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A soybean harvest strategy for securing your MFP payment

Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist Steve Johnson says with many producers facing cash flow challenges this fall, the Market Facilitation Program payments from the federal government could be a great source of revenue to meet cash flow needs. On today’s program, Johnson offers some suggestions for securing that payment as soon as possible after …

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A variety of Autumn weather across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is slowing evaporation rates, delaying a return to full-scale harvest operations despite unusually early corn and soybean maturation. In fact, lowland flooding persists in parts of the upper Midwest, particularly in Iowa and portions of neighboring states. On the Plains, Freeze Warnings were in effect from the eastern Dakotas …

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Father charged with neglect after photo of baby crawling in street goes viral

iStock/Thinkstock(LAKEWOOD, N.J.) — A week after a passerby’s photo of a toddler crawling in the street went viral, a New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with neglect. Evgeniy Dorman, 41, surrendered to police in Lakewood, New Jersey, on Friday afternoon, according to New York ABC station WABC-TV. He was released pending a future …

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Pompeo cites ‘increasing and specific threats’ for closing US consulate in Iraq

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is temporarily closing its consulate in Basra, Iraq, citing “increasing and specific threats and incitement to attack our personnel and facilities” by Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He warned the U.S. would “respond promptly and appropriately” to any such attack. The move comes amid a rise in sharp …

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Federal prosecutors seeking rare death penalty for New York City terror attack suspect

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Federal prosecutors in New York are seeking the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City terror attack that killed eight people — a rare punishment that hasn’t been carried out in the state for a federal crime since 1953. Saipov, 30, allegedly used a Home Depot rental …

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Downed corn yielding 220bpa in SE Minnesota

A Minnesota farmer says he’s harvesting downed corn that’s yielding well over 200 bushels per-acre. Several tornadoes and damaging winds stormed through southeast Minnesota last week, flattening buildings and crops. Kurt Schrader of Nerstrand tells Brownfield it’s been a rough start to harvest. “I’ve never seen a storm (like this).  Not only is the corn …

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Palmer Amaranth confirmed in Redwood County

Palmer Amaranth has been found in a fifth Minnesota County. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture scouted a field in Redwood County, located in the southwestern part of the state, and found four plants in a soybean field that were sent in for genetic tests in mid-September. Testing confirmed the weeds were Palmer, and MDA staff …

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Milk futures lower, cash dairy mixed

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower Friday while the block premium over barrels in the cash market climbed to the second largest on record. September milk closed unchanged at $16.11.  October was down 15 cents at $15.80.  November six cents lower at $16.31.  December down eight cents at $16.13.  January …

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U.S. farm leaders meet with Cuba’s president at U.N.

A group of U.S. ag leaders met with Cuba’s new president at the United Nations this week. Mark Albertson with the Illinois Soybean Association was one of them. He says they talked with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canal who is very interested in more ag trade with the U.S. but also wanted to thank the ag …

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Northey: Issues blocking farm bill passage are small

A USDA undersecretary says except for politics, the sticking points standing in the way of farm bill completion are small. Bill Northey says the farm bill is hung up primarily on partisan and regional differences, as well as those differences between the House and Senate. There are some differences in conservation program details and of …

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Suspect in 2012 murder of NYC youth soccer coach arrested in Mexico, authorities say

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Mexican authorities have arrested the suspect in the 2012 stabbing murder of a youth soccer coach in New York City. Orlando Orea, 38, was captured in the Mexican state of Puebla on Wednesday, according to the Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office. During the arrest, Orea shot three Mexican police officers, killing …

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Tesla is heading into a ‘challenging period’: Experts

VCG/VCG via Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla CEO and chairman Elon Musk for securities fraud on Thursday, it marked the beginning of a “challenging period” for the tech billionaire and the company he founded, experts said. The SEC brought charges against Musk personally, attempting to bar him …

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Federal Bureau of Prisons has failed its female inmates: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A government watchdog agency is pointing to systemic problems in the way federal prisons treat the women in their custody. In a review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ management of its female inmates, the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General concluded that the bureau “has not managed female inmates strategically” …

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USDA numbers pressure corn, soybeans, and wheat

Soybeans were lower on commercial and technical selling, with the most active contracts pulled to a weak week to week finish. Quarterly stocks were larger than expected with slow fourth quarter demand and an upward revision to 2017 production. Beans continue to monitor U.S. harvest activity and South American planting. According to wire reports, 4.6% …

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Missouri Dept of Agriculture Vietnam Forestry Buyers’ Mission

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground for the Missouri Dept of Agriculture Vietnam Forestry Buyers’ Mission on Wed. October 17 at Missouri Forest Products Association in Jefferson City, MO. Continue reading Missouri Dept of Agriculture Vietnam Forestry Buyers’ Mission at Brownfield Ag News.      

Frustration abounds with 2014 Farm Bill set to expire

One of the lead farm bill negotiators is frustrated by the prospect of an extension. House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway says differences remain on several issues. “It’s really frustrating because not one of (the issues) or actually all of them in combination are worthy of us not getting this done, and it’s just a …

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Forbes Ag Tech summit highlights investment opportunities in the Midwest

Investments in ag and food tech startups are on the rise and the Forbes Ag Tech Summit is highlighting opportunities in the Midwest. Beth Bechdol, the CEO and president of AgriNovus Indiana, says ag innovation is NOT new to the Midwest, but more investors are recognizing what Midwest agriculture, an industry worth $100 billion, has …

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2018 U.S. wheat crop 8% larger than 2017

The USDA says 2018 U.S. wheat production was up 8% from 2017 at 1.885 billion bushels. Producers planted more wheat, harvested acreage was also higher, and the average yield improved to 47.6 bushels per acre, compared to 46.3 a year ago. Nationally, planted area was 47.8 million acres, compared to 46.022 million in 2017, and …

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GoFundMe campaigns to support Christine Blasey Ford raise more than $700K

Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — More than $700,000 has been donated to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford through a number of GoFundMe campaigns set up on her behalf. At least two GoFundMe sites associated with Ford’s name were set up earlier this month to help support Ford as she traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before the …

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‘I will now and forever be a broken man:’ Maddox Ritch’s dad writes emotional post after a boy’s body is found

iStock/Thinktsock(GASTONIA, N.C.) —  The father of 6-year-old Maddox Ritch said he will “forever be a broken man” after a body believed to be his young son was recovered on Thursday. Maddox, who has autism and does not talk, was at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina, with his father, Ian Ritch, and another adult …

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