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  • Farmers turning to high-interest loans to get financed November 21, 2019
    An extension farm business management specialist is concerned about farmers turning to high-interest operating loans. David Bau with the University of Minnesota says going into 2019, he anticipated about 20 percent of farmers would be unable to securing financing with their current bank. “Then at the launch of renewal season I think it got down […]
  • Bill to address rural health workforce introduced in U.S. Senate November 21, 2019
    Bipartisan legislation to strengthen rural healthcare has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith and Wyoming Republican John Barrasso are co-authors of the Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act of 2019. Smith tells Brownfield the bill would get to the root of a major problem in Rural America. “I’ve been focused on […]
  • Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act introduced in Senate November 21, 2019
    Bipartisan legislation to strengthen rural healthcare has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith and Wyoming Republican John Barrasso are co-authors of the Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act of 2019. Smith tells Brownfield the bill would get to the root of a major problem in Rural America. “I’ve been focused on […]
  • Dean Foods issues shouldn’t impact farmers much November 21, 2019
    A dairy industry leader says fluid milk sales have been difficult but Dean Foods filing for bankruptcy shouldn’t make them worse. Dairy economist Mark Stephenson with the University of Wisconsin says while Dean’s represents about a third of the nation’s fluid milk processing, milk will still be bottled. “The worst-case scenario I think for farmers, […]
  • Group empowers veterans to ‘thrive in agriculture’ November 21, 2019
    In this interview with Brownfield, Beth Grabau, executive director of Iowa-based Veterans in Agriculture, talks about the programs and resources they offer to help veterans who want to work on a farm or related agribusiness, or who aspire to farm on their own. AUDIO: Beth Grabau Continue reading Group empowers veterans to ‘thrive in agriculture’ […]
  • New York approves E15 November 21, 2019
    Biofuels groups are hailing the approval of higher ethanol blends in the nation’s fourth-largest fuel market. Renewable Fuels Association CEO Geoff Cooper calls the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets’ decision to allow the sale of E15 in the state “great news for New York drivers and great news for American ethanol producers.” Growth […]
  • Hog futures higher on an oversold bounce November 21, 2019
    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mostly lower on position squaring ahead of this week’s USDA report.  Feeder cattle were lower on the same factors with additional pressure from the day’s mostly steady to firm move in corn.  December live cattle closed $.02 higher at $119.32 and February live cattle closed […]
  • South Korea big news for Missouri rice growers November 21, 2019
    The director of agriculture in Missouri says South Korea’s agreement to open its market to more U.S. rice is good news for Bootheel farmers. “The amount of purchases that they’re going to be making is equal to 5.5 pounds of rice per person in South Korea. So, that’s big news for our rice growers.” Chris […]
  • Undersecretary says diversifying markets is key November 21, 2019
    The trade war with China has highlighted the need to develop other export markets for US agricultural goods. Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney says trade agreements with countries like China, Japan, and Canada and Mexico are important, but so is developing relationships with smaller markets. “Wherever there is a new population coming, we need to […]
  • Milk futures higher, cash dairy mixed November 21, 2019
    Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange showed solid strength Thursday as cheese markets showed back up to work. November Class III milk up three cents at $20.37.  December up 25 cents at $18.69.  January 23 cents higher at $18.19.  February up 24 cents at $17.69.  March through June contracts unchanged to 14 cents higher. […]

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4-Her of the Month

The 4-Her of the month is Nate Bailey. Nate is the son of Rick and Liz Bailey. Nate is a member of the Montrose Busy Beaver 4-H Club. He joined 4-H with his older brother […]

FROM THE FARM DESK

As has been announced earlier this week and trickled through the grapevine, this weekend marks my last as farm director of Ag 1280 KDKD. While I am saddened to be departing, I am pleased to […]

FFA PRESIDENT WELCOMES MEMBERS TO COLUMBIA

Missouri FFA President Paxton Dahmer is ready to welcome 9,000 fellow members and supporters of agriculture to Columbia next week for the 91st Missouri FFA Convention.  Dahmer, who is now a student at the University […]

CLINTON ALUMNUS EARNS CORN SCHOLARSHIP

A college student from Clinton is one of seven recipients of this year’s Missouri Corn scholarships.  Matthew Wilson will receive the $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.  The […]