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Four States Dairy Nutrition Conference

On June 13-14, 2018 Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground for the Four States Dairy Nutrition Conference in Dubuque, IA. Continue reading Four States Dairy Nutrition Conference at Brownfield Ag News.      

Gasoline on an open Farm Bill flame

House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway (R, TX) last week poured gasoline on the open flame of the 2018 Farm Bill controversy, and say what you will about the iron-willed committee chair, it likely wasn’t the best move to calm the increasingly troubled waters of Farm Bill evolution. Conaway told a radio talk show host …

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USDA releases proposed biotech labeling rule, seeks public comment

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has introduced a proposed rule on biotech labeling and is requesting public comment by July 3. The bill mandating GMO labeling on food and beverage products was signed into law in 2016 and gave the USDA two years to develop a national standard. Congress passed the law after several states began …

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Farmers Union critical of farm policy and unequal treatment in Arla milk contract termination

The Wisconsin Farmers Union President says Arla Foods decision to drop 11 dairy farms is another example of failed government policy.  Darin Von Ruden says Congress removed the market stabilization feature from the 2014 Farm Bill before it passed at the urging of the International Dairy Foods Association and the Dairy Business Association.  “A lot …

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Responsible farming

Bayer ForwardFarming is a global initiative demonstrating sustainable agriculture in practice on independent farms around the world.  Trey Hill a 4th generation partner in Harborview Farms, the first Bayer ForwardFarm in the United States, does not use the term sustainable. “Being responsible, I equate it to being able to explain what I do to my children,” …

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CME dairy markets mixed Thursday

Butter and nonfat dry milk were up, but most other dairy markets were down Thursday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Class Three May milk was down $.11 at $15.12 a hundredweight. June was down $.09 to $15.59. July was down $.10 to $15.96.  August was down $.08 to $16.30. The milk futures from September through …

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Hard winter wheat tour projects 37 b/a

The final projected yield from the 2018 Hard Winter Wheat Tour of Kansas and surrounding states is 37 bushels per acre. Tour participants estimated total wheat production in Kansas at just over 243 million bushels.  That would be 90 million bushels less than last year’s crop and the lowest production in Kansas since 1989. According …

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Tyson to invest in lab-grown meat maker

Tyson says it’s investing $2.2 million in Future Meat Technologies, a Jerusalem-based biotech company that manufactures meat directly from animal cells, without having to raise or process animals. Tyson is also putting money into other so-called fake meat makers Beyond Meat and Memphis Meats.  Future Meat Technologies says it’s the only company so far that …

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DuPont/ADM launches plant for potential new market for corn

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland have begun a first-of-its-kind pilot project to produce a renewable source of FDME at an ADM plant in Decatur, Illinois. “We’ve been working with ADM now for several years to develop a new process to take fructose made from cornstarch and transform it into a chemical that can be used …

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Cattle futures higher on stronger cash trade

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed sharply higher supported by Thursday’s cash trade and stronger retail prices.  Feeder cattle also closed sharply higher – latching on to the momentum from the live cattle market.  June live cattle closed $1.67 higher at $106.52 and August live cattle closed $1.55 higher at $105.52.  May feeder …

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Farm Bureau’s dairy revenue insurance approved

  The American Farm Bureau Federation expects to offer dairy farmers a new revenue insurance policy later this summer. AFBF’s market intelligence director John Newton tells Brownfield they’ve partnered with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services to develop a dairy revenue protection program that models crop insurance products.  “It protects the quarterly revenue for milk sales …

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Nutrien Ag Solutions a one-stop-shop for crop farmers

The world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services is launching what it calls a one-stop digital platform to assists growers with everything from agronomic decisions to paying bills. Nutrien, formed at the beginning of the year when Canadian companies Agrium and the Potash Corporation merged, is re-branding its retail division as Nutrien Ag Solutions. …

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Minnesota farmer says strip-till gives him advantage during late spring

A central Minnesota farmer is confident having a strip-till system has given him an advantage as wet, cool conditions delay planting throughout most of the Upper Midwest. Bryan Ryberg of Buffalo Lake says with strips built in the fall, there’s no need for spring tillage. “We have absolutely no wheel compaction because we’re not running …

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Conaway trying to thread the needle to get Farm Bill passed

A policy specialist with American Farm Bureau says amendments could derail Mike Conaway’s House Farm Bill already on shaky ground because of partisan division over the nutrition title. Dale Moore tells Brownfield the Ag Committee chairman from Texas has a big hill to climb as the Republican prepares to bring the Bill to the House …

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First Bayer ForwardFarm in U.S. launched

The first Bayer ForwardFarm in the United States was launched recently near Rock Hall, Maryland. Bayer ForwardFarming is a global initiative demonstrating sustainable agriculture in practice on independent farms around the world. Harborview Farms is a 4th generation family farm on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Becky Langer, Project Manager for the Forward Farming …

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Another White House biofuels meeting is on tap

Another White House meeting to discuss biofuels policy will take place early next week. The offices of Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have confirmed to Brownfield that the two Iowa senators have been invited to the meeting. Other invited senators, according to media reports, are Ted Cruz of Texas and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Grassley …

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Iowa celebrates Soil & Water Conservation Week

This is Soil and Water Conservation Week in Iowa. Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig says they’re highlighting the ongoing work by farmers, landowners and urban residents to protect the state’s soil and water resources. And Naig says the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy is an important part of that effort. “It’s based on the idea that …

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Corn, soybean export sales up on week

  The USDA reports combined old and new crop export sales of corn, soybeans, and wheat for the week ending April 26th were at the high end of pre-report estimates, while old crop soybean product sales topped most analysts’ expectations. Physical shipments of sorghum were more than what’s needed to meet USDA projections for the …

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Ethanol Forum by Indiana Corn Growers Association

Amie Sites will cover the Ethanol Forum by Indiana Corn Growers Association on May 17  at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center, Indianapolis. Continue reading Ethanol Forum by Indiana Corn Growers Association at Brownfield Ag News.      

USSEC says soybeans are “on sale”

  The U.S. Soybean Export Council says the U.S. is attracting more business than usual for soybean sales even with reduced shipments to China and competition from South American. “While China has been focusing their purchases so heavily on South America, and there’s this concern over the tariffs that would really lock them into buying …

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