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  • Soil temps just not warm enough

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 18:39 PM

    Soil temps just not warm enough While the calendar says we should be planting corn, soil temperatures say otherwise and for Jerry Bambauer who farms in Auglaize County, western Ohio, he’s paying more attention to the soil temperature. “We need some heat out here to get[…]

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  • A wet, active pattern ahead for much of the Heartland

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 18:26 PM

    A wet, active pattern ahead for much of the Heartland Looking ahead, a low-pressure system centered over the southeastern Plains will reach the Northeast by Saturday. Meanwhile, a storm system affecting the Northwest will arrive in the nation’s mid-section during the weekend. The second system has the potential to produce[…]

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  • Missouri FFA Convention brings together ag youth

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 17:39 PM

    Missouri FFA Convention brings together ag youth The Missouri State FFA convention brings together thousands of Missouri’s young people for competition and meetings.ÂRebecca Tate from Trenton helps in the media room, but enjoys most her place on her chapter’s meats judging team. “I absolutely love it,” she[…]

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  • Cheese down, Class III up

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 17:31 PM

    Cheese down, Class III up Dairy markets continue the trend of declining cheese prices and increasing Class III prices this week. On Thursday, cheddar barrels declined another 3.75 cents to close at $2.18 while blocks held steady at $2.21. Class III futures with strong increases,[…]

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  • It’s not just milk

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

    It’s not just milk There is concern in the dairy industry with the continued decline of fluid milk consumption. USDA reports packaged fluid milk product disappearance declined more than 2 percent last year. The third consecutive yearly decline. But dairy is not alone, sales[…]

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  • Chobani plans for growth

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

    Chobani plans for growth Private equity firm TPG Capital is loaning $750 million to New York-based Chobani Yogurt company. TPG gets a couple of seats on the Chobani board but founder Hamdi Ulukaya retains majority ownership and the chair of the board. There has[…]

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  • Wisconsin issues record number of export certificates

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

    Wisconsin issues record number of export certificates The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) issued a record 3,300 plant product export certificates from January through March of this year. This is 11 percent more than the previous record set in 2010. Department officials credit[…]

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  • Winter took a toll on northern grape crops

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 17:14 PM

    Winter took a toll on northern grape crops The Illinois grape crop took a hit from the harsh winter weather and will likely be reduced this year. Dick Faltz, is viticulture chairman of the Illinois Grape Growers and owner of Fox Valley Winery in Oswego in northeastern Illinois.[…]

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  • Wheat watching weather, Black Sea region

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 17:08 PM

    Wheat watching weather, Black Sea region Soybeans were higher on fund and commercial buying. Old crop exports were a new marketing year low, but it was another strong week for the shipments. The near term supply remains tight, even with signs of increased U.S. imports, of[…]

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  • Poultry production posts 2% year to year increase

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 24, 2014 | 16:55 PM

    Poultry production posts 2% year to year increase According to USDA, domestic poultry production for March 2014 was 3.602 billion pounds, 2% more than in March 2013. The preliminary live weight was 4.765 billion pounds, also up 2%, with most of the total young chickens. Young chickens averaged[…]

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