(IARN) — Waterlogged soils last year kept producers from applying essential herbicide applications. Two crop specialists share how to gain a better handle on weeds in the upcoming crop season.
Brandon Walter, U.S. product manager for corn herbicides with Corteva Agriscience, says effective weed control starts with “getting out early.” Read more
(IARN) — Numerous studies have outlined the benefits of gene editing.
Gene editing in agriculture offers benefits for “our health, our environment, animal welfare, crop health and reducing food waste,” according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Another farm organization seeks a better suitor for regulatory oversight of this emerging technology. Read more
IABRN — In December of 2019, we saw the records get set for both volume and value of pork exports. In January the pace continued. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) just released the numbers, and they are feeling very good about how 2020 is starting off. Read more
IABRN — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials Tuesday released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). The report contained minor revisions, primarily to global production. Read more
IABRN — At this time last year, we were looking at a lot of uncertainty with the trade picture. Uncertainty with China was certainly at the top of our minds. Not far behind that was the uncertainty with the future of a proposed United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), and even after that was a little uncertainty with Japanese trade in the wake of the U.S. pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Now, all three of those questions have been answered. We have phase-one trade deals with Japan and China, but we also have signed off on the USMCA pact. All we need is for Canada to follow through on its expected ratification. Read more
IABRN — Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. Read more