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Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 17:29
A petition to bring whole milk back to school children is gaining support. The petition by Grassroots Citizens for Whole Milk for Healthy Kids has more than 56-hundred signatures so far, asking Congress and President Trump to support legislation in the House and Senate to allow whole milk on school menus. Schools and daycare centers have not been able to serve whole milk since Federal Dietary Guidelines began requiring 1% or fat-free milk in 2008.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 17:23
Tropical Storm Nester is forecast to move northeastward across the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall early in the weekend across western Florida. However, regardless of further development, storm impacts could include a significant storm surge along Florida’s Gulf coast; tropical storm-force winds (39 mph or greater) in the eastern Gulf Coast region; and rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches from Florida to the eastern Carolinas.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 16:35
At the Chicago. Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed lower on technical pressure, weak. export sale numbers, and ahead of widespread direct cash business. Feeder cattle closed lower on the same factors. October live cattle closed $1.92 lower at. $110.47 and December live cattle closed $.75 lower at $113.62. October feeder cattle closed $.70 lower at $143.50. and November feeder cattle closed $1.47 lower at $142.85. Direct cash cattle trade finally developed Friday afternoon.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 16:24
Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, ending the week mixed. Export sales topped most expectations, China was the leading buyer, and overall, the numbers were neutral to bullish, with a good week for shipments. According to reports, China has also resumed buying soybeans from Brazil, atypical for this time of year, and a sign China might not be in a rush to buy the talked about amount of U.S. ag goods.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 16:09
Dec. corn closed at $3.91, down 3 and 3/4 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.34, up 2 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $308.50, up $1.70 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.36, down 3 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.32 and 1/4, up 6 and 3/4 cents Oct. live cattle closed at $110.47, down $1.92 Dec. lean hogs closed at $67.95, down 20 cents Nov. crude oil closed at $53.78, down 15 cents Dec.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 15:43
Skepticism abounds despite U.S. and Chinese officials touting. major progress in trade negotiations. CHS Hedging brokerage director Kent Beadle says the market seems to be discounting the impact of last week’s so-called "first-phase" agreement. "I think the Administration was fairly clear that it was going to be three to five weeks before what they had agreed upon in principle was going to be signed.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 15:32
An ag lender. says equipment leasing has become more common. Greg Roberg is with Ag Direct, a partner with many Farm Credit lenders for major equipment financing, and he tells Brownfield, "Our leasing business is about, just shy of 20% of all of our business, so purchases of new and used equipment is still predominantly the way at least Ag Direct is financing equipment now.".
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 15:32
Food and ag officials the world over are meeting in Rome to discuss. antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock production. Minnesota Farmers Union president Gary Wertish is attending the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) World Food Security Conference and tells Brownfield AMR effects everyone. "As livestock producers, we definitely need to use antibiotics when the animals are sick.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 15:20
Iowa cattle producers are discussing ways to improve cattle market transparency and price discovery. The Iowa Cattlemen’s organization, in response to recent volatility in the cattle markets, is holding a series of listening sessions for producers. One of the areas they’re looking at is mandatory price reporting, says ICA president David Trowbridge . “To maybe change what’s reported, how it’s reported, the types of cattle reported,” Trowbridge says. “There are some interesting things we can do there that I think will start a movement towards that.”Trowbridge says ICA would also like to see an increase in cash negotiated trade.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 15:08
Milk futures and cash dairy prices were mostly down on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Friday. October Class III milk was up $.03 at $18.63. November was unchanged at $18.56. December was down $.02 at $18.00. January was unchanged at 17.28. The milk futures from February through next September ranged from zero to two cents lower. Dry whey was down $.0075 at $.2850 cents per pound. Seventeen sales were recorded from $.2850 to $.2900.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 14:15
A cattleman testified to a Senate clean air subcommittee Tuesday that livestock grazing does not hurt the environment. Eastern South Dakota cattle feeder Todd Wilkinson of DeSmet, South Dakota, told subcommittee members climate change policies fail to recognize the positive role of cattle. He says most of the methane emitted by cattle oxidizes to CO2, which is absorbed by grass that is eaten by cattle, repeating the process. “Methane has no long-term impact on the climate when the emission and oxidation are in balance,” Wilkinson told members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 13:25
May 22, 2019: Clint Bowyer Dekalb shoot in Concord, NC. (HHP/Harold Hinson). NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer is driving Sunday partly on. behalf of FFA students who have a chance to benefit from a scholarship presented. by DEKALB. The Number 14 DEKALB Ford Mustang will compete in Sunday’s NASCAR event. at the Kansas Speedway, according to Colin Pennington, Marketing Communications. Manager for DEKALB/Asgrow. Every lap will mean more for the Left Turns for. Learning Agricultural Scholarship created by DEKALB and Asgrow.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 12:42
Progress continues in establishing a new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank, according to USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. He gave an update on the. timeline for getting the new bank up and running during a Senate Ag Committee. hearing Thursday. "The department issued a sources sought notice on September 10 to the vaccine manufacturers to get information about the various vaccines that they have available, the amounts the have available and that information just closed on October 10," he says.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 12:33
Direct cash cattle trade is finally underway. A light trade is being reported in both Kansas and Texas at $108 live. We’ve yet to see business develop in the North and dressed bids are currently at $173. That’s some distance from asking prices of $178 to $180 dressed in the North. It may be the end of the day before we see any significant business develop. Boxed beef is mixed at midday – on light demand for light offerings.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 11:02
An Illinois farmer says he was optimistic about the phase. one trade agreement with China at first, but now he is skeptical. Elliott Uphoff is on the Illinois Soybean Association board of directors and farms near Shelbyville in central Illinois. "Until I see beans on a ship heading to China, I am not going to get very excited about it.
Brownfield Network 10/18/2019 10:43
Tyson Foods says it will prohibit the use of ractopamine in the market hogs it buys from farmers beginning in February 2020. In a statement released Thursday, Tyson says they are making the move to help meet growing global demand for pork. Ractopamine is not allowed in some countries. that are potential export markets for the U.S. including China. Tyson Fresh Meats President Steve Stouffer. says the move should allow their nearly 2,000 independent farmers the ability. to compete more effectively for export opportunities.

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