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Real Christmas tree growers say prices are rising

Rising costs for Christmas tree growers will likely be passed onto consumers this season. Real Christmas Tree Board executive director Marsha Gray tells Brownfield a recent survey of their members found increases up to 15 percent are likely. “Their input costs have gone up significantly... Read More.

What rising interest rates mean for ag

Rising interest rates and inflation are putting pressure on land decisions and farm costs. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Nate Kauffman says those looking to finance land purchases are being more cautious. “There’s less demand for farmland, in part, because of higher... Read More.

Rising inputs impacting livestock producers

A beef nutritionist says rising input costs has put additional pressure on livestock producers this year. Dr. Brandon Koch with Kent Nutrition Group tells Brownfield, “Monocalcium phosphate that we use in livestock mineral for cows has gone up significantly,” he said. “That bag of... Read More.

RFA says demand for US ethanol is rising

The VP of Industry Relations with the Renewable Fuels Association says US ethanol continues to gain popularity around the globe. “The trade front is great,” Robert White said. “It’s all lining up to be a record year.” White tells Brownfield US ethanol can help lower... Read More.

Cost of exporting ag products still rising

The cost of U.S. ag exports is rising without signals of slowing down. Tony Clayton, owner of the livestock export company Clayton-Agri Marketing, tells Brownfield two years ago it was about half a million dollars to send a plane with livestock to China… “Now you... Read More.