Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo

Brownfield’ Ken Anderson will be on the ground for a Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo in Omaha, NE on June 12, 2018.     Continue reading Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo at Brownfield Ag News.      

More field work delays in Ohio

    The USDA says cold and wet weather kept most Ohio farmers out of fields last week. There was less than two days suitable for fieldwork. Oats are 12 percent planted, much slower than the five-year average. Winter wheat is 72 percent good to excellent. Topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture are both 100 percent …

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Slow start in Iowa, but things are looking up

Iowa farmers have some catching up to do on corn planting. Very little corn has been planted in Iowa so far because of cold, wet and (in some cases) snowy weather. The state’s five-year average for corn planting by April 22nd is 11 percent. Twenty-three percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, almost …

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10 dead after van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody: Police

CTV/ABC News(TORONTO) — Ten people were killed and 15 others injured after a white van rammed pedestrians in Toronto today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. The suspect was identified as Alek Minassian, 25, sources told ABC News. The attack started at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said. …

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Defense rests in Bill Cosby’s retrial

Michael Bryant-Pool/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — The defense team in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, rested its case on Monday, paving the way for key closing arguments Tuesday. “You now have all the evidence,” Judge Steven T. O’Neill told the 12 primary and six alternate jurors, before advising they “rest up” in …

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New royal baby follows in footsteps of siblings Prince George, Princess Charlotte with newborn accessory

Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) — When Prince William and Princess Kate’s newborn made his debut outside a London hospital, he did so in a shawl steeped in royal history. The baby, whose name has not yet been announced, was swaddled in a shawl made by G.H. Hurt & Son, a Nottingham, England-based maker of …

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Nine dead after van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, on Monday, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker said he saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were “crumbled up,” he told …

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5% of U.S. corn, 2% of soybeans planted

  U.S. corn planting made some progress over the past week, but remains slower than normal because of cool, wet conditions in some key U.S. growing areas. Conditions this week in most of the region are expected to be warmer, which should allow for better progress. As of Sunday, the USDA says 5% of the …

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Analyst sees USDA dairy report as “bullish”

Agricultural economist Mary Ledman with Rabobank Research says Friday’s USDA dairy production is up but, “I look at this report being more bullish.” Ledman tells Brownfield the dairy herd size is down and milk production is up 1.3% nationwide, and 1.5% in the major dairy states, but the increase is lower than expected.  “The prior two …

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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: April 23, 2018

May corn closed at $3.78 and 1/2, up 2 cents May soybeans closed at $10.20 and 3/4, down 8 cents May soybean meal closed at $371.80, down $2.30 May soybean oil closed at 31.04, down 26 points May wheat closed at $4.61 and 1/2, down 1 and 3/4 cents Apr. live cattle closed at $121.72, up $2.37 Jun. lean hogs closed at $76.37, down $1.17 Jun. crude oil closed at $68.64, up 24 cents …

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Majority of farm assets will be inherited

  A farm consultant believes farm real estate ownership will undergo a major change in the next decade. “With about $3 trillion in agriculture assets in the country, over the next 10 to 15 years, a tremendous amount of that wealth is going to be changing hands and about 70 percent of that wealth is …

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Domestic pork supply rises

  The USDA says pork stocks at the end of March 2018 were up on the year, while beef supplies were slightly tighter. Pork ended last month with 611.048 million pounds in cold storage, a 12% year to year increase, as several months of record production and international trade uncertainties apparently took their toll. Month …

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Waffle House shooting suspect captured after 4 slain

Metro Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The suspected gunman in the Waffle House shooting near Nashville, Tennessee, that left four dead was captured Monday afternoon, authorities said. Travis Reinking was taken into custody about 2 p.m., about two hours after police officials said they had received no credible sightings of the suspect since Sunday morning. …

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Flood Warning issued April 23 at 1:14PM MDT until April 25 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon

Flood Warning issued April 23 at 1:14PM MDT until April 30 at 9:00AM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon

Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, extent of injuries unclear: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — A white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, Monday, injuring a possible eight to 10 people, police said. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear, police said. “1:27 pm, police were called to Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, for a collision,” Toronto Police tweeted. “A Media Sgt from traffic services …

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Midday cash livestock markets

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. The big feature today will be the distribution of this week’s new showlist, which could be steady to larger than last week following light to moderate activity in many of the major feeding areas. Asking prices are not yet established but are expected to be higher after last week’s …

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WinField United: Five agronomy insights that could boost yield in 2018

A recent WinField United news released outlined five agronomy insights that could boost yield in 2018: With a challenging market and an uncertain spring, farmers want to feel confident they’re choosing the right crop inputs and the right management strategies. Using insights derived from two decades of data from thousands of field trials across the …

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California court affirms previous glyphosate ruling

A California state appeals court has dealt Monsanto and a coalition of ag groups a legal setback, ruling the state was well within in its legal bounds when it decided to list glyphosate as a possible cancer-causing agent. California’s Fifth Appellate District affirmed a previous court ruling, saying California’s decision to list glyphosate as a …

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COF report shows more heifers in feedlots

Last week’s cattle-on-feed report showed a higher percentage of heifers in the nation’s feedlots. The number of heifers and heifer calves on feed on April 1st, at 4.2 million, was up 14 percent from a year ago. And USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam says heifers were nearly 36 percent of the total feedlot inventory, two …

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