If you love avocados, you probably know that for decades the Hass avocado has been the king of all avocados largely because of its creamy texture and delightful taste. But – it could have some competition coming. It’s called the Luna UCR and is... Read More.
A South Dakota cow/calf operator and president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says he isn’t surprised that the cattle herd hasn’t started to expand. Todd Wilkinson the price point is cost prohibitive. “If you’re going to go out and purchase replacement... Read More.
A sustainable agriculture research specialist says new tillage equipment can offer some benefits without significant soil disturbance. Michigan State University’s Brook Wilke tells Brownfield each field, and even areas of the field, responds differently to tillage. “Sustainable agriculture can be done with tillage as well,”... Read More.
Advancements in satellite imaging could one day replace USDA’s voluntary crop surveys. Michigan State University professor Bruno Basso tells Brownfield he’s currently working with the United Nations to track crop production for the Food and Agriculture Organization. “We have a funded project that looks at... Read More.
The Black Sea Grain Initiative is set to expire on Monday and an ag economist says the deal is not likely to be renewed. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net says Russian President Vladimir Putin is frustrated with Turkey after it recently agreed to support Sweden’s... Read More.
Farmers are more optimistic about the future, according to the latest Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert, the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, says the rise in sentiment was likely driven by an improvement in commodity... Read More.
An ag retail company executive says the industry is going through tremendous change and companies need to consider adapting business models and behaviors to deliver on customer needs. Vice President of Ag Retail for Simplot Grower Solutions Troy Bolt tells Brownfield one of... Read More.