An expert on world politics says China will try to replace whatever it gets from the U.S. but for now, there are still market opportunities. Jacob Shapiro is an analyst who predicts global trends including world agricultural markets. Shapiro says China will continue... Read More.
Farmers across areas of the Corn Belt are less than a month away from planting the 2023 crop. Eric Wilson, Agronomy Manager with Wyffels Hybrids, says growers should start on time despite a recent cold snap. “Realistically, if things could turn around and we get... Read More.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is calling for an increase in research funding in the 2023 Farm Bill. Peggy Yih, Managing Director of Global Food and Agriculture, says research and development is vital to global food security. “Helping our farmers unlock the tools... Read More.
After three years, the La Nina weather pattern is beginning to fade and an atmospheric scientist says that should mean a wetter spring. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions tells Brownfield a shift to El Nino generally means a wetter spring in the... Read More.
The rate of farmland loss is being highlighted as part of the Great Lakes Crop Summit. Becky Huttenga, economic development coordinator for Ottawa County, works to preserve and protect farmland in West Michigan. She tells Brownfield attrition from aging farmers lends itself to... Read More.
A climatologist says there’s a high probability that the La Nina weather pattern will end this spring bringing much needed relief to the drought-stricken Central Plains. Brian Fuchs is with the National Drought Mitigation Center. “Then we’re going to start developing into El Nino,... Read More.
The head of a farmland real estate company sees outside investors as a way to connect urban consumers to agriculture. Farmland Partners CEO Paul Pittman tells Brownfield his company operates as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, on the New York Stock Exchange. “We... Read More.
A livestock economist says there is a lot of uncertainty facing cattle producers in 2023 and they should take steps to protect their operations. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown tells Brownfield risk management doesn’t necessarily mean maximizing the price they are going to receive for... Read More.
In this episode, a CROPLAN agronomic expert discusses actionable insights from the 2022 growing season that can set farmers up for success next year. ... What did we learn from 2022 and what changes should farmers consider heading into... Read More.
The head of a state commodity group says the clock is ticking for a resolution to Mexico’s impending ban on genetically modified corn. Nebraska Corn Board Executive Director Kelly Brunkhorst tells Brownfield the disagreement creates uncertainty for farmers purchasing seed for the next growing... Read More.
A plant pathologist says as farmers plan for the 2023 growing season the opportunistic characteristics of tar spot make fungicide applications even more important. Tyler Harp with Syngenta tells Brownfield it can be very destructive, very quickly. “ It’s one of those diseases that... Read More.
An agronomist says farmers shouldn’t make any drastic changes to their cropping plan for 2023 based solely on this year’s drought conditions. Jami Loecker an agronomy service manager with Syngenta says farmers have to go into every season planning for a successful year. “We’re... Read More.