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Category: Ag News

Weekly average ethanol production up sharply

U.S. ethanol production climbed last week, while stocks dropped. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.064 million barrels a day, up 31,000 from the previous week, as operations at some plants resumed following the Independence Day holiday. Stocks were down 625,000 barrels on the week at 21.768 million as summer driving season continues. …

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FDA’s Gottlieb likely to crack down on plant-based dairy alternatives

The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration appears to have sided with dairy farmers on the milk labeling issue.  Scott Gottlieb said, “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess.” The current FDA standard for milk requires milk to come from lactating mammals, and Gottlieb says the FDA is looking to crack down on plant-based …

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Global Dairy Trade index down again

The Global Dairy Trade index fell 1.7% Tuesday.  The average price was $3,222 per metric ton.  A total of 126 bidders bought more than 25-thousand metric tons of dairy products. The skim milk powder and whole milk powder index went up while all other product prices fell. Whole milk powder gained 1.5% to $2,973 a …

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Princess Kay Ceremony

Brownfield’s Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the Princess Kay ceremony on Wednesday, August 22nd. Continue reading Princess Kay Ceremony at Brownfield Ag News.      

Indiana Ag Policy Summit

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Sites will be on the ground for the Indiana Ag Policy Summit on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Indianapolis. Continue reading Indiana Ag Policy Summit at Brownfield Ag News.      

Heat wave on the southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for a few showers in Missouri. In general, growing conditions remain favorable for corn and soybeans, although crops and pastures are exhibiting various degrees of drought stress Missouri and Michigan, as well as parts of neighboring states. On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms extend as …

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Variable weather making corn susceptible to foliar diseases

An agronomist in the Upper Midwest has concerns about corn being susceptible to foliar diseases. Jon Erickson covers Minnesota and Wisconsin for Mycogen Seeds.  He says variable weather across the region is stressing crops. “It seems like this year could be a year that the benefits of a fungicide application could be seen very easily.” …

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Tariff impact reflected in supply and demand report

The impact of China’s retaliatory tariffs was reflected in the latest supply and demand report from the USDA. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson says soybeans have been negatively impacted. “Exports of whole beans is done by about 250 million  bushels,” he says. The USDA says pork trade forecasts are unchanged despite an increase in production …

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Cattlemen’s president encourages rural Minnesotans to vote

The president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association feels strongly about Rural America showing up during elections. Krist Wollum of Porter says agriculture needs the support of elected officials. “We need to know who’s running for office because we need to get good people that represent agriculture elected that are going to go to St. …

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Be on the lookout for foliar diseases

Weather has been variable across the Corn Belt this summer, and an agronomist with Mycogen Seeds says crops are being stressed by both too much and too little moisture. Jon Erickson tells Brownfield under either scenario, that stress can lead to foliar diseases in corn.       Continue reading Be on the lookout for …

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Scout fields before applying fungicide

A corn specialist at Purdue University urges farmers to scout fields for disease pressure before applying fungicide on corn. Bob Nielsen tells Brownfield some farmers in the Eastern corn belt are applying fungicide in places where it isn’t needed. “There is some gray leaf spot in some of the fields I’ve walked in but it’s very …

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Cattle futures lower ahead of cash trade

Cattle futures ended the day lower as the market waits for widespread direct cash business.  August live cattle closed $.50 lower at $106.42 and October live cattle closed $.15 lower at $108.50.  August feeder cattle closed $1.10 lower at $151.27 and September feeder cattle closed $.75 lower at $151.70. Direct cash cattle trade is at …

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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 17, 2018

Sep. corn closed at $3.46 and 1/4, up 4 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.39 and 1/2, up 10 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $329.10, unchanged Aug. soybean oil closed at 27.73, up 9 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.97 and 3/4, up 9 and 1/4 cents Aug. live cattle closed at $106.42, down 50 cents Aug. lean hogs closed at …

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CME milk futures down, cash dairy mixed Tuesday

Dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday. July Class Three milk was down $.02 at $14.24.   August was down $.18 to $15.00. September was down $.06 to $15.45.  October was up $.04 to $15.67. The milk futures from November through next June ranged from six cents lower to three cents higher. Grade …

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Lower crop ratings support soybeans, corn

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. The USDA’s national good to excellent rating was down 2% on the week, because of dry conditions in parts of the Plains and Midwest, with an increase in the poor to very poor category. Nationally, development is ahead of normal, but there is still likely a lot …

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Farm Bureau supports Kavanaugh nomination

American Farm Bureau supports the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. AFBF general counsel Ellen Steen calls the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge is a strong choice. “He’s well educated (and has) all the right credentials to serve in the office, and we like what we can see about his judicial philosophy.” President Trump …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode egg counts higher earlier this year

Jim Friedricks at AgSource Laboratories tells Brownfield they are seeing more Soybean Cyst Nematode eggs earlier than usual, which might  be a reason for growers to review their management and crop rotation plans Continue reading Soybean Cyst Nematode egg counts higher earlier this year at Brownfield Ag News.      

‘Animal liberation’ is the focus of animal rights conference

“Animal liberation” was the focus of a recent national meeting of animal rights activists in California. The Animal Agriculture Alliance had a representative at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles. Alliance spokesperson Hannah Thompson-Weeman says conference speakers made it clear their objective is the liberation of animals, not enhancing animal welfare. “They talked …

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Iowa has crop trouble spots

Iowa’s overall corn and soybean ratings are fairly strong again this week, but the weekly crop progress report notes some trouble spots. Flood-related nutrient loss and crop damage are a concern in the northern two-thirds of the state, while drought conditions persist in south-central and southeast Iowa. Corn rates 78 percent good to excellent. Sixty-eight percent of the …

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Nebraska’s crops continue to shine

It was another good week for crops in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 86 percent of corn and 83 percent of soybeans were rated good to excellent. Corn silking was 65 percent, compared to 38 average, and soybean blooming was 65 percent, compared to 53 average. Sixteen percent of soybeans were setting pods. Pastures rated 73 …

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