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Fire investigators close in on cause of Thursday evening fire south of Mitchell

Fire investigators have narrowed their probe of where and how a Thursday evening fire that gutted a metal building housing Upper Midwest Garage Doors started. Mitchell Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says statements from the owner and the first firefighters on the scene indicate the fire started in an office in the southwest corner of the …

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Inside State Government returns Saturday morning at a new time

KORN News Radio’s award-winning “Inside State Government” returns this Saturday morning at a new time, 7:30 am. The long-running program features District 20 State Senator Josh Klumb along with newly elected State Representatives Lance Koth and Paul Miskimins for a lively weekly discussion of the happenings during the 2019 South Dakota legislative session. “Our community …

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Extension, state looking to train for ag careers

Finding workers on the farm and in agribusiness has become more challenging, and some employers are looking at a different labor pool for solutions. Trisha Wagner with the University of Wisconsin Extension’s Farm Management Program says finding and keeping workers is tough.  She tells Brownfield teaching things like milking parlor operations robotics, or getting mill …

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Cold coming back & spring might be wet again

A meteorologist says the unusual winter weather patterns so far this winter are not likely to create spring problems. Greg Soulje says, “It happened to be marginally cold enough, and the right setup on the dynamics to get that record-setting snow in parts of Missouri while much of the upper Midwest has been basically free …

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Rhiannon Branch

Rhiannon grew up in Iuka, Illinois and was an active member on the local, state and national levels in both 4-H and FFA. Beef cattle, poultry, public speaking and communications were a few of her projects. She graduated with an Associates of Arts degree from Kaskaskia College in 2017, where she was a member of …

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Soil health important to large fast food chain

One of the world’s largest fast food chains considers soil health to be among its most important features of sustainability. “As a food company, we don’t have a product without soil and without the people who care for that soil.” Townsend Bailey, with McDonald’s tells Brownfield that sustainability, including healthy soil, is about doing the …

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High-Impact Pattern Ahead

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Crushing defeat for Theresa May as Brexit deal voted down by Parliament

LanceB/iStock(LONDON) — The political future of the United Kingdom has once again been thrown into uncertainty after Parliament voted against accepting Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The lead-up to the vote saw the Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal criticized by politicians and pundits on all sides of the political spectrum. Some critics argued that May’s deal …

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Brexit: Vote to take place in parliament as Britain’s future hangs in balance

MicroStockHub/iStock(LONDON) — After two years of protracted negotiations, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to take Britain out of the European Union is set to go before Parliament for a vote on Tuesday. The vote was originally intended to take place in December, but as it became increasingly clear that members of parliament were …

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Grandfather of man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs: ‘Nobody had any clues’

Barron County Sheriff(BARRON, Wisc.) — The young man accused of abducting a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, gunning down her parents and holding the child captive had been “a perfectly nice kid,” according to his grandfather. “Nobody had any clues up until this thing happened,” Jim Moyer told ABC News Tuesday, days after his 21-year-old grandson, Jake …

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American killed in ‘suspected terror attack’ at high-end complex in Nairobi: Officials

MarkRubens/iStock(NEW YORK) — An American was killed when gunfire and explosions erupted at a high-end hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Department of State. A State official described the attack at the upscale DusitD2 hotel as a “senseless act of violence,” and condemned the assault. The American embassy in …

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Wholesale values support nearby hog futures

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day mixed with strength in the front-month contracts.  The market is waiting for some direction ahead of widespread cash trade, but firm wholesale values helped prop up some prices.  Feeder cattle futures closed firm on support in the day’s lower move in corn.  February live …

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A mixed day for milk futures and cash dairy Tuesday

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Tuesday. January milk down two cents at $14.05.  February four higher at $14.34.  March unchanged at $14.93.  April milk steady at $15.40.  May through August contracts a penny lower to two cents higher Tuesday. Barrels down $0.02 at $1.21.  Six trades were made, ranging …

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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: January 15, 2019

Mar. corn closed at $3.71 and 1/4, down 7 and 1/4 centsMar. soybeans closed at $8.93 and 1/4, down 10 and 1/4 centsMar. soybean meal closed at $309.30, down $2.50Mar. soybean oil closed at 28.24, down 16 pointsMar. wheat closed at $5.11, down 3 and 1/4 centsFeb. live cattle closed at $126.95, up $1.52Feb. lean hogs closed …

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Lighthizer saw no progress on key issues in China talks, Grassley says

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer saw no progress on key issues in last week’s trade talks with China. That’s according to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who met with Lighthizer late last week. “He (Lighthizer) said that there hasn’t been any progress made in structural changes that need to be made, including intellectual property, stealing trade …

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Student attendance plummets as Los Angeles teachers head into Day 2 of strike

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — As scores of Los Angeles teachers formed picket lines for the second day of a massive strike, school district officials said student attendance plummeted and that the district lost $15 million on Day 1 of the classroom walkout. The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union reported that 30,000 public school teachers …

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Grandfather of man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs: ‘Nobody had any clues’

Barron County Sheriff(BARRON, Wisc.) — The young man accused of abducting a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, gunning down her parents and holding the child captive had been “a perfectly nice kid,” according to his grandfather. “Nobody had any clues up until this thing happened,” Jim Moyer told ABC News Tuesday, days after his 21-year-old grandson, Jake …

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New products launched at Precision Planting’s Winter Conference

The two new products launched during Precision Planting’s Winter Conference are designed to help farmers improve their planting system. Precision Planting general manager Justin Kauffman talks about the new products, FurrowForce and SmartDepth, how they contribute to uniform germination, improve yields, and help farmers maximize their return on investment. AUDIO: Justin Kauffman, general manager Precision …

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Lack of market information troublesome

The ongoing government shutdown is delaying the release of information farmers, ranchers, and the market rely on daily. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says the lack of reliable private sources for the information that goes missing information during the shutdown puts producers and the entire ag industry at a disadvantage.  “Trying to figure out what …

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Tariffs Hurt the Heartland responds to Trump’s speech

A joint statement issued by Farmers for Free Trade and Americans for Free Trade, in reaction to President Trump’s speech at the American Farm Bureau Convention, says there is uncertainty and fear “among many farmers and ranchers about how the President’s trade policies are impacting ag.” Trump told Farm Bureau members he’s working to fix …

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Minnesota farmer encouraged by Trump/Perdue relationship

An American Farm Bureau member says she’s encouraged by the relationship Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has with President Trump. Minnesota farmer Carolyn Olson serves on AFBF’s Issue Advisory Committee for Organic and Direct Marketing. “Thankfully we have Secretary Perdue, who has a good relationship with the President and can bend his ear on agriculture issues. …

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