Jun 18

Extension increasing mental health awareness

Michigan State University Extension Director Jeff Dwyer says more awareness is needed in farming communities as stressors increase. “This is something we need to be more attentive to today than ever before.”    Continue reading Extension increasing mental health awareness at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jun 18

Wisconsin farmers continue dealing with rain

Wisconsin farmers had to dodge showers last week to get some field work and planting done.  USDA reporters say showers were found in some part of Wisconsin every day last week.  Spring tillage is now 99% finished, and corn planting is 87% finished.  Corn emergence is around 66%, about 16 days behind average.  Seventy percent …

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Jun 18

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi given quick, secretive burial

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key and un-ceremonial burial in the early hours of Tuesday that stands in stark contrast to other leaders who were mourned by hundreds of thousands of people. When former Presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat died, Egypt’s streets were packed …

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Jun 18

Conservationists: ‘Catastrophic’ elephant poaching at Niassa Reserve in Africa reduced to zero

WCS Mozambique (LONDON) — One of Africa’s largest protected wilderness areas has marked an entire year without finding a single elephant killed by poachers. The last time an elephant was recorded killed by a poacher in Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve was May 17, 2018, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, a New York-based nonprofit that helps …

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Jun 18

Wisconsin off-duty police officer shot dead while trying to stop armed robbery: Chief

kali9/iStock(RACINE, Wis.) — An off-duty Wisconsin police officer was shot dead while trying to stop an armed robbery at a bar Monday night, according to the police chief. Officer John Hetland, a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, had worked the day-shift on Monday, Chief Arthel Howell said. At 9:40 p.m., the veteran officer …

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Jun 18

Global supplies still hanging over the markets

This spring’s planting problems have energized the corn and soybean markets. But two market analysts are reminding farmers that they need to stay focused on the fundamentals, which include large global supplies of those commodities. On today’s program, we’ll hear from Don Roose of U.S. Commodities and Lance Albin with UMB Bank. AUDIO: Don Roose …

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Jun 18

Local Sports for Tuesday June 18th

The Mitchell Black Teener baseball team scored 18 runs on 19 hits yesterday as it swept a doubleheader against Huron at Drake Field.  A seven-run first inning paved the way for a 10-1 win in Game 1, followed by Mitchell fending off a late Huron rally to hold on for an 8-7 win in the …

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Jun 18

Facebook announces Calibra, a subsidiary for Libra digital currency

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook announced on Tuesday plans to unveil in 2020 a subsidiary called Calibra, which will allow access to Libra, a new digital currency. Calibra will work in concert with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and as a standalone app, Facebook announced in a blog post. “Libra holds the potential to provide billions of …

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Jun 18

US Navy hospital ship begins deployment to help Venezuela refugees

U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released(MIAMI) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is beginning a five-month humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America to support medical systems, strained in part, by an increase in Venezuela refugees. It’s the ship’s second deployment of this kind in the last year. Vice President Mike …

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Jun 18

Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez for claiming company pays workers ‘starvation wages’

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon took to Twitter on Monday to refute a claim Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made during her interview on ABC’s This Week on Sunday that the company pays its workers “starvation wages.” “@AOC is just wrong,” Amazon tweeted from its @AmazonNews Twitter account. “Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage …

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