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Category: Ag News

Cattlemen called to speak up during wolf comment period

An overwhelming majority of public comments support keeping the gray wolf on the Endangered Species List. Ashley Kohls with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says more than 20,000 comments have been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding its plan to remove protections for gray wolves. “Last we checked, there were only four …

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Lean hogs lower on disappointing demand

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures were lower in limited activity ahead of widespread direct cash business. Feeder cattle were mixed on limited buying interest, deferred contracts found some support in the days lower move in corn. April live cattle closed $.17 lower at $128.32 and June live cattle closed $.45 lower at …

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Farmers struggle to plant spring wheat

It’s been a challenge seeding spring wheat. U.S. Wheat Associates president Vince Peterson says he’s not sure how many acres get planted in 2019. “I suppose to some extent people are starting to look at planting alternatives and what other later crops might go in in some areas that allow those.” He tells Brownfield the …

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US pork exports to Panama are surging

US pork exports to Panama are off to a red-hot start for 2019, but now face additional tariffs.  Gerardo Rodriguez with the US Meat Export Federation says export volume to Panama has already exceeded 130 percent of the tariff rate quota that is included in the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.  “This is a result of …

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U.S. trade delegation in Taiwan

Nearly 50 U.S. farm groups and agribusinesses are on a trade mission in Taiwan. USDA Foreign Ag Service Administrator Ken Isley is leading the delegation. “The value of this outreach activity is the great partnership we continue to have with the U.S. ag industry, and with our state and cooperator organizations.” Taiwan climbed into the …

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N-Drip irrigation system saves money, water

A former Israeli farmer thinks he may be on to an alternative to flood irrigation. Eran Pollak tells Brownfield the irrigation technology of N-Drip, of which he’s CEO, cuts down on water waste associated with flood irrigation. “And by that you increase the efficiency of irrigation by at least 50 percent, relative to flood [irrigation],” …

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African Swine Fever footprint expands

The number of cases of African Swine Fever in China, Asia, and Europe is growing. The Pork Checkoff says ASF has now spread to all provinces of China after the island province of Hainan was confirmed to have the disease last week.  Rabobank estimates 150 to 200 million pigs in China have been affected by …

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UMB Podcast: Today, Tomorrow & the Long View

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Consistently performing and yielding results

When it comes to performance – making sure crops have enough nutrients available to them is vitally important to a successful growing season In this Managing for Profit, Eric Luce with Verdesian Life Sciences talks about the evolution of NUE-Charge G and the role it plays in a grower’s success. Continue reading Consistently performing and …

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FFA provides Lincoln, Nebraska student with ‘leadership skills, confidence’

Jenifer Velazquez-Perfecto grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She knew very little about agriculture until she joined FFA her junior year through the Lincoln Public Schools Career Academy. Now a senior at Lincoln North Star High School, Velazquez-Perfecto says her two years in FFA have helped her gain confidence and grow as a leader. “I was …

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Egg farmer at the White House

An egg farmer at the White House today for the annual Easter Egg Roll says a lot of people don’t know where eggs come from, so he’s telling them, “It’s a great opportunity to walk through the crowd. I’m wearing an ‘Ask an Egg Farmer’ button.” Mark Sauder is the fourth-generation owner of Sauder’s Eggs …

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Cattle, hog futures lower on supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower on the limited buying interest.  Feeder cattle futures were lower following last week’s Cattle on Feed report.  April live cattle closed $.02 lower at $128.50 and June live cattle closed $1.10 lower at $121.57.  May feeder cattle closed $.72 lower at $150.80 and …

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Growth Energy, NAAE bring biofuels to the classroom

High school students can now learn about biofuels in the classroom thanks to Growth Energy and the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, says it is the first in-classroom curriculum about the role of biofuels. “It’s a two-week course to be used in the classroom and includes STEM-based activities as …

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Corn planting is underway in Nebraska

Photo courtesy Nebraska Corn Board Corn planting is underway in Nebraska with two percent of the crop planted as of Sunday, according to the weekly crop progress report. That’s six points behind the five-year average. Winter wheat condition rated 69 percent good to excellent and 27 percent fair. Continue reading Corn planting is underway in …

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Iowa farmers welcome warmer and drier conditions

Photo courtesy Iowa Corn Last week’s warmer and drier conditions in Iowa allowed spring fieldwork to finally get underway in most areas. There was some corn being planted, although not enough to register a percentage rating yet in the weekly crop progress report. The report showed 48 percent of the oat crop had been planted, …

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1,500 miles to the neighbors

A special Easter delivery made it across the Midwest for Nebraska farmers impacted by extreme flooding.  Beef producer and 4-H leader Todd Brink of Caledonia, Michigan tells Brownfield following the stories about the bomb cyclone’s impact over social media inspired him to find a way to help. “The massive amounts of water when the damn …

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Minnesota dairy farmer hopeful solutions to low milk prices are close

U.S. dairy farmers are hopeful solutions to low milk prices are on the horizon. Mike Orbeck, who milks around 80 cows in central Minnesota, says he liked what he heard during a Dairy Together event near his home last week. “We sell our milk to Land O’Lakes, so we’re actually under our base program ourselves …

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Minnesota Ag Commissioner pleased with Census formula

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen is pleased with changes to the USDA Ag Census. “(USDA) is really concentrating on new and beginning farmers, producers with military service, breakdowns of how many women are farming. That continues to grow and increase.” He tells Brownfield census data also showed many farmers still lack sufficient internet access. “I …

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