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Conservation research a focus of farm bill hearing

Senate Ag Committee members discussed conservation funding during a recent farm bill hearing. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith tells Brownfield there’s a great need to research working lands conservation practices. “For example, in northern climates where you might need to be thinking about different ways of doing... Read More.

Soybean Research and Information Network

A new website will get soybean checkoff supported research data to farmers. Cate Newberg leads the effort to establish the Soybean Research and Information Network (SRIN). Newberg, SRIN’s program manager, says the network provides farmers easy to consume information on past and present... Read More.

The value of research

Iowa farmer Steve Kuiper serves as chair of the Iowa Corn Growers Research and Development Committee and says their focus is on finding new uses for corn and identifying technologies that will help producers grow a better crop. He tells Brownfield there are opportunities... Read More.

MSU to home U.S. Geological Survey research unit

Michigan State University has been selected to host a new fishery and wildlife science federal research unit focused on conservation and natural resource management. The unit will study needs in Michigan and across the Great Lakes related to climate, invasive species, and wildlife diseases. The... Read More.

Research suggests online grocery shopping is here to stay

Research funded by the Beef Checkoff shows consumers’ online grocery shopping habits that came about during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns are here to stay. Mike Simone is the Executive Director of market research and intelligence at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. AUDIO: Healthy... Read More.

Farm Policy and Farm Program Research

Farmers checkoff dollars are put towards funding research to build better farm programs for Illinois corn growers. This week, University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey highlights research being done to improve crop insurance, farm programs and on-farm conservation and how farmers and organizations... Read More.

Dairy research network turns 35

A milestone has been reached for the dairy checkoff program.  It was 35 years ago the checkoff-funded Dairy Foods Research Centers Network was created to provide innovative and science-backed solutions to meet consumer demand and business trends. Dairy Management Inc. provides structure and oversight... Read More.