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Apr 22

Egg farmer at the White House

An egg farmer at the White House today for the annual Easter Egg Roll says a lot of people don’t know where eggs come from, so he’s telling them, “It’s a great opportunity to walk through the crowd. I’m wearing an ‘Ask an Egg Farmer’ button.” Mark Sauder is the fourth-generation owner of Sauder’s Eggs …

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Apr 22

Cattle, hog futures lower on supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower on the limited buying interest.  Feeder cattle futures were lower following last week’s Cattle on Feed report.  April live cattle closed $.02 lower at $128.50 and June live cattle closed $1.10 lower at $121.57.  May feeder cattle closed $.72 lower at $150.80 and …

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Apr 22

Growth Energy, NAAE bring biofuels to the classroom

High school students can now learn about biofuels in the classroom thanks to Growth Energy and the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, says it is the first in-classroom curriculum about the role of biofuels. “It’s a two-week course to be used in the classroom and includes STEM-based activities as …

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Apr 22

1,500 miles to the neighbors

A special Easter delivery made it across the Midwest for Nebraska farmers impacted by extreme flooding.  Beef producer and 4-H leader Todd Brink of Caledonia, Michigan tells Brownfield following the stories about the bomb cyclone’s impact over social media inspired him to find a way to help. “The massive amounts of water when the damn …

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Apr 22

Minnesota dairy farmer hopeful solutions to low milk prices are close

U.S. dairy farmers are hopeful solutions to low milk prices are on the horizon. Mike Orbeck, who milks around 80 cows in central Minnesota, says he liked what he heard during a Dairy Together event near his home last week. “We sell our milk to Land O’Lakes, so we’re actually under our base program ourselves …

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Apr 22

Minnesota Ag Commissioner pleased with Census formula

Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen is pleased with changes to the USDA Ag Census. “(USDA) is really concentrating on new and beginning farmers, producers with military service, breakdowns of how many women are farming. That continues to grow and increase.” He tells Brownfield census data also showed many farmers still lack sufficient internet access. “I …

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Apr 22

Parson: federal disaster request likely this week

Missouri Governor Mike Parson expects he’ll be ready to request a federal disaster declaration this week based on damage assessments in 16 Missouri counties that have endured historic flooding. Based on preliminary reports, Parson says it’s evident that federal recovery assistance will be needed to help Missouri families and businesses hurt by the floods. Agriculture …

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Apr 22

Legislative hearing on property tax relief proposal

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Lincoln, Nebraska April 24, 2019 for a Legislative hearing on property tax relief proposal. Continue reading Legislative hearing on property tax relief proposal at Brownfield Ag News.      

Apr 22

Keeping pollinators protected

A new stewardship-awareness campaign is underway to remind farmers and applicators to follow best-management practices when using neonic products to reduce risks to bees and birds. In this Managing for Profit, Nick Tinsley with Bayer outlines the BeSure! Campaign. Continue reading Keeping pollinators protected at Brownfield Ag News.      

Apr 22

Can blockchain deliver real value to farmers?

Brownfield’s Ken Anderson visits with Maple Grove, Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick at Commodity Classic. One of the educational sessions at this winter’s Commodity Classic in Orlando was whether blockchain can deliver “real value” to farmers.  Maple Park, Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick was part of the panel. We spoke with him afterwards. Audio: Steve Pitstick Continue …

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