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Nearly 700 witness Missouri SB 391 ceremonial signing in Sedalia

Missouri Governor Mike Parson ceremoniously signed Senate Bill 391 at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Steak Fry Saturday evening. “This is about the future,” Parson told Brownfield Ag News following the signing. “This is how do you meet the demand and the sup...

Trump calls off tariff threat after agreement is reached

Many in the ag community are breathing a sigh of relief this weekend after U.S. and Mexico negotiators reached an agreement on immigration issues and President Trump said his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday was “indefinitely suspende...

Plant pathologist warns farmers to watch for Fusarium Head Blight

Warm, wet weather during wheat flowering should alert farmers to watch for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB). Nathan Kleczewski, a plant pathologist with the University of Illinois, says Fusarium Head Blight is a fungus that produces vomitoxins causing direct...

Soybean market declines mean steep declines in cash receipts

Analysis from a state soybean organization says each ten-cent drop in soybean prices translates to big cash losses. Missouri Soybean communications director Christine Tew says every dime that comes off the soybean market means almost $25 million in los...

Burrus Seed advice on late soybean planting

An Illinois and Wisconsin agronomist says late planted soybeans are becoming more and more likely. Chris Brown with Burrus Seed says that means more intense management will be needed. “We’re starting out with a lot dirtier fields so we’re having to adj...

NCGA educates congressional staffers on RFS waiver issue

Congressional staffers in DC have been updated on the impact of RFS waivers granted by the Trump EPA to large oil refineries.  NCGA’s Kathy Bergren says there are a lot of issues facing lawmakers and this needs to be in front of them. “We felt tha...

WISHH transitions developing customers into lasting trading partners

The mission of the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health – WISHH, as it’s commonly known – is to improve agriculture trade in emerging markets.  WISHH is creating long-term demand for U.S.-grown soybeans, according to Liz Hare, executive direct...

June Dairy Month: Midwest Dairy on giving milk

It’s June Dairy Month and Midwest Dairy’s CEO is highlighting the success of getting milk to more people who need it. Lucas Lentsch points to Nebraska where five schools have a lot of money  in the Pints to Gallon program, “There were five schools...

Ag lenders mix of concern and optimism

The host of an ag lenders’ symposium says there’s a mix of concern and optimism. Joe Horner, with the University of Missouri commercial ag program, says farmers and lenders have been through tough ag economies before but it’s getting tougher because th...

Dairy industry generates $620 billion in impact

The International Dairy Foods Association says the dairy industry contributes $620 billion in economic activity and supports more than three million jobs in the U.S. CEO Michael Dykes tells Brownfield their 2019 Dairy Delivers economic impact tool has ...