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Apr 24

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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Apr 24

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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Apr 24

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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Apr 24

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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Apr 24

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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Apr 24

$1.50 increase to DMC max coverage will make a difference

An ag economist says if policy changes in the 2018 Farm Bill were made in 2000, the dairy landscape would look a lot different. “Over the 2000 to 2018 period, we would have made MPP payments 70 percent of the time at $9.50 which is the new highest coverage level.” Scott Brown with the University …

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Apr 24

80% of China’s hog farms won’t restock after ASF

China’s Agriculture Ministry says more than 80% of hog farms in China have decided not to replenish herds lost to African Swine Fever, leaving a gap in production. Reports say China’s hog production has dropped 21% since the first ASF outbreak. The decline will lead to lower demand for soybean and feed products but will …

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Apr 24

Find Your Path Ag Career Night presented by Hopkins FFA

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Nicole Heslip will be on the ground in Hopkins, MI May 15 for Find Your Path Ag Career Night presented by Hopkins FFA. Continue reading Find Your Path Ag Career Night presented by Hopkins FFA at Brownfield Ag News.      

Apr 24

25th Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts

On April 30 Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Nicole Heslip will be on the ground in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 25th Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts. Continue reading 25th Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts at Brownfield Ag News.      

Apr 23

Pesticide collection program safely disposes of hazardous chemicals

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is doing unwanted pesticide collection events at several sites in the state. Tom Steever spoke to the DNR’s CJ Plassmeyer, who says the free events result in a safer environment. To find out more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and their checkoff. Continue reading Pesticide collection program …

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