(KMAland) -- Harvest may be over with planting on the horizon, but managing resistant weeds remains key. Matt Geiger, agronomy service representative with Syngenta has four tips growers need to keep their weed seed bank low this season. He says the weed seed bank can grow without proper mana…
(KMAland) -- Consumers consider farmers the most trusted members of the supply chain when it comes to ensuring safety. The United Soybean Board recently unveiled the results of a consumer survey that gathered consumer thoughts on the supply chain. Mace Thornton, USB Vice President of Communi…
(KMAland) -- The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday showed pockets of drought continuing in parts of northwest Iowa, while the majority of the state isn’t experiencing any type of drought intensity.
“We’ve always had more sellers – meaning farmers – than buyers – meaning processors – in the dairy industry,” says Mark Stephenson, director of dairy-policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “It makes us vulnerable to price movements.”
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is echoing the message of many biofuel groups that a stronger commitment to ethanol is needed in President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
“We have the best success with frost seedings and inter-seedings when we incorporate them into a grazing system as a routine part of our pasture-improvement rotation,” says dairy farmer Dan Olson of Lena, Wisconsin.
Senate Democrats are circulating a plan that would trigger tax bills on the assets of the wealthy after they die as the lawmakers seek new sources of revenue to fund trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending and social programs.
The Ag Economy Barometer increased in March to 177, the best reading for the barometer since the record reading of 184 in October. This month’s 12-point increase in the barometer was attributable almost entirely to agricultural producers’ more-optimistic view of the future; the Index of Future Expectations climbed to 164 – 16 points more than February’s index. Although the Index of Current Conditions, at 202, changed little from a month earlier when it stood at 200, it did mark a return to the index’s record number first reached in December. Strong ag-commodity prices and improved farm financial conditions continue to support the Ag Economy Barometer readings as we head into spring.
OPINION What year is this? One might quickly answer it’s 2021. But Wis. Gov. Tony Evers also has declared this as the Year of Broadband Access in Wisconsin. The declaration is exciting and important in more ways than one.
Traditional Easter and Passover lamb-centered meals mark peak season for the often overlooked protein. But one year ago, the arrival of the pandemic sent the U.S. lamb industry into a tailspin.