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Category: Ag News

Missouri cattleman says drought is worst he’s ever seen

Severe to extreme drought conditions continue across much of Missouri. Northwest Missouri cattleman Don Fischer says, in his 40 years of farming, he’s never seen it so dry. “Ponds are drying up. The hay crop is very short from last year and to make matters worse everybody used up all their reserves this spring,” Fischer …

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer verdict

A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay 289 million dollars in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between its glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide and cancer. The case of former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. The jury decided …

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Soybean inspections stay on track

The USDA reports soybean export inspections remain on pace to meet projections for the 2017/18 marketing year. The current marketing year for beans, corn, and sorghum runs through the end of August. Wheat came out at 462,854 tons, up 136,270 from the week ending August 2nd, but down 48,770 from the week ending August 10th, …

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Wisconsin’s Dairy Task Force begins work

Monday is the first day of work for Wisconsin’s Dairy Task Force 2.0, a task force requested by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to look into the issues causing low prices, large supplies, and financial stress for the state’s dairy farmers. The task force is patterned after a similar task force that was organized in the …

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Weeds present differing levels of resource competition

Different weeds present different levels of competition for water and nutrients.  Syngenta weed scientist Brett Craigmyle says no matter what the weed is, it’s also important to keep them under control.  All weeds compete for water and nutrients, but each its own level. “Take a giant ragweed, for example, it’s a very competitive weed,” Craigmyle …

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Attorney says nuisance lawsuits and outcomes would vary from state to state

An attorney with the National Agricultural Law Center says additional nuisance lawsuit jury awards against North Carolina hog farmers might continue. Senior Staff Attorney Rusty Rumley tells Brownfield when producers for Smithfield Foods lost in court, North Carolina state lawmakers immediately recognized a need to update their Right to Farm statutes. “They’ve actually just updated …

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Farmers concerned about trade as harvest approaches

Many farmers say they are concerned about trade tensions with China as the Trump administration announces even more tariffs. Brad Reynolds with Ohio Corn and Wheat says it’s critical that farmers have a market for their crops. “We just hope that this gets rectified fast because we have crops that are getting ready  to be …

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Wisconsin researcher studies nitrogen-fixing corn

A University of Wisconsin researcher is hoping to use the traits from a variety of corn found in the Mexican mountains to reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer. Jean-Michel Ané tells Brownfield the giant corn can stand more than 16 feet tall and unlike most corn, it can fix much of its own nitrogen similar to …

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Fed survey indicates repayment issues

A Kansas City Federal Reserve survey says the farm economy in the Fed’s Tenth District dipped in the second quarter of 2018 as commodity prices dropped, weakening agriculture credit conditions. Despite that, the survey indicates farmland values in the seven states have remained about steady, which has supported agricultural credit markets. The farm income decline …

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Crop production estimates put pressure on trade

An ag economist with Purdue University says the USDA corn and soybean production estimates are putting pressure on trade officials to come to an agreement with China. Chris Hurt says the need for markets is even more important as harvest approaches. “We’ve got a huge crop and we need markets to sell that crop and …

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R-CALF seeks injunction on checkoff spending in 13 more states

A group of cattle producers is expanding their challenge of the beef checkoff program and how the dollars are used.  R-CALF USA’s CEO Bill Bullard says, “We used the Montana Beef Council case as a test case.  We believe that the government was unconstitutionally requiring producers to fund the private speech of a private state beef …

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Prices sink after USDA raises corn, soybean yield estimates

Corn and soybean prices sunk Friday after the USDA raised its production estimates for both crops. Iowa State University extension economist Chad Hart says the trade anticipated an uptick in yield. “But not nearly as much as they did.” In its first survey-based forecast of the year, USDA increased the corn yield estimate to what …

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“Political will” needed to get Farm Bill done on time

A policy specialist says it will take tremendous political will for the House and Senate conference committees to get the 2018 Farm Bill done on time. Jonathan Coppess with the University of Illinois tells Brownfield concessions on the nutrition title will have to be made. “If there’s a political will to get the farm bill …

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New research shows flies can transmit PEDv, Senecavirus A

Researchers have gone a step further in showing flies can infect pigs with devastating diseases. In 2003, doctors Scott Dee, Satoshi Otake, and others proved that Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome—commonly called PRRS virus—could survive in and be spread by houseflies. Gene Spellman with Central Life Sciences says new research led by Iowa State University …

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Stay on top of aphid populations

Soybean farmers are being reminded to stay on top of aphid populations. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Dave Nicolai says the number of aphids in a field can double and even triple in a week’s time. “I would be looking at these fields every three to four days.  I know it’s nice to go …

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Wolves kill four calves in northern Minnesota

A northern Minnesota crop and livestock farmer recently lost four calves in one night after gray wolves attacked his herd.  And the producer says he feels like his hands are tied. Shayne Isane of Badger says wolves are a huge problem in his area. “They bring in federal trappers when we do have kills, but …

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Risk analyst says trade war could not come at worse time for farmers

The director of risk consulting services for CHS Hedging says the trade war could not come at a worse time for farmers. Kent Beadle tells Brownfield farm incomes have followed commodity prices down the last four years. “For many farmers, the contract highs themselves have been little more than break-even at best.  And nobody wants …

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Farmfest Gubernatorial forum highlights issues important to ag

The five major candidates vying to be Minnesota’s next governor shared their views on many important ag issues Wednesday during Farmfest. DFL candidates Tim Walz, Lori Swanson, and Erin Murphy joined Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson on the Farmfest stage, the first time all five were part of a forum at the same time. …

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Produce Rule will cost small farms the most

A new study by USDA’s Economic Research Service says the Produce Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act will cost smaller farms the most to implement. The study says costs related to administering the rule, employees and food safety will range from less than half of a percent of annual produce sales for large farms …

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Monitoring nutrients this year to benefits next year’s crop

Excessive rainfall at the start growing season in parts of the Corn Belt has some farmers battling mobile nutrient loss. In this Managing for Profit, we’ll learn how growers can use the nutrient monitoring tools within Encirca Pro to evaluate mobile nutrient loss to improve and fine tune fertility programs for the following growing season. …

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