Tag: china crops

10 May 2022

The Tug of War on Fertilizer Prices —Are Prices Staying or Going with Dick Stiltz

There is an agriculture tug of war happening across the nation, impacting America’s farmland. Fertilizer prices are continuously fluctuating, and it has us taking a page from “The Clash” should we stay or should we go?! And, we aren’t the only ones. Many farmers are asking their agronomist and chemical salespeople, “What will fertilizer cost me the rest of the season, and what are my options if I don’t want to go all-in on my typical fertilizer treatment plan.”

In this episode of the Hedged Edge, we are joined by a special guest who needs no introduction in his local circle, Dick Stiltz. Dick is a 50-year veteran of the fertilizer and chemical industry and is the current Agronomy Marketing Manager of Procurement fertilizer and crop protection at Prairieland FS, Inc in Jacksonville, IL. He is at the pulse of the current struggle and here to discuss the topic at hand…Should we stay or should we go…

Episode Quick Links:


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IF you have additional questions, contact Dick at dstiltz@prlfs.com.

25 Jan 2022

The Future of “Feeding the World” with Ag Technology featuring Dr. Channa Prakash

A special guest joins us for this episode of The Hedged Edge, who is well known for his many titles, which include Doctor, Editor-in-Chief, Dean, and Chief Academic Officer, just to name a few. Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University, has served as faculty since 1989 and is a professor of crop genetics, biotechnology, and genomics. He is also well recognized for mentoring underrepresented minority students.

Tune in as biotech guru Dr. Prakash discusses everything from Alabama football, genetics as one of the most extensive agricultural advancements, the most significant risk factors to feeding the world over the next 30-50 years, plus everything in between. And as a bonus, we find out what sport he would be interested in playing if he went professional.

Highlights from this week’s episode include:

  • The science that has provided our farmers with better varieties of crop lines by using some of the most sophisticated technology on Earth
  • Why producing crop plants with a much gentler footprint on the natural resources will help feed the growing population
  • How 75% of the world’s patents in agriculture gene editing are coming out of China
  • Understanding that trying to impose restrictions on our ability to grow food can be a considerable risk to agriculture and more!


Quick links from the episode:

  • Follow Dr. Prakash on Twitter @AgBioWorld here
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Did you know that by 2050, the world is expected to feed almost 2 billion more people than we do today? As the global population continuously rises, a significant amount of food will need to be produced over the next 30 years.