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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon Vermillion River Near Vermillion Split Rock Creek Near Corson Rock River At Rock Rapids ...Read More.
Effective: March 24, 2019 at 8:05pmExpires: March 26, 2019 at 12:04amTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon Vermillion River Near Vermillion Split Rock Creek Near Corson Rock River At Rock Rapids ...Read More.
Effective: March 24, 2019 at 8:05pmExpires: March 30, 2019 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

Eating with parents helps kids’ body image

Eating meals with parents, especially breakfast, can help kids have a better body image. That’s what a new study has found. Ginny Winter, director of the University of Missouri Center for Body Image Research says children and adolescents are under a lot of pressure from social media and pop culture about their physical appearance. Continue …

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Trump approves Iowa disaster declaration

President Trump has approved a disaster declaration for most of Iowa after record-setting flood damage.  The White House announced Saturday afternoon the declaration clears the way for federal assistance in 61 of Iowa’s 99 counties.  Trump also declared a disaster in Nebraska earlier this week. Individuals and businesses in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury …

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Dairy farmers seek state support for Dairy Innovation Hub

Wisconsin farmers are asking the state to invest in a Dairy Innovation Hub.  John Holevoet with the Dairy Business Association tells Brownfield the seven-million-dollar annual cost isn’t much when you look at the industry’s impact. “You’re getting a lot for that money first of all. It’s point-zero-two percent of our overall annual impact on the …

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U.S. trade delegation prepares for China trip

President Donald Trump is sending a trade negotiation team from the U.S. to China.  The White House confirms that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchen will have meetings with the Chinese in Beijing starting Thursday. The White House also says a Chinese trade delegation led by …

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Flooding creates problems but brings good will

A lot of northwest Missouri farmers had to scramble to get livestock, grain and hay out of way of rising water. Atchison County farmer Richard Oswald was among those surprised by the rapid increase in flows following a dam failure in Nebraska. “I think Monday morning nobody in my area really suspected anything like this …

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Hog futures take a breather heading into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day mixed.  Contracts were overbought and needed a correction.  The Cattle on Feed report was neutral to bearish.  April live cattle closed $.17 lower at $129.72 and June live cattle closed $.40 lower at $123.50.  April feeder cattle closed $.12 lower at $148.80 and May feeder …

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Farm Bureau FUSION conference brings to light priorities for next gen leadership

The opioid crisis, depression, and succession planning are top of mind for the next generation of Farm Bureau leaders. Minnesota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher committee member Ava Breise attended the recent FUSION conference in Milwaukee hosted by AFBF. “There was a speaker talking about opioids in rural communities. It’s kind of crazy (because) …

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Dairy evolving with consumer preferences

The CEO of Midwest Dairy says the industry is doing a good job keeping up with the wants and needs of consumers. Lucas Lentsch tells Brownfield preferences are robust and ever-changing. “It isn’t so much about trying to manage change or control it, it’s just trying to evolve with it.” He says dairy is adapting …

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Field conditions in Wyffels territory quite variable

Field conditions vary across the Midwest. Wyffels Hybrids agronomist Brent Tharp says there’s quite a variance in states they cover like Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. “You get down into southern Illinois, it’s still wet down there but guys are starting to think about getting into the fields. Then you get up …

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FFA, 4-H members could save more money through new legislation

A bill introduced in the U.S. House aims to provide an economic boost to youth 21 and younger who earn money through their agriculture related FFA or 4-H projects. Jennifer Sirangelo, President of the National 4-H Council tells Brownfield this would help young people who have projects outside of production agriculture as well. “We know …

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PEDv discovered at Oklahoma livestock show

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been discovered at a junior livestock show in Oklahoma. Roy Lee Lindsey, director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, says pigs at the Oklahoma Youth Expo started getting sick earlier this week. “We asked a veterinarian to walk through the barn and see what they thought, and our vets …

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Milk production up slightly in February

A dairy markets expert says milk production climbed again, even with fewer cows. Mark Stephenson with the University of Wisconsin’s Dairy Profitability Center says, “We did have milk production in the latest report that actually ticked up a little bit. We’re still under a 1% increase, but it was up from the last two months. …

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Corn up on export sale to China

Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling. Soybeans continue to wait for the upcoming talks with China after another week of conflicting signals from both sides. Cabinet-level trade meetings are scheduled for next week. Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans have improved but haven’t come anywhere close to the rumored amounts, and possible soybean …

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Cold, wet weather a challenge for cattleman

Livestock producers have put in extra hours to keep cattle healthy through tough weather. Vince Buck in Central Missouri has been calving since January and has been especially watchful. “If you’re not there when they hit the ground in the cold weather they’re pretty much done,” Buck told Brownfield Ag News. “We’ve spent more time …

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Farmers on edge about spring planting

Franklin tested their planter on high ground in preparation for dryer planting conditions. Wet weather has farmers on edge about spring planting. “It’s not dire yet, but boy, there is some head scratching going on.” Ken Franklin farms corn, beans and wheat in Taylorville, Illinois. He tells Brownfield he posted a photo on Twitter of …

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DC Must Step Up on Flood Disaster Aid Now

Widespread historic flooding across Midwest can’t be dismissed by Washington, DC, lawmakers as a “seasonal thing” or a one-off event.  It will have dramatic negative impact across the agriculture supply chain, from forcing some producers out of business to keeping other farmers from spring planting, to drastically cutting the cattle supply to springboarding feed prices …

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Iowa’s governor requests expedited disaster declaration

Hamburg, Iowa (photo courtesy IPTV) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has asked President Trump to grant an expedited Major Disaster Declaration for 57 counties that have been impacted by recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. In her request, Reynolds also indicated that the state will need federal recovery assistance in …

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Extensive damage to flooded farmland in eastern Nebraska

An Extension agronomist in Nebraska says flood damage to farmland in his area is extensive. Nathan Mueller covers Dodge and Washington counties in east-central Nebraska. “Dodge and Washington are heavy in terms of acres in flood plains,” Mueller says. “For example, just in Dodge County, that’s about 176-thousand acres. Over half the acres have some …

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Financial pain on dairy farms being felt by neighbors

The financial pain endured on many dairy farms is being felt by surrounding communities. South Dakota dairy farmer and Midwest Dairy chairman Allen Merrill says several years of negative margins has taken a toll on dairy farmers and their neighbors. “You just talk to some of the people that we use (who) service dairy farmers, …

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Modest increase in conventional corn interest

A Midwest seed company is seeing a modest uptick in conventional corn interest. Wyffels Hybrids agronomist Brent Tharp says non-GMO sales are up about one to two percent this year. “It’s not a wholesale change, I think there’s guys looking at it (and) experimenting with it.” He tells Brownfield there has been a greater shift …

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