Apr 24

White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) — White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime. King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd, who was black, on June 7, 1998, near Jasper, Texas. Byrd, a 49-year-old father of three, …

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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

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 actor wearing a “Mr. Lonely” jacket, while several beautiful women sport “Mr. Lonely” tattoos — though they don’t seem to be particularly happy with him.

While the full video won’t be out until Friday, there are already several “Mr. Lonely” clips out now: one features the song’s line dance, and another shows choreographer Robert Royston demonstrating how to do it.

“Mr. Lonely” is the lead single from the trio’s forthcoming sophomore album, and the follow-up to their #2 hit, “Burn Out.”

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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

Listen now: Cam collaborates with electronic producer/DJ Diplo on “So Long”

ABC/Image Group LAAs fans continue to watch for Cam’s long-awaited sophomore album, the “Burning House” hitmaker is giving them a little something to tide them over.

On Wednesday, the California native revealed her new collaboration with producer/DJ Diplo. “So Long” is the first release from his country project, titled Thomas Wesley.  Diplo’s birth name is Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.

Though Diplo’s known for working with megastars like Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Madonna and has done everything from pop to rock to hip-hop, this is his first foray into country.

He tells Variety the new music taps into his beginnings in Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina. He’s also teasing potential songs with Thomas RhettSam Hunt, and Zac Brown.

Meanwhile, Cam hints she’s “got some fun plans for [the] Stagecoach [festival] too,” where she and Diplo are both set to play this weekend.

“So Long” is available to stream or download now, or you can check out its lyric video on YouTube.

So far, there’s no word on Cam’s own new music. She hasn’t released a full album since her debut, Untamed, which came out in December of 2015.

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Apr 24

See Luke Bryan, TR, FGL, Dierks and many more for only $20 this summer

ABC/Image Group LANext week, you’ll have the chance to snap up tickets to some of country’s hottest summer concerts for only $20, including fees. The extraordinary bargain is part of Live Nation’s fifth annual National Concert Week.

Luke BryanThomas RhettJason AldeanFlorida Georgia LineDierks BentleyChris YoungBrantley GilbertMiranda LambertRascal FlattsBrad Paisley and Zac Brown Band are just some of the country acts participating in the deal, along with acts from many other genres.

Pre-sales start Tuesday, April 30 for T-Mobile customers, with the $20 tickets becoming available to the general public on Wednesday, May 1. The promotion runs through May 7.

You can find out more at NCW.LiveNation.com.

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