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...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Willow Creek Near Crooks ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon ...Read More.
Effective: March 21, 2019 at 8:43pmExpires: March 23, 2019 at 12:42amTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Willow Creek Near Crooks ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon ...Read More.
Effective: March 21, 2019 at 8:43pmExpires: March 29, 2019 at 12:00pmTarget Area: Davison

FSA Director says document storm damage, contact local offices

The Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Director expects they will be trying to help many farmers impacted by the soggy late summer weather.   Sandy Chalmers tells Brownfield, “There’s a lot of interest in Emergency Livestock Assistance (ELAP) for the feed losses and for the Emergency Conservation Program for rehabilitation of fields and conservation structures.” Chalmers says …

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Wisconsin crops starting to dry out after recent rain, floods

Wisconsin’s crops are starting to dry out after the record rain and flooding earlier this month.  USDA reporters say corn and soybeans are losing color.  Many farmers are harvesting corn silage, and some are finishing that task.  Thirty-seven percent of corn silage is harvested.  There are a few reports of corn being harvested for grain. …

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Trump announces more tariffs on China start next week

President Trump announced an additional 200-billion dollars in tariffs on Chinese products imported to the U.S. beginning September 24th. Trump and senior administration officials say this third list of goods will have 10% tariffs until the end of the year, and 25% starting January 1st unless the two sides resolve their differences.  A large number of …

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Hog futures mostly lower on supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day mostly higher in choppy trade.  There is support from higher beef values due to speculation Hurricane Florence may reduce pork availability.  October live cattle closed $.27 lower at $113.42 and December live cattle closed $.05 higher at $118.10.  September feeder cattle closed $.10 lower at …

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IL Soybean: No way to replace the Chinese market

The director of strategic marketing for Illinois Soybean Association says even if U.S. growers were able to capture every single Brazilian customer – that’s not China – there’s still going to be a lot of U.S. soybeans left over, “There’s just no way to replace the Chinese market,” says Mark Albertson. He tells Brownfield Ag …

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SE Minnesota farmer begins corn harvest

The 2018 corn harvest is underway for southeast Minnesota farmer Ryan Buck. “We had some corn on some lighter ground down by the River that we knew was probably dry enough, and thought maybe we should get that taken care of before the wind blows too hard and we have stalk issues and standability.” The …

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Hot, dry weather pushes Nebraska’s crops towards maturity

Hot and dry weather over the past week has accelerated the maturity of Nebraska’s crops. As of Sunday, 44 percent of the state’s corn crop was mature and 64 percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, both well ahead of average. Four percent of corn and three percent of soybeans had been harvested. Twenty-eight percent of …

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MU Forage Research Center feeding soy hulls

A lot of Missouri cattle producers are forced to feed alternatives because of the shortage of hay and forage caused by the drought. Dave Davis, superintendent of the University of Missouri’s Forage Systems Research Center, tells Brownfield Ag Newsthey’ve been feeding soy hulls to their 700 cow-calf herd, “We feed daily the early weaned calves …

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Video of dogs rescued from locked cages in rising Florence floodwaters goes viral

iStock/Thinkstock(LELAND, N.C.) — A video of the rescue of six North Carolina dogs that were locked in a cage rapidly filling up with Hurricane Florence flood water went viral on social media. In the video, the dogs can be seen panicked, barking and standing on their hind legs against the bars of their cage, trying …

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Strongest storm recorded this year leaves path of destruction across Asia

iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — Although they are used to weathering several typhoons every year, Hong Kongers woke up shell-shocked on Monday after Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm on the planet recorded this year, tore through the city on Sunday, injuring over 300 people but killing none. Even after such a devastating storm, most people went …

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Nebraska FSA official discusses MFP application process

The application process for the federal Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is now open. Kathy Anderson, production and compliance program chief for FSA in Nebraska, says it’s a fairly simple process. “A producer does need to know their 2018 production for a particular commodity before they come in,” Anderson says. “The other thing we do want to …

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Indiana Governor Holcomb announces $1 billion “Next Level Connections” plan

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced a $1 billion infrastructure project for 2019. The Next Level Connections program will expand broadband in rural Indiana, move up the completion of major highway projects, and more. Holcomb has committed $100 million for broadband and nearly $800 million for highways. The Indiana Finance Authority will amend its agreement …

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State ag officials discuss trade issues

Discussions on trade issues were prominent at the recent annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Connecticut. One of the attendees, Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig, says there is a growing sense of urgency to get trade issues resolved. “Folks really do want to see, and we need to …

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Report: Trump moving forward with plans for new Chinese tariffs

President Trump is ready to proceed with tariffs on 200 billion dollars more in Chinese goods–a move that could come this week, according to a Wall Street Journal report. News of the tariff plan comes just days after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed a new round of trade talks with China. The Chinese last week …

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Global warming’s melting of polar ice allows 1st commercial container ship to cross Arctic Ocean

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Maritime history was made this month with the passage of the first commercial container ship through the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by the melting of Arctic ice. The Venta Maersk, a new ship loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics, left Vladivostok, Russia, at …

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Flooding from ‘epic storm’ Florence isn’t over yet, North Carolina governor warns

ABC News(SWANSBORO, N.C.) — North Carolina’s governor on Monday called Florence an “epic storm” and warned that some parts of his state “have not seen the worst flooding yet.” “This remains a significant disaster,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference. “The next few days will be long ones as the flooding …

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk sued by diver who helped with Thai cave rescue

Mark Brake/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Elon Musk was sued on Monday for defamation by a British diver he accused of being a “pedo.” A lawyer for the diver, Vernon Unsworth filed a lawsuit against the SpaceX and Tesla Founder, over tweets Musk sent during the rescue of a Thai boys soccer team in June and …

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Child swept away in floodwater among those killed by Florence

ABCNews.com(GASTON COUNTY, N.C.) — Since Florence made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane, it has taken the lives of at least 18 people, ranging in age from 3 months to 81 years. The devastating storm’s latest confirmed casualty is 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, who went missing Sunday when he was swept away by floodwaters …

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U.S. & China continue dairy research

The President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says tariffs and trade tensions between the U.S. and China haven’t stopped recently-established research partnerships.  USDEC President Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield they are still working with Jiangnan (Jang Nong) University on a number of potential opportunities.  “We’re taking a look at a way in which we could …

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Corn export inspections off to a strong start

The USDA reports corn export inspections for the week ending September 13th indicate a bullish beginning to the 2018/19 marketing year. Wheat came out at 406,004 tons, down 24,711 from the week ending September 6th and 62,700 lower than the week ending September 14th, 2017. Just over a quarter into the 2018/19 marketing year, wheat inspections …

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