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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota...iowa... Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon James River At Huron ...Read More.
Effective: May 20, 2019 at 8:03amExpires: May 23, 2019 at 6:00amTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

Hubbs curious about use projections and corn yields

  Soybean exports so far this year are off by 13 percent, according to Todd Hubbs, an agriculture economist at the University of Illinois. “And that’s all China,” Hubbs told Brownfield Ag News Wednesday. “We’ve seen really strong soybean exports to Mexico and places like Pakistan and Japan, but they’re not making up for the …

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Protecting crops against yield robbing pests

Nematodes are silent yield robbers and are reducing farmers profitability. New seed treatment technologies are helping farmers protect their crops against a pest that isn’t visible to the naked eye. In this Managing for Profit, Dekalb product manager Jared Webb will talk about new seed treatment technologies that help protect corn and soybean roots and …

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Ohio corn leader says year-round E15 announcement is a victory for all corn farmers

The executive director of Ohio Corn and Wheat says President Trump’s move to allow year-round sales of E15 is a victory for corn farmers across the country. Tadd Nicholson says the federal ban on summer sales was unnecessary. “The president is moving forward to eliminate that barrier- that’s a great thing for corn demand, ethanol …

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Milk futures mixed, cash dairy lower

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Tuesday somewhat pressured by the cash market. October closed four cents lower at $15.80.  November four cents lower at $15.99.  December up two cents at $16.02.  January four cents higher at $15.91.  February through next September contracts closed two to six cents higher. Barrels …

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August a big month for beef exports

August was a big month for beef exports.  Dan Halstrom, CEO of the US Meat Export Federation says beef exports were up 7 percent on volume and a record on the beef value at 751-million-dollars.  He says it’s a combination of several different markets performing well.  “You have a market like Korea that’s up 39 percent, and a …

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Fuhrmann: The family dairy farm is a business first

A dairy business consultant tells Brownfield many family farmers need to change their way of thinking to keep their farm and family profitable.  Dr. Thomas Fuhrmann with DairyWorks Management System says, “‘Dairying is a way of life’ is poor business, but dairying as a business can provide a really good way of life.” Fuhrmann says the …

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Iowa AgriTech Accelerator’s Demonstration Day

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will cover the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator’s Demonstration Day on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Des Moines. Continue reading Iowa AgriTech Accelerator’s Demonstration Day at Brownfield Ag News.      

Wet weather continues across the northern, western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, locally moderate to major flooding of creeks and rivers is occurring from northern Missouri into southern Wisconsin, following a multi-day rain event. Currently, cool, rainy weather persists in the upper Midwest, while warm, dry weather is allowing for some corn and soybean harvesting in the eastern Corn Belt. On the Plains, …

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A very active pattern Nationwide

Multiple weather events will be a concern for U.S. agricultural interests during the next several days. First, Michael is expected to reach western Florida’s gulf coast as a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday, resulting in major to potentially catastrophic damage due to high winds and—in coastal areas—a storm surge of as much as 8 to …

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Data can help manage cows and employees on the dairy farm

Dr. Thomas Fuhrmann says effectively using data helps identify problems and says the numbers can also help manage people by identifying who is doing a good job and following management protocols.  With so much data available, he tells Brownfield many farmers are collecting data they don’t use.     Managing For Profit   Listen to …

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Digital transformations should simplify management decisions

Digital transformations in agriculture are on the rise to simplify management decisions. At this year’s Future of Farming Dialogue, attendees learned about the benefits of digitalization from Bayer Crop Science executives. In this Managing for Profit, Chief Information Officer Jim Swanson and Head of Digital Farming Michael Stern tell how new algorithms, machine learning and …

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White House confirms action on E15

The White House confirms that President Trump has directed acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to begin the rulemaking process allowing for year-round sales of E15. According to a senior White House official, the directive will expand the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver to fuel blends with up to 15 percent ethanol, which would end the …

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More work to be done on 4R nutrient principles

The director general for the International Fertilizer Association says the hardest work on the so-called 4 Rs is yet to be done. The fertilizer industry has to look beyond the stewardship principles of the Right Source, the Right Rate, the Right Time and the Right Place of nutrient application, said. Charlotte Hebebrand. “What’s the drainage …

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Minnesota Extension educator: “harvest isn’t where we hoped”

An Extension crops educator says the corn and soybean harvest in Minnesota isn’t where she hoped it would be. Liz Stahl with the University of Minnesota tells Brownfield a challenging spring has been followed up with a rough start to fall. “A soggy start, and we’re having a soggy finish.  There’s a lot of crops …

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Cattle, hogs higher in a quiet session

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed higher in limited trade due to the Columbus Day holiday.   Feeder cattle found some support as corn futures closed lower.  October live cattle closed $.37 higher at $114.17 and December live cattle closed $.10 higher at $118.25.  October feeder cattle closed $.10 lower at $157.67 and November …

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Friday last day to make Syngenta corn claim

This is the final week to file claims for Syngenta’s corn seed class action settlement. Affected corn farmers, ethanol plant and grain handling facilities can file claims until 11:59 p.m. Central this Friday. To submit a claim online, go to Corn Seed Settlement.  Claim forms can be downloaded from that site and mailed with a post …

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Protecting market share now a priority with USMCA

The head of the US Meat Export Federation says getting a new NAFTA agreement signed has been their top priority. Dan Halstrom tells Brownfield Canada and Mexico represent a little over 4-million-dollars in sales.  And combined create the largest export market for US pork, beef, and lamb. Now that the USMCA has been agreed to, …

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MMPA expands Constantine plant

The Michigan Milk Producers Association has announced a $24 million expansion project in Southwest Michigan. President Ken Nobis tells Brownfield since 2000, Michigan has almost doubled milk production and by 2007, their co-op saw the need for more processing in the state.  “Nobody expected production to increase at the rate that it did for as long …

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IRFA’s Monte Shaw discusses the anticipated E15 announcement

The executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, shares his thoughts on the anticipated announcement of a year-round E15 waiver by President Trump. AUDIO: Monte Shaw Continue reading IRFA’s Monte Shaw discusses the anticipated E15 announcement at Brownfield Ag News.      

Fall vs. Spring Burndown – is there an advantage?

What is more effective – fall or spring burndown? An agronomist says there are benefits to both. It just depends on the goal. In this Managing for Profit, Beck’s Hybrids agronomist Joe Bolte compares the options and the benefits growers can see from either a fall or spring burndown. Or by utilizing both. Continue reading …

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