A conservation agronomist says cover crops have helped some farmers improve profitability. Ryan Johnson with the Iowa Soybean Association says cover crops can offset higher costs by reducing inputs and increasing cash crop yield. “Interest rates are going up and that really has an effect,”... Read More.
A Michigan farmer has spent 15 years keying in cover crop mixes for the commodities he grows. Jeff Schluckbier farms 7,500 acres of corn, dry beans, sugarbeets, and wheat across Tuscola and Sanilac Counties with his cousins. “We can get on it quicker in the... Read More.
Farmers representing Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council say they are seeing the value of checkoff dollars firsthand in Cartagena, Colombia. Several checkoff organizations are sponsors of U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2023 Latin American Product Showcase—including Indiana Soybean Alliance, Illinois Soybean Association,... Read More.
A new study from the American Feed Industry Association reveals animal food manufacturing facilities are large contributors to the U.S. economy. Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education, says the animal food industry will generate more than $267 billion in sales this... Read More.
An Iowa farmer says fungicide applications have helped him manage disease and environmental pressure. Brett Heineman tells Brownfield spraying at the right time has been critical. “From what we’ve seen, the biggest bang for our buck has been getting it on before you see the... Read More.
Research at Michigan State University is finding some wheat management techniques are helpful to drought-stressed crops. Soil fertility specialist Kurt Steinke with Michigan State University is studying different nutrient applications. “We’ve seen some tremendous yield gains and in some cases, grain quality increases with... Read More.
Monday was international falafel day. An opportunity for falafel lovers everywhere to come together and celebrate. But it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of chickpeas or garbanzo beans which are used to make falafels. The legume is packed with protein and... Read More.
A startup company is transforming how the soybean industry extracts soy protein to help improve animal health. President and founder of Satavie Lassie Jakobsen says their water extraction technique creates a higher-quality protein when it’s extracted from soybean meal. “Highly digestible, and that’s what... Read More.