A plant pathologist is mapping the spread of southern root-knot (SRK) nematode to increase awareness of the pest. Travis Faske is with the University of Arkansas. “If soybean cyst is an embezzler, you can’t quite see the symptoms then root-knot nematode, or the southern... Read More.
An annual report from the USDA shows that cropland values continue to increase, and an ag economist says producers should be cautious before buying any land. Jim Jansen with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says prices are unlikely to improve anytime soon. “It’s the... Read More.
The USDA says Wisconsin had a mostly dry week, allowing for hay and small grain harvesting. A few areas in northeastern and east central Wisconsin did receive some welcome rain. Eighty-three percent of the corn is now silking, which is a couple of days ahead... Read More.
In this Managing for Profit, we’ll learn what federal grant and tax credit programs are available to significantly reduce the costs to install projects and allow farmers to save money while powering their businesses. Farm Business Management Educator Jon LaPorte with Michigan State... Read More.
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board is teaming up with the U.S. Grains Council to educate farmers on trade and how the checkoff helps find new markets. Farmer Shane Goplin from Osseo is on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. He says, “When we were... Read More.
Information provided by National Farmers SALINA, Kan. — Salina’s Rolling Hills Zoo is the location for a state meeting to be held by National Farmers on August 9. Farmers from the region and statewide leaders will be present.
Farmers are cautiously optimistic about the ag economy, according to the latest Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert is the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “(The results) are kind of interesting given the volatility that we’ve... Read More.
An agronomist says soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is becoming a greater challenge for farmers as it increases resistance. Bill Backhaus with BASF says SCN continues to be the leading cause of soybean yield loss in North America. “Across the entire Midwest, most counties... Read More.
A dairy farmer group says the change to the Class I milk price mover in the 2018 Farm Bill will cost U.S. dairy farmers one billion dollars in lost revenue. Laurie Fischer with the American Dairy Coalition tells Brownfield, “We’re estimating that it will... Read More.
Farmers are locking in fall fertilizer with prices well below year-ago levels. CHS CEO Jay Debertin tells Brownfield. “People are locking in some fall pricing at some very attractive numbers in their view. Spring work is done, side dress is done for the most... Read More.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew tells Brownfield the upcoming USDA hearing on potential changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system is not addressing the real problem. “Quite honestly, I’m not real thrilled about the hearing. We don’t think it’s... Read More.
A crop insurance agent says some farmers have given up on their 2023 corn. Andrew Schulenburg with Compeer Financial handles crop insurance and risk management for farmers. He tells Brownfield the extremely dry conditions in some areas have forced farmers to make tough... Read More.