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Soil moisture improvement has a Kansas farmer optimistic

Precipitation is always a concern for a north-central Kansas farmer.   But Michael Junek tells Brownfield he’s optimistic about the year ahead. “We got a little bit of snow and sleet here the other day,” he says. “But some of our ponds are looking... Read More.

Former NCGA president optimistic about farm bill timeline

A western Iowa farmer says he’s optimistic lawmakers will get the farm bill done in 2024. Kevin Ross of Minden says he expects the legislation to give producers continued certainty when it comes to crop insurance. “It seems like the farm bill is going... Read More.

Cattle industry faces headwinds, but many remain optimistic

An industry consultant says there’s still a lot of optimism in the cattle industry, but producers continue to face headwinds.  Nevil Speer says, “Even though markets have been good, it’s the amount of working capital that they have.” He tells Brownfield input costs remain... Read More.