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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 30, 2019 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

U.S. soybeans could still end up in China

China’s tariff on U.S. soybeans is now in effect, but Beijing might still indirectly buy U.S. soybeans or soybean products. AgriVisor senior market analyst Dale Durchholz tells Brownfield the beans would be purchased by another nation, like Argentina or Brazil, processed, and sold to China, “We’re hearing some rumbles where the Argentines are interested in …

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Soybean exports top expectations, but show tariff effects

The USDA reports combined old and new crop soybean export sales for the week ending June 28th were above most pre-report estimates. The 2018/19 marketing year for wheat got underway June 1st, while 2017/18 runs through the end of August for corn, sorghum, and soybeans and the end of September for soybean products. Wheat came …

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Heat, humidity levels to briefly abate across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Pockets of dryness are mostly limited to the northeastern and southwestern Corn Belt; on July 1, Missouri led the Midwest in topsoil moisture rated very short to short, at 52%, followed by Michigan at 28%. On the Plains, …

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Hot weather to dominate much of the Nation

During the next couple of days, cooler, drier air will briefly establish itself across much of the U.S. In contrast, heat on the northern High Plains will expand over the weekend, and further intensify from California to the northern Rockies. In the Four Corners States, however, the arrival of monsoon-related moisture, cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms …

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‘Brand loyalty’ to farm equipment isn’t what it used to be

For decades, many farm families have been fiercely loyal to certain brands of farm equipment. But as farm operations continue to grow and the next generation of farmers takes over, that intense brand loyalty is changing, says Curt Blades with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We’ve known this for the last number of years—as …

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Missouri dicamba injury reports exceed last year

The number of off-target dicamba injuries reported in Missouri is more than the number reported by this time last year.  As of Monday, 112 complaint allegations have been made involving dicamba injury to susceptible crops, according to Chris Chinn, director of agriculture in Missouri.  That’s 14 more than had come in by June 28, 2017.  …

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Producer sentiment sees small increase despite trade uncertainty

A recent survey shows producer sentiment is up slightly despite trade disputes and low commodity prices. Ag economist Jim Mintert says the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose two points to 143 because farmers are more optimistic about the current ag economy. “That was a little bit surprising in light of the decline that …

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The great divide

Commentary. Sitting in the alleyway of our “big” barn sipping Coca-Colas while trying to cool down after long hours in the heat of the day, we caught up with a neighbor we hadn’t seen for a while.  Politics, religion and farming are all acceptable topics when we get together.  I almost always pick up a …

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Conditions vary across the Midwest

A meteorologist says field conditions vary across the Midwest as farmers face one of the hottest summers on record. Michael Clark is the co-owner and meteorologist of Indiana-based BAM Weather. “With the third warmest June on record coming off of the warmest May on record and the accelerated growing in the plant you really have …

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Analyst says tariff impacts felt more at harvest

Grains and oilseeds analyst Steve Nicholson says China’s tariff on soybeans imported from the U.S. will have more impact after harvest begins.  Nicholson, who is with Rabo AgriFinance, tells Brownfield most of China’s summer soybean imports come from South America, from Brazil mostly, but U.S. soybean market reaction will be greater if tariffs remain into …

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2018 NAFB Agribusiness Luncheon

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in Kansas City on Tuesday, July 10 for the 2018 NAFB Agribusiness Luncheon Continue reading 2018 NAFB Agribusiness Luncheon at Brownfield Ag News.      

June was abnormally wet, hot and humid for Illinois

June weather ended abnormally hot and humid in Illinois. State Climatologist Jim Angel tells Brownfield, temperatures ran about three degrees above normal for June and precipitation was two inches above normal. “When we look at these numbers it’s actually pretty impressive. We have been on this pattern of wetter than normal conditions for quite some …

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Tariffs expected to beat already depressed milk prices

Analysts say dairy farmers could be further into the red for the remaindered of the year if dairy tariffs go into effect this week. National Milk Producers Federation economists say Mexico’s retaliatory tariffs on most U.S. cheese in combination with China’s retaliatory tariffs on nearly all U.S. dairy product imports could cut future prices by …

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Weekly ethanol production holds near recent highs

U.S. ethanol production backed off a little last week but stayed near the 2018 highs. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.067 million barrels a day, down 5,000 on the week, but still the third highest weekly average this year. Corn demand for ethanol use remains on pace to meet or exceed USDA …

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Interest rates to farmers up 1.5% since end of 2015

The latest quarterly report by the Federal Reserve shows ag bankers are slowly raising interest rates on operating loans to farmers. Lenders charged an average rate of nearly 5 percent this spring, up from 3.5 percent during the final quarter of 2015 when rates were at historical lows. For a corn farmer borrowing $500 dollars …

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Rain dampens hope for good yields in SW Minnesota

Extreme rainfall is dampening hopes for good crop yields in southwest Minnesota. University of Minnesota extension educator David Bau is based in Worthington, and says the area has seen close to a foot of rain over the last two weeks. “There’s lots of potholes now, so farmers are losing a big percentage of their crop.  …

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Minnesota Pork CEO calls for resolution to trade disputes

Farm groups continue to call for resolution on trade disputes. David Preisler, CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers, tells Brownfield American pig farmers have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs from China and Mexico. “Now we’re faced with increasing tariffs from Mexico (starting today), which will bring the tariff from 10 percent up to 20 …

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Tariffs set to go into effect

Tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods are set to go into effect tomorrow, and China has said it will retaliate immediately with equal tariffs on US goods, including soybeans and cars. In a recent press conference, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce said that the U.S. is “opening fire” on the world, including …

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Lake Springfield Watershed Soil Health Field Day.

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be in Auburn, IL on July 26, 2018 for the Lake Springfield Watershed Soil Health Field Day. Continue reading Lake Springfield Watershed Soil Health Field Day. at Brownfield Ag News.      

Transitioning to group housing of sows

At the recent World Pork Expo, we stopped by the Nedap Livestock Management booth to visit with pork producers who own and/or manage facilities that have converted from gestation stalls to group sow housing. On today’s program we hear from Tim Friedel, general manager of Thomas Livestock at Broken Bow, Nebraska, and Chet Mogler of …

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