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Category: Ag News

Half of Kansas wheat rates poor as tour gets underway

Fifty percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop is rated poor to very poor this week. Gary Millershaski, who farms near the town of Lakin in southwest Kansas, says his dryland wheat looks really tough. “Our crop actually looks like it’s the middle of February,” says Millershaski. “We plant anything from 10- to 12-inch rows …

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Compare the Dairy Margin Protection Program to the Livestock Gross Margin program

Dairy Margin Protection Program has been improved, and the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program has been fully funded, but which program is best for your dairy?  Fran Felber from Ag Risk Managers helps answer that. Continue reading Compare the Dairy Margin Protection Program to the Livestock Gross Margin program at Brownfield Ag News.      

Cattle showing season underway

It’s only April, but the cattle showing season has already begun. Show Chairman Kevin Jorgensen says the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase is a collective effort between the Red and White, Jersey, and the Wisconsin Holstein Associations.  He says the three cattle groups decided they were better off collectively putting on one show than three separate shows.  …

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Small grain planting underway in Minnesota

The USDA indicates planting has begun across Minnesota. The latest crop progress report shows the first acres of wheat, oats, barley, and potatoes are in. Sugar beet planting, at 10 percent complete, is well behind last year and the five-year average of 44 percent. As snow melts and frost works its way out of fields, …

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Ohio corn, soybeans are 1 percent planted

  Corn and soybean planting in Ohio is 1 percent complete, well behind the five-year average. Farmers worked in the fields between scattered rain across the state last week. Other crops see continued growth with winter wheat planting 34 percent complete and oats planting at 26 percent complete. Soils remain saturated. Topsoil and subsoil moisture …

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FMD vaccine development moves to U.S. mainland

National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian Liz Wagstrom tells Brownfield a major hurdle has been cleared in the development of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. Last week, USDA authorized the movement of a non-virulent strain of the FMD virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U.S. mainland. “This is a vaccine …

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Planting begins for some Hoosier farmers

Warmer and drier weather has allowed some Hoosier growers to plant corn and soybeans. According to the latest crop report, corn is 8 percent planted and soybeans are 3 percent planted, both behind the last year and five-year average pace. Winter wheat continues to grow at a steady pace and is 61 percent good to …

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MCGA thanks MDA for releasing Nitrogen Rule while evaluation continues

The Minnesota Corn Growers appreciate the expedited release of the Groundwater Protection Rule as the Association continues evaluating the Department of Ag proposal. MCGA president Kirby Hettver is a crop farmer from De Graff in west-central Minnesota. “This did speed up the process for having this released by about a month.  So we’re thankful for …

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Researcher: No connection between cattle antibiotic use and human resistance

Researchers at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Nebraska say the normal use of antibiotics in cattle does not contribute to antimicrobial resistance in humans. “When we get down to meat, and we have study that’s under review right now, we see no difference in resistance between meats that have been produced conventionally—where antibiotics …

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NAFTA one step closer

  Trade officials appear to be a step closer to wrapping up NAFTA negotiations after last week’s meeting in Washington D.C. but no action has been taken on Canada’s dairy supply management system.  Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells Brownfield she has a lot of concerns about Canada’s dairy trade. “This could …

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H-2A helping to supply Michigan’s specialty crop workforce

  The head of Great Lakes Ag Labor Services says there is an adequate supply of seasonal labor to start Michigan’s the growing season. “So far, it’s going pretty well, interest in the program continues to grow because it’s the only option for seasonal workers.” General manager Bob Boehm tells Brownfield it’s especially difficult for …

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Democrat supports GOP call for MO Ag Dept funding fix

There is bipartisan support in the Missouri House for more state funding for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The House Budget Committee’s ranking Democrat supports Republican State Representative Don Rone’s call for additional funding. House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick of Columbia tells Missourinet News the department’s Division of Plant Industries is underfunded, “That office is …

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Dry beans, peas and lentil production forecast lower

  The USDA says pulse crop production in the U.S. is expected slightly lower this year. “Both the production and the planted area for dry beans and peas and lentils is projected down just a little bit more in 2018.” USDA economist Travis Minor says total dry bean acreage is forecast seven percent lower. Dry …

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West-central Minnesota farmer waiting on warmer soils

A west-central Minnesota farmer expects to wait at least another week to begin planting. Kirby Hettver says there should be a lot of activity by next Monday, if the weather cooperates. “It looks like a 40 percent chance (of rain) for us on Tuesday.  Depending on the amount of precipitation, that could push everything back …

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Monsanto on Arkansas and Missouri dicamba dates

Farmers in several states are finding out their ability to use new dicamba products is ever changing. The Arkansas Supreme Court has stayed several decisions in county courts that would have allowed access to dicamba products after April 15th. Monsanto’s dicamba lead, Ryan Rubischko, tells Brownfield Ag News, “We are not providing Xtendimax in that …

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CME dairy prices mostly up Friday

Dairy prices were mostly up Friday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Class Three April milk was unchanged at $14.51 a hundredweight.  May was up $.09 at $15.07. June was up $.11 to 15.55. July was up $.07 to $16.01.  The milk futures from August through next March ranged from zero to eight cents higher. Grade …

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Stine agronomist urges patience

A Stine Seed agronomist is advising corn growers to let their soils warm up and dry out some before planting. Mike Smith says planting corn into cool, wet soils can result in problems that last all summer long. “There are several things that can occur,” Smith says. “Sidewall compaction—we can get nutrients being stuck in one …

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Nebraska’s property tax relief drive has ended

Supporters of a billion-dollar property tax relief measure in Nebraska have dropped their efforts to place the issue on the November ballot. Trent Fellers with the coalition called Reform for Nebraska’s Future, says there were growing doubts as to whether the ballot measure was the best route to address the issue. And he says they weren’t …

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Missouri debuts Rural Resources Guide

A resource guide has debuted for rural Missourians. The guide is a collaboration between the state Economic Development Department and the Missouri department of agriculture with local service groups. The guide includes community services, business and community development, workforce and education, infrastructure and governance. Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says the guide will benefit farmers …

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N.C. residents win nuisance case against Murphy-Brown

Neighbors of a North Carolina hog farm have won their nuisance case against pork producer Murphy-Brown. A federal jury awarded each of the ten plaintiffs more than five million dollars each in compensatory and punitive damages. Their lawsuit claimed odors and flies coming from the large-scale hog operation caused “loss of use and enjoyment of …

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