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Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...nebraska...iowa... Lake Francis Case At Chamberlain Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield James River At Huron ...Read More.
Effective: May 25, 2019 at 10:29amExpires: May 29, 2019 at 6:00amTarget Area: Davison

Category: Ag News

Planting delay considerations becoming more complicated

Farmers have a lot to contemplate while waiting for fields to dry out. Farm management analyst Kent Thiesse, who’s based in southern Minnesota, says impending crop insurance deadlines and emerging details of more trade aid has muddied up this year’s planting intentions. Thiesse recently ran some numbers on soybeans planted after June 10th with an …

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Wet, active pattern continues for the Heartland

A slowly weakening low-pressure system over the north-central U.S. will drift eastward, crossing New England on Friday. Meanwhile, additional storm systems will affect the nation’s mid-section late in the week and early next week, respectively, boosting 5-day rainfall totals to 1 to 4 inches or more across large sections of the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast. …

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Farmer considering options after facing planting delays

Many farmers in the Midwest continue to face planting delays because of cool and wet conditions. Southern Indiana Farmer Ben Kron says it has been one of the worst planting seasons he’s seen.   “It’s really bad- we thought last year was bad but at this time we were still probably 70-80% done,” he says. …

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Unfavorable weather across much of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley, and are also occurring in the upper Midwest. On May 19, prior to the latest round of rain, topsoil moisture was rated more than one-half surplus in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, and at least 40% surplus in five other Midwestern …

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Op-ed calls on Congress to ratify USMCA

Directors of agriculture in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are calling on Congress to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. An op-ed calls the USMCA a dose of good news that is within immediate reach. It was written jointly by Iowa’s Mike Naig, Nebraska’s Steve Wellman, and Missouri’s Chris Chinn. “Being able to maintain those zero …

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E15 rule on track

With about a week to go before Reid Vapor Pressure regulations restrict higher blends of ethanol for the summer, the American Coalition for Ethanol remains confident the EPA will have the new E15 rule in place by June first. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says he continues to hear positive signals from Capitol Hill. “All I …

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Visit with your lender when contemplating prevent plant

Farmers are encouraged to visit with their ag lender when considering prevented planting. Caleb McConnell with Compeer Financial says there are a lot of variables as wet weather continues to delay fieldwork. “It’s definitely something we keep in mind, and we would like people to put pen to paper and see how that prevented plant …

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Senate Ag Committee holds hearing on climate change and the ag sector

USDA Dairy Council president and CEO Tom Vilsack was one of those testifying at the Senate Ag Committee’s hearing on climate change and agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing this morning on “Climate Change and the Agriculture Sector”. Testifying were Kansas cattle rancher Debbie Lyons-Blythe; UC-Davis animal scientist Dr. Frank Mitloehner; Nebraska farmer …

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President Trump grants Missouri emergency declaration request

Some Missouri communities, farmers and ranchers are breathing a sigh of relief. Governor Mike Parson says President Donald Trump has approved his major disaster declaration request in response to historic spring flooding this year. The governor’s April 24 request said $25 million in qualifying expenses had already been identified. The declaration makes federal assistance available …

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Engaging the next generation of agriculture

It’s no secret the aging farm population is a challenge the entire ag sector continues to face and bringing more young people back into the industry is something that’s being addressed on a global level.   In the US, just 9 percent of farmers are under the age of 35.  In the European Union, that …

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GROWMARK introduces AgValidity program

GROWMARK announced Monday it is partnering with technology vendors from across the world with its new AgValidity testing program. “In essence what we are trying to do is help growers solve what are the key technologies, software, platforms, products that they need to be looking for in the future.” Brendan Bachman with GROWMARK says AgValidity …

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Regulating cell-based meat

The USDA and FDA will jointly oversee the production of cell-based meat, and a leader with the North American Meat Institute says he thinks that will provide a level playing field for the regulation of the products. Mark Dopp is the general counsel and senior vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs. “Level playing fields …

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Ceres Solutions Knowledge Event

On Thursday, August 15 Amie Simpson will be in Perrysville, IN for the Ceres Solutions Knowledge Event. Continue reading Ceres Solutions Knowledge Event at Brownfield Ag News.      

What’s pea protein and why is it in food?

Peas are becoming an increasingly popular protein source in the food industry. Pea protein is typically made from the yellow split pea, a high fiber legume with many essential amino acids. Healthy Living ~ pea protein Continue reading What’s pea protein and why is it in food? at Brownfield Ag News.      

Corn rallies 40 cents on planting delays

An extension grain market economist tells Brownfield this spring’s planting delays have provided a second chance to farmers pricing corn. Ed Usset with the University of Minnesota says it’s been a quick spurt higher as wet conditions continue to keep planters out of fields. “Old crop spot prices for corn in southwestern Minnesota have the …

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Minnesota legislature likely headed to special session

The director of government relations for Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) believes the legislature is headed to a special session and says many MFU priorities remain in play. Stu Lourey tells Brownfield the Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, and Governor Walz spent the weekend hammering out a state budget so committee leaders can move …

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Wisconsin corn planting 35% complete

Wisconsin farmers took advantage of more than four days suitable for fieldwork last week. The USDA Crop Progress report says corn planting went from 14 to 35 percent complete, with producers avoiding low spots and heavy soils. Heavy rains did halt fieldwork again over the weekend. Soybean planting is 12 percent complete, 10 days behind …

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Minnesota corn planting 56% complete

Minnesota corn planting has crossed the halfway point but remains more than a week behind normal. The USDA crop progress report shows as of Sunday, 56 percent of intended corn acres have been planted. That’s three days behind a year ago and 10 days behind the five-year average. Soybeans are 22 percent planted, four days …

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Investment in plant-based protein growing

Plant-based protein companies have attracted $16 billion in investment during the last 10 years. The Good Food Institute says $13 billion was invested in just the last two years. Alternatives to dairy products lead the way, while mainstream restaurants are adding plant-based burgers to their menus. Carl’s Jr., Red Robin, and White Castle serve products …

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Storms across much of the Heartland; heat Southeast

A storm system currently emerging from the Rockies will rapidly intensify later Monday and on Tuesday while crossing the central and southern Plains. By mid-week, the storm will weaken while crossing the upper Midwest, while a new system will develop across the Intermountain West. Toward week’s end, the latter storm will also traverse the Plains, …

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