Dr. Fred Below Confirmed for Meristem’s Dealer Event


Fred Below, PhD, Professor of Crop Physiology at University of Illinois, has been confirmed as a key speaker for Meristem’s Breakthrough to Excellence Dealer Partner meeting, August 10-12, 2022 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, Wisconsin. Dr. Below, creator of “The Six Secrets of Soybean Success” and “The Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World” […]

Upsetting “Cost/Price Squeeze” Likely to Linger 


Farmer optimism took a big hit last month, says the Purdue/CME Group “Ag Economy Barometer” The reason? Crop input costs. “The dramatic rise in production costs has got everybody upset,” Mintert said during an Agri-Talk radio interview, as reported on “The uncertainty it’s creating is really kind of creating havoc in people’s minds, […]

Ag Economist and Author Jayson Lusk to Highlight Breakthrough to Excellence

Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, has been confirmed as a key speaker for Meristem’s Breakthrough to Excellence Dealer Partner event at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, Wisconsin August 10-12. Lusk’s book The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate, is a critical […]

Champion Corn Grower David Hula to Keynote Meristem’s Dealer Partner Event


David Hula, the world record holder for corn yield – posting more than 600 bushels/acre in the 2021 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest – has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for Meristem’s Breakthrough to Excellence Dealer Partner event. The meeting is set for August 10-12, 2022 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, Wisconsin. Hula’s […]

Data Collection Begins For 688 On-farm Trials As EXCAVATOR™ Validation Moves to Phase Two


“EXCAVATOR Field Team” Fanning Out to Document the Power of New Patented Biological As fertilizer prices hit record highs and set to stay there into the 2023 season, one company is pushing in-field testing to extremes. They are out to show farmers how to dig out nutrients they’ve already paid for and boost fertility for […]

Enough Fertilizer For 2023?


“…We really are fearful…” – NCFC CEO Farmers are struggling this spring with sky-high production costs, but the bigger concern is whether there will be enough fertilizer and other inputs to go around for next season, according to Chuck Conner, CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. “That’s where we really are fearful at […]

Wall Street Journal: “Record Fertilizer Prices Are Driving… Farmers to Microbes”


“It’s the perfect time for innovation.” Validation of Meristem’s “Fight Back” campaign and biological portfolio build-out is very easy to find these days. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal pointed out the traction being gained in the marketplace by a whole new category of crop inputs – alternative plant nutrition in the form […]

“Ammonia Could Top $2,000 per ton.” Fight Back With EXCAVATOR™


If you are thinking fertilizer prices will come down after just one wild season, you may want to plan a little further out, suggests Gary Schnitkey, ag economist with the University of Illinois. Schnitkey recently told Brownfield Ag News the war in Ukraine and other factors point to further upward price pressure on anhydrous ammonia […]

Purdue/CME Barometer: “Producers Are Worried.” Meristem’s CEO Mitch Eviston: “Fight Back.”


The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, described by its originators as a “nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy,” dipped to a reading of 113 in March, down 12 points from February and 36% lower than March 2021, marking the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020, the early days of […]

Frenchman Valley Coop Drives Innovation And Yield with Platte Peak Crop Performance


“V5+Bio is really the full-meal deal for boosting crop performance with an in-furrow starter…” In the face of rising input costs, leaders at Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative, Imperial, Neb., say they are redoubling efforts to provide innovative options for farmers seeking better ROI (return on investment). They recently unveiled two new products under the Platte […]


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