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Jan 21

Data, sustainability drive Soil Health Partnership

The Soil Health Partnership’s newest staff member, Dr. Maria Bowman, addressed the opening session of the Soil Health Summit about cover crops and other sustainable management practices used by Soil Health Partnership members. AUDIO: Dr. Sefali Mehta and Dr. Maria Bowman address the Soil Health Summit Continue reading Data, sustainability drive Soil Health Partnership at …

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Jan 21

Soil Health Summit addresses questions about feeding the world

The Soil Health Summit, held January 15-16 in St. Louis, was opened by Soil Health Partnership Executive Director Dr. Shefali Mehta, speaking about her vision for the National Corn Growers Association initiative. “How do we feed a growing population in the face of increasing stresses on our resources and on our land?” is the question …

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Jan 21

Smith: “Timing is everything” when spraying for soybean white mold

University of Wisconsin plant pathologist Dr. Damon Smith answers questions from agronomists during the Wisconsin Agribusiness Association’s 2019 Agribusiness Classic in Madison, WI. A crop disease expert says timing is everything when it comes to spraying for white mold in soybeans. Plant pathologist Dr. Damon Smith from the University of Wisconsin-Madison says, “Going between R-1 …

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Jan 20

Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference.

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground at Osage Beach, Missouri on February 8 – 10, 2019 at the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. Continue reading Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 20

Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Jefferson City for Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits January 29th  at the State Capitol. Continue reading Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 20

Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will cover the Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting on January 28th, 2019 in Jefferson City, MO. Continue reading Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 19

Soil health boosts public perception

The National Corn Growers Association says collaboration among industry partners is giving momentum to soil health improvement. Soil health is getting more attention. There’s evidence by the number of people who attended the Soil Health Summit. Producers are giving cover crops a try now that there’s data suggesting they don’t create a yield drag, but …

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Jan 18

Pelanda named Ohio’s new director of agriculture

Dorothy Pelanda, who is no stranger to agriculture, was sworn in as the 39th Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture this week. She tells Brownfield she is looking forward to working with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to grow the state’s agriculture industry.   “I look at my role as director as working in consort …

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Jan 18

NFU calls for immediate reopening of government

The Board of Directors of the National Farmers Union is calling for an immediate reopening of the government. “It is having such a ripple effect all throughout the economy and out in rural America,” says Rob Larew, NFU’s senior vice president for policy and communications. He says the board has adopted a resolution (Friday) calling …

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Jan 18

Missouri producer ‘loves being a dairy farmer’

A dairy farmer tells Brownfield he loves the business despite the extended slump in milk prices. Jay Fogle milks cows close to the growing Kansas City metro footprint. “I love being a dairy farmer,” Fogle told Brownfield Ag News at the Heartland Dairy Expo in Springfield Thursday. “Being a poor dairy farmer is not as …

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