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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota...iowa... Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon James River At Huron ...Read More.
Effective: May 20, 2019 at 8:03amExpires: May 23, 2019 at 6:00amTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

Minnesota Ag Policy bill heads to Governor’s desk

The Minnesota Ag Policy bill is headed to the desk of Governor Walz. House Ag Committee chair Jeanne Poppe tells Brownfield the legislation passed both the House and Senate unanimously. “Most of it is just good policy that updates things and allows farmers to do their jobs well (and) allows the Minnesota Department of Agriculture …

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Wet soils make farmers pick their planting spots

A lot of farmers are having to pick and choose where they can plant based on field conditions. Winfield United agronomist Jon Zuk recommends evaluating the worst parts of fields first. “We know those spots, so go to the waterways. Go to the places where you know you have tile issues, those sorts of things. …

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Planting delays take toll on Minnesota farmer

Planting delays are taking a toll on southwest Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon. “It’s tough, it’s emotionally tough, but this is what we do. Last year was not much different (so) we’re hoping it straightens out here pretty soon.” The Worthington corn and soybean grower says he’s considering shorter season corn hybrids as it gets deeper …

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A good week for planting in northeast Iowa

A northeast Iowa farmer says it’s been a good week for planting in his area. “There’s been a lot of corn put in the ground, and some beans, from Monday on through today,” says Mark Recker, who farms near Arlington, Iowa. “But as the day goes on and the weekend goes on, it looks like …

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Nebraska Corn supports NCGA’s ‘penny won’t cut it’ push

Image courtesy NCGA The president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association says his group supports the National Corn Growers’ “A Penny Won’t Cut It” campaign. Dan Nerud says if there’s another round of trade mitigation payments, corn farmers should receive more than last year’s one cent per bushel. “We want trade, not aid,” Nerud says. …

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Restrictions lifted on US beef exports to Japan

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced Japan will lift its longstanding import restrictions on US beef.  He says the new agreement will pave the way for expanded sales to the nation’s top global beef market and allow beef products from all US cattle, regardless of age, to enter Japan effective immediately. The current restrictions were …

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Getting the most out of your precision ag data

Margins are tight and farmers continue to look for the best ways to maximize their return on investment. In this Managing for Profit, Eric Taipale describes how farmers can use Sentera products to not only improve the quality of the data farmers receive, but help to boost their bottom line. Continue reading Getting the most …

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Indiana farmer says new trade aid package needs adjustments

The administration has announced a new round of market facilitation payments for farmers impacted by the U.S.-China trade war. Indiana Farmer Mike Beard says the payments must be recalculated for corn farmers who received a penny per bushel in the first round of payments last year. “That bottom line impact to me was nearly 60 …

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Is desk dining healthy?

Dining at your desk, we’ve all done it, but is there a downside? There can be. Listen below… Healthy Living ~ desk dining Continue reading Is desk dining healthy? at Brownfield Ag News.      

Cattle, hog futures higher on demand expectations

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed higher as contracts were oversold and due for a bounce.  Feeder cattle futures closed higher on the same factors plus some focus on long-term demand potential.  June live cattle closed $.80 higher at $110.47 and August live cattle closed $.97 higher at $107.95.  August feeder cattle …

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Caution about early corn hybrids and replanting

A Northeast Missouri agronomist tells Brownfield that growers should take their time in this delayed planting season before switching from the corn hybrid they’ve chosen to an early maturing one, “I would, you know, be very cautious about switching away from that hybrid too early because obviously it fits your acres well.” Jody Foutch, with …

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USDA adds to ASF surveillance

The USDA is ramping up its African Swine Fever preparedness efforts by implementing a heightened surveillance plan.  The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will work with the swine industry, states, and the veterinary diagnostics laboratories to test for the disease.  To make the surveillance testing for ASF effective and efficient, the USDA …

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Weather concerns support grains, oilseeds

Soybeans were higher on speculative and technical buying. Some areas will be able to make near-term planting progress ahead of another round of rain starting this weekend. Gains were limited by expectations for at least some switch in acreage from corn or spring wheat to beans because of the persistent planting delays. Weekly export numbers …

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NFU urges Congress to halt ERS/NIFA move

National Farmers Union has written to leaders of Congress asking them to halt the planned move of two USDA research agencies out of Washington, DC. NFU President Roger Johnson says there has been no cost-benefit analysis from USDA to justify moving the ERS and NIFA agencies. He says the “haphazard process” to relocate the agencies …

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Milk futures, cash dairy flat

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange traded mixed Thursday with little to no direction from the cash market. May Class III milk up a penny at $16.28.  June down a penny at $16.23.  July two cents higher at $16.43.  August up four cents at $16.78.  September through January contracts unchanged to six cents higher. …

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NFU wants fair trade aid for all farmers

The National Farmers Union wants the Trump administration’s next relief package for farmers impacted by trade retaliation from China to be reflective of all of agriculture. “We’re in our sixth consecutive year of depressed farm income.  Folks are putting seeds in the ground right now and not really sure what markets are going to look …

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Weather, late planting might lead to more crop diseases

A University of Wisconsin crop pathologist says farmers might see more plant disease problems than usual this growing season. Dr. Damon Smith tells Brownfield, “These corn plants are going to be in a little more susceptible stage when we start to see some of these diseases show up.” Smith says he doesn’t want farmers to …

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Secretary Perdue confirms new trade aid details aren’t ready

Ag Secretary Perdue says the follow-up to the Market Facilitation Program is still in development, and he doesn’t know yet what farmers will get, or which commodities will see payments.  Perdue says they are operating conceptually now with the President’s direction to create a program, but details are not ready. “We’re trying to listen to …

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Increasing yields and profit potential

Margins are tight and growers are looking for ways to increase yields and improve their bottom line. But, there are some environmental factors that can chip away at the genetic potential of the crop to make that more difficult. In this Managing for Profit, Lynn Justesen explains how the Unlock 5 Crop Life Cycle Strategies …

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Ag groups praise Wisconsin Senate pollution clearinghouse bill

Wisconsin’s State Senate unanimously passed a bill that would create a central clearinghouse for trading pollution reduction credits.  Dairy Business Association President Tom Crave says Wisconsin has a unique opportunity to create a sustainable market that pays for better non-point source pollution reduction through new technologies, more effective permit compliance, and improved water quality. John …

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