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Early blooming soybeans bring up management concerns

Many soybean plants are blooming ahead of schedule in Missouri and that brings up management questions. University of Missouri soybean specialist Bill Wiebold tells Brownfield the heat and drought have led to the early bloom and management depends on what farmers plans to spray, “If there’s some kind of application that has a stage of …

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Hoosier farmer says recent heat has helped crops

A southwest Indiana farmer says his crops are looking good even though the heat index has been above 100 the past several days. Mark Seib grows corn, soybeans, and wheat. “We’re not really dry because we have deep moisture, but in the heat of the day you can see just a little bit of that …

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CME cash dairy markets down, milk futures stop downward slide

Cash dairy prices fell and most milk futures stopped their downward slide at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.  Class Three June milk was down $.01 to $15.32. July was down $.07 at $15.12.  August was up $.06 to $15.62. September was up $.09 to $16.12. The milk futures from October through next May ranged from …

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Ag economist: US and China will both lose in a trade war

An ag economics professor with Purdue University says the US and China will both lose in a trade war. Wally Tyner says Brazil would gain the most if tariffs are implemented as planned on July 6. “Our estimate is that the US and China each lose $2.6 billion a year because of these tariffs and …

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US foster parents of separated immigrant children ‘don’t know how much worse it could be’

ABC News(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — When the 9-year-old Guatemalan boy arrived at a Michigan foster care home, he was so afraid he couldn’t eat. Over time, the boy confided to his foster parents, Karl and Jen, that he and his father had escaped violence and poverty in their homeland only to be greeted with more …

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Court suspends Arkansas law, giving women 2-week period to have medical abortions

Google Maps(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Women seeking medical abortions in Arkansas will have two weeks to access them after a court temporarily suspended a state-wide ban. Medical abortions — those that use pills rather than surgery to end a pregnancy — were banned in Arkansas after the Supreme Court declined to review a lower court’s …

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Global Dairy Trade index falls again

The Global Dairy Trade price index fell another 1.2% in Tuesday’s trade event.  The average price is now $3,481 per metric ton or $1.57 per pound.  The average also fell 1.3% in the last trading session on June 5th. More than half of the product sold was whole milk powder, which was down 1% at …

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Canadian dairy farmers educate about supply management

Dairy farmers from Canada say instead of attacking their supply management system, the U.S. needs to learn from it. Dairy Farmers of Ontario chairman of Ralph Dietrick tells Brownfield Canada is not the problem for U.S. dairy farmers.  “The problem is not supply management in Canada for the dairy farmers, that’s a penance.  The problem …

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Illinois 4-H announces state livestock judging contest results

The 4-H livestock judging team from Christian County has earned first place overall in the senior division at the Illinois state judging contest. Team members Cody Knodle, Ty Knodle, Lizzie Schafer and Layne Lebshier competed in 105-degree heat along with 170 other 4-H members on Monday. The Christian County team will have the opportunity to …

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Ag friendly Michigan legislature session wraps up

A spokesman for Michigan’s largest farm organization says the amount of agricultural priorities passed in the last Michigan legislative session was unprecedented. “That’s probably an understatement,” says Matt Smego with the Michigan Farm Bureau.  “We were able to achieve a large number of priorities for policy issues that our members have worked on for in …

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Navarro says Trump has farmer’s backs with China tariffs

The White House chief economist says President Trump’s Monday announcement of even more tariffs on China is necessary.  Peter Navarro says China’s efforts to acquire technology and industries by any means necessary for its Made in China 2025 objective is a form of economic aggression impacting agricultural machinery, advanced rail shipping and more.  “Biotechnology, blockchain …

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Richmond school named after confederate general will be changed to Barack Obama Elementary

Google, FILE(RICHMOND, Va.) — A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary. A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary. The Richmond Public School Board …

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Dry conditions in Missouri decline corn and soybean ratings but progress wheat harvest

Above average temperatures and below average rainfall caused Missouri crop conditions to deteriorate this past week. Missouri corn is 48 percent good to excellent.  Soybeans are 44 good to excellent.  The cotton crop is 58 percent good to excellent.  Rice is doing well, at 70 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat harvest jumped 36 percentage …

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Dry conditions in Missouri decline corn and soybean ratings but progress wheat harvest

Above average temperatures and below average rainfall caused Missouri crop conditions to deteriorate this past week. Missouri corn is 48 percent good to excellent.  Soybeans are 44 good to excellent.  The cotton crop is 58 percent good to excellent.  Rice is doing well, at 70 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat harvest jumped 36 percentage …

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Illinois crops progressing well despite heat

Scattered showers across Illinois kept topsoil moisture 80 percent adequate to surplus this past week. Good to excellent ratings are 80 percent for corn, 77 percent for soybeans, and 58 percent for winter wheat.  Winter wheat harvest is 30 percent complete. Illinois pastures are 64 percent good to excellent. Continue reading Illinois crops progressing well …

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Illinois crops progressing well despite heat

Scattered showers across Illinois kept topsoil moisture 80 percent adequate to surplus this past week. Good to excellent ratings are 80 percent for corn, 77 percent for soybeans, and 58 percent for winter wheat.  Winter wheat harvest is 30 percent complete. Illinois pastures are 64 percent good to excellent. Continue reading Illinois crops progressing well …

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South Dakota crops progress slightly behind last year, but ahead of 5-year-average

South Dakota crops are slightly behind last year but ahead of the 5-year-average. Soybeans are 91 percent emerged and 61 percent good to excellent. Corn 66 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat is 89 percent headed and is 44 percent good to excellent. Spring wheat is 48 percent headed and is 52 good to excellent. …

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South Dakota crops progress slightly behind last year, but ahead of 5-year-average

South Dakota crops are slightly behind last year but ahead of the 5-year-average. Soybeans are 91 percent emerged and 61 percent good to excellent. Corn 66 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat is 89 percent headed and is 44 percent good to excellent. Spring wheat is 48 percent headed and is 52 good to excellent. …

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Experiment with cover crops

Wisconsin farmer Ron Roehrborn with the Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers producer-led watershed group shares his experiences with cover crops to save nutrients, soil, and preserve water quality. Continue reading Experiment with cover crops at Brownfield Ag News.      

Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Milwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, newly obtained body-camera footage shows. The video, obtained and published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun …

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