Improve Soy Protein Contents for Greater Profitability
A recent checkoff-funded study shows if farmers increased the protein content in their soybeans by 1 percentage point, the estimated processed value (EPV) could increase an additional $7.70-$12.96 per acre, depending on the state. Farmers in regions with higher-quality soybeans receive better prices than those in areas with lower protein content. That is because higher-quality […]
Owning Farmland Seminar
Kevin Brooks with First Financial Bank in Champaign talks about recent trends in land values, and he previews a conference called Owning Farmland: The Basics on February 10 at Parkland College.
DURBIN, DELAURO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING A SINGLE FOOD AGENCY
DURBIN, DELAURO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING A SINGLE FOOD AGENCY Foodborne disease impacts 48 million Americans every year [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today introduced the Safe Food Act of 2015, which would create a single, independent food safety agency. Currently food safety oversight is split up […]
Return to New Year’s Resolutions
Monica Nyman with the St. Louis Dairy Council talks about how to get back into the mindset of those first few days of January. We talk about including dairy into a proper diet, as well as how to keep that diet under control when eating out.
USDA Organic Survey
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has launched an Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic ag production. USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says total organic product sales by farms and ranchers in the U.S. have continued to grow – increasing by 83-percent from 2007 to 2012. The information NASS is gathering will be […]