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Scherder Farms wins Missouri Leopold Award
by Sydney Kaiser on February 18, 2019 at 11:07 pm
Scherder Farms was presented the Missouri Leopold Conservation Award, sponsored in part by Missouri Soybean. Tom Steever spoke to John Scherder who says he uses many conservation practices in his cattle and row crop operation. He considers cover crops to be among the most important practices. To find out more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and their checkoff. Continue reading Scherder Farms wins Missouri Leopold Award at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
Dairies under tremendous financial stress
by Mark Dorenkamp on February 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm
Continued low milk prices are causing a tremendous amount of stress on dairy farmers. Minnesota Department of Agriculture director of mental health Ted Matthews says dairy farmers don’t have many options when prices for the commodity they produce are depressed. “With dairy, they can’t hold their product and hope that in six months or a year from now the price goes up, they’ve got to sell it right away. And because of that, it’s a constant. Continue reading Dairies under tremendous financial stress at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
Researcher says pH & potassium critical for soybean success
by Larry Lee on February 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm
A University of Wisconsin soil scientist says during tough financial times, farmers need to put their soybean fertilizer money where it will do the most good. Dr. Carrie Laboski says two big factors affecting beans are pH and potassium levels. “We can sometimes see as much as a 40% yield reduction when soil pH is below 5.5. Now, our target pH for soybeans is 6.3 but there are fields out there that start getting low.” University of Wisconsin Soil Science Professor Carrie Laboski Laboski says if lime costs 125 dollars an acre, it will still pay for itself in a couple of years. Continue reading Researcher says pH & potassium critical for soybean success at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
GMO chocolate? Yes!
by Julie Harker on February 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm
A Fresh Look gave away GMO chocolate bars the week before Valentine’s Day. Why GMO? The question is, “Why not?” Continue reading GMO chocolate? Yes! at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]