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Missouri State Fair Swine Barn, other facilities see improvements

There are improvements to the Missouri State Fairgrounds this year.  The updates were possible through the generosity of long-time livestock exhibitors. The State Fair Swine Barn retains it’s 1927 architectural significance and historical appearance, but is sporting new handicapped-accessible bleachers, a new superintendent’s office, a new wash rack and more.  Swine Superintendent JR Reid is …

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Reports: Court orders EPA to ban chlorpyrifos

The EPA reportedly has been ordered to ban a pesticide used in soybeans and specialty crops by a federal appeals court. Reports says the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two to one decision, said there was no justification for former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to allow farmers to keep using chlorpyrifos. One study says …

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Site of new Michigan dairy plant named

Glanbia, Select Milk Procurers Inc. and Dairy Farmers of America have announced construction of their new joint milk processing plant will start next month in St. Johns, Michigan. John Dardis with Glanbia tells Brownfield the $470 million cheese and whey facility will be able to process more than eight million pounds of milk per day.  …

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St. Louis Fed survey: farm income slide

Ag bankers in the St. Louis Federal Reserve district expect farm incomes to go down next quarter, as they did in the second quarter. Some parts of the seven-state region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, and, Missouri, have less volatility in farm income than others. An Arkansas lender says farm income is not as volatile as …

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Teen pushed from bridge speaks out from hospital

KATU(VANCOUVER), Wash) — The 16-year-old girl who said her friend pushed her off a bridge into a river spoke out Thursday from a hospital in Vancouver, Washington. Jordan Holgerson suffered five broken ribs and lung injury after she was pushed of the Moulton Falls Bridge on the Lewis River outside Vancouver, a suburb of Portland, …

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Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has appeal and request for new trial denied

ABC News(STANFORD, Calif.) — The Stanford swimmer whose light sentence after a sexual assault conviction had both his appeal and request for a new trial denied. The latest legal step in the controversial case of Brock Turner came Wednesday when his appeal to have his convictions overturned was rejected by a California appeallate court on …

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Investigators working to identify remains found at squalid New Mexico compound

Taos County Sheriffs Office(TAOS COUNTY, N.M.) — Investigators in New Mexico are working to identify remains that were found on the squalid campgrounds where police found 11 children living with five adults. “The remains are in a state of decomposition that has made identification challenging,” Chief Medical Investigator Kurt Nolte said in a statement. “Investigators …

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills dozens of children on bus in Yemen

ABC News(SAADA, Yemen) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Thursday morning killed at least 50 people including dozens of children traveling on a bus in the country’s Saada Province, local health officials said. The International Committee of the Red Cross said its medical teams received the bodies of 29 children, all …

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CME dairy prices up Thursday

Cash dairy prices were mostly higher and milk futures were sharply higher at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Thursday. August Class Three milk was up $.13 at $14.99.    September was up $.29 to $15.99. October was up $.18 to $16.36.  November was up $.14 at $16.36. The milk futures from December through next July ranged from …

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Man behind fight for sharing 3-D printed gun blueprints on why he’s advocating for ‘the people’s right to keep and bear arms’

Cody Wilson has been called “one of the most dangerous people on the Internet.” For years, Wilson has fought to make sure anyone should be able to download the files to make a gun at home with the click of a button using a 3-D printer or a computer automated milling machine. “I’ve demonstrated … …

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NOAA forecasts less active Atlantic hurricane season due to El Nino, cooler water temperatures

NOAA(NEW YORK) — There’s a good chance that conditions in the sea and atmosphere will produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA released its updated prediction Thursday, which was a change from the agency’s forecast in late May that suggested …

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Ship carrying 87 rescued migrants finally docks in Spanish port

Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(ALGECIRAS, Spain) — The migrant rescue ship Open Arms arrived in the Spanish port of Algericas Thursday morning carrying 87 people who had been rescued off the coast of Libya a week ago, a spokesperson for the Spanish NGO told ABC. All 87 people — 75 men and 12 minors, …

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Hate, white supremacist propaganda at high level since Charlottesville

ADL(NEW YORK) — Hate and white supremacist propaganda have been at a high level in the year since the streets of Charlottesville erupted in deadly violence, according to the Anti-Defamation League. On Thursday, the ADL unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive map documenting extremist and hate incidents in the United States. The map includes anti-Semitic incidents, white …

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Family of black man shot by Nashville police calls for justice after surveillance video released

Nashville District Attorney’s Office (NASHVILLE) — Surveillance video released Wednesday by the Nashville District Attorney’s Office shows the last moments of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick’s life: He’s running away from the officer who fatally shot him after a traffic stop. The July 26 shooting of Hambrick, who was black, sparked questions of motive for the shooting …

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Hoosier farmer named to National Corn Board  

A central Indiana farmer has been elected to the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board. Denny Maple raises corn, soybeans, wheat, and hogs in Howard County. “It’s been a long time since Indiana had any representation on the National Corn Board and I hope to bring some of the flavor from Indiana to the board …

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Soybean, corn export sales up sharply on week

The USDA reports old crop soybean export sales for the week ending August 2nd topped most pre-report expectations. The 2017/18 marketing year runs through the end of August for beans, corn, and sorghum, and through the end of September for soybean products. 2018/19 for wheat started June 1st. Wheat came out at 317,100 tons (11.7 …

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Farmers For Free Trade continues to push back against tariffs

Farmers for Free Trade continues to push back against the Trump administration’s tariffs in a new campaign. The group says it plans to advertise in states that will be hit the hardest by Chinese retaliatory tariffs. The states include: Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The president of the Farmers …

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Market Facilitation program details expected 1st week of September

USDA leadership expects more details on the Market Facilitation Program to be announced the week of Labor Day. Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce tells Brownfield his staff will be helping farmers sign up for what he expects to be a short-term trade relief aid program.  “I think it’s going to be for a period …

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Airbnb warns that it may expel ‘Unite the Right’ rally participants

Airbnb(WASHINGTON) — Protesters planning to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally in Washington, D.C., this weekend may have some trouble finding a place to stay. Airbnb is warning users that if they are found to be in violation of the company’s policies, they could have their reservations canceled and their accounts removed from the …

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Virginia governor declares state of emergency for anniversary of Charlottesville protests

Barcroft Media via Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville have declared a state of emergency ahead of the anniversary of the violent Unite the Right rally. The first iteration of the group’s rally took place in the sleepy Virginia town last August. On the anniversary on Sunday, large …

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