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Brownfield Network 03/25/2019 09:00
The Rural. Mainstreet Index for March shows the rural economy is expanding even though the. ag industry continues to face challenges. “Agriculture. continues to limp along,” he says. “It has a lot to do with trade agreements. and agriculture commodity prices continue to be weaker than we’d like to see.”Ernie Goss with Creighton University in Nebraska says recent floods negatively influenced the economic outlook of ag bankers surveyed even though the survey occurred before most of the negative impacts of flooding were known. Continue reading Rural Mainstreet Index is up despite flooding, low commodity prices at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/25/2019 08:30
A new report says the global demand for water will continue to increase because of a growing population and will also create a competition across agriculture and urban sectors. Mark Rosegrant, the lead author of study by the. Chicago Council on Global Affairs, says water scarcity impacts food security. and threatens economic and political security of nations. He tells Brownfield one of the solutions is. establishing clear and secure water rights for farmers. Continue reading Global water demand will increase, create competition at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/25/2019 05:56
Eating meals with parents, especially breakfast, can help kids have a better body image. That’s what a new study has found. Ginny Winter, director of the University of Missouri Center for Body Image Research says children and adolescents are under a lot of pressure from social media and pop culture about their physical appearance. Continue reading Eating with parents helps kids’ body image at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/23/2019 19:45
President Trump has approved a disaster declaration for most of Iowa after record-setting flood damage. The White House announced Saturday afternoon the declaration clears the way for federal assistance in 61 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Trump also declared a disaster in Nebraska earlier this week. Individuals and businesses. in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties can apply for. temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property. losses, and other programs. Federal. funding is available in 56 other Iowa counties to State, tribal and eligible. local governments as well as qualified private nonprofit organizations on a. cost-sharing basis for emergency work. Continue reading Trump approves Iowa disaster dec.
Brownfield Network 03/23/2019 14:43
Wisconsin farmers are asking the state to invest in a Dairy Innovation Hub. John Holevoet with the Dairy Business Association tells Brownfield the seven-million-dollar annual cost isn’t much when you look at the industry’s impact. “You’re getting a lot for that money first of all. It’s point-zero-two percent of our overall annual impact on the state as a dairy industry.”Holevoet says research is important to find the next-level idea that can use the large milk supply we have right now. Continue reading Dairy farmers seek state support for Dairy Innovation Hub at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/23/2019 14:03
President. Donald Trump is sending a trade negotiation team from the U.S. to China. The White House confirms that U.S. Trade Representative. Robert Lighthizer, Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchen will have meetings. with the Chinese in Beijing starting Thursday. The. White House also says a Chinese trade delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He will be in Washington for further trade. talks starting on April 3rd. Continue reading U.S. trade delegation prepares for China trip at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 17:31
A lot of northwest Missouri farmers had to scramble to get livestock,. grain and hay out of way of rising water. Atchison County farmer Richard Oswald. was among those surprised by the rapid increase in flows following a dam. failure in Nebraska. “I think Monday morning nobody in my area really suspected anything like this. was going to happen,” Oswald told Brownfield Ag News, “the first reaction is. disbelief ‘that can’t be right, the river’s going to go from 30 feet to 48 feet. in a couple of days, that can’t be right; that’s just not right,’ but it became. apparent that it was right.”The additional challenge is the difficulty in moving what had to be taken to. higher ground. Continue reading Flooding creates problems for Missouri farmers at Bro.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 17:16
At the Chicago. Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day mixed. Contracts were overbought and needed a. correction. The Cattle on Feed report. was neutral to bearish. April live. cattle closed $.17 lower at $129.72 and June live cattle closed $.40 lower at. $123.50. April feeder cattle closed $.12. lower at $148.80 and May feeder cattle closed $.05 lower at $154.05. A light to moderate. trade developed across most areas of cattle country. Live deals were at $128, about $1 higher than. the previous week’s weighted averages. Dressed deals were marked at $208, $4 higher than the previous week’s. weighted average basis in Nebraska. The Missouri weekly. weighted average feeder cattle report has receipts up slightly on the week and. up on the year.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:51
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been discovered. at a junior livestock show in Oklahoma. Roy Lee Lindsey, director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, says pigs at the Oklahoma Youth Expo started getting sick earlier this week. "We asked a veterinarian to walk through the barn and see what they thought, and our vets came back and said they should send some samples off for testing, (which) we did.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:51
A bill introduced in the U.S. House aims to provide an economic. boost to youth 21 and younger who earn money through their agriculture related FFA. or 4-H projects. Jennifer Sirangelo, President of the National 4-H Council tells Brownfield this would help young people who have projects outside of production agriculture as well. "We know there is a lot of risks that families in agriculture take to be a part of the industry. Continue reading FFA, 4-H members could save more money through new legislation at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:37
A dairy markets expert says milk production climbed again, even with fewer cows. Mark Stephenson with the University of Wisconsin’s Dairy Profitability Center says, “We did have milk production in the latest report that actually ticked up a little bit. We’re still under a 1% increase, but it was up from the last two months. So, we’re still producing a bit more milk than we did the year before.”Stephenson tells Brownfield he also sees strong market demand continuing. Continue reading Milk production up slightly in February at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:31
Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling. Soybeans continue to wait for the upcoming talks with China after another week of conflicting signals from both sides. Cabinet-level trade meetings are scheduled for next week. Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans have improved but haven’t come anywhere close to the rumored amounts, and possible soybean meal demand could be dented by the spread of African Swine Fever. The trade is also watching weather in South America, which, aside from scattered dry conditions in parts of Argentina, generally look favorable. Continue reading Corn up on export sale to China at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:30
Livestock producers have put in extra hours to keep cattle healthy. through tough weather. Vince Buck in Central Missouri has been calving since. January and has been especially watchful. “If you’re not there when they hit the ground in the cold weather they’re pretty. much done,” Buck told Brownfield Ag News. “We’ve spent more time in the pastures. this spring and winter than we ever have.”Buck and his dad bring newborns to the barn so they can be under heat lamps and. so that the calves can be given colostrum. Continue reading Cold, wet weather a challenge for cattleman at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:28
A dairy markets expert says the market is still struggling. Mark Stephenson with the University of Wisconsin’s Dairy Profitability Center tells Brownfield, “We’ve just got a little too much milk and dairy product, but again, I think that there are some signs, some hints of optimism out there.”Stephenson says that more people are starting to believe the dairy stocks in storage can be pulled down as we get near the end of the year. Continue reading Stephenson: Signs of optimism in struggling dairy markets at Brownfield Ag News.
Brownfield Network 03/22/2019 16:28
Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ended mostly lower Friday taking back some earlier week gains. March Class III milk unchanged at $15.03. April down four cents at $15.29. May eight cents lower at $15.39. June down 12 cents at $15.58. July through November contracts were four to. 16 cents lower. Dry whey up $0.0075 at $0.33. Blocks down $0.0125 at $1.57. One trade was made at that price. Barrels unchanged at $1.5650. Continue reading Milk futures mostly lower, cash dairy mixed at Brownfield Ag News.

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