And we have all... Read More.
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.
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.
The president and CEO of CountryMark says improvements could be made to the Renewable Fuel Standard as the nation aims to decarbonize the transportation sector. Matt Smorch tells Brownfield, “the Renewable Fuel Standard has done a great job of getting more renewable fuels into... Read More.
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.