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ADM to Celebrate National Ag Day by Launching Season 3 of Faces of Food Film Series

ADM Farmer Services has chosen March 19, National Ag Day 2024, to premier the latest season of Faces of Food, an ongoing film series featuring authentic stories that celebrate the hard work and perseverance of producers who grow food for the world. Themed “The Next Generation,” Faces of Food Season 3 provides intimate portraits of…

Compost Tea: What is it and Why Producers Should Care

Viewers of Episode 1 of Faces of Food Season 3 watched as Illinois corn and soybean producer Doug Martin emphasized the importance of “trying different things” to improve soil health and grain quality. “We’re trying to make that soil healthier by introducing more beneficial fungi, bacteria, things like that,” he says. In addition to using…

Faces of Food: Conservation Warriors

Jeff, Derek and Doug Martin are big believers in the power of healthy soils to deliver prosperous crops. Utilizing unconventional farming methods, they’ve brought their operation to the forefront of regenerative farming and generated multiple benefits. Watch video and see full story.

Faces of Food: A Deeply Rooted Legacy

Family farms are the lifeblood of American agriculture, and each new generation must find its own way to lead into an uncertain future. This story relates the very different experiences of father and son, and how they make their transition work. Watch video and see full story.

Crop Insurance: 6 Key Considerations Every Producer Should Keep in Mind in 2024

Still trying to decide what crop insurance setup to choose before the March 15 deadline? Below are some helpful tips to consider when deciding on your 2024 crop insurance. According to ADM Director of Alternative Revenue Brian Wiggins, there weren’t many changes to core policies relevant to row crop farmers. However, there were some changes…

Faces of Food: Our Favorite Moments So Far

It’s been nearly two years since ADM launched Faces of Food, an ongoing series of authentic stories featuring and celebrating the voices of producers from across the country. Since August 2022, each Faces of Food episode has featured a different farm family, their unique operation, and the steps they’ve taken to sustain and improve it…

Three Families. One Farm. Many Opportunities.

To support multiple families, farming operations often need to diversify their income stream with different lines of business. One farm in central Illinois is a standout example of this business strategy, and they share their thoughts on the range of benefits it brings their family. Watch Video and See Full Story

Top 5 Steps to Successfully Analyze Farm Performance

Measurement is the key to performance evaluation, and targeted benchmarks will provide a built-in pathway to knowing whether you’re meeting, exceeding, or falling short of your goals. So, what are the main ways to successfully analyze farm performance? Consider these top-five steps: 1) Establish and track profit per acre and/or breakeven production Among the key…

Will Sliding Corn and Soybean Prices Reverse Course?

Both corn and soybean prices show signs of change, with pressure to trend lower, but, strong animal feed and renewable fuel demand might bring some relief. If so, when? In addition to trying to time portions of your expected 2024 corn and soybean crop sales throughout the year to possibly hit top markets, also consider…

Top 5 Crop-Input Purchase Strategies and 2024 Fertilizer Outlook

No matter the year, crop-input cost decisions will play a huge role in determining your profit outcomes. To help you succeed in your plans for next year’s crop, consider our top 5 input-purchase strategies: #1 Pair Grain Sales with Fertilizer Purchases Plan to formulate a crop marketing strategy that pairs grain sales with your costliest…