Brownfield Ag News
Midday cash livestock markets
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:23 +0000

The new cattle showlists distributed on Monday look generally smaller with only Nebraska offering a few more ready steers and heifers. Bids and asking prices are not well defined, but best early guesses are asking prices will start out around 123.00 in the South, and 192.00 to 194.00 in the North.

Boxed beef cutout values are firm to higher on Tuesday. Choice beef is up .81 at 191.72, and select is .06 higher at 190.46.

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Benefits of early soybean planting
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:04:36 +0000
Benefits of early soybean planting

Tom Steever spoke to Northern Missouri farmer, Colton Lacina, who placed in the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest non-irrigated category with more than 89 bushels to the acre. Lacina credits early planting as one of the many factors that goes into the high yields. Learn more at mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and their checkoff.

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Imported organic grain creating volatile market for U.S. farmers
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:56:12 +0000

An economist with CoBank says organic grain imports are limiting the ability of U.S. farmers to supply the domestic market.

Director of Industry Research Dan Kowalski tells Brownfield premiums for organic grain are becoming increasingly volatile as organic imports have surged in the last year.  “When you’re looking at a three year conversion, knowing that that’s not stable, and you’re thinking about five, 10, 15 years down the road, you’re making a major decision on your farm that may not payout over the long-term.”  He says organic corn imports doubled in 2016 to almost half of the total U.S.

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Solid week for corn, soybean export inspections
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:38:20 +0000

The USDA reports corn and soybean export inspections for the week ending February 16th, 2017 were more than what’s needed to meet USDA projections for the 2016/17 marketing year.

Wheat came out at 558,252 tons, up 233,548 tons from the week ending February 9th and 288,539 higher than the week ending February 18th, 2016. For the 2016/17 marketing year to date, wheat inspections are 18,376,473 tons, compared to 14,421,155 in 2015/16.

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Historic, early-season warmth the midwestern Corn Belt
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:36:23 +0000

On the Plains, record-breaking warmth continues to cause wheat to prematurely lose winter hardiness. Later Monday, high temperatures could approach or reach 80° as far north as South Dakota. On the southern Plains, rangeland, pastures, and winter grains are benefiting from recent soil moisture improvements.

Across the Corn Belt, rain showers stretch from Michigan to Missouri. Despite cloudiness and rain showers across the central, southern and eastern Corn Belt, nearly unprecedented warmth persists.

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Temps, weather to vary greatly
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:33:35 +0000

Early-week precipitation will linger across northern and central California and the Northwest, followed by drier weather. However, renewed precipitation can be expected in northern and central California toward week’s end. Meanwhile, a pair of storms will affect various parts of the country. The first storm, currently centered over the mid-South, will drift eastward toward Florida by mid-week. Storm-total rainfall could reach 1 to 3 inches in Florida. During the second half of the week, a storm will emerge from the West and track from the central Plains into the Great Lakes region.

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Ohio Farmers Union Meeting “Farmers Together – The Solution”
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:26:45 +0000

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Andrew Flinn will cover the Ohio Farmers Union Meeting “Farmers Together – The Solution” Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Ostego High School Auditorium in Tontogany.

 

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Ohio Beef Expo
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:13 +0000

Brownfield Ohio Anchor/Reporter Andrew Flinn will be on the ground at the Ohio Beef Expo March 17th – March 19th, 2017 at Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

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