Ag Industry Integral to America’s Future

Joanna SchroederAudio, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show

During a press conference hosted by Growth Energy, Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey stressed the importance of the ethanol industry to agriculture. Northey told the tale of how corn farmers were looking for a way to sell their excess corn back in the 80s and so they created the ethanol industry. And it worked. Last year, ethanol used 4 billion … Read More

OptRx Improves Nitrogen Efficiency

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Corn, Events, Farm Progress Show, Video

I’m here in Iowa at the Farm Progress Show. Although there are farmers from all over the world in attendance, farmers in Central Iowa have been struggling with excessive amounts of rain. This causes crops, such as corn, to lose nitrogen, which negatively impacts crop yield. Nitrogen has also become more expensive over the past couple of years so more … Read More