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EgyptAir stands by in-flight magazine author’s bizarre profile of Drew Barrymore

iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — EgyptAir is standing by the author of a bizarre Drew Barrymore profile that appeared in the airline’s in-flight magazine. The interview in the in-flight magazine Horus was widely-assumed to be fake by online readers, after traveler Adam Baron, tweeted an image of it and described it as “surreal.” The piece, which focuses on …

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Authorities identify suspect in shooting of multiple officers in South Carolina

ABC News(FLORENCE, S.C.) — Authorities have identified the man who allegedly opened fire on law enforcement officers in a residential neighborhood in South Carolina on Wednesday, killing one and injuring several others. A source with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News on Thursday that the detained suspect is Fred Hopkins, who was at …

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OSHA working to create safer dairies

Farm safety specialists are encouraging dairies to create a safe workplace culture on the farm. Mary Bauer works for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigating farm compliance and providing resources for farms to create a safer work environment.  She tells Brownfield there are specific farm accidents that need to be reported to OSHA. “Any accident …

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Solid week for soybean export sales

The USDA reports soybean export sales for the week ending September 27th were above pre-report expectations, while corn and wheat fell within most analysts’ estimates. Physical shipments of corn continue to trend ahead of the previous marketing year’s pace, but beans and wheat trail. The 2018/19 marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat, September …

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World Dairy Expo stars positive about dairy despite current downturn

Dairy farmers say they’re optimistic prices will turn around. Jeannette Sheehan milks 300 Registered Holsteins with her family in Rochester, Minnesota. The 2018 Dairy Woman of the Year tells Brownfield the current downcycle has been one of the longest they’ve experienced, but diversification into raising breeding stock and cropping has helped them weather the storm.  “We’re …

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Iowa leaders hail USMCA

Top Iowa officials are hailing the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Governor Kim Reynolds says U.S. dairy farmers will benefit from the deal. “Basically they’ve opened it up to the same requirements that Canada has with the TPP.  Dairy has been a sticking point and our dairy farmers have been hurting, so I think this …

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Stabenow on a new farm bill: “I’m an optimist”

The ranking Senate Ag committee member says she can’t give away too many details but expects there will be a new farm bill this year, even as the September deadline has passed and differences remain, “We’ll work through it. I’m an optimist!” Stabenow tells Brownfield she is committed to helping Midwest farmers, “The chairman of …

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Mitchell school officials and police investigate disturbing social media post

At around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, two Mitchell Middle School students reported what they perceived to be a disturbing social media post to assistant principal Brittney Eide. Ms. Eide reviewed the post and, as per our protocols, contacted law enforcement who immediately responded.  The post involved two other middle school students and included only the words …

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Expanding markets for US pork

US hog inventories are at record levels and a Minnesota pork producer says growing demand for US pork is a necessity.  Singapore and Vietnam are two countries in the Asian market the US pork industry is targeting. Randy Spronk says Vietnam has the potential to become as important for US pork as South Korea has …

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Apple Month: “An apple a day”

We’ve heard the old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away” but is there research to back it up? There’s plenty of research showing the health benefits of eating apples. USApple   Continue reading Apple Month: “An apple a day” at Brownfield Ag News.      

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

iStock/Thinkstock(Afghanistan) — A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to a press release from the NATO Resolute Support mission. While the release did not provide details regarding the service member’s location or cause of death, the head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, told reporters on Thursday morning that “initial …

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The Truterra Insights Engine

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN is launching an interactive on-farm digital platform that it says will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre by are, while at the same time provide food companies with a measurement of sustainability progress. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN senior vice president Matt Carstens says the Truterra Insights Engine …

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19 sickened by chemical exposure at Los Angeles-area swimming school

ABC News(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — At least 19 adults and children were sickened by pool chemicals in Southern California on Wednesday evening due to an equipment malfunction at a private swimming club, authorities said. Twelve people were rushed to local hospitals and others were treated on-scene for minor injuries at the Daland Swim School in …

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Freeze Warning issued October 04 at 2:00AM MDT until October 04 at 8:00AM MDT by NWS

…FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING… * TIMING…Through early this morning. * TEMPERATURE…Widespread temperatures between 30 and 32. * Impacts…Sensitive vegetation can be killed if not covered.

Freeze Warning issued October 03 at 8:10PM MDT until October 04 at 8:00AM MDT by NWS

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY… …WIND ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED… The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Thursday. The Frost Advisory is no longer in effect. * TIMING…After midnight tonight into early Thursday.

Frost Advisory issued October 03 at 2:30PM MDT until October 04 at 8:00AM MDT by NWS

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING… …FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Thursday. * TIMING…Wind Advisory this afternoon through this evening. …

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Senate approves measure giving airline passengers new rights

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would give airline passengers new rights and should help make an often frustrating experience easier. But the bill, which authorizes funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years, doesn’t tackle those pesky airline baggage fees — a big win for the airlines. Here …

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Seven officers shot in South Carolina; at least one dead, officials say

Derek Lowe(FLORENCE, S.C.) — A suspect has been detained after seven police officers were shot in a residential neighborhood in South Carolina, according local authorities. One officer died in the shooting, the Florence County Coroner confirmed to ABC News. Three deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and four officers from the Florence Police Department …

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SDFU president says USMCA has nothing for family farmers/ranchers

The president of the South Dakota Farmers Union says there’s nothing in the new deal with Canada and Mexico for U.S. family farmers and ranchers. Doug Sombke, a crop and cattle producer says he’s happy the deal is wrapped up but was surprised that County of Origin Labeling (COOL) wasn’t even addressed because President Trump …

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