Entries by ellen

Soybean Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Provide Farmers Negligible Benefits

New research has been published regarding neonicotinoid seed treatments (NST). It has been revealed that this soybean treatment provides negligible benefit to U.S. farmers. In recent years the usage of NST has increased and it is estimated that approximately 50% of U.S. soybean planted acreage is treated with this class of insecticide seed treatment. It […]

WSA President Featured on MSNBC to Discuss Trade War Updates

On August 8, 2019, Wisconsin Soybean Association President, Tony Mellenthin, spoke with MSNBC Live host Ali Veshli, about the continued impact of the escalating U.S.-China trade war on American soybean farmers. The loss of the Chinese market has left American farmers struggling to find a new market or combination of markets to make up for […]

Biomass-Based Diesel (BBD) Volumes Stagnant in New EPA Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not recognized the potential for Biomass-Based Diesel (BBD) and advanced biofuels in their latest environment fuel proposal. In their recent press release, the American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed their concern that the environmental benefits associated with this type of clean energy do not appear to have been considered in […]

Corn and Soybeans as Wisconsin Cover Crops

A recent article from Corn Agronomy discusses the difficulty that can come with finding the right cover crop. Did you know that both corn and soybeans are considered options for cover crops in the state of Wisconsin? A cover crop is designed to protect soil from erosion (wind and water), improve water quality by protecting […]