An extension soybean agronomist is concerned about the long-term outlook for controlling weeds. Seth Naeve with the University of Minnesota says because herbicide resistance isn’t slowing down, alternative management strategies are becoming more necessary. “Farmers unfortunately I think have this thing that we call ‘techno... Read More.
A market analyst sees a decline in yield and export demand for this year’s U.S. corn crop. Naomi Blohm with Total Farm Marketing says she anticipates a larger old crop carryout in USDA’s July supply and demand report. “Because our exports are still not fantastic... Read More.
An agricultural banker says many farmers were able to pay down debt with last year’s stronger earnings, but farmers should consider an additional strategy now. Sam Miller with BMO Harris Bank tells Brownfield the overall financial condition of farmers this year is great, but... Read More.
A Midwestern Governor who led the effort on a year-round E15 waiver says she’ll keep fighting to get the rule finalized before this summer. Kim Reynolds of Iowa says while EPA’s proposed rule to lift summertime restrictions on E15 sales is welcome, delaying... Read More.
A producer of grass-fed beef has a suggestion he says would put more inspected meat on the marketplace and help alleviate the processing backlog. Thomas Manley Thomas Manley is an organic farmer and grass-fed beef producer from Spring Valley in western Wisconsin. He would... Read More.
An ag economist recommends farmers sell some of their grain now, while a profitable price is guaranteed. Gary Schnitkey with the University of Illinois tells Brownfield, “When we budget for 2023, we see all costs going up.” But he says while input prices are high,... Read More.
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.
A U.S. Senator who voted against the Inflation Reduction Act suggests the bill would be detrimental to the ag economy. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says he believes the legislation would make inflation worse by spending money and raising taxes. “Just think of what farmers have to... Read More.
A global oilseed consultant suggests Argentina is in a precarious spot compared to other soy exporters. John Baize says Argentine soybeans leaving the country are taxed at a rate of 33 percent, and domestic demand is weak. “And if we take the soybean meal market away... Read More.
A consultant in the oilseed industry says $20 soybeans are still a possibility despite a recent decline in prices. John Baize has worked in the soybean industry for more than four decades and says if a large part of the Midwest has poor weather... Read More.
A leader with Organic Valley says recently-created dairy risk management tools need to stay in the next farm bill. Travis Forgues tells Brownfield the Dairy Margin Protection Program as offered now has tiers that work and premiums are scaled appropriately, so it’s good for... Read More.