Entries by david

Field Report from Northwest Wisconsin

Andy Bensend, soybean grower, WSMB board member and 2017 winner of the National Conservation Legacy Award, filed this field report recently about conditions in Northwest Wisconsin. “The soybeans in NW Wisconsin have generally reached stage 6 or 7 as the earliest planted are beginning to yellow and drop some leaves. The crop has received some […]

Drought: Happening Here in WI Too

Our good friend—Dr. Shawn Conley—reminded us today many Wisconsin farmers are facing drought, despite the record blasts of the watery stuff in the southwest and southeast. So what’s a farmer with a withering crop supposed to do? Here are a few of Dr. Conley’s thoughts on the subject.

Apply Now for the ASA Conservation Legacy Award

Each year, the American Soybean Association (ASA) holds a contest to honor farmers using innovative and smarter practices that are both environmentally friendly and profitable as part of their operations. Any strategies are welcome. Cover crops, reduced tillage, steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality and more. The ASA wants to hear your conservation […]

WSA President Speaks Out on Farm Aid Package

As tariff discussions continue, agriculture is grabbing national and state headlines. In response, Wisconsin Soybean Association President Tony Mellenthin, a farmer from Menomonie, WI, made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s $12 billion agricultural aid proposal. “Recognizing that trade is our problem, aid handouts are not the solution. As farmers, we would rather […]

ASA Board Member Works With Senator Ron Johnson on Tariffs

Brad Kremer, former Wisconsin Soybean Association president, and current member of the American Soybean Association board of directors, met recently with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Kremer, a farmer from Pittsville, Wisconsin, was one of eight participants at a round table hosted by Senator Johnson to gain insight on how the tariffs are affecting businesses and […]

Look for the New Episode of Into the Outdoors!

The weekend of June 30-July 1, 2018 sees the debut of the latest episode of Into the Outdoors, the award-winning series for young people about the great adventures awaiting them outside. The new episode looks at careers in agricultural and follows two adventurers as they check out such diverse professions as app development and drone […]

Update: Senate and House Pass Farm Bill

June 29, 2018 UPDATE ON THE 2018 FARM BILL Today, the U.S. Senate approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on a vote of 86-11, with the few nay votes coming from Republican senators. Congress has adjourned for the July 4th recess but expect the bill to move to a conference committee shortly after […]

$50 Billion Tariff Against China to Take Effect

President Trump has set the the course for a $50 billion tariff against China to take effect. According to a recent release from the American Soybean Association (ASA), the move will lead to “more uncertainty and a potentially devastating drop in Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans and soy products.” According to an article on NPR, […]

State’s First Soybean Crushing Facility Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018   CONTACTS: Kathy Schlieve, City of Waupun 920-324-7912 or Kathy@cityofwaupun.org   Robert Karls, WI Soybean Marketing Board 608-334-2500 or karls@wisoybean.org   SITE FOR WISCONSIN’S FIRST SOYBEAN CRUSHING FACILITY IDENTIFIED Waupun-based facility would open in 2020 and provide 39 full-time jobs Waupun, Wis.– The City of Waupun and the Wisconsin […]