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‘Monopoly for Millennials’ causes outrage among Generation Y on Twitter

Hasbro(NEW YORK) — Monopoly is targeting millennials and actual millennials are sounding off. Hasbro released this version of the board game earlier this year, but recently, Gen Y has been expressing feelings via Twitter. “Whoever has the most debt gets to go first,” one tweeted. @Hasbro Can you provide the URL for the Hasbro-official website …

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Chris Watts, who killed pregnant wife and young daughters, ‘lied about everything,’ girlfriend tells newspaper

Weld County Sheriff(DENVER) — The girlfriend of a Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters has spoken publicly about the affair for the first time. “He lied about everything,” Nichol Kessinger, 30, told The Denver Post. Chris Watts pleaded guilty last week to all charges against him in …

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Local Sports for Friday November 16th

The Mitchell Kernel volleyball team opened the State “AA” Volleyball Tourney against Sioux Falls O’Gorman last night in Sioux Falls and had the #3 seeded Knights on their heels from start to finish but the Kernels could not finish in set one and lost the match in three sets.  Mitchell held a 24-21 lead in …

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North Korea announces weapons test; will release detained American

iStock/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korea announced that its leader Kim Jong Un observed a “successful” and “highly significant” test of an “ultramodern tactical weapon,” according to state media Friday. While the report did not say what kind of weapon it was, the announcement comes amid some renewed tensions with the U.S. and an impasse …

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USDA travels to Philippines and Thailand

The USDA Under Secretary for Trade says the Philippines and Thailand present similar opportunities for U.S. ag exports. “Each country is seeing a pretty rapidly growing disposable income.  Their gross domestic product is rising in the six to nine percent category.” From Bangkok Friday, Ted McKinney told reporters many large retailers market products under the …

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Corn, soybean exports within expectations

The USDA says corn and soybean export sales for the week ending November 8th were within pre-report expectations, while wheat sales were below analysts’ estimates. Physical shipments of corn remain ahead of what’s needed weekly to meet UDSA projections for the 2018/19 marketing year. Wheat came out at 438,300 tons (16.1 million bushels), down 34% …

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ASA president says it’s been a tough year

The president of the American Soybean Association says it’s been a rough year for soybean growers, “Losing your number one customer has been tough this year. We look forward to all the new trade partners, but we put them all together and they still don’t make up for a China.” John Heisdorffer, ASA president and …

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Harvesting Results: A year in cover crops

The 2018 growing season featured everything from severe drought to significant flooding. That all happened within the Illinois and Missouri geography in which Abigail Peterson serves as a field manager for the Soil Health Partnership. “During the spring for the cover crop establishment there was great moisture in the ground,” said Peterson, “so we had …

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Nor’easter leaves some students stranded at schools overnight

iStock/Thinkstock(WEST ORANGE, N.J.) — Some students in New Jersey were forced to sleep in their schools overnight as the first snowstorm of the season crippled the Tri-state area. Treacherous conditions on snow-covered roads in New Jersey’s Essex County left some kids stranded at public schools in the suburban township of West Orange on Thursday, as …

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Surviving another year of tight margins

An ag lending expert says farmers can’t borrow their way out of a tough farm economy.  Curt Covington, executive vice-president, chief credit officer with FarmerMac says there’s an old saying – “farmers borrow money during good times and pay it back during bad times”.  He tells Brownfield that’s where the ag economy is today. In …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears to have ‘been charged’ in federal court

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears to have “been charged” with a crime, according to newly unsealed court documents that were inadvertently disclosed by federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia. It was not immediately clear what Assange has been charged with. U.S. Attorney Kellen Dwyer filed a motion to …

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Cold moves in as snowstorm moves out of Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There are seven states in the Northeast still under winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories one day after a nor’easter snarled traffic, cancelled flights and even left kids stranded at school. There were more than 377,000 customers without power across 14 states in the eastern U.S. — and Washington, D.C. …

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Theresa May fights for her job amid mounting Brexit rebellion

Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Britain’s embattled prime minister said she’s fighting for her political life “with every fiber of my being” as dozens of Conservative MPs declared they have no confidence in her leadership. Theresa May has been struggling to rally support behind her draft of an agreement plan for the U.K. …

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California wildfires have claimed 66 lives, with another 631 still missing

Marcus Yam /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(PARADISE, Calif.) — Search crews found seven more bodies in the burned out rubble of Paradise, California, on Thursday, and officials fear more deaths in the destructive blazes at both ends of the state that have now claimed 66 lives. The deadliest and most destructive of the two …

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Facebook CEO under fire over planted stories, Russian meddling

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hunkered down and attempted to defend his leadership of the social media giant amid reporting that detailed how the company failed to effectively combat fake news and Russian political meddling. The accusations were detailed in a year-long investigative report, “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through …

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#Grow18 anything but smooth for many farmers in southern Minnesota

Many farmers across southern Minnesota will lament the 2018 growing season. Wyffels Hybrids marketing manager Mitch Heisler tells Brownfield it’s been a very challenging year. “We kind of went straight from winter to summer it seemed like.  We had a record cold April and almost a record hot May and June, and that’s kind of …

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Credit concerns increasing among Midwest ag bankers  

The Federal Reserve says farmland values in the Midwest during the third quarter have remained stable. Senior business economist David Oppedahl in the Chicago District tells Brownfield credit concerns among lenders are growing.  “With the current revenues being very challenging, [farmers] would like to extend loans and are having a harder time repaying loans at the …

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ISU says South Korea the “star market” for U.S. pork

Pork producers and industry officials from Iowa are on a trade mission in southeast Asia, visiting Japan and now South Korea. Pat McGonegle, CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, says both countries view U.S. pork as a very high-quality product, “So that’s been important to us but we’re also in a very competitive market. Other countries, …

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Cattle, hog futures higher on wholesale values

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed higher ahead of widespread direct cash business and stronger wholesale values at midday.  December live cattle closed $.55 higher at $115.15 and February live cattle closed $.50 higher at $119.10.  January feeder cattle closed $.87 higher at $147.85 and Marche feeder cattle closed $.75 higher at $144.55. …

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SHIC director says block chain helps track disease threats

The director of the Swine Health Information Center says block chain is coming to a pork producer near you. Dr. Paul Sundberg tells Brownfield with several livestock disease threats swirling around the world, traceability has never been so critical. “From the point of manufacture looking all the way through their record-keeping and traceability of wherever …

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