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Logistics is the challenge in supplying anhydrous ammonia

A fertilizer transportation specialist says anhydrous ammonia is hard to get because of logistical issues. “The issue has not been of product availability to this point,” said Chris DeMoss, director of plant foods and transportation at agriculture supplier MFA in Columbia, Missouri, “but more of transportation; to get it on a truck and get it …

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Governor Parson asks for federal disaster declaration

Governor Mike Parson has asked President Trump to approve a disaster declaration for 13 Missouri counties so they can get federal assistance for flood recovery. The Governor says he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once full damage assessments can be made. Governor Parson says preliminary infrastructure damage assessments have already …

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South Dakota farmer anticipates being behind

The latest wet weather has a Great Plains farmer concerned about how much longer he’ll be unable to do fieldwork. “That has everything at a standstill,” said Paul Hetland, referring to almost two feet of snow that’s receded leaving fields too wet to work. “There’s been no spring fieldwork in terms of fertility or planting,” …

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Coming soon: Actor Dennis Quaid stars as Midland’s “Mr. Lonely”

ABC/Image Group LAYou’ll be able to meet “Mr. Lonely” on Friday: Midland will premiere the music video for their new single at 2 p.m. ET via their YouTube Channel.   The “Official Trailer” for “Mr. Lonely” stars Dennis Quaid and was shot on the set of the Netflix show The Ranch. Set in a bar where Midland is playing, the clip shows the …

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Dairy industry seeking whole milk in new nutritional standards

The National Dairy Council is hopeful new research on whole milk fat could change the USDA’s nutrition guidelines for 2020. Dr. Greg Miller says research shows dairy products regardless of fat levels provide health benefits to consumers, but they have to have evidence milk fat is beneficial. “When we have an obesity epidemic, they continue …

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Downward drift continues for corn, soybeans, wheat

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, posting losses for the third consecutive session. The trade is waiting for what’s next with China, but African Swine Fever is impacting Chinese demand for beans, with a private firm from China projecting decreases in imports through at least June. Face to face negotiations are scheduled to …

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