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  • Farm bill needed to provide farmers with certainty
    by Meghan Grebner on March 2, 2024 at 11:04 pm

    The executive president of newly-formed Keystone Cooperative, formerly Ceres Solutions an agricultural cooperative, says farmers need the certainty of a long-term farm bill.  Jeff Troike says having a bill in place helps farmers make solid business decisions. “Ag is a high risk, high-capital business,” he says.  “They need that solid safety net to protect their business. They also go back to produce the food, fiber, and fuel that takes care of us and part of the world and have that good, safe supply that we need.”  He tells Brownfield commodity prices farmers receive have declined substantially in recent months. ...     

  • Corn, soybean associations affirm policy as Commodity Classic wraps up
    by Meghan Grebner on March 2, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Members of the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association affirmed policy priorities for the upcoming year.  ASA vice president Caleb Ragland of Kentucky says ensuring there is adequate risk management tools available for farmers remains a top priority for members.  “The economic situation is a little bit tough right now in farm country,” he says.  “We’re trying to do everything we can to protect the livelihood of our soybean farmers across some United States.”  He tells Brownfield that also means securing a reference price that reflects today’s ag economy.  ...     

  • Farmers want path for corn-based ethanol use in sustainable aviation fuel cleared
    by Meghan Grebner on March 2, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Corn farmers say the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market provides incredible opportunities for agriculture, but there are challenges ahead.  Illinois farmer Chris Gould says SAF is the next big market for corn growers.  “The automotive ethanol market is pretty well developed,” he says.  “There isn’t going to be a ton of growth from here.  If corn is going to be consumed in a new way, this is the next best way.” AUDIO: Chris Gould, Illinois Corn But, Michigan farmer John Delmotte of Dundee tells Brownfield the industry faces regulatory barriers that need to be addressed to allow SAF to really take off.  ...     

  • Mosaic promotes “advanced crop nutrition” during Commodity Classic
    by Mark Dorenkamp on March 2, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    Ross Bender, director of new product development for The Mosaic Company, says advanced crop nutrition is pretty simple in principle. It’s the idea of bringing best-in-class fertilizer mineral technologies together with best-in-class biological tools.” Together, he says that marriage is called “advanced crop nutrition.” ...     

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