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  • Farm Bill Implementation Forum

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 19:30 PM

    Farm Bill Implementation Forum Farmers are asking a lot of questions about the new Farm Bill. Joe Logan, President of the Ohio Farmers Union says a Farm Bill Implementation Forum being held on Friday, July 25, at Bowling Green State University, is designed to[…]

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  • Rural Council commits billions to infrastructure projects

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:36 PM

    Rural Council commits billions to infrastructure projects The White House Rural Council is committing $10 billion to create a new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund for job-creation and rural infrastructure projects across the country.ÂThe USDA says greater investment is expected to follow.ÂUS Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says[…]

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  • Wisconsin expands AEA acreage

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:32 PM

    Wisconsin expands AEA acreage The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will create four new Agricultural Enterprise Areas or AEAs and expand an existing one on January 1st, 2015.ÂThe new areas cover more than 191,000 acres in Clark, Columbia, Marathon, Monroe and[…]

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  • Another record Wisconsin cranberry crop

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:29 PM

    Another record Wisconsin cranberry crop Its official, Wisconsin had another record cranberry crop in 2013.ÂThe final numbers from USDA put the Badger State cranberry crop at 6.02 million barrels last year, a 25 percent increase over 2012. ÂHarvested acreage was up 400 to 21,100 while[…]

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  • Pam Johnson named to foundation board

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:28 PM

    Pam Johnson named to foundation board National Corn Growers Association Chairwoman Pam Johnson is on the newly announced Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR).ÂJohnson is the only farmer among the 15 directors on the foundation that will leverage resources for research to boost the country’s[…]

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  • Groups want a closer look at Tyson-Hillshire deal

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:27 PM

    Groups want a closer look at Tyson-Hillshire deal A coalition of more than 80 organizations has sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department opposing the antitrust process for Tyson Foods planned acquisition of Hillshire Brands.ÂThe Justice Department reviews hostile takeovers on an accelerated 14-day timeline, rather than[…]

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  • Cash cheese slips below $2

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:24 PM

    Cash cheese slips below $2 Cash cheese slipped below the $2 mark on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Thursday.ÂBarrels lost 3.5 cents, blocks down 5.25 cents on 8 sales and 1 uncovered offer.ÂDairy Market News reports milk production and components are declining in the Central[…]

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  • Soybeans able to post gains

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 17:01 PM

    Soybeans able to post gains Soybeans were higher on fund and commercial buying. Commercial demand is apparently back, at least somewhat, following the recent decline in price, but contracts did end the day closer to the session’s lows than the highs. There are concerns about[…]

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  • Lean hog contracts close lower

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 16:33 PM

    Lean hog contracts close lower There was aggressive spending in parts of the northern cattle country on Thursday, with cattle on a live basis selling at 162.00, and 257.00 to 262.00 dressed. Trade volumes suggest we could see more trade on Friday especially in the[…]

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  • July poultry production up 6%

    Brownfield Ag News Jul 24, 2014 | 16:29 PM

    July poultry production up 6% USDA reports domestic poultry production for July 2014 was up 6% on the year at 3.744 billion pounds. The preliminary live weight was also up 6% at 4.95 billion pounds, with young chickens accounting for 4.264 billion pounds of the[…]

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