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User Picture Gina Tumbarello
  • 590
  • Noblesville, IN

Importance of Trade

 
  • 2 votes

Do you ever think about the importance of exports for your sector of U.S. agriculture?

All signs are pointing to no renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) anytime soon. (For more on TPA, see AFIA's blog)

The TPA lapses on July 1 and the Biden Administration is prioritiz…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 980
  • Dallas County, Iowa

Secretary Tom Vilsack Fieldwork Podcast Interview on Markets and Payments for Ecosystem Services

 
  • 4 votes

I'm interested in your reactions to this interview with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Fieldwork. Secretary Vilsack discusses markets and the numerous opportunities for farmers to improve profitability through payments for ecosystem services:

The Down-Low from DC: Ag Secretary To…

User Picture Jacob Vossenkemper
  • 540
  • Scott County, IA

Corn Nitrogen Requirements in Peat/Organic soils

 
  • 6 votes

Does anyone have any experience with nitrogen requirements for corn on organic/peat soils? Given nitrogen mineralization is a function of organic matter content I would assume the fertilizer N requirement on these truly organic soils would be lower than on typical mineral soils …

User Picture Blair Bennis
  • 820
  • Hancock County Ohio

Biological Products

 
  • 5 votes

There are many companies coming to market with a variety of biological products. I’m finding the sheer number hard to sift through. Can you share with me some experiences and opinions with different biological products?

User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 720
  • McHenry County, Illinois
User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 720
  • McHenry County, Illinois

We Use Pesticides

 
  • 8 votes

On my social platforms, I share a lot of posts that are geared to be consumer-facing.  My most recent one about pesticides has done pretty well.  My aim was to grab attention with the sign, but then go into explaining integrated pest management and how w…

User Picture Jacob Vossenkemper
  • 540
  • Scott County, IA

Enhanced Feed Efficiency Corn For Hogs

 
  • 8 votes

Is anyone aware of a seed company that is working on enhanced feed efficiency corn hybrids for hogs? If not, are there any grain characteristics that would result in hogs extracting more weight of gain per lb of corn consumed?  

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 460
  • Polk County, Iowa

Varying corn seed depth on the go?

 
  • 8 votes

This ISU video (see link below) on how to  how to quickly check planter depth settings in the shop has me wondering -- this spring, is anyone on the TopYield network using the newly commercially available units to vary corn seeding seeding depth on the go based on the output fro…

User Picture Scott Woodall
  • 220
  • Indianapolis, IN

Soil bacteria could improve crop yields, via fungi

 
  • 6 votes

“A team of researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) has discovered a distinct group of bacteria that may help fungi and plants acquire soil nutrients. The findings could point the way to cost-effective and eco-friendly methods of enriching soil and improving crop yiel…