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CNH Industrial has acquired Specialty Enterprises LLC (Specialty), North America's largest manufacturer of premium aluminum spray booms for agricultural applications. Specialty, which operates one manufacturing facility in Wautoma, Wisconsin, has been a supplier to Case IH since 2020. The direct...
The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently led an analysis of federal conservation programs to determine which programs were the most beneficial to farmers and led to greater adoption of conservation practices. The economic analysis showed that the Environmental Quality...
Over the span of just a few years, in-season fungicide applications have gone from a mostly new practice to a trusted component of many farmers' management systems. Research results and grower experience have demonstrated that fungicides can be effective...
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of today’s Des Moines Register that, “This year’s planting season is about as unusual as Blake Reynolds can recall: Snow, rain and cold meant he started planting corn and soybeans this year in mid-May, about when...
The Agricultural & Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a new study this week on the economic impact of higher input costs on representative farms. The study estimated the increase of input costs across the country...
High quality alfalfa is produced in North Carolina. It is a fact…!!! For some people, the previous statement may be surprising; however, the quality of alfalfa produced in North Carolina has consistently been recognized in regional hay quality contests,...
The focus of my 2021 Farm Foundation Agricultural Economics Fellowship was on agricultural carbon markets. Concurrently, I collaborated with a team of Iowa State University researchers tasked with assessing the science gaps that must be addressed to foster a...
Agricultural credit conditions improved in the first quarter, and farm real estate values continued to increase alongside strength in the U.S. farm economy. Following a year of accelerating increases, the value nonirrigated cropland across much of the U.S. has...
Today, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced an important step in its global journey to fully replace petroleum-derived oils by 2040. For the first time in its commercial truck tires, Goodyear is replacing a portion of the petroleum-based...
Vive Crop Protection has received distinction as one of Canada's inaugural Sustainability Changemakers for 2022, as awarded by the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) organization. Vive is one of 10 companies being honored with the distinction based on outstanding growth...
Bloomberg writer Elizabeth Elkin reported yesterday that, “In more bad news for farmers, a fertilizer that’s key for corn production will remain expensive for at least two years. “That’s according to CF Industries Holdings Inc., the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer company....
Nitrogen fertilizer has major implications for crop yields and environmental health, specifically water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal and state governments have shied away from regulating nitrogen fertilizer use, but voluntary and incentives-based programs have not been...
AgbioInvestor in collaboration with CropLife International has completed its black box study into the time and cost required to develop a novel GM trait. The study was commissioned to provide an up-to-date view on the cost and duration of the...
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced that grower participation for the 2021/22 crop doubled since the program's pilot last year. The Trust Protocol's mission is to bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to the key sustainability metrics...
Just like professional baseball, farmer success depends on a strategic game plan, strong teamwork and statistical analysis to achieve a winning season, year after year. That's why the DEKALB corn, Asgrow soybean and Deltapine cotton brands are making the...

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