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Rain encourages growth

Widespread rains have helped crops starting grain fill in Michigan. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 82 percent of soybeans are blooming and 54 percent are setting pods with 32 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition.  Corn is rated at... Read More.

Factors that are influencing pork industry growth

Some pork producers say there are several economic issues that are impacting the growth of the industry. President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association Mark Wright with Whitman Pig Company says profitability has been a significant factor, and California’s Proposition 12 law could be... Read More.

Fields showing signs of split growth patterns

Crop conditions remain variable in Michigan following inconsistent rains across the state. Golden Harvest Seeds Michigan agronomist Charles Scovill tells Brownfield crop emergence is dependent on if seeds found moisture at planting. “We’ve got crop out there right now that’s two to three inches tall... Read More.

The future needs growth in ag retail

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.

Export growth through Soy Excellence Centers

This week Illinois Soybean Association Trade and Exports Manager Eileen Urish dives deeper into checkoff investments in market development initiatives including Soy Excellence Centers and the Interactive Trade and Exports Map. She also highlights recent export growth for Illinois soybeans in Egypt as a... Read More.