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Vilsack points to CCC as potential farm bill solution

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says funding continues to be a major holdup in farm bill negotiations. “We’re still waiting for the House and Senate to put on the table what they are looking at, and I’ve continued to indicate a willingness to sit down... Read More.

Soy is Part of the Solution for Animal Agriculture

Did you know the number one consumer of soybeans is the animal agriculture sector?  Specifically the swine industry. In this Managing for Profit, Brock Willard an Illinois soybean farmer says soybean meal helps the animal feed industry to provide top notch nutrition. ...

Sorghum seen as part of global hunger solution

Sorghum is being promoted as a solution to global food insecurity. Sorghum United CEO Nate Blum says countries like Kenya are seeing crop failures due to extreme weather. “Where maize has failed. And not that there’s anything wrong with maize, but it uses more... Read More.

IL Farm Bureau pressing for farm bill solution

The leader of the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) wants a farm bill solution to be front and center in Washington. Ogle County farmer and IFB president Brian Duncan tells Brownfield another farm bill extension isn’t enough… “I want to see modernization.”  He says, “I’d like... Read More.

Bipartisan solution needed to address Prop 12

The head of the Michigan Pork Producers Association says federal legislation needs to consider recent state laws that dictate how livestock should be raised. Mary Kelpinksi tells Brownfield while the EATs Act (Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression Act) is intended to counter California’s Proposition 12... Read More.