Eric Sfiligoj

Fall Fertilizer Looking ‘More Positive’

According to most market watchers, the Great Recession ended for much of the world approximately five years ago. […]

Agriculture in the U.S. and China: The Present and the Future

In part because of current events involving a high-profile trade dispute, agriculture in the U.S. and China has […]

With California Glyphosate Verdict, Full-Blown Chemical Warfare Has Started

God, I sometimes hate being right. Frequent readers of this column might remember that not too many months […]

Observations from MAGIE 2018: Another Strong Year

It’s hard to believe another summer show season is already behind us. Soon, grower-customer fields will be bristling […]

Tariff Wars Promise New Pain for Agriculture Come October

According to the calendar, the current tariff war between the U.S. and China began in early July. However, […]

Ohio Water Quality Executive Order a Warning for Agriculture

Back on July 11, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced Executive Order 2018-09K was being passed. Titled “Taking Steps […]

Soybeans Officially Supplant Corn as Top Crop

As the spring 2018 season got underway, USDA projections were that soybean acreage would surpass corn in the […]

Ag Retail Construction Remains Vibrant

Recently while going through the news on one of the daily websites I visit, I came across an […]

Building Trends Building Back Up

The old adage goes, “If you build it, they will come.” Although this doesn’t exactly apply to all […]

Tariffs and the Uncertainty Principle

By their nature, ag retailers and their grower-customers are used to a fair amount of uncertainty season after […]

The Monarch Butterfly Effect in Agriculture

For many years now, agriculture has gone out of its way to safeguard the health of the nation’s […]

Crop Protection Market: Renewed ‘Chemical’ Warfare

In many ways the past few years have been very exciting for crop protection. In fact, according to […]

Hello New Bayer!

Welcome to the consolidation club, new Bayer! Not too long ago, the Indian and U.S. governments finally signed […]

The 2018 CropLife 100 Mid-Year Report: Reviewing the Grades for the First Half

Summer is here and school children across the country have received their end-of-year report cards by now. As […]

Bill Whitacre and Tom Warner: Good Luck, Old Friends!

The past few years, we’ve seen plenty of long-standing company names leave the agricultural marketplace; names such as […]

Farm Bill Fail Adds to Ag Uncertainty

I knew something big was up last Friday afternoon, May 18. Even though it was the end of […]

Good-Bye Monsanto Spokespeople

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column looking at the end of the Monsanto Co. as it […]

Signs of Fertilizer Recovery in 2018

For the past several years, the fortunes for the fertilizer category among the nation’s top ag retailers has […]

2018 Nozzles Market: Staying Strong

Over the past few seasons, various segments of the agricultural marketplace must have seemed like a yo-yo to […]

Daily Dicamba Update: The Importance of Paperwork and Cleaning in the Dicamba Age

As many speakers over the past few months have rightly pointed out, dicamba has been used within the […]