An agronomist says some farmers should monitor stalk quality heading into harvest. Trey Stephens with Beck’s says portions of the Corn Belt have damaged corn due to high winds and a derecho earlier this summer. “A lot of it got laid over. Corn... Read More.
A technical agronomist says tar spot has been spotty in some areas of the Corn Belt and more aggressive in others. Andrew Penney with Bayer Crop Science says the disease can be difficult to manage. “Just when we starting thinking we know the weather... Read More.
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says the cost of producing this year’s crop is a major concern partly because of historic drought. Randy Uhrmacher tells Brownfield irrigation could be his biggest expense and may need $5 per bushel corn to breakeven. “We could easily have... Read More.
A state ag director says if the Mexico’s ban on biotech corn isn’t lifted soon, it could severely impact US corn producers. Sherry Vinton from Nebraska tells Brownfield it’s clear that Mexico’s action violates the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. “We need to stand... Read More.
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says private property rights for farmers and ranchers continue to be challenged across the country. Zippy Duvall tells Brownfield using eminent domain to build carbon pipelines or other energy projects is the wrong approach. “I’ve heard a... Read More.
An extension agronomist says tar spot will be a concern this growing season despite the abnormally dry conditions. Meaghan Anderson is with Iowa State University. “We do know that this tar spot doesn’t necessarily need rainfall,” she said. “It just needs free moisture available... Read More.
The president of Missouri Farm Bureau is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission to respect the property rights of public landowners as they consider updates to a transmission line distribution project in mid-Missouri. Invenergy, a Chicago-based energy company, wants to build a 40-mile-long high... Read More.
A breakdown in labor talks has slowed port operations across the west coast. On Friday work stoppages effectively closed the Port of Oakland and drastically reduced workflow elsewhere. Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the year-long contract... Read More.
A southeast Nebraska farmer says he’s concerned about the consequences for agriculture if the U.S. government defaults on its debt. Nathan Dorn tells Brownfield Social Security will be at risk. “If the U.S. defaults, that’s one of the first people who may not get... Read More.