|COW97 Ag News from Brownfield|
|The importance of farm and ranch succession planning|
|Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:08:06 +0000|
At the UNL-IANR Big Red Building at Husker Harvest Days, we talked to Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek about farm and ranch succession planning.
AUDIO: Allan Vyhnalek
|NK adds soybean trait options for 2020 planting|
|Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:45:28 +0000|
During a stop at the Syngenta display at Husker Harvest Days, we visited with NK district manager Matt Dolch about NK’s soybean trait platform options for 2020 planting, including Enlist E3, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and LibertyLink GT27.
AUDIO: Matt Dolch
|Movie inspired by a grain entrapment accident aims to promote farm safety|
|Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:00:02 +0000|
A new movie titled “SILO” is
Producer Sam Goldberg tells Brownfield the film was inspired by a 2010 grain entrapment accident involving the death of two teenage boys in Mount Carroll, Illinois.
“We worked with fire rescue workers, professors, farmers, and everyone kind of knew somebody who had been in a farm accident, either injured or killed. I was surprised at how prevalent farm accidents are.”
Goldberg says the film soon became a plug for ag safety and was purposely released ahead of this year’s harvest.
|Meteorologist is watching dry conditions in Brazil|
|Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:34:43 +0000|
DTN senior ag meteorologist Bryce Anderson
Key soybean producing regions in Brazil are very dry as farmers get ready to plant their next soybean crop.
DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it bears watching.
“The fattest part of their production area is in the
Anderson says a similar situation occurred in 2017, when
|Precipitation volume too much for the rain gauge|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:30:44 +0000|
Some parts of eastern South Dakota are cleaning up from rain that in
“Our gauge goes to six inches and it ran over,” said Lewis Bainbridge, who farms
“We have a bridge on kind of a major highway just north of us that is no longer
|SD Farmers Union cattleman can’t break even|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:30:31 +0000|
A cow-calf producer told his lawmakers on Capitol Hill last
“We’re probably going to receive somewhere around $200 under
Shane Fastnacht farms in central South Dakota (Wessington
|Minnesota Farm Bureau pleased with WOTUS repeal|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:22:15 +0000|
Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap is pleased to see the WOTUS rule repealed.
“I think all farmers want clean water, but farmers also want clear rules.”
He suggests WOTUS was not clear and calls it a case of government overreach.
“We really felt that 2015 rule was a vast expansion of jurisdiction over water and land that was traditionally regulated by the state.”
Paap tells Brownfield he understands the need for federal
|Farmers securing propane ahead of harvest|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:17:37 +0000|
Many farmers expect to dry down crops this fall.
Trevor Holm, a Wyffels Hybrids district sales manager in southwest Minnesota, says propane comes up in just about every conversation with farmers right now.
“They’re buying propane since it’s a pretty good value, and a couple have purchased about twice as much as they have over their last five-year average.”
He tells Brownfield crop maturity varies widely in his corner of the state.
|Minnesota farmer understands concerns with USMCA|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:09:28 +0000|
A Minnesota farmer says some legitimate issues are holding
Angela Guentzel of LeSueur County joined other Minnesota Farm Bureau members on a recent trip to Washington, D.C.
Lawmakers told her USMCA has stalled on labor, the environment, and big pharma.
“I guess what was said to us is that’s a way for them to maintain a higher price-point within the United States, which is a very valid concern.”
Despite the remaining hurdles, Guentzel tells Brownfield she’s cautiously optimistic USMCA will get voted on soon.
|Compost on a larger scale|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:59:13 +0000|
Organic farmers are finding ways to incorporate compost on
Clifford Johnson of Paynesville in central Minnesota says he builds a composting mixture that is placed in elongated piles, or windrows, that he aerates mechanically with a turner.
“We build a lot of our own products to do what we need to do, and we’re trying to figure out what works for a situation and learn as we go.
|Lean hogs end the week strong|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:57:40 +0000|
At the Chicago
Direct cash cattle trade ended Friday with another round of light to moderate business. Live deals Kansas were at $100, that’s $1 higher than yesterday’s decline and about steady with last week’s weighted average with live deals in Nebraska at $100 to $101.
|Soybeans up, waiting for more on China|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:17:05 +0000|
Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. China is reportedly exempting U.S. beans from a tariff increase ahead of the next round of negotiations. The next high-level talks are at a still unspecified date in October. China bought 204,000 tons of new crop U.S. beans Friday morning, less than what the trade was talking about Thursday during the big rally. Still, it can take some time to put together a rumored purchase of that size.
|Milk futures, cash dairy mixed|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:11:09 +0000|
Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Friday buying back some oversold positions.
September Class III milk up a penny at
Dry whey unchanged at $0.3975.
Blocks up $0.06 at $2.2050.
Barrels up $0.04 at $1.92. Three trades were made at that price.
|Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: September 13, 2019|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:07:44 +0000|
Sep. corn closed at $3.55 and 1/2, up 1 cent
|Ag groups thankful WOTUS has been repealed|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:46:22 +0000|
Ag groups are applauding the repeal of the 2015 Waters of
The National Pork Producers Council says prior to the rule,
American Soybean Association president Davie Stevens says they
The National Milk Producers Federation is applauding the
|NPPC optimistic about tariff-lifting reports from China|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:33:07 +0000|
The National Pork Producers Council says they are pleased Chinese media is reporting that China will suspend tariffs on U.S. pork imports, “We’re really excited and we welcome this announcement. I think it’s very good to see that there has been movement by the Chinese to resolve this tariff dispute,” Maria Zieba, director of international affairs for NPPC, tells Brownfield Ag News.
She says they are waiting for details, “About what it actually means or what the tariffs will be eliminated to.
|Midday cash livestock markets|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:59:45 +0000|
Direct cash cattle trade is off to a slow start this morning. There are a few bids noted following yesterday’s light to moderate business. Southern live deals were at $99, $1 lower than last week’s weighted averages. Northern dressed deals had a range of $156 to $162, mostly $159 to $160, which is roughly $6 to $7 lower than the prior week’s weighted average basis in Nebraska. Asking prices for cattle left on showlists are $100+ live in the South and $163 to $165 dressed in the North.
|Perdue says guest worker program is part of the immigration solution|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:44:02 +0000|
Ag Secretary Sonny
“I’m hoping that we can also at the same time have a legal guest worker program for our farms, ranches, and dairies across the country,” he says. “We are not going to be able to survive as we have without a work force going forward.”
He says they are
|Indigo raises 2019 corn projections, lowers soybeans|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:36:19 +0000|
Boston-based Indigo Agriculture is projecting more corn and fewer soybean acres in 2019 than their August report.
Indigo has end of season corn
Indigo has soybeans at 3.4
|Farmers are part of the climate change solution|
|Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:08:54 +0000|
Farmers and ranchers are dealing with increasingly variable weather patterns associated with climate change. State agricultural leaders are working together to show that agriculture can be part of the solution.
Maggie Monast, with the Environmental Defense Fund, says agriculture is on the front line of the changing climate, requiring farmers to be more resilient.
“The good news is that agriculture can provide solutions that improve resilience and have many other benefits for farms and communities,” she says.