Articles by Ann Hess, Former Staff Writer

Farms ditch mowing for milkweed in BASF Monarch Challenge

· August 21, 2018

It may be hard to initially wrap your head around planting milkweed next to your fields, but it may just be the key to attracting some of nature’s best pollinators. “When we start talking about it, the initial discussion might be a little challenging, because we are talking about what many people consider a weed, […]

When it comes to farm to fork, Culver’s gets it

· August 8, 2018

After five plus years celebrating farmers, you’d think other fast casual restaurant chains would take a page out of Culver’s playbook by now. Instead the Wisconsin-based company continues to lead the pack, supporting the next generation in agriculture and showing appreciation to the hard-working farm families that put food on our tables every day. “We […]

Acceleron unveils BioRise 2 Corn Offering for #Plant19

· August 1, 2018

The Acceleron brand has launched a new biological seed treatment that packs a one, two punch. BioRise 2 Corn Offering contains two powerful technologies – Acceleron B-300 SAT and Acceleron B-360 ST. “The numbers, as far as yield go, that we have seen from this dual product offering is 3.1 bushels in corn,” said A.J. Hohmann, U.S. […]

Randy Dowdy: Eight reasons for uneven corn emergence

· July 27, 2018

The folks attending the Ag PhD Field Day Thursday in Baltic, South Dakota had the opportunity to once again pick the brain of a world record holder in both soybean and corn yield. Growers from the Midwest packed the tent to hear Randy Dowdy, a first-generation farmer from Valdosta, Georgia share some of his secrets […]

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