(IARN) — Dicamba has been a hot button issue for a few years. The product has been invaluable for producers who use it to fight weeds in their soybeans. However, it has posed a problem for some who aren’t using it. Dicamba drift has done damage to fields which do not use the traits. It has led to wilted plants, stunted growth, and sometimes lower yields. Drift has also led to further costs for producers in the form of resprays. Read more
(IARN) — Bunge last week announced the sale of its share of an ethanol production facility. Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, or SIRE, repurchased Bunge’s membership units effective December 31, 2019. The purchase was made under the terms of the Bunge Membership Interest Purchase Agreement and ends Bunge’s 13-year ownership interest in SIRE. Read more
(IARN) — Precision technology continues to evolve, in turn providing farmers with valuable information rapidly. Read more
(IARN) — We are ready to hit the ground running in 2020. Everybody is anxious to put 2019 behind them. As we enter the new year, we see new leadership in the United Soybean Board (USB). Jim Carrol III of Brinkley, Arkansas took the reins and is ready to usher in a new era at the USB. Read more
(IARN) –We are at the beginning of a new decade. Weekly commentator and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block wants one last chance to look back at what was accomplished in 2019.
He laments the weather, but praises the end of year trade deals. Still, he says: “Of course, it is not done until it is done, but I am optimistic.”
For more on this story, including Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network’s Ken Root, with Profit Matters, featuring former U.S. Ag Secretary John Block, click this link to the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
Photo of John Block courtesy of OFW Law.
Statewide Iowa — Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says the department is now taking public comments on the state’s proposed hemp production regulations. Read more