Entries by david

MFP Payments, Farm Bill and Biodiesel Credit News

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently reported on MFP payments for unharvested soybeans, great progress on the 2018 Farm Bill in the lame duck congress and work on a biodiesel tax credit extension. In a nutshell: MFP Payments for Unharvested Soybeans The ASA confirmed that “crops do not need to be stored in bins or a […]

Waterhemp Study Results Available

Please read the note below from Dr. Rodrigo Wehrle about the waterhemp study he spearheaded this summer. From: Rodrigo Werle [mailto:rwerle@wisc.edu] Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 1:31 PM Subject: www.wiscweeds.info update – 2018 UW Waterhemp Challenge: Comparison of Soil Residual Soybean Herbicides Study Dear colleagues, In 2018 we conducted a study to evaluate and demonstrate […]

More Trade Agreements on the Horizon

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently noted that ‘trade negotiations are officially on the horizon with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum generated by a bilateral deal with South Korea (KORUS) and a renegotiated NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada, now the USMCA.” The ASA, as well as the Wisconsin Soybean […]

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 […]

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 […]