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Jan 30

USDA catching up on past-due reports

Now that the federal government is reopened the USDA is catching up on the more than 60 reports that were missed during the shutdown. “I want to go ahead and thank the farmers in advance for their cooperation and understanding,” said Joe Parsons, Chairman of the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board. Data collection for some reports …

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Jan 30

Hog futures mostly lower, pressured by pork

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly modestly higher on spread trade and the firm to higher midday boxed beef. The trade was also watching weather’s impact on cash business. February was down $.32 at $126.15 and April was up $.25 at $128.05. Feeder cattle futures were mostly firm on the same factors as …

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Jan 30

NCGA yield winner also breaks soybean record

This year’s National Corn Growers Association yield winner put up more than 470 bushels per acre and broke record soybean yields despite extreme wet and dry conditions in Michigan.  Don Stall entered his first yield contest in 2003 with 218-bushel corn, this year he harvested 477 bushels to the acre. “It’s everything from the equipment …

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Jan 30

Merck launches Cattle Care 365

Merck Animal Health announced a new initiative to support cattle producers in providing the best quality care for their animals.  Angela Baysinger, animal health lead says CattleCare365 is a perfect complement to the Beef Quality Assurance program. Baysinger tells Brownfield the new initiative isn’t meant to replace BQA certification, but add to their training to …

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Jan 30

Wisconsin’s specialty crop acres, values down

Jed Colquhoun, a professor of horticulture at UW–Madison, speaks during the 2019 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison College of Agriculture & Life Sciences A University of Wisconsin economist says the state’s specialty crop growers are feeling the financial pinch of lower prices. Jed Colquhoun from the University of Wisconsin says, “We’ve …

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Jan 30

Interest in traceability programs on the rise

The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says interest in a national disease traceability program is on the rise.  It’s an issue that has been divisive in the cattle industry.  But, NCBA president Kevin Kester says attitudes are changing. “Maybe a few years ago if I would have wanted to come and talk about …

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Jan 30

US swine vet calls ASF a long term concern

The Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council says although African Swine Fever has not reached the US, she expects it to be a concern for a long time. “China has not been able to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease or Classical Swine Fever for years and years and those are diseases that have …

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Jan 30

Carver County Dairy Expo

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Norwood Young America, MN Monday, Feb. 18,2019 for the Carver County Dairy Expo. Continue reading Carver County Dairy Expo at Brownfield Ag News.      

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Jan 30

Trade agreement with Japan key for cattlemen

The incoming president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says trade remains one of the top priorities for US beef producers, but it doesn’t come without concerns. Tennessee cattlewoman Jennifer Houston says US beef producers are concerned with the lack of progress in trade negotiations with Japan. “After we were withdrawn from TPP and the …

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