The Effects of the Ukraine War on U.S. and Global Agriculture

Tom Hall, Senior Agronomist, Rooster Strategic Solutions According to a recent poll, only one-third of Americans can correctly point out Ukraine on a world map. I’m sure this number would be higher in Rural America, reflecting both the intelligence of American farmers...

Threats and Opportunities in Agriculture: April 2022

Tom Hall, Senior Agronomist, Rooster Strategic Solutions Rooster is following issues that threaten production agriculture, ranking them from 1 (Low Danger) to 5 (Extreme Danger). When possible, Rooster also will highlight opportunities and changes that may present...

What’s Up on the Farm

Tom Hall, Senior Agronomist, Rooster Strategic Solutions Last week at Commodity Classic, the head of the Fertilizer Institute announced that fertilizer supplies may be down as much as 50 percent this year. The main reason? A possible railroad strike in Canada stopping...

What’s Up on the Farm?

Tom Hall, Senior Agronomist, Rooster Strategic Solutions My dad used to call March “the silly season,” because farmers in our area would fill the time with make-work tasks while they waited until fields were ready to plant. For example, one of our neighbors would...

I Have a Beef with Fake Meat

Tom Hall, Senior Agronomist, Rooster Strategic Solutions Last week, in one of the stranger Valentine’s Day promotions ever, alternative egg manufacturer Just Egg ran full-page ads in the New York Times claiming that “Plant lovers do it better.” This was just the...