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Category: Ag News

MFP2 helping farmers more

Michigan’s Farm Service Agency director says the second Market Facilitation Program has been better received by farmers impacted by trade disputes. “This is paying producers higher than what the other program did.  It seems to be very positive as far as the reports coming from producers.”      Joel Johnson tells Brownfield enrollments have been consistent across …

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Short covering supports corn and wheat

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. No new export sales to China were announced Wednesday and the trade is taking a wait and see attitude towards talks. While no date has been reported, high level negotiations are expected to resume next month. Parts of Brazil are dry ahead of widespread planting, but it’s …

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Cattle futures higher ahead of Friday’s report

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day higher on the potential for higher cash trade this week and position squaring ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report.  October live cattle closed $1.02 higher at $100.37 and December live cattle closed $.85 higher at $106.15.  October feeder cattle closed $1.10 higher …

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NCBA names Woodall CEO

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has named Colin Woodall as its next Chief Executive Officer.  Woodall has been with the organization since 2004 and has most recently served as the vice president, government affairs.   In his new role, he’ll also lead NCBA’s checkoff, communications, and beef promotion efforts.  Woodall succeeds Kendal Frazier, who announced his …

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Weekly ethanol production lowest since April

U.S. ethanol production hit multi-month lows last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.003 million barrels a day, down 20,000 on the week for the lowest average since early April, as the industry continues to struggle with margins and wait for details on President Trump’s biofuels policy reform package. Stocks were up …

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A weed control system that works

2019 has been one of the most challenging weed control years for farmers to date. In this Managing for Profit, Ryan Rubischko, US soy portfolio lead for Bayer Crop Science shares how the Roundup Xtend Crop System help growers control weeds – even in a challenging weather year. Continue reading A weed control system that …

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Favorable warmth to yield to rains across the Heartland

High pressure building southward from eastern Canada will maintain mostly sunny skies across the eastern third of the nation while deflecting Hurricane Humberto out to sea. The high will bring below-normal temperatures to the East Coast States, whereas southerly flow on the backside of the high maintains very warm weather (temperatures averaging 10° or more …

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Harvest still a month away for Minnesota farmer

An organic crop farmer in central Minnesota says harvest is probably a month away. Clifford Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and small grains near Paynesville. “We won’t be going probably until mid-October, if we’re lucky.” He tells Brownfield with none of his corn or soybeans planted before June 7th, crop development is way behind. “We’ll be …

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Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis 9-10 a.m. Monday September 23. Continue reading Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Brownfield Ag News.      

African Swine Fever detected in South Korea

South Korea is the latest Asian country to be hit by African Swine Fever.  The virus was detected at a farm near the country’s border with North Korea.  In an effort to contain the disease, nearly 4,000 pigs will be culled, and the country’s agriculture minister has placed a lockdown on all hog farms, slaughterhouses, …

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China business leader tells U.S. ag to hang in there

The head of China’s General Chamber of Commerce – USA Chicago (CGCC) says it’s good that both sides of the U.S.-China trade war are talking. Pin Ni owns Wanxiang America Corporation, an automotive parts business in Chicago and China, and says it’s encouraging that China is sending an envoy to D.C. and talking about lifting …

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Economist expects dairy herd expansions

A dairy economist says the decline in the cow herd has been larger than expected with current feed prices over the past 18 months. Nate Donnay with INTL-FCStone says the recent herd reduction is been the longest sustained contraction in the past 15 years. “It’s been smaller than what we’ve seen for large contractions in …

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Wisconsin Senator introduces dairy and beef labeling bills

Wisconsin might soon have labeling standards for milk, meat, and dairy products.  State Senator Howard Marklein chairs the Ag Committee and introduced three separate bills.  One of them requires truth in labeling for fluid milk products.  Another restricts the use of dairy terms to real dairy products. He tells Brownfield, “This bill says that if …

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Prepare for a safe harvest

Country Financial Insurance Agent Josh Thill says some harvest risks can be reduced with good, well-maintained equipment. “Just make sure you go through everything, [making sure] that equipment is well-maintained,” Thill told Brownfield Ag News. “That’ll help prevent accidents.” This year’s harvest will be just as unusual as the planting season that stretched into mid-summer. …

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Transporting a crop safely

Harvest is approaching and there will be more farm vehicles on the roadways. In this Managing for Profit, Jeanna LeMaster with Indiana Farmers Insurance says now is the time to make sure any vehicle inspections and maintenance have been completed and are ready for this busy time of year. Continue reading Transporting a crop safely …

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National ag groups to discuss current ag issues at Farm Science Review

Some national ag leaders will be at the Farm Science Review today to discuss the difficult planting season, trade, and other current ag issues. The director of communications with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, says the group invited leaders from US Wheat Associates, National Corn Growers Association, and Renewable Fuels Association. Brad Reynolds …

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57th Farm Science Review kicks off today

Farmers continue to face challenges in 2019 with low commodity prices and weather variability. Farm Science Review Manager Nick Zachrich says the event will help farmers seeking advice for dealing with those challenges. “The things that you can come and see at Farm Science Review besides all the fancy machinery we have and the nice …

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Call for CAFO moratorium in Nebraska draws sharp response from Farm Bureau

Ansley Mick, director of state governmental relations for Nebraska Farm Bureau An official of Nebraska Farm Bureau says they’re not surprised by the effort to place a moratorium on new concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the state. Ansley Mick says they’ve been preparing for what she calls “anti-animal agriculture activists” for some time. “We …

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Nebraska corn is 19% mature

The latest crop progress report shows 19 percent of Nebraska’s corn crop has reached maturity, well behind the 35 percent average for mid-September.  Eighty-two percent of the crop has dented. The crop is rated 71 percent good to excellent. Twenty-two percent of Nebraska’s soybean crop was dropping leaves, compared to 44 percent normal. Soybeans rated …

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Konkle officially promoted to Wisconsin State Veterinarian

Wisconsin’s Acting State Veterinarian has been promoted.  Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff officially named Dr. Darlene Konkle as State Veterinarian Monday.  Konkle began her duties with the departure of Dr. Paul McGraw in June of 2018 Pfaff says Konkle develops relationships with her colleagues in federal and state agencies, as well as with groups representing our …

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