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Category: Ag News

Global edible insect market is growing

The global insect market is growing and crickets are leading the way, according to a market survey by Barclays and Meticulous Research firm. They say the growing population and declining food resources are driving that growth. Crickets and other insects are high in protein and rich in minerals. The survey says crickets had the largest …

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Missouri farmer’s crops ‘look pretty tough’

Central Missouri farmer Jules Willott planted all the acres he intended, but didn’t finish until the first week in July. “We’ve had a lot of challenges getting stuff planted, and even with the wet weather, some of the stuff got mudded in. We should have waited, but we saw the opportunity to maybe get it …

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Live cattle futures up on higher, light direct trade

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were higher, supported by the steady to higher, but lightly traded, direct business during the session. The USDA’s cattle on feed and inventory numbers are out on Friday the 19th. August was up $.60 at $108.47 and October was $.65 higher at $109.97. Feeder cattle were lower, pressured by …

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Cheese, Amazon, $5 million in less than 2 years

A cheesemaker says disintermediation and e-commerce can help revitalize rural America. “We started selling on Amazon 18-months ago and we now have more than a $5 million business with two items.”       Owner of The Specialty Cheese Company Paul Scharfman says the rise of the internet, innovation, and Terroir, or the idea products taste differently based …

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Bill calls to fully staff border ag inspectors

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a bill to increase the number of ag inspectors at the border. Led by Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Gary Peters of Michigan, the Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 would give the U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority …

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Nebraska is a ‘prime target’ for hog expansion

As Iowa has become more saturated with hog production facilities, some major pork producers are looking to expand into Nebraska. Will Keech is director of livestock development for AFAN, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska. “We’re working with the Maschhoffs and Cactus Farms, among others, that have operations in Iowa. But as …

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Heavy rain increasing fertilizer runoff to Gulf

The head of natural and environmental resources with Illinois Farm Bureau says keeping up with the state’s nutrient loss reduction strategy has been a challenge for Illinois farmers this year. Lauren Lurkins says finding ways to reduce the loading of nitrates and phosphorus into the Gulf of Mexico is difficult with such large amounts of …

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USDA expects higher 2019 chicken production

The USDA increased its projection for 2019 commercial chicken production slightly, while lowering turkey. Broiler production is now seen at 43.034 billion pounds, up 43 million on the month because of hatchery numbers and expectations for heavier average weights, with slightly lower exports and fractional increase in per capita consumption. Turkey was down modestly from …

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“Barry” to cause catastrophic Delta flooding

Across the Corn Belt, sunny, warm weather favors a rapid pace of crop growth. However, corn and soybean stages of development remain far behind the average pace, owing to a sluggish spring planting pace. In addition, a few areas in the Midwest have not received much rain in recent days, leading to local soil crusting …

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Prevent plant acres increasing demand for cover crop seed

An Illinois Stine Seed Company representative says cover crop seed is in high demand right now. “All of the prevented plant acres that are out there this year put a strain on the seed supply as far as summer annuals, which the industry wasn’t prepared for.” Cliff Schuette tells Brownfield farmers are looking to plant …

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Trade mission strengthens Indiana-Mexico relationship

ISDA photo Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch led a trade mission to Mexico this week. The Hoosier delegation met with senior officials including Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture Victor Villalobos and the Mexican Undersecretary of North America. Crouch, who returned to Indiana Thursday night, says a highlight of the trip was signing a letter of intent …

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Using technology to support conservation efforts

Precision agriculture doesn’t just help growers improve their efficiency and boost their return on investment – it’s also helping to improve conservation efforts. In this Managing for Profit, Greg Emerick explains how ag technology is helping make that happen. Continue reading Using technology to support conservation efforts at Brownfield Ag News.      

Yes, ice cream counts as healthy

July is National Ice Cream Month – so, don’t guilt yourself. Enjoy! A half cup counts as a serving of dairy and it’s good for you. Healthy Living ~ Ice cream counts Continue reading Yes, ice cream counts as healthy at Brownfield Ag News.      

Market analyst celebrates market’s response to Thursday’s reports

The market’s reaction to Thursday’s USDA crop production and stocks report left some analysts scratching their heads. But for analyst Darin Newsom, it was a cause for celebration. “It was actually a great day. It was a great reaction to the foolishness of USDA,” Newsom says. “It was actually a lot of fun to watch.” …

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Pork, beef exports rebound in May

U.S. pork and beef exports rebounded in May after faltering in the first few months of the year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the volume of pork and beef shipped out of the country in May was about the same as a year ago, but the value of each was more. However, comparing this …

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Lean hogs lower on demand concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed with modest gains on short covering and support from the higher cash trade.  Feeder cattle futures were higher on the same factors.  August live cattle closed $.25 higher at $107.87 and October live cattle closed $.35 higher at $109.32.  August feeder cattle closed $.27 higher at …

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Committee continues work on 2020 dietary guidelines

The team of experts responsible for developing the 2020 Dietary Guidelines is meeting in D.C. this week. The meeting kicked off yesterday with presentations by each subcommittee and deliberation by the full committee. It continues today with comments from the general public. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines will focus on what Americans eat and drink to …

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Levee chairman testifies repairs should come quickly

The head of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association has testified before a U.S. House subcommittee hearing about Missouri River flooding. Tom Waters, a seventh-generation farmer, who says farmers livelihoods have been lost, “It just trickles through the whole economy of the state. But when you put Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska in there, the …

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Wheat leads on USDA supply, demand changes

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. The USDA lowered production and yield but that’s using June’s acreage numbers as they resurvey producers for the August report. New crop U.S. and world ending stocks were both down on the month, mainly tied to the U.S. production adjustment, with minimal changes to the …

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Cell-cultured meat developer predicts product on market within three years

Brian Spears, co-founder and CEO of New Age Meats A developer of cell-cultured meat says they plan to have product ready for market within three years. San Francisco-based New Age Meats is already producing pork sausage in a lab and plans to develop a whole line of cell-cultured meat products. Company co-founder Brian Spears believes …

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