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Category: Ag News

Wheat seeds, management styles lead to wide range of outcomes

University of Wisconsin’s Soybean and small grains specialist Shawn Conley talks about a recently completed wheat seed and management study. Continue reading Wheat seeds, management styles lead to wide range of outcomes at Brownfield Ag News.      

Long and Peterson teaming up on ag issues

Southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long recently came back from Brazil with House Ag Committee chairman Collin Peterson who will join Long next Friday on a tour of farms in Long’s district. In the case of Brazil, Long says Peterson invited him to Brazil to look at a million-acre cotton and soybean farm, “And he said, …

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Hogs, cattle futures slide into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower in limited trade volume on the weak cash trade and demand concerns.  Feeder cattle futures closed lower on the same factors with added pressure from the day’s higher move in corn.  October live cattle closed $.47 lower at $98.05 and December live cattle …

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Fordyce says MFP2 on track

Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the MFP2 payments are on schedule to go out as soon as next week, “Sign-up began a week ago last Monday and we’ve had overwhelming, as you can imagine, overwhelming response to that.” Brownfield Ag News caught up with Fordyce, former Ag Director of Missouri, at the Missouri …

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Brownfield interviews steer winners at State Fair

All their hard work paid off for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion steer exhibitors at this year’s Missouri State Fair. Gage Baker is from Fulton, a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club.  His Grand Champion market steer, named Fuzzy for his fuzzy ears, weighs 13-hundred-25 pounds. He tells Brownfield Ag News, “He’s from …

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Schnitkey doubts corn yields can reach USDA estimate

University of Illinois farm management specialist Gary Schnitkey expects 2019 corn yields to be lower than USDA’s latest forecast of nearly 170 bushels per acre. “I think that number could go down. And you’ve got to remember that we’re just ending pollination, or still in pollination on a lot of those corn acres. So this …

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Hemp Harvest Festival

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner will be on the ground in Winchester, Kentucky on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the Hemp Harvest Festival. Continue reading Hemp Harvest Festival at Brownfield Ag News.      

SEMO research into new rice strains

A Missouri research team is working to create new heat-tolerant and herbicide resistant rice strains. Dr. Christian DeGuzman, rice breeder with Southeast Missouri State University, says rice yields declined several years ago because of extreme heat which prompted their research, “We wanted to be proactive and we wanted to look forward to have a variety …

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Minnesota State Fair confident in livestock disease prevention

The Minnesota State Fair is confident its protocols are enough to prevent the introduction of African swine fever. Several Midwestern states, including Iowa, have implemented additional swine health inspection requirements because of the threat of ASF. Kent Thiesse helps with 4-H livestock exhibits and says State Fair officials and Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials …

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Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with Boone County farmers

Brownfield’s Julie Harker will be on the ground in Columbia on August 23 when Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with Boone County farmers to provide Congressional update at MU’s Bradford Research Center, Columbia, MO. Continue reading Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with Boone County farmers at Brownfield Ag News.      

Two groups sue over EPA dicamba approval, again

For a second time, two groups have filed a lawsuit against the EPA and its approval of XtendiMax, Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide. The National Family Farm Coalition and the Center for Food Safety sued the EPA’s approval of XtendiMax in 2017 but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the lawsuit was moot. The court said …

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More late-season warmth to cover the Heartland

During the next several days, separate areas of locally heavy rain will affect the Midwest and the lower Southeast, respectively. Scattered locations in both regions could experience as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain. A broader area stretching from the northern and central Plains into the Northeast will also receive occasional showers, but …

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Temps vary; scattered rains across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, summer crops are developing amid an absence of heat stress, with near- or below-normal temperatures continuing. In addition, several clusters of showers are benefiting corn and soybeans. Early Friday, the most significant rainfall is occurring in parts of Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. On the Plains, showers and thunderstorms are occurring early …

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Conner: the political environment is impacting the ag industry

The president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives says the current political climate is negatively impacting the ag industry. Chuck Conner describes the current political environment as toxic. “Congress is really struggling just to do the basics, which I describe as keeping the doors of government open,” he says. “We’re currently on …

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Keeping black vultures away from vulnerable livestock

Black vultures have become a threat to livestock in the eastern corn belt and delta regions. But, because they are a protected species, producers must be mindful of their management practices. In this Managing for Profit, USDA wildlife biologist Scott Beckerman will explain the best methods for keeping vultures away from vulnerable livestock. Continue reading …

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Hog futures drop on supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed mixed on spread trade.  The markets were pressured from the sharply lower cash trade, but some support from the sharply higher wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures continued their oversold bounce and were mostly higher on the surging beef values.  October live cattle closed $.02 higher at …

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Missouri farmer provides meat by subscription

A Missouri farmer is trying to make her mark in the meat box subscription business. Lucinda Cramsey coaxed a $400,000 investment on the television show Shark Tank to help expand the company she calls Moink. She tells Brownfield it’s a model that gets her in touch with end users. “Maybe we could provide some stability …

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Price outlook improving for SE Minnesota dairy

The price outlook is improving for a southeast Minnesota dairy farm. Barb Liebenstein and her husband milk about 400 cows about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. “This year has just been a little bit better than last year. And of course with the new revised dairy protection program (Dairy Margin Coverage) I think …

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African swine fever prevention a daunting task

A veterinarian suggests the more he learns about African swine fever, the more daunting the task of keeping it out of the U.S. hog herd becomes. Dr. Scott Dee with Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in southwest Minnesota says his research on the survival of foreign animal diseases in livestock feed goes back to the PEDv outbreak …

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Hemp industry needs safety net

The president of the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Association says developing a safety net is critical to the long-term viability of hemp. Dave Ladd tells Brownfield he formed the association earlier this year because while there’s a lot of opportunity growing hemp, there are also many challenges. “You have to recreate a lot of things (like) …

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