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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield ...Read More.
Effective: June 26, 2019 at 10:01amExpires: June 27, 2019 at 2:00pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Blockchain is slow to take off

Blockchain was a big buzzword in agricultural discussions in 2018. But it seems the buzz has softened in recent months. A few ag- and food-related companies have announced blockchain projects, but for the most part, it hasn’t taken off as fast as some had expected. We discussed that topic with Tanner Ehmke, manager of the Knowledge Exchange …

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Fallen tree kills Girl Scout, injures three others at Indiana’s Camp Koch

jetcityimage/iStock(CANNELTON, Ind.) — A Girl Scout was killed and three other people were injured on Monday when a tree fell on a campground in Indiana, officials said. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at around 11:30 a.m. local time about a tree that had fallen on several campers and volunteers at …

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Prince Harry and Meghan’s home renovation brought a $3M price tag to British taxpayers

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) — The renovations undertaken by Prince Harry and Meghan to turn Frogmore Cottage into their family home came at a price of 2.4 million pounds, or about $3 million, for British taxpayers, according to new figures released by the Royal Household. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, moved into …

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Treasury Inspector General to probe delay of Harriet Tubman $20 bill

Kativ/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After receiving a request from Democratic Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Treasury Department has agreed to look into why the redesign of the $20 bill, featuring former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, will not be released in 2020. The redesigned note was originally scheduled for release next year as part of …

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Financial tips from the ‘Marie Kondo of money’

MarioGuti/iStock(NEW YORK) — Marie Kondo taught the world how to find joy in tidying up and now another guru from Japan is here to teach Americans how to find joy with one of the most stressful things in many of their lives: money. Ken Honda is a bestselling author known as Japan’s “zen millionaire.” His …

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Murder suspect stabs sheriff’s deputy before being gunned down by authorities

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A man on the run for murder in Tennessee stabbed a sheriff’s deputy before he was gunned down by law enforcement in Texas on Monday, authorities said. Peter Bohning, 34, of Kent, Connecticut, was spotted by authorities in Gaines County, Texas, some 1,000 miles away from where he allegedly attacked a couple …

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Midwest bracing for severe storms as Northeast expecting rain

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Among the almost 200 damaging storms reported from Texas all the way to Pennsylvania over the last 24 hours were four tornadoes — two in Texas and two in West Virginia. Damage also was reported in Atlanta where wind gusts of up to 60 mph were reported. Thousands were without power. …

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Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck

Chicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — Portions of police video obtained in connection to the Jussie Smollett case have been released, giving a never-before-seen-look into the controversial case. Some 69 hours of police video were released Monday, with two videos showing the moment when police first arrived at the actor’s residence after receiving a 911 call that …

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South Dakota soybeans 55 percent good to excellent

South Dakota corn is 56 percent good to excellent. Corn planting is 95 percent complete. Soybeans are 55 percent good to excellent. Planting is 84 percent finished. Winter wheat is 67 percent good to excellent. The crop is 80 percent headed, which is behind normal. Spring wheat is 77 percent good to excellent. It’s only …

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Missouri corn 28 percent good to excellent

Corn planting is 92 percent complete. The crop is only 28 percent good to excellent. Two-thirds of the soybeans are planted; 31 percentage points behind last year. The crop is 36 percent good to excellent. Cotton is 89 percent planted. It’s 30 percent good; none is excellent. Rice planting is almost finished, and the crop …

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Lean hogs start the week sharply lower

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed mostly lower ahead of widespread direct cash business with pressure from the lack of strong wholesale demand and carry-over from the lean hog trade.  Feeder cattle futures closed lower on the day’s higher move in corn and in wheat.  August live cattle closed $.20 higher at …

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Terri Moore to lead AFBF communications

Former USDA communications director Terri Moore will lead the American Farm Bureau Federation’s communications efforts. Moore, who served U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, is currently with the food and ag consulting firm Look East. Moore was also a White House deputy communications director as well as serving Johanns when he was Nebraska’s governor and when …

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Recommended cover crops for new USDA guidelines

A University of Missouri extension agronomist says with new guidelines on when to hay or graze prevent plant acres from the USDA a different approach might be needed. Rob Myers tells Brownfield if farmers plan to plant before the end of July they should use warm season forage cover crops. “I would recommend planting things …

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran, including on supreme leader

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Monday announced new “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran, including on the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump signed an executive order imposing additional sanctions on Iran late Monday morning, as he promised to do on Friday after pulling back on a military strike against Iran for the …

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Pastures “growing like crazy” in west-central Minnesota

Persistent rains that limited planting have also invigorated pastures. West-central Minnesota farmer Brady Wulf says they’re growing a crazy amount of grass right now. “What my dad likes to say is that if the crop farmer’s too wet, the cow farmer is probably doing pretty good in his pasture.” The Stevens County cow/calf producer tells …

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Conference to be held on risk management

The director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, Rodney Weinzierl, will focus on tillage and nutrient loss at the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership risk management conference in Sycamore, IL.  Weinzierl says farmers are naturally interested in exploring emerging farming practices. Looking into new practices, he says, has led to an upward trend in farming systems …

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American Agri-Women provide resources to cope with stress

American Agri-Women has created a Farmer Stress and Resiliency project to help farmers cope with recent challenges facing agriculture. Heather Hampton-Knodle tells Brownfield there are free webinars and other resources available on their website. “We are trying to provide initial resources and knowledge and coping strategies to deal with all of these stressors that seem …

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Grains, oilseeds up after mostly wet weekend

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. The trade was expecting mixed planting progress to be reported by the USDA after another wet weekend in many key growing areas and more on the way during the early part of the week. The USDA says 85% of U.S. soybeans are planted, compared to the …

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91% of Michigan corn, 69% of soybeans planted

Wet and cool conditions continued in Michigan last week. USDA says 91 percent of corn and 69 percent soybeans are now planted and well behind average. Dry beans are 31 percent planted, more than 50 percent behind last year. Oats are 95 percent planted. Winter wheat condition is 38 percent good to excellent. The crop is now …

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‘Execution’ of Missouri police officer comes amid deadly week for police nationwide

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 26-year-old woman on the job for six months. A father of two with 24 years of experience in law enforcement. These are just two of the four police officers shot and killed in the United States this week — part of what one expert calls a disturbing “multi-year” trend of violence …

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