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French president sweeps into DC with ‘more articulated, credible’ foreign policy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — French President Emmanuel Macron has been notably active on the national scene since his election last year, launching initiatives aimed at modernizing France. He has also applied the same energy to foreign policy, with a global strategy dubbed “France is back.” “Since his election a year ago, Emmanuel Macron has improved …

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Soil and water conservation practices cost money

Iowa State soil and water expert Rick Cruse is urging more farmers to practice good conservation techniques but admits it costs money Continue reading Soil and water conservation practices cost money at Brownfield Ag News.      

Missouri FFA President reaches years-long goal

The new Missouri FFA President has long maintained what he calls a service mindset.  Paxton Dahmer of Nevada, Missouri fulfilled a years-long dream with his election as the State FFA President. “Yeah, seventh grade I set the goal to just be a State FFA Officer,” Dahmer told Brownfield Ag News at the Missouri State FFA …

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What to know about Prince William, Princess Kate’s expected leave after birth of 3rd child

Steve Back/Getty Images(LONDON) — Princess Kate maintained a busy schedule of engagements while pregnant with her third child — traveling to Norway and Sweden, walking the red carpet at the BAFTAs, continuing her charitable efforts — all while being a mom to Prince George, who turns 5 in July, and Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 …

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New royal baby follows in footsteps of siblings Prince George, Princess Charlotte with newborn accessory

Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) — When Prince William and Princess Kate’s newborn made his debut outside a London hospital, he did so in a shawl steeped in royal history. The baby, whose name has not yet been announced, was swaddled in a shawl made by G.H. Hurt & Son, a Nottingham, England-based maker of …

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Boy says he used parents’ credit cards to go on Bali getaway after argument with mother

iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — After getting into a fight with his mother, a 12-year-old boy apparently managed to hop on a plane and go on vacation to Bali using his parents’ credit cards without them knowing. “I wanted to go on an adventure,” the boy told Australia’s 9News in an exclusive interview that aired Monday on the …

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Critically endangered Mekong river dolphins start to show signs of a comeback

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After decades of decline, the critically-endangered Mekong river dolphin has increased in population for the first time in a census released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the government of Cambodia. One of just a few species of river dolphins in the world, Mekong dolphins had plummeted from 200 …

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10 dead after van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody: Police

CTV/ABC News(TORONTO) — Ten people were killed and 15 others injured after a white van rammed pedestrians in Toronto today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. The suspect was identified as Alek Minassian, 25, sources told ABC News. The attack started at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said. …

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Firefighter rescues baby deer from brush fire

Monroe County BOCC/Facebook(MONROE COUNTY, Fla.) When Jen Shockley Brack saw a baby deer running for its life, she jumped into the flames to save the endangered Key deer fawn. “I wasn’t scared. I saw his big eyes and he was so scared and trembling, I just had to get him,” Shockley Brack told ABC News. …

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High school golfer attacked by goose

iStock/Thinkstock(ADRIAN, Mich.) — Birdies on the golf course are usually a good thing. Just not when that bird is a very angry goose. At a high school golf tournament in Adrian, Michigan, a Blissfield High School foursome had teed off and was walking down a fairway where a goose was sitting on an egg in …

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Father charged after child found in suitcase is identified as his missing daughter

ABCNews.com(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A dead baby girl found in a suitcase in April has been identified as a missing two-year-old girl from Virginia. A Port Authority employee completing a routine inspection midday April 11 found the child’s remains in a suitcase near train tracks in Jersey City, just a few miles away from lower …

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Waffle House shooting suspect captured after 4 slain

Metro Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The suspected gunman in the Waffle House shooting near Nashville, Tennessee, that left four people dead was captured Monday afternoon in a wooded area less than two miles from where he allegedly committed the massacre, authorities said. Travis Reinking was taken into custody at 1:07 p.m., about an hour …

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Mitchell High Art students competing for $75,000 prize

A group of Mitchell High School art students is in the running for a $75,000 prize and needs your help. Art Teacher Marica Shannon says Mitchell is one of 50 schools competing in the Van’s Custom Culture contest. It’s national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes. This …

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Mitchell convenience store robbery suspect arrested in Iowa

Mitchell Police say eighteen-year-old convenience store robbery suspect Montez McClain is in custody. “Police in Davenport, Iowa happen to notice him at a pharmacy and then arrested him without incident,” said Lieutenant Don Everson. He says McClain apparently left Mitchell following an April 12th robbery at Easy Come Easy Go. Court documents say he got …

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Today’s Weather

Tonight A slight chance of rain after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Tuesday Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between …

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Wisconsin urging farmers to report storm losses

Wisconsin’s Ag Secretary wants farmers impacted by snowstorm damage to report their losses.  Sheila Harsdorf says property damage and livestock losses should be reported to county FSA offices. Harsdorf says, “It is critical that farmers document and report land damage to their local FSA office because they may be eligible for disaster assistance programs.”  She …

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Iowa Swine Day

Brownfield’ Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Ames for Iowa Swine Day on June 28, 2018. Continue reading Iowa Swine Day at Brownfield Ag News.      

Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo

Brownfield’ Ken Anderson will be on the ground for a Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo in Omaha, NE on June 12, 2018.     Continue reading Fuel Ethanol Workshop/Expo at Brownfield Ag News.      

More field work delays in Ohio

    The USDA says cold and wet weather kept most Ohio farmers out of fields last week. There was less than two days suitable for fieldwork. Oats are 12 percent planted, much slower than the five-year average. Winter wheat is 72 percent good to excellent. Topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture are both 100 percent …

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Slow start in Iowa, but things are looking up

Iowa farmers have some catching up to do on corn planting. Very little corn has been planted in Iowa so far because of cold, wet and (in some cases) snowy weather. The state’s five-year average for corn planting by April 22nd is 11 percent. Twenty-three percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, almost …

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