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Category: Ag News

Missouri farmer says trade issues ‘not just China’

Missouri farmer Kyle Kirby says farmers facing issues with weather, markets and trade need the tariff relief announced by the Trump administration Tuesday. “There are some guys that are going to be looking at some hardships at the end of the year,” Kirby told Brownfield Ag News Tuesday, “so hopefully this package will contain some …

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Growth Energy: drivers pass 5 billion miles on E15

The pro-ethanol group Growth Energy says American drivers have driven more than five billion miles on E15 fuel. CEO Emily Skor says it is telling that the new milestone was reached even when there are restrictions on the sale of E15. “It shows that the fuel provides unrivaled value for the engines, the environment, and …

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Southern Rust confirmed in eight states

Southern Rust has been confirmed on corn in eight states, but an Illinois plant pathologist says it is not uncommon this time of year. “It’s actually a good thing that we are seeing it this late in the season because it tends to be more of a problem the earlier it comes into the state.” …

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Milk futures up, cash dairy mixed Tuesday

Milk futures were up sharply and cash dairy prices were mixed at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday. July Class Three milk was up $.01 at $14.20.   August was up $.28 to $14.92. September was up $.20 to $15.63.  October was up $.22 to $16.12. The milk futures from November through next June ranged from one …

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Report shows fewer dicamba-injured soybean acres

The latest update on dicamba injury to soybeans indicates that, as of July 15th, 1.1 million soybean acres were damaged nationwide. That compares to 2.5 million acres of dicamba-damaged soybeans reported at this point in 2017, although not all of the same states submitted reports this time around. The report is based on estimates from university weed …

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MSU offers free pollinator course

Michigan State University is offering a free-online course to help people learn about pollinators and how to help them. The program is open to the public and does not have an official enrollment structure. It will cover the importance of pollinators to agriculture and the environment, current issues and ways to help populations. Participants can …

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Construction underway for American Farm Museum

This month ground has been broken for the American Farm Museum and Educational Center near the Michigan/Ohio border. The center grew out of an idea for a farm toy museum after a family from Blissfield, Michigan wanted to feature their 13,000-piece collection. Construction is now underway for a storage building to house artifacts. When complete, …

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Mexico wants NAFTA deal soon

Mexico reportedly wants to reach a North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of August. Bloomberg reports that a modernized NAFTA would allow Mexico’s new president to focus on other priorities when he takes office. NAFTA talks are set to resume this week. The Trump administration has said it is still considering bilateral agreements …

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Milk marketing with risk management tools can add up

Mike North with Commodity Risk Management Group says not all of the milk marketing news is bad, and says many farmers are still not using the tools that can add more than two dollars a hundredweight to their milk checks. Continue reading Milk marketing with risk management tools can add up at Brownfield Ag News. …

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Wetland easement haying allowed in Missouri’s driest counties

Wetland easements in Missouri’s driest counties can be cut and baled for livestock forage.  Landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to cut up to 50 percent of the grass in their wetland easements if they’re in a drought-designated county. Acting Assistant State Conservationist Chris Hamilton tells Brownfield cutting hay on the …

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Most Minnesota crops doing well

Most of Minnesota’s crops are in good to excellent condition, but there are a few areas struggling after getting more rain.  The USDA says portions of the state started to recover from flooded fields last week and then received more rain. Seventy-seven percent of the corn is at or beyond the silking state, a week …

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Wisconsin crops got rain, but most could use more

Many Wisconsin farmers were thankful to see a little rain last week to help their crops but many would like another good soaking rain. Fifty-three percent of Wisconsin’s corn has reached silking stage which is about five days ahead of average.  Sixty-six percent of soybeans have bloomed, and that’s also five days ahead of average.  …

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Missouri crops progressing faster, at lower quality

Missouri crops are progressing faster than last year, but dry weather continues to harm them. Corn silking is 95 percent complete as of Sunday. The crop is rated only 35 percent good to excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 69 percent, 15 percentage points ahead of last year. Thirty-two percent of soybeans are setting pods and the …

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Varying moisture across Iowa affecting crops

Flood related nutrient loss and crop damage is a concern in the northern two thirds of Iowa, but subsoil moisture in the southern third of the state is less than 30 percent adequate to surplus. Corn silking is at 88 percent, 27 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. The crop is 79 percent good …

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Illinois crops continue to progress faster than last year

The USDA reports corn silking in Illinois reached 97 percent as of Sunday with a third of the crop in the dough stage, which is ahead of last year. the crop is 82 percent good to excellent. Soybeans are 88 percent bloomed and 66 percent of the pods are set, compared to 31 percent last …

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Red meat, poultry in cold storage up on year

The USDA says supplies of red meat in cold storage at the end of June 2018 were up 5% from the end of June 2017. Beef jumped 8% to 448.577 million pounds and pork was slightly above a year ago at 560.034 million as the U.S. meat industry continues to grapple with high production levels …

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Average Michigan cherry crop anticipated

A grower in the nation’s top producing cherry region expects an average harvest amid a dry growing season. “I knew I had a lot of cherries on the trees, but they aren’t turning into as many pounds as I would have expected.” Jim Nugent tells Brownfield while USDA had been forecasting a larger cherry crop …

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Dry weather causing issues in Michigan

A crop farmer in Michigan’s Thumb says insect pressure is mounting from persistent dry conditions. Mark Reif grows corn, soybeans, dry beans, wheat and pickles near Saginaw.  “If it stays like it is, it’s going to be a challenge getting the right insecticides that are actually going to work on the bugs, the spider mites and …

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Senate to announce Farm Bill Conferees

The U.S. Senate will name farm bill conferees this week. Four Republicans and three Democrats are expected to be listed including Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts, a Republican from Kansas, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Republican from Kentucky. The House will be represented by 47 conferees in the discussion. Both Roberts and House …

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Corn, soybean export inspections up on week

The USDA reports that as of the week ending July 19, 2018, corn export inspections will likely fall short of projections for the 2017/18 marketing year, which runs through the end of August for corn, sorghum, and soybeans. The 2018/19 marketing year for wheat got underway June 1st. Wheat came out at 397,862 tons, down …

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