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Trump celebrates denuclearization upon return from Singapore summit

Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  President Donald Trump took to Twitter to reassure Americans to “sleep well tonight” upon landing in Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning after the landmark summit in Singapore between the United States and North Korea. He tweeted out a few congratulations to candidates running in primary races on Tuesday, in …

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Boron plays pivotal role in yield

As farmers look at nutrient management plans, an agronomist says a special focus on micro-nutrients can help pave the way for higher corn and soybean yields. Ross Bender with the Mosaic Company tells Brownfield boron in particular plays an important part in overall plant performance.         Continue reading Boron plays pivotal role …

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Trump’s pledge to stop ‘war games’ with South Korea throws critical exercises into question

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The biggest surprise to emerge from President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore was not included in the final agreement: Trump’s pledge to stop U.S. military exercises routinely held with South Korea. Trump’s pledge has drawn criticism as giving North Korea too much in return for vague promises. …

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Rain, heat and humidity nearly nationwide

Despite the prevalence of near- or above-normal temperatures, widespread showers will continue in many areas. During the next 5 days, some of the most significant rain—locally 1 to 3 inches or more—should fall from the Midwest into the Southeast. The Plains will also receive occasional showers. Late in the week, the remnants of eastern Pacific …

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McKinney leads wide ranging ag trade mission in Japan

Undersecretary Ted McKinney says the USDA trade mission he’s leading in Japan is one of the biggest of its kind and has been productive, “There’s already more than 375 business to business meetings. I have had a chance to visit briefly with many of those in the trade show, I guess, and they’re very optimistic. …

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Samsung asks woman to return phone she says exploded and torched her car

Thurswell Law Firm PLLC(NEW YORK) — Days after a Michigan woman claimed her Nissan Maxima was set on fire when one of her two Samsung cell phones “exploded,” she said the tech giant sent her a prefab kit to return the charred evidence. According to the woman, in the kit was a pre-stamped manifest for …

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No sign of immediate threat to kids during Orlando standoff that left 4 children dead: Police

Volusia County Jail(ORLANDO, Fla.) — During the 21-hour hostage standoff at an Orlando apartment that left four young children shot dead, there was never any indication of an imminent threat to the kids, police said Tuesday. It’s not clear when the children died during the standoff, which lasted from Sunday night to Monday night, City …

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Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council Summer Field Day w/Portage Co. Farm Bureau

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground in Stevens Point, WI on June 20 for Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council Summer Field Day w/Portage Co. Farm Bureau. Continue reading Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council Summer Field Day w/Portage Co. Farm Bureau at Brownfield Ag News.      

Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Field Day

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground in Fond du Lac, WI on June 13 for Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Field Day.     Continue reading Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Field Day at Brownfield Ag News.      

Green Energy Showcase at Crave Brothers Farm

On June 13, Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground in Waterloo, WI for the Green Energy Showcase at Crave Brothers Farm.     Continue reading Green Energy Showcase at Crave Brothers Farm at Brownfield Ag News.      

Hog futures supported by strong cash trade

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures clawed their way back to bounce off session lows.  Except for the nearby contract, live cattle closed mostly higher.  The lack of direction in the cash market, tighter packer margins, and expanding available numbers create market uncertainty.  June live cattle closed $.12 lower at $108.52 and August live …

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South Dakota farmers’ rally to coincide with Scott Pruitt visit

A rally is planned in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Wednesday, the day EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is anticipated in the city.  South Dakota Corn Growers Executive Director Lisa Richardson tells Brownfield farmers feel strongly about what they see as the agency’s undercutting of support for ethanol. “We’ve got farmers coming in, we’ve got tractors rolling,” …

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Disclosures show Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $80 million last year

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump made at least $80 million in outside income last year while working as White House advisers to President Donald Trump, according to newly-released financial disclosure forms. The president’s son-in-law and daughter together reported personal assets of between $240 million and $780 million by the end …

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Mattis not surprised by Trump’s call to end military exercises: Pentagon

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s call to end U.S. military exercises with South Korea and had been consulted beforehand, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. As reports emerged that the South Korean government was surprised by the announcement, questions were raised about whether Mattis and other U.S. policymakers …

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CME dairy markets mostly down again Tuesday

The dairy markets were mostly down at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.  Class Three June milk was down $.03 to $15.40. July was down $.07 at $15.93.  August was down $.11 to $16.41. September was down $.05 to $16.76. The milk futures from October through next May ranged from zero to three cents lower. Grade …

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Syngenta Grow More Experience

Brownfield’s Tom Steever and Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground for the Syngenta Grow More Experience in Columbia, MO on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Continue reading Syngenta Grow More Experience at Brownfield Ag News.      

USDEC says dairy exports set records in April

  The U.S. Dairy Export Council says U.S. export volumes set a record in April.  USDEC’s Global Dairy Market Outlook report says more than 213-thousand tons of milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey, and lactose was exported.  That was 31% more than last April, and 1.7% higher than the previous month. The Council says ingredient sales …

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USDA lowers U.S. corn, soybean carryover projections

The USDA has tightened the old and new crop ending stocks estimates for soybeans and corn. The month to month change for old crop corn was bigger export demand guess and for soybeans, it was a higher domestic crush projection. On new crop corn, USDA lowered the feed use guess, but increased the ethanol use …

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Indiana FFA Convention

Brownfield’s Amie Sites will be on the ground in West Lafayette for the Indiana FFA Convention on Wednesday, June 20.   Continue reading Indiana FFA Convention at Brownfield Ag News.      

Backing-flipping FBI agent who accidentally shot Denver nightclub-goer surrenders

KMGH-TV(DENVER) — The FBI agent who accidentally shot a nightclub-goer when he did a backflip on a dance floor in Denver turned himself in Tuesday to face charges in connection with the incident, according to the district attorney’s office and jail records. The agent, 29-year-old Chase Bishop, who is stationed in Washington, D.C., surrendered on …

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