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...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...nebraska... Vermillion River Near Davis Vermillion River Near Vermillion Big Sioux River At Sioux Falls Western Avenue Big Sioux River At Sioux City ...Read More.
Effective: September 21, 2019 at 10:08amExpires: September 22, 2019 at 2:00pmTarget Area: Davison

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...nebraska... Vermillion River Near Davis Vermillion River Near Vermillion Big Sioux River At Sioux Falls Western Avenue Big Sioux River At Sioux City ...Read More.
Effective: September 21, 2019 at 10:08amExpires: September 22, 2019 at 2:07pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Category: Ag News

Iowa corn is 74 percent dented

Seventy-four percent of Iowa’s corn crop has reached the dent stage, ten days behind average, while eight percent has reached maturity, 13 days behind average.  The corn condition rating improved slightly from the previous week to 65 percent good to excellent. On soybeans, 40 percent of the crop has begun coloring, eight days behind average, …

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Farm group leaders speak out against proposed Wisconsin CAFO siting rule changes

Farm organizations together spoke out against proposed changes to the Wisconsin livestock siting rule (ATCP 51). Cindy Leitner with the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance says, “At a time when our industry is struggling the most, we cannot afford any more loss due to costly rules and revisions. Unfortunately, that’s precisely what we’re facing today.” Leitner says …

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Walz announces Governor’s Biofuels Council

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is establishing a Biofuels Council to foster growth in the state’s ethanol and biodiesel industries. Walz announced the executive order to form the Council at Minnesota Corn Growers Association president Brian Thalmann’s farm near Plato west of the Twin Cities Monday. Thalmann tells Brownfield it’s a great day for Minnesota. “Anything …

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Farmers unsure what to do with anger

Farmers aren’t sure what to do with frustration stemming from trade disruptions, RFS waivers, and difficult growing conditions. Minnesota director of rural mental health Ted Matthews says for obvious reasons, President Trump has become a lightning rod. “There are farmers who are furious with the President for the tariffs. And then there are farmers that …

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Indiana crops 31% good to excellent

Late planted Indiana crops continue to suffer from a lack of rainfall. Corn is now 90 percent in the dough stage, 59 percent dented, and 16 percent mature; condition is rated 31 percent good to excellent. Ninety-one percent of the soybean crop is setting pods, five percent are dropping leaves and condition is 31 percent …

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Corn silage harvest starting in Michigan

Heavy rainfall across much of Michigan was good for some crops while the condition of others remains poor. The USDA says the state’s corn crop condition is 42 percent good to excellent with 80 percent in the dough stage, 41 percent dented and 3 percent mature. Soybeans are 92 percent setting pods, 17 percent dropping …

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Harvest in full swing for several Arkansas crops

Corn and rice harvest continues in Arkansas, while soybean harvest is picking up speed.  According to the latest crop report from the USDA, 63 percent of the state’s corn crop is harvested, that’s on pace with last year and behind the 5-year average.  Forty-four percent of the rice crop has been harvested, with 86 percent …

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Weather advancing Tennessee crops

Extended hot, dry weather is progressing corn harvest, while pressuring late-planted soybeans.  According to the USDA’s latest Crop and Weather report, 38 percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested, that’s on pace with last year and slightly ahead of the 5-year averages.  Soybean harvest is underway, with 9 percent of the crop cut …

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Another ethanol plant is shutting down

Another Midwest ethanol plant is shutting down. Siouxland Energy Cooperative, a producer owned company located in northwest Iowa, says it will idle production at its ethanol production facility in Sioux Center. Officials say the closing is because of small refinery exemptions granted to large oil refiners, which they say have undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard …

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The importance of farm and ranch succession planning

Allan Vyhnalek At the UNL-IANR Big Red Building at Husker Harvest Days, we talked to Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek about farm and ranch succession planning. AUDIO: Allan Vyhnalek Continue reading The importance of farm and ranch succession planning at Brownfield Ag News.      

NK adds soybean trait options for 2020 planting

During a stop at the Syngenta display at Husker Harvest Days, we visited with NK district manager Matt Dolch about NK’s soybean trait platform options for 2020 planting, including Enlist E3, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and LibertyLink GT27. AUDIO: Matt Dolch Continue reading NK adds soybean trait options for 2020 planting at Brownfield Ag News. …

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Movie inspired by a grain entrapment accident aims to promote farm safety

A new movie titled “SILO” is bringing the importance of ag safety to viewers across the US. Producer Sam Goldberg tells Brownfield the film was inspired by a 2010 grain entrapment accident involving the death of two teenage boys in Mount Carroll, Illinois. “We worked with fire rescue workers, professors, farmers, and everyone kind of …

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Meteorologist is watching dry conditions in Brazil

DTN senior ag meteorologist Bryce Anderson Key soybean producing regions in Brazil are very dry as farmers get ready to plant their next soybean crop.  DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it bears watching. “The fattest part of their production area is in the central part of Brazil—Mato Grosso and Goias,” Anderson says. “They are quite …

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Precipitation volume too much for the rain gauge

Some parts of eastern South Dakota are cleaning up from rain that in some cases, is hard to measure. “Our gauge goes to six inches and it ran over,” said Lewis Bainbridge, who farms south of Mitchell, South Dakota. Bainbridge stopped has pickup to describe to Brownfield what he’s seeing while surveying damage from the …

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SD Farmers Union cattleman can’t break even

A cow-calf producer told his lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week he is struggling to make a profit. “We’re probably going to receive somewhere around $200 under our break even this year. So, explaining that to them and the expenses we incur and all the hard work we do and we can’t even seem to …

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Minnesota Farm Bureau pleased with WOTUS repeal

Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap is pleased to see the WOTUS rule repealed. “I think all farmers want clean water, but farmers also want clear rules.” He suggests WOTUS was not clear and calls it a case of government overreach. “We really felt that 2015 rule was a vast expansion of jurisdiction over water …

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Farmers securing propane ahead of harvest

Many farmers expect to dry down crops this fall. Trevor Holm, a Wyffels Hybrids district sales manager in southwest Minnesota, says propane comes up in just about every conversation with farmers right now. “They’re buying propane since it’s a pretty good value, and a couple have purchased about twice as much as they have over …

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Minnesota farmer understands concerns with USMCA

A Minnesota farmer says some legitimate issues are holding up ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. Angela Guentzel of LeSueur County joined other Minnesota Farm Bureau members on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Lawmakers told her USMCA has stalled on labor, the environment, and big pharma. “I guess what was said to us …

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Soybeans up, waiting for more on China

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. China is reportedly exempting U.S. beans from a tariff increase ahead of the next round of negotiations. The next high-level talks are at a still unspecified date in October. China bought 204,000 tons of new crop U.S. beans Friday morning, less than what the trade …

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Prioritizing your corn harvest

After a late and extended planting season, farmers need to have a plan of action for harvesting fields based on maturity and stressors that crops in different fields are facing. In this Managing for Profit, Josh Gunther with Burrus Seed will guide us through the order in which corn fields should be harvested to get …

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