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  • Conservation Roundtable with Ag Secretary Perdue and Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler December 6, 2019
    Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Indianapolis on December 9, 2019 for a Conservation Roundtable with Ag Secretary Perdue and Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler. Continue reading Conservation Roundtable with Ag Secretary Perdue and Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler at Brownfield Ag News.      
  • National Grain and Feed Association Country Elevator Conference December 6, 2019
    Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Indianapolis December 9 for the National Grain and Feed Association Country Elevator Conference. Continue reading National Grain and Feed Association Country Elevator Conference at Brownfield Ag News.      
  • GreenSeam director sees strength in value-added ag December 6, 2019
    The director of an ag organization based in southern Minnesota says while production agriculture is feeling the pain of low commodity prices, the value-added chain is strong. Sam Ziegler leads GreenSeam, which was formed several years ago to build on existing agricultural prominence in the region. “People are still eating, they’re still driving. So the […]
  • 220M settlement agreement reached in National Milk Producers herd retirement case December 6, 2019
    A class-action lawsuit between retailers and the National Milk Producers Federation might end in a 220-million-dollar settlement.  National Milk’s President and CEO Jim Mulhern says, “We’re really trying to avoid the clearly, very crippling damage we would have suffered as a dairy industry had there been a four-billion dollar judgment against the dairy industry.” Mulhern […]
  • Walz calls bonding bill a top priority heading into 2020 Session December 6, 2019
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz tells Brownfield one of his top priorities for the upcoming legislative session is to get a good bonding bill. “Those are things that impact communities, road and bridge infrastructure. Thinking about those water treatment plants, that hard infrastructure. Education pieces that will come with that.” The latest state budget forecast shows […]
  • Dairy’s role in climate change December 6, 2019
    The director of Minnesota Milk isn’t that concerned climate change policy will negatively impact dairy farmers. Lucas Sjostrum says research continues to show that methane dissipates about 10 years after its created. “We are not the problem. We’ve got to keep working like every other industry on transportation, electricity, and all the other things that […]
  • NCBA pushes back on ‘fake meat’ claims December 6, 2019
    NCBA CEO Colin Woodall Cattle producers are unhappy about some of the claims being made by promoters of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”. “Plant-based is doing two things that we don’t like,” says Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “One is, they are marketing by disparaging our product—and they’re using the term […]
  • Higher cash trade supports cattle futures December 6, 2019
    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day higher on support from higher cash trade and expectations for strong demand through the end of the year.  Feeder cattle were higher on the same factors with some support from the days modest move in corn.  December live cattle closed $.27 higher at $120.20 and […]
  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: December 6, 2019 December 6, 2019
    Dec. corn closed at $3.66 and 1/2, up 1 centJan. soybeans closed at $8.89 and 1/2, up 5 and 1/4 centsDec. soybean meal closed at $297.40, down $2.10Dec. soybean oil closed at 31.01, up 72 pointsDec. wheat closed at $5.32 and 1/2, up 1/2 centDec. live cattle closed at $120.20, up 27 centsDec. lean hogs […]
  • Soybeans up on China tariff waiver December 6, 2019
    Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, cementing a week to week gain. China has decided to waive tariffs on some U.S. soybeans, clearing the way for more imports. The amount of beans is unspecified, phase one of the trade deal remains unsigned, and new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are scheduled […]

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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 […]