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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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GoFundMe campaign to help homeless vet was ‘predicated on a lie,’ prosecutor says

ABC News(BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J.) — The “heartwarming tale” of a New Jersey couple helping drug-addicted homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt was “predicated on a lie,” designed to dupe thousands of people into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign, a prosecutor said Thursday. Bobbitt, and the couple, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, allegedly conspired to concoct a story …

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Farm Bill leaders ramp up intensity as negotiations continue

A Farm Bureau official is skeptical of reports saying Mike Conaway remains at odds with the other three principle leaders as farm bill negotiations continue. Andrew Walmsley tells Brownfield he believes the Texas Congressman is seeking middle ground with Collin Peterson, Pat Roberts, and Debbie Stabenow. “I think Mr. Conaway eluded to this recently that …

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Nor’easter bringing many Northeast residents their first snowfall of the season

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Nor’easter is churning up the East Coast Thursday, bringing many Northeast cities their first snowfall of the season.Washington, D.C. The snow has already hit the Washington, D.C., area, coating roadways with ice and sleet. Over 1.5 inches have already been reported in the area so far. Rain is expected to …

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Women across the globe protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Women in Ireland and on social media are showing their underwear as a sign of protest over the acquittal in a rape case where the defense used the victim’s underwear as evidence of consent. On Nov. 6, a 27-year-old man who was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was acquitted after his defense …

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Facebook removed 1.6 billion fake accounts from April to September of 2018

Chesnot/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook removed over 1.6 billion fake accounts between April and September of this year, the company disclosed on Thursday. “We also took down more fake accounts in Q2 and Q3 than in previous quarters, 800 million and 754 million respectively. Most of these fake accounts were the result of commercially …

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Go green or make green: Carmakers know SUVs still vastly outsell electric and hybrid cars

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Go green or go big? Or both. Automakers are flooding the market today with hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric battery-powered cars, with more models on the horizon. Even as production of green cars ramp up, automakers are unveiling a dizzying number of vehicles with larger and ever more powerful engines. A Jeep …

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Prosecutors to make announcement in case of ‘good Samaritan’ couple that raised $400K for homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt

ABC News(BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J.) — New Jersey prosecutors plan to make a major announcement Thursday in a controversy that erupted over a couple that raised more than $400,000 for a homeless veteran who accused them of cheating him out of most of the money. The Burlington County Prosecutors Office scheduled an afternoon press conference after …

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Dairy groups call on Congress to pass farm bill

A lobbyist for the dairy industry says he hopes the 2018 Farm Bill is passed by the first week of December. “My personal hope is that they’re able to resolve it before government funding runs out on December 7th because if we get caught up in that, I’m not so sure what’s going to happen.” …

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Dairy groups call on Congress to pass farm bill

A lobbyist for the dairy industry says he hopes the 2018 Farm Bill is passed by the first week of December. “My personal hope is that they’re able to resolve it before government funding runs out on December 7th because if we get caught up in that, I’m not so sure what’s going to happen.” …

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Indiana State Poultry’s Association’s Annual Poultry Donation

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground at the Indiana Statehouse (Indianapolis) on Monday, November 19 for Indiana State Poultry Association’s Annual Poultry Donation.  Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will participate in the Indiana State Poultry Association annual poultry donation, a tradition that highlights the abundance of Indiana agriculture …

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‘The ultimate sacrifice’: Service to be held for officer slain in Thousand Oaks mass shooting

Ventura County Sheriff(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — Family and friends will gather Thursday to mourn the sergeant killed in the line of duty in the Thousand Oaks, California, mass shooting. Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, was among the 12 people shot dead on Nov. 7 at the Borderline Bar …

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US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the first economic penalties from the U.S. over the brutal murder that has spawned a diplomatic crisis. The 17 individuals, the U.S said, are the 15-man hit squad that traveled to Turkey …

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom’s attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, announced. Ten other people remain in custody but have not yet been charged, he said. The suspects …

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Farmland values show signs of softening

An ag real estate professional says farmland values will likely continue to soften in 2019. Randy Dickhut with Farmers National Company says farmland values have been fairly steady with downward pressure because of the down farm economy. “Lower farm incomes and  lower commodity prices have put some stress on farmers and so the land values …

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The National Association of Conservation Districts says farm bill is needed now

The president of the National Association of Conservation Districts says a farm bill must be passed this year, so farmers and landowners can continue to implement voluntary and incentive-based programs instead of a one-size fits all approach. Brent Van Dyke says the success of this model is tied to funding for the conservation title. “The …

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Winter weather could delay harvest

Several states including Indiana, Ohio, and parts of Missouri and Illinois have been under a winter weather advisory. Brownfield ag meteorologist Greg Soulje tells Brownfield the wet and cold conditions will likely delay harvest. “If you’re still out there trying to wrap up harvest for 2018 probably some delays anticipated coming off some softening grounds and …

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Nor’easter delivering first snowfall of season to eastern US

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A record-breaking winter blast has penetrated all the way to the Gulf Coast. Houston International Airport saw its earliest snow ever recorded. Louisville, Kentucky, has seen its earliest ice storm since 1989. And in Jackson, Mississippi, the high temperature was 36 degrees on Wednesday, the coldest high temperature ever recorded this …

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Theresa May faces crisis as ministers resign in protest at draft plan on Brexit

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Theresa May’s tenure as British Prime Minister was hanging by a thread Thursday morning following the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers in her Cabinet. There is division in her government on the terms of the U.K.’s draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Brexit, agreed …

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