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Effective: January 20, 2020 at 8:05amExpires: January 27, 2020 at 3:05pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Economist says Brazil could break corn record, impact U.S. exports

An agricultural economist says corn exports are strong now, but that might change. Dr. Bill Tierney with AgResource says there’s likely to be some strong South American competition in 2019.  “We think that we’ve seen the harvest lull in corn.  We think that there’s very good demand for U.S. corn.  We’re a little bit concerned …

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Thatcher: Lame duck passage of farm bill ‘less than 50-50’

Long time policy watcher Mary Kay Thatcher says the change in U.S. House leadership might result in the offering of alternative language in the USMCA. Thatcher, formerly with the American Farm Bureau Federation and now with Syngenta, says Democrats will likely not hold up the agreement, “but I think they’ll want to put their own …

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Peeples has ‘no regrets’ after farm broadcast career

Farm broadcaster Roddy Peeples happily declares he has no regrets after his career in the farm and ranch news business. The founder of the San Angelo, Texas-based Voice of Southwest Agriculture radio network joined what became the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) in 1956. By his recollection, Peeples has been absent from only one …

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Nutrien Ag Solutions rebranding almost complete

This year hundreds of ag retailers across the country have been rebranded as part of a merger between Agrium Inc.  and Potash Corporation. Speaking to Brownfield at the 2018 NAFB Convention in Kansas City, Vice President of North American Operations Jeff Tarsi says since July, the company has been transitioning more than 1,200 Crop Protection Services …

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Grow Smart scholarship goes to University of Nebraska student

The 2018 Grow Smart Scholarship, sponsored by BASF was awarded at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention to Alexandra Voichoskie-Hansen, an agriculture and environmental sciences communication major at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the daughter of Kert and Jenny Hansen and she first attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska where she earned her …

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Cattle futures up on short covering

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, as the trade gets ready for the week’s widespread direct cash business. December was up $.45 at $116.55 and February was $.27 higher at $119.87. Feeder cattle were up on short covering and technical buying ahead of widespread direct trade. …

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Muted reactions to USDA numbers

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. The USDA lowered its 2018 production estimate but is still expecting a record crop with a record average yield. However, these numbers are as of November 1st and don’t include recent damage or fully factor in quality issues, with more harvest delays expected. The USDA did …

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Less exports should shift more beans to storage

An ag economist calls Thursday’s USDA’s reports a bit surprising. Kevin McNew with Farmers Business Network tells Brownfield the USDA numbers were about a bushel lower for both corn and soybeans than what traders were expecting.  “The negative to it is that trade exports are really bad and the USDA penciled that into this number.  Soybean …

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Thousand Oaks mass shooting survivors recount horror at Borderline nightclub: ‘I’m terrified’

KABC-TV(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — A college night at a popular music bar in a Southern California suburb ended in bloodshed when at least 12 people were shot dead. Witnesses recounted how they hid under tables, jumped through windows and ran for their lives. A gunman burst into the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks …

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People with food allergies now able to board early, clean seats on American

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — American Airlines will start allowing passengers with allergies to board planes early, effective Dec. 12. The move comes in response to a complaint filed by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in Jan. 17. The complaint was filed with the Department of Transportation regarding American Airlines’ policy prohibiting passengers with food allergies …

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French president Macron flatters Trump, but fails to convince him: Experts

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Paris on Friday to take part in ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. But while Macron has developed a close personal relationship with Trump since taking office, he has failed to influence his American counterpart on major foreign …

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Royal gives sneakers their fashion due by pairing them with dress in Rome

Hanne Juul/Aller Media/MEGA(NEW YORK) — Sneakers are having a fashion moment. The fashion item normally associated with athleisure and athletic wear got a royal makeover thanks to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. The royal swapped her traditional high heels for a pair of white sneakers while visiting sights in Rome this week with her husband, …

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What’s happened with the dairy price cycle?

Is the dairy price cycle a thing of the past?  Ben Laine is senior economist with CoBank and he tells Brownfield Ag News, “It’s hard to say where we are exactly. It used to be a pretty predictable three-year cycle that the dairy industry dealt with and we really haven’t seen that since about 2014 …

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A Winter-like “look & feel” on the Great Plains

   Across the Corn Belt, snow showers and squalls are limited to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather is conducive to corn and soybean harvest activities in fields where soils are dry enough to support heavy equipment. On November 4, more than one-quarter of the soybeans remained in the field in …

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Technology to play big role in crop insurance

The head of Rural Community Insurance Services says technology will play an important role in crop insurance. Speaking to Brownfield during Trade Talk at the 2018 NAFB Convention in Kansas City, Mike Day said precision agriculture provides machine-driven data that can be used for processing claims.   Continue reading Technology to play big role in …

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Is soil health a buzz word?

Soil health is getting more and more attention in the ag industry, but Todd Martin with the Independent Professional Seed Association wonders if it’s becoming a buzz word. “Everybody’s talking about it,” he says. “It’s important – there’s no question – but what are we really doing to impact change the way we’re doing business.” …

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Cold wave to dominate the Heartland

   A Santa Ana wind event will persist during the next few days in parts of California, maintaining an elevated wildfire threat. Warmth will accompany California’s offshore winds, but much of the remainder of the country will experience significantly below-normal temperatures. Meanwhile, snow will end later Thursday across the central Plains, but significant accumulations may …

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Shooting at Calif. bar leaves 12 dead including officer, suspect identified

KABC-TV(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — At least 12 people, including an officer, were killed when a gunman burst into a packed Southern California bar overnight and opened fire, authorities said. The lone suspect, 28-year-old Ian David Long, was found dead inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Authorities …

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Bar patrons in Thousand Oaks turned into heroes after gunfire rang out

@Jeremy_Childs/Twitter (LOS ANGELES) — When a gunman opened fire inside a country western bar in California, patrons who had been dancing and having a festive time mustered the bravery to save others, breaking windows to help terrified people escape and taking life-saving measures to aid the injured, witnesses said. “As soon as I looked up, …

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Google CEO announces changes to company’s sexual conduct policies

Google(MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif.) — A week after a massive walk out of its employees, Google says changing how it handles sexual misconduct cases. In an email to employees Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the way the company handled cases of sexual misconduct, and promised change. Google posted the note to employees in its entirety …

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