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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon Vermillion River Near Vermillion James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg ...Read More.
Effective: March 25, 2019 at 8:50amExpires: March 26, 2019 at 12:49pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Firesteel Creek Near Mount Vernon Vermillion River Near Vermillion James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg ...Read More.
Effective: March 25, 2019 at 8:50amExpires: March 30, 2019 at 4:00amTarget Area: Davison

Maria Butina, Russian gun rights activist linked to NRA, charged as Kremlin agent

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — FBI counter-intelligence agents have arrested a 29-year-old Russian woman on charges she acted as a Kremlin agent while working over the past three years to build relationships in the upper ranks of the National Rifle Association. Maria Butina, the cofounder of the mysterious Russian gun-rights group called “Right to Bear Arms” who recently …

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Nebraska’s crops continue to shine

It was another good week for crops in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 86 percent of corn and 83 percent of soybeans were rated good to excellent. Corn silking was 65 percent, compared to 38 average, and soybean blooming was 65 percent, compared to 53 average. Sixteen percent of soybeans were setting pods. Pastures rated 73 …

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Soybeans rally from recent lows

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. Contracts saw a bounce after the recent move to new lows, with no real fundamental backing. Near-term weather in most of the Midwest is seen as non-threatening and export demand remains slow. China has filed a WTO challenge to the most recent set of U.S. tariffs. …

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72% of U.S. corn, 69% of soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA’s national condition ratings for corn and soybeans declined last week, but overall, both crops remain in generally good condition. Some key U.S. growing areas continued to see warm, dry weather, with an expansion of drought conditions in parts of the region, while other areas have seen the effects of too much rainfall. As …

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Hog futures down on cash, wholesale pressure

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were sharply higher, supported by technical buying, while digesting last week’s slow to start direct cash business and watching the distribution of this week’s new showlist. August was $2.37 higher at $106.92 and October was up $1.27 at $108.65. Feeder cattle were supported by the same factors as the …

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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 16, 2018

Sep. corn closed at $3.41 and 3/4, up 1/2 cent Aug. soybeans closed at $8.29 and 1/2, up 10 and 3/4 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $329.10, up $3.10 Aug. soybean oil closed at 27.64, down 33 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.88 and 1/2, down 8 and 1/2 cents Aug. live cattle closed at $106.92, up $2.37 Jul. lean hogs closed at $79.75, down …

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Wide-range of weather across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, patchy, short-term dryness persists in several areas, including much of Michigan and a broad area centered on northern Missouri, resulting in an increase in stress on pastures and crops such as corn and soybeans. Currently, widely scattered showers are affecting the eastern half of the Corn Belt. On the Plains, scattered …

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Putin gives Trump World Cup ball after question on Syria: ‘Now the ball is in your court’

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(HELSINKI) — Russian president Vladimir Putin paused a joint press conference after answering a question on whether the ball is “in the Russian court” regarding cooperative efforts in Syria to hand President Donald Trump a soccer ball in Helsinki, Finland Monday. “Speaking about having the ball in our court in Syria, President Trump …

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CVS apologizes to black customer, saying employees involved in 911 call no longer work for chain

Camilla Hudson(CHICAGO) — CVS Health Corp. apologized to an African-American woman Monday after employees of one of its Chicago stores wrongly accused her of using a counterfeit coupon and called the police on her. The two employees who were involved in the Friday night incident “are no longer employed by CVS Health,” the national drugstore …

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Lava bomb injures 23 on tour boat in Hawaii

USGS(HONOLULU) — A lava bomb punctured the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii Monday injuring 23 near where lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to spill into the ocean, the Hawaii Civil Defense said. A lava bomb is a large rock tossed through the area in a volcanic explosion, according to the U.S. Geological …

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In Russia, meeting with Trump seen as strong win for Putin

iStock/Thinkstock(HELSINKI) — Ahead of his summit with President Donald Trump, it had been widely said that all Russia’s president Vladimir Putin had to do to come out a winner was to show up to the meeting Finland’s capital, Helsinki on Monday. Putin did come and by all accounts the result of his first full summit …

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Very hot on the southern Plains; cooler across the Midwest

Hot, mostly dry weather will prevail for the remainder of the week in northern California and the Northwest, as well as the south-central U.S. Meanwhile, showers will continue across the Southwest, but may become more scattered as the week progresses. In contrast, frequent showers will occur from the central and southern Plains to the Atlantic …

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CME dairy prices mostly up Monday

  Dairy futures were mostly up on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Monday. July Class Three milk was down $.01 at $14.26.   August was up $.34 to $15.18. September was down $.25 to $15.51.  October was up $.22 to $15.71. The milk futures from November through next June ranged from one to eighteen cents higher. Grade …

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New and improved ways to seed cover crops in Upper Midwest

Farmers in the Upper Midwest are finding new and better ways to seed cover crops. Soil Health Partnership field manager Tricia Verville says growing cover crops in northern states like Minnesota and Wisconsin has been a challenge. “It’s not quite as convenient to be able to just simply put them in after we harvest our …

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Maria Butina, Russian gun rights activist linked to NRA, charged with conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Maria Butina, the mysterious Russian gun rights activist who has cultivated ties to the National Rifle Association, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Determining trade damage “will be hard”

How will the USDA estimate tariff damages to farmers? “We have analytical procedures that can give us some idea but it’s really going to be really hard,” says Carl Zulauf, Ohio State ag economist. US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue continues to say there will be help for farmers hurt by the trade disruptions, “I’ve kind of …

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InfoAg: Data will be competitive advantage in ag

The CEO of a data and analytics company which has changed dramatically since it was founded in the 1970s tells Brownfield data will be a competitive advantage in agriculture. Steve Rau, who leads Farm Market ID, is a presenter at the InfoAg Conference this week in St. Louis, “If you have a grain merchandiser in the …

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Soybean, corn export inspections down on week, up on year

The USDA reports corn and soybean export inspections as of the week ending July 12th remain close to projections for the current marketing year. The 2018/19 marketing year for wheat got underway June 1st, while 2017/18 runs through the end of August for beans, corn, and sorghum. Wheat came out at 469,523 tons, up 201,302 …

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McKinney leads trade mission in Asia

USDA Under-secretary Ted McKinney is leading a trade mission to expand ag export opportunities in Southeast Asia this week. The mission is based in Indonesia, but also includes buyers from Malaysia and the Philippines interested in buying U.S. food and farm products. McKinney is joined by representatives from 24 U.S. companies, the U.S. Grains Council …

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Japan accepts U.S. sheep and goat meat exports

U.S. sheep and goat exports will be accepted into Japan for the first time in in more than 14 years. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agreement is the result of work by the USDA and Japanese authorities to make new terms for market access that follow international public and animal health standards. Japan imported …

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