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Seed salesmen see no major rotation changes ahead of planting

Seed salesmen say there are no big shifts in planting plans.  With commodity prices low and margins tight, some seed salesmen tell Brownfield most farmers are sticking to their rotation plans.  Ben Puestow manages sales in Wisconsin for Beck’s Hybrids. He says, “When we... Read More.

Ohio Ag Census reveals major shifts in cow numbers

Ohio’s state statistician says cow inventories show significant changes in the 2022 Ag Census. Ben Torrance tells Brownfield while the number of cattle and calves on Ohio farms decreased by five percent since 2017, cattle on feed increased 15 percent. “The inventory showed an increase... Read More.

MO Soybean seeks more privacy for reporting major water users

The Senior Policy Director at the Missouri Soybean Association says the state’s soybean farmers want to see state legislation passed that would protect the privacy of farmers who irrigate their crops. Casey Wasser tells Brownfield major water users are required to report to the... Read More.

African swine fever remains major focus in 2024

African swine fever prevention and detection continues to be a focus for the U.S. pork industry. Dr. Paul Sundberg with the Swine Health Information Center says tremendous progress has been made since ASF was first detected in China several years ago. “In planning, in coordination,... Read More.

Michigan Farm Bureau says MSU investments are a major win for 2023

Michigan Farm Bureau says it’s grateful the state’s land grant finalized funding this year to update ag research facilities. Senior Industry Relations Specialist Ernie Birchmeier tells Brownfield a new $75 million Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center at Michigan State University will take the state’s... Read More.