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  • Cattle futures mostly lower, watching direct trade May 22, 2019
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were down ahead of the week’s widespread direct cash business and Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report, which could show year-to-year increases in all the major categories. Monthly livestock slaughter numbers are out Thursday. June was $.20 lower at $110.65 and August was down $.32 at $107.95. Feeder cattle […]
  • Pockets of Minnesota where planting has gone okay May 22, 2019
    For some farmers in Minnesota, planting has gone fairly well. Ryan Buck of Goodhue says he and a few others in the southeastern part of the state are done with corn and have moved on to soybeans. “And right now we have about 140 acres left of soybeans to plant. Last week’s window of dry […]
  • Warren County the latest Agri-Ready Missouri County May 22, 2019
    Warren County is the latest Missouri county to earn the Agri-Ready designation for its support of agricultural development and economic growth. The advocacy group Missouri Farmers Care grants the designation to counties that create an environment conducive to agriculture entrepreneurship. “Agri-Ready County designation is a win-win,” said Ashley McCarty, executive director of Missouri Farmers Care, […]
  • Cargill says enforcement of USMCA a must May 22, 2019
    The chief of global corporate affairs at Cargill has testified before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in support of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement and strong enforcement provisions. Devry Boughner Vorwerk is also a member of the USMCA Coalition, “Contrary to popular belief, our coalition also wants to ensure that labor and environment – […]
  • ACE issues low carbon White Paper May 22, 2019
    The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is trying to make a scientific case for corn-based ethanol as a tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ACE CEO Brian Jennings tells Brownfield they’ve issued a White Paper to Senate Ag Committee leadership highlighting the economic and scientific opportunities U.S. farmers and biofuel producers hold to support climate […]
  • Wisconsin farmer suffers devastating alfalfa loss May 22, 2019
    A northwest Wisconsin dairy farmer faces the prospect of harvesting none of his alfalfa this year. Dan Holub of Cadott says winterkill has wiped out nearly all 200 acres. “I don’t really see much I’ll be able to salvage. It’s going to have to be planted to corn.” From February on, he tells Brownfield his […]
  • Opportunities to apply fertilizer few and far between May 22, 2019
    Farmers are struggling to find opportunities to apply fertilizer. AV Roth, who grows crops and runs a farrow to wean hog operation in southwest Wisconsin, says wet conditions dating to last fall have limited the windows for spreading manure. “Like last fall, fall is usually the dryer time. And this year we’ve just been cleaning […]
  • Consumer survey says taste and price rule the day May 22, 2019
    The top drivers for consumers’ food buying decisions in the 2019 Food and Health Survey are the same as they were last year, “Taste continues to be the primary purchase driver for consumers. Right below that, price. And then healthfulness and convenience.” Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, research director for the International Food Information Council Foundation, says trusting […]
  • Dallas Tonsager had ‘passion for agriculture’ May 22, 2019
    Dallas Tonsager has died. The former Oldham, South Dakota dairy farmer was chairman of the Farm Credit Administration and served the Obama administration as USDA rural development undersecretary. Tonsager was president of the South Dakota Farmers Union from 1988 to 1993. He died Tuesday from lymphoma at 64. “Dallas spent his career fighting on behalf […]
  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019
    Jul. corn closed at $3.94 and 1/2, up 1/4 centJul. soybeans closed at 8.28 and 1/2, up 6 and 1/2 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $298.30, up $3.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.31, up 17 pointsJul. wheat closed at $4.72 and 3/4, up 6 centsJun. live cattle closed at $110.65, down 20 centsJun. lean hogs […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Higher limits are now available for USDA’s farm loans, which will help producers with ever increasing capital needs.  Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce, says the 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount producers can borrow […]