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...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...and South Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 7, 2019 at 9:31amExpires: December 8, 2019 at 1:30pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

88% of Indiana corn, 91% of soybeans harvested

Hoosier farmers continued to make corn and soybean harvest progress this week. According to the latest USDA Crop and Weather report, 88 percent of corn is harvested, and soybean harvest is 91 percent complete. Winter wheat is 92 percent harvested and 79 percent emerged. Farmers were also able to apply fall fertilizers, spread manure, haul …

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Valent USA gives its definition of sustainability

The marketing manager for sustainable solutions at Valent USA says she’d like to give clarity to growers on how the company defines sustainability. Kara Jackson tells Brownfield to Valent, sustainability means doing what’s best for a grower’s land, workers, customers, and environment.   Continue reading Valent USA gives its definition of sustainability at Brownfield Ag …

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Even if we did hack the DNC, they can’t sue us: Russia

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Russian government recently argued that even if it were true that its cyber spies were responsible for the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, U.S. law should protect Russia from a civil suit filed by the DNC. The hypothetical argument appears to be the closest Moscow has come to acknowledging …

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Amazon is coming to Queens. So are the helicopters.

Amazon.com(NEW YORK) — When Amazon builds its new Queens headquarters in Long Island City, the development will bring thousands of jobs, new construction, and, apparently, a helipad. Government officials in New York agreed to let the Seattle-based retailer include a helicopter landing pad at the new facility as part of the deal. But if the …

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Dairy farm numbers trending lower in the Midwest

Ag bankers say an oversupply of milk and efficient producers are changing the dairy landscape. “For some, it’s time.  For some, it’s tragedy.”  Wisconsin banker Dave Coggins says about 500 dairies have closed their doors in his state this year. Texas banker Kirk Thomas says about twenty years ago California dairy farmers relocated to his area …

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Deadly Camp Fire leaves entire Paradise town council homeless

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — When the sky turned pitch black and the electricity went out, Melissa Schuster got into her car with her 89-year-old mother, her husband who was recovering from surgery, and her two cats and fled their home in Paradise, Calif., thinking they would eventually return. “People think of fires as moving along the …

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Car crashes into Social Security building in New Jersey, at least 2 seriously hurt

iStock/Thinkstock(EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — A car crashed into a Social Security building in New Jersey Tuesday morning, seriously injuring two people, according to local police. The accident in Egg Harbor Township, near Atlantic City, appeared to be accidental, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department said.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates. …

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Security guard fatally shot by officer ‘was doing his best to stop an active shooter’: Police chief

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Authorities in Illinois continue to investigate the police shooting of a security guard who was trying to stop an active shooter at a nightclub in Illinois when he was fatally wounded. A little after 4 a.m. Sunday, Robbins police asked for additional departments to assist its officers in responding to a call about …

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Tough decisions are being made in farm country

Ag bankers say they’re nervous about the year ahead for farmers. Shan Hanes is a banker in Kansas and chair of the Ag and Rural Bankers Committee for the American Bankers Association.  “The biggest concern frankly, as we move into 2019 is cash flows and with these low commodity prices that we’re looking at, it’s hard …

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Minnesota Extension hosts free “Hog the Savings” seminar

University of Minnesota Extension staff have identified ways of making hog farms more energy efficient. Extension program manager for energy development Fritz Ebinger says producers should go after the low-hanging fruit first. “Pretty much every hog barn has a pretty good energy load.  You want to think about the best way to tap into the …

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Indiana Agbioscience Innovation Summit

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Indianapolis 2018 on Thursday, November 29 for the Indiana Agbioscience Innovation Summit. Continue reading Indiana Agbioscience Innovation Summit at Brownfield Ag News.      

Early winter turning back to late fall weather across Midwest

An ag meteorologist says a return to autumn weather is in store for parts of the Midwest dealing with winter conditions. Greg Soulje tells Brownfield November snow as far south as Oklahoma and Texas is a trademark of a strengthening El Nino. “We usually kind of fast-forward to an earlier start to winter, but as …

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Fast pace continues for corn export inspections

The USDA says corn export inspections as of the week ending November 8th remain ahead of the projected pace for the current marketing year. Wheat came out at 342,157 tons, up 1,593 from the week ending November 1st and 33,499 higher than the week ending November 9th, 2017. For the 2018/19 marketing year to date, …

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California wildfires by the numbers: A closer look at the devastating blazes

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — Thousands of firefighters are fighting deadly blazes tearing through the Golden State. Over a dozen states have sent crews to help with the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. At least 42 people have died in the Camp Fire, now the the deadliest on record in …

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Man stays with blind 90-year-old mom to fight Paradise wildfire from 1 of few houses left

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — When Norma Weldon, a blind, 90-year-old woman, refused to evacuate her home as the deadly Camp Fire neared, her son, Brad Weldon, stayed behind to fight off the blaze. Miraculously, their Paradise, Calif., home is now one of the very few still left standing.   When the fire roared into the neighborhood, …

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Amazon announces new headquarters in New York City, Virginia

Amazon.com(NEW YORK) — Amazon on Tuesday said it chose New York City and a suburb of Washington, D.C., as the locations for its new headquarters. The Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, just across the East River from Manhattan, and Crystal City in northern Virginia, about a mile from the Pentagon, were selected by the …

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UK police arrest ‘Ross from Friends’ look-alike

Blackpool Police(LONDON) — The “Ross Gellar look-alike” wanted by a regional English police force has been found after a weeks-long search. “Do you recognize this man?” Blackpool Police asked in a Twitter post, appealing to the public to help identify a man caught on CCTV camera and wanted in connection with a suspected robbery. Many …

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Celine Dion teases ‘grand unveiling’ of gender-neutral children’s clothing line

Dave Simpson/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Celine Dion is working on something so good it might be … illegal? The singer on Tuesday teased a “grand unveiling” of her latest endeavor by posting a clip of herself being taken to the ground and handcuffed by police officers. “It’s OK, it’s OK. I’m Celine Dion,” she says with …

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Study shows three-year dairy price cycle might be a thing of the past

CoBank Economist Ben Laine authored a new report that suggests the traditional three-year dairy price cycle might be a thing of the past, with the shift to larger dairy farms possibly leading to longer periods of lower prices, like the industry is experiencing now.   Continue reading Study shows three-year dairy price cycle might be …

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Trial of ‘El Chapo’ begins in federal court

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — His nickname may be shorty but the list of crimes attributed to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — including drug trafficking, murder and torture — is lengthy and spelled out in a 17-count indictment that forms the backbone of a trial that starts Tuesday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court with opening …

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