Steve Nedved

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Jun 18

Monsanto is contacting the journalists, activists it tracked on ‘watch lists’ in 7 countries

wellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) — Agriculture conglomerate Monsanto has started contacting journalists, politicians and activists it was keeping tabs on and documenting via “watch lists,” its parent company Bayer announced this week. An international group of journalists, politicians and activists whose information, including their views on pesticides, was tracked by the agribusiness giant, and placed on ‘watch …

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Jun 18

Brett Eldredge sets out to conquer Europe in early 2020

ABC/Mark Levine Brett Eldredge started 2019 playing the Country to Country Festival in Europe, and had such a great time that he’s planning his own tour early next year. His eight-date run will kick off January 24 in Denmark, and wrap up a couple weeks later in London. “Playing on tour in Europe this year was …

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Jun 18

FGL shows how Country Cares for Kids, bringing their entire tour lineup to St. Jude in Memphis

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/PR NewswireFlorida Georgia Line put on the biggest concert St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has ever seen last weekend, bringing the entire lineup of their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour to the hospital’s Memphis campus. Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, Canaan Smith, and HARDY all entertained patients and their families on Saturday prior to their …

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Jun 18

Planting delays, demand questions move markets

Soybeans ended the trading session slightly higher in most months because of concerns about late planting and whether yields will fall because of it. The latest crop progress report says soybean planting was just 77 percent finished – well under the 93 percent average pace. With more rain on the way, DTN cites analysts who …

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Jun 18

Phoenix couple in viral-video arrest, community activist vow to ‘shut down’ mayor’s town hall

Obtained by ABC News(PHOENIX) — A Phoenix couple at the center of a viral-video arrest say they will confront the city’s mayor and police chief at a community meeting Tuesday night about why police officers who pulled guns on them and their children last month and threatened to shoot them have not been stripped of …

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Jun 18

In new “Playboy” interview, Maren Morris refuses to “just shut up and sing”

Columbia Nashville If you’re scandalized by the fact that Maren Morris appears in the new issue of Playboy, the “Girl” hitmaker wants to remind you that no less a country legend than Dolly Parton also took some tasteful, non-nude photos for the magazine back in 1978. As part of Playboy’s 20Q, Maren talks about sexuality, body image, marriage, pop crossovers, fitting …

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Jun 18

Feds seize over $1 billion of cocaine in historic bust in Philadelphia, officials say

nensuria/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Federal officials made a massive cocaine bust in Philadelphia Tuesday, seizing an estimated 16.5 tons of the drug from a ship there — with a street value of over $1 billion, officials said. The historic bust — the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — comes amid a series …

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Jun 18

Little change; excessively wet pattern continues

A procession of storms will maintain showery conditions during the next several days from the Plains to the middle and northern Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more across this entire area, with some of the highest totals expected across the eastern Corn Belt. Only a few areas, including …

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Jun 18

Rains on the central Plains, lingering in the Ohio Valley

Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling in the Ohio Valley and from Michigan to Nebraska. On June 16, topsoil moisture was at least 30% surplus in all Midwestern States east of the Mississippi River, led by Ohio (71% surplus). U.S. corn and soybean emergence—79 and 55%, respectively—remains at a record-slow pace over the past …

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Jun 18

LIFT Media summit

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday June 25 & 26 for the LIFT Media summit hosted by West Central and the LIFT Partners, Vive Crop Protection, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm and Valent. Continue reading LIFT Media summit at Brownfield Ag News.