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Ag Trade Caucus looks to spark trade momentum

Leaders of the Congressional Ag Trade Caucus are encouraging the Biden administration to be more aggressive on trade. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson tells Brownfield all 50 states have something to gain from increased ag trade. “And right now I think we’ve got an administration... Read More.

Ohio’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program gaining momentum

Ohio State University Extension expects more farmers to take advantage of the state’s new Beginning Farmer Tax Credit. OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program Director Peggy Hall tells Brownfield this is the first tax season many farmers will benefit because of a needed certification program... Read More.

Soybeans with momentum going into 2024

Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says he expects a sizable jump in soybean acres next year. He tells Brownfield the balance sheet looks more attractive, and says the  soybean market “has weathered the storm” better than corn.  ...

Soybeans with momentum heading into 2024

Soybeans have a lot of momentum going into 2024. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says he expects a sizable jump in bean acres next year. “That’s everyone’s line of thinking as we look out there. I would say the futures market is... Read More.

Grassley says cattle reform efforts losing momentum

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says his proposed cattle market reform faces a tough road ahead. “With the reductions of cattle, there’s going to be some improvement in cattle prices, so maybe the urgency of it isn’t being promoted by cattlemen like it ought to... Read More.

Northern Wisconsin harvest slowly gaining momentum

The harvest is gaining momentum for northern Wisconsin farmers.  Ben Augustine grows row crops and dairy forage near Sheldon.  He says his 455 acres of soybeans are now in the bin. “I averaged low 50s there. I had two fields get white... Read More.

Dicamba deadline driving momentum for Enlist E3 platform

A Midwest agronomist says earlier dicamba application deadlines have more growers considering changes to their soybean systems. Dave Hallberg with NK Seeds tells Brownfield the new June 12th deadline in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana is the driving force behind some last-minute changes. “That has a lot... Read More.

Momentum for ethanol in 2023

The ethanol industry is looking to maintain momentum as stakeholders gather in Orlando this week for the National Ethanol Conference.  Renewable Fuels Association CEO Geoff Cooper says there were several big wins in the policy and regulatory arena in 2022. “I’d say it was probably the... Read More.

Momentum building for early soybean planting

Momentum is building for planting soybeans early. DEKALB Asgrow agronomist Andrew Penney covers southwest Iowa and says this will be year three of encouraging growers to plant early. “If we do have those days, you know April 5th through 10th where the environment is warm, things... Read More.

USMEF hopes beef exports can maintain momentum

Photo courtesy U.S. Grains Council U.S. beef exports will face an uphill battle in 2023 to exceed 2022 levels. John Hinners with the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the Japanese, Korean, and Chinese markets accounted for more than $2 billion each this past year. “If we can... Read More.

Biofuel groups sense a lot of summer momentum

Biofuel groups are sensing a lot of momentum for the industry. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the Fuel Ethanol Workshop held earlier this month highlighted progress on several fronts. “It was such an exciting meeting (in Minneapolis). I think there’s so much energy in... Read More.