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Effective: May 25, 2019 at 10:29amExpires: May 26, 2019 at 2:29pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...nebraska...iowa... Lake Francis Case At Chamberlain Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield James River At Huron ...Read More.
Effective: May 25, 2019 at 10:29amExpires: May 29, 2019 at 6:00amTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

Fake meat

Commentary. The Missouri House has approved a bill, by a wide margin, that would ban fake meat from being labeled with the word “meat.” The bill says if a product does not come from livestock but from a lab or a plant-based food, it cannot be marketed as a meat product.   The Good Food Institute …

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Stormy weather returns to parts of the Plains

High pressure anchored along the Southeast Coast will maintain dry, very warm weather over the eastern third of the Nation through the end of the week. Meanwhile, a slow-moving cold front over the Nation’s mid-section will be the focus for periods of rain, as a series of disturbances track northeastward along this boundary. In addition, …

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How Remote Sensing Connects to Field Health with Keely Roth

Early detection is an essential aspect of field health. But even the most experienced crop scout can only be in one place at a time. Remote sensing expert Keely Roth shares how advances in image analysis can provide farmers with both a broader and more detailed perspective of their fields. Learn how Climate FieldView™ is …

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Can sourdough bread help with gluten sensitivity? 

  Dave Torgerson with the Minnesota Wheat Growers council says they are going to be studying sourdough bread and the sourdough process and how it might help people with gluten sensitivities.   Continue reading Can sourdough bread help with gluten sensitivity?  at Brownfield Ag News.      

Increasing cash flow on the farm

As farmers continue to operate within a tight margin environment, a business consultant with Compeer Financial says there are a few areas worth looking at that could lead to better profits. Matt Lange has put together a list of 5 ways to increase cash flow, beginning with constantly monitoring the checkbook balance.     Continue …

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Wisconsin Congressman wants subsidy changes in farm bill

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse tells Brownfield the proposed SNAP program reforms are not the only problem with the House Ag Committee version of the farm bill.  Kind says there needs to be limits on payments to big ag operations.  “There’s huge taxpayer subsidies now going to a few but very large agribusinesses, …

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Heavy selling pressures cattle futures

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures closed lower for a second consecutive day pressured by heavy selling. With forecasts for nice weather – strong retail demand is likely but will continue to battle heavy supply.  Feeder cattle futures were also pressured by the day’s move up in corn.  June live cattle closed …

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EU conditional approval to BASF for Bayer businesses

The European Commission reportedly has given conditional approval to BASF’s acquisition of some Bayer businesses. The deal includes Bayer’s vegetable seeds, broad acre seeds and traits business; several non-selective herbicide assets; and, potentially, its global digital ag assets and products. In turn, BASF has agreed to divest one of its overlapping lines of research for …

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Not much corn planted in South Dakota

Not much corn planting is done in South Dakota.  Doug Noem completed his first 40 acres Monday on his east central South Dakota farm. “We farm about 1,000 acres of corn,” Noem told Brownfield Ag News Tuesday, “so we might get 10 percent done here in the next couple of days.” His normal day to …

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Tariff extension granted to EU and NAFTA partners

President Trump has extended his May 1st deadline to decide if the European Union, Canada and Mexico will be permanently exempt from steel and aluminum tariffs. The administration will have an additional 30 days to make a decision. Kevin Lawlor with the coalition Americans for Farms and Families tells Brownfield if the U.S. imposes tariffs …

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CME cheese up, other dairy prices mostly down Tuesday

Dairy prices were mostly down except for cheese Tuesday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Class Three May milk was up $.05 at $15.23 a hundredweight. June was unchanged at $15.69. July was down $.04 to $16.05.  August was down $.02 to $16.39. The milk futures from September through next April ranged from $.01 higher to …

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Minnesota consumers benefit most from B20 mandate

The CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Growers says consumers benefit the most from the B20 mandate. Effective May 1st, every gallon of diesel fuel sold in Minnesota will contain 20 percent biodiesel, as prescribed by law. Tom Slunecka tells Brownfield the mandate rewards farmers, the renewable fuels industry, and consumers. “The consumers of Minnesota are …

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Wisconsin field work underway in south and central parts of the state

Farmers in parts of Wisconsin are getting some field work done, but much of the state is still too cold or wet to make progress. USDA reporters say corn and oats planting has begun in the hills of Vernon County in southwestern Wisconsin, and in southern and southeastern counties of Ozaukee, Washington, and Green counties.  …

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Record number of veterans applying for farm grants

  The Farmer Veteran Coalition has received a record number of grant applicants from veterans starting a farm business. “We had the most number of applications since the program began in 2011.  We received over 300 applications.” Rachel Petitt, manager of the coalition’s Fellowship Fund, tells Brownfield the coalition has awarded $300,000 in $1,000 to …

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Grassley decries EPA ‘bailing out billionaires’ with RFS waivers

Ethanol supporters are upset over reports that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has granted a “hardship waiver” to CVR, an oil refinery owned by billionaire and former Trump adviser Carl Icahn (eye-con). The waiver allows refiners to bypass their biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley had this reaction. “Hundreds of …

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Illinois farmer in a sweet spot for planting

A Northeastern Illinois farmer tells Brownfield he’s in a sweet spot for planting and has nearly all his corn in the ground, “We were not part of the area that had the late snows like central Illinois. We were actually north of that. And we didn’t get the heavy rains that Wisconsin and the very …

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Ames restaurant wins Iowa’s Best Burger competition

An Ames restaurant is the winner of the 2018 Iowa’s Best Burger competition. The award goes to Café Beaudelaire, a Brazilian-inspired restaurant also known as Café B, located in the heart of Iowa State University’s campus-town. Owner Claudio Gianello says he has tried several different renditions of his now-famous burger over the years, finally settling …

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Half of Kansas wheat rates poor as tour gets underway

Fifty percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop is rated poor to very poor this week. Gary Millershaski, who farms near the town of Lakin in southwest Kansas, says his dryland wheat looks really tough. “Our crop actually looks like it’s the middle of February,” says Millershaski. “We plant anything from 10- to 12-inch rows …

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Compare the Dairy Margin Protection Program to the Livestock Gross Margin program

Dairy Margin Protection Program has been improved, and the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program has been fully funded, but which program is best for your dairy?  Fran Felber from Ag Risk Managers helps answer that. Continue reading Compare the Dairy Margin Protection Program to the Livestock Gross Margin program at Brownfield Ag News.      

Cattle showing season underway

It’s only April, but the cattle showing season has already begun. Show Chairman Kevin Jorgensen says the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase is a collective effort between the Red and White, Jersey, and the Wisconsin Holstein Associations.  He says the three cattle groups decided they were better off collectively putting on one show than three separate shows.  …

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