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Unanswered atrazine questions

The co-chair of the Traizine Network and former CEO of the Kansas Corn Growers Association says there are many questions following the U.S. EPA’s decision to raise the atrazine levels that would adversely affect aquatic plants. “The devil’s in the details.” Greg Krissek says... Read More.

COFCO and GROWMARK acquisition raises some questions

The director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives says there are questions about China’s largest food and ag company becoming the sole owner of a grain facility along the Mississippi River. Frayne Olson tells Brownfield “one of the questions both at the state... Read More.

Ask questions about climate smart programs

The head of sustainable business with the Farmers Business Network says farmers shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions when considering participation in a new climate smart ag program. Kurt Alles says farmers should start by asking ‘what are the requirements of the program’… “What information... Read More.

Farm Bureau members seek answers to farm bill questions

The president of Missouri Farm Bureau says there are several unanswered questions about the next farm bill. “When are we going to get a farm bill?” Garrett Hawkins says that’s the big question Farm Bureau members want an answer on as they meet with... Read More.

Ernst questions USDA’s telework policies, Vilsack defends workers

A U.S. Senator is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to review USDA’s telework policies. Iowa’s Joni Ernst tells Brownfield an increase in accountability is needed to help ensure USDA employees are serving farmers and ranchers. “This is not Joni Ernst’s opinion,” Ernst said. “This... Read More.

Vilsack asks pointed questions in face of farm decline

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack challenged attendees of this morning’s USDA Ag Outlook Forum to consider the consequences of fewer U.S. farms. “Ask yourself whether you’re okay with losing a half million farms in a lifetime. Ask yourself if you’re okay with America losing... Read More.

Congressman questions lack of Milk Loss payments to cooperatives

A New York Congressman wants to know why dairy farmers and cooperatives impacted by storms have not received promised assistance. Republican Nick Langworthy told Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack during a House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday winter storm Elliot ravaged the northeast in December of... Read More.