Feds launch hate-crime probe in double slaying at Kentucky Kroger store

iStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The FBI has launched a federal hate-crime investigation into the double slaying of two African-American shoppers at a Kentucky grocery store as murder charges were filed against the suspect, a man who …

Bradley says new EPA dicamba registration raises questions

Missouri Weed Scientist Kevin Bradley tells Brownfield Ag News the new EPA registration for dicamba over-the-top application is a concern in Missouri. The EPA says it can be applied 45 days after soybean planting, “Some areas have a …

Missouri yields vary widely from field to field

A northern Missouri farmer had widely varying yields depending on the severity of drought. Joshlyn Yoder says part of his farm was in an area that was hurt by extreme dry weather midway through the …

Cattle futures higher ahead of widespread direct trade

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed mostly higher ahead of anticipated stronger cash trade and strength in the outside markets.  Stronger wholesale values were also supportive.  December live cattle closed $.17 higher at $117.12 and …

Soybeans supported by possible trade talks

Soybeans were sharply higher on commercial and technical buying. Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted he and President Xi will meet later this month at the G20 summit in Argentina. Nothing has been officially scheduled, at …

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: November 1, 2018

Dec. corn closed at $3.66 and 3/4, up 3 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $8.69, up 30 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $313.40, up $7.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 28.32, up 30 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.08, up 7 and 1/2 cents Dec. …

Detectives investigating activity of Saudi sisters in NYC before they were found dead, bound together in Hudson River

NYPD(NEW YORK) — New York City investigators believe that the two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found bound together with duct tape floating along the Hudson River last week were alive when they …

Dallas police searching for armed serial rapist targeting apartment complexes

Dallas Police Department(DALLAS) — Authorities in Dallas, Texas are on the lookout for an armed suspect that may be linked to three separate aggravated sexual assaults. The assaults occurred at three different North Dallas apartment …

Dog shoots man, man survives, defends dog: ‘He didn’t mean to do it’

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS CRUCES, N.M.) — A dog named Charlie shot a man named “Tex” on the way to a jackrabbit hunt in the New Mexico desert. “It went through my ribs my lung and busted up …

Parents receive $11K towards baby’s college fund for naming her after KFC’s Colonel Sanders

KFC(SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina) — A baby named Harland Rose now has $11,000 to put towards her college fund thanks to KFC and their notably famous chicken salesman. Harland was given her name after Kentucky …

Dairy product production slowing

The USDA says production of most dairy products during September slowed except for skim milk powder. Total cheese production was more than one billion pounds, up more than three percent from last year, but down …

Low milk prices will last longer with larger farms

A new report from CoBank suggests the shift to larger dairy farms could lead to longer periods of lower prices. Senior dairy economist Ben Laine tells Brownfield the dairy markets have traditionally followed three-year price …

Michigan Sugar expects smaller harvest

The Michigan Sugar Company says a dry growing season has reduced the sugar content of this year’s beat crop. Executive Vice President Jim Ruhlman tells Brownfield sugarbeet harvest in the state is about two-thirds complete.  “The …

USDA partnering abroad to reduce ASF spreading

The Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs says USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working with other countries to reduce the spread of African Swine Fever abroad. Ted McKinney says increased international …

EPA’s Wheeler on dicamba two-year registration

The EPA has re-registered dicamba products but only for two years. Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler tells Brownfield Ag News why, “This is an important pesticide that a lot of people depend on but there’s also …

Google employees around the globe walk out to protest company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations

Mason Trinca/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google employees around the world walked out of their offices on Thursday to protest how the technology company handles sexual misconduct allegations. Hundreds of workers walked off the job at …

14-year-old girl, 5-year-old brother shot by unknown gunmen while trick-or-treating: Police

WPVI(PHILADELPHIA) — A 14-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were shot while trick-or-treating on Halloween, and now Philadelphia police are searching for two gunmen who both may have been wearing masks at the time. Both …

Police interview video shows 7-year-old girl describing mom’s 2015 murder

Courtesy: Kim Bourgeois(NEW YORK) — When Kelley Clayton, a 35-year-old mother of two, was found lying dead in her Caton, New York, home in September 2015, police were surprised to learn there was an eyewitness …

Operation scaled back in search for missing Wisconsin girl due to declining number of tips

iStock/Thinkstock(BARRON, Wis.) — Authorities are scaling back operations in the search for missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs due to a declining number of tips, the sheriff said Thursday. Jayme was abducted and her parents were …

Why Thursday is observed as Latina Equal Pay Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Latina Equal Pay Day is Nov. 1. It falls on this day, 10 months and one day into 2018, because a woman of Latin American descent would have to work that amount …