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  • Take time to take precautions

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:29 PM

    Take time to take precautions Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all[…]

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  • Rural Development Value-Added Grants

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:27 PM

    Rural Development Value-Added Grants The USDA has issued a total of $25 million in Rural Development Value Added Grants to 247 businesses in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Micronesia.ÂStan Gruszynski is USDA Rural Development Director in Wisconsin, he says the purpose of the grants[…]

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  • Organic labeling rules tightened

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:23 PM

    Organic labeling rules tightened USDA’s National Organic Program has tightened the requirements for the use of brand or company names that contain the word “organic” or its variants on the labeling of packaged food products. The new instruction does not allow a brand or[…]

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  • Continued strength in dairy

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:20 PM

    Continued strength in dairy Cheese demand just keeps going-and-going; barrels gained another 4.5 cents on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Wednesday, blocks were up 4 cents.ÂDairy Market News says usually when prices increase quickly, buyers pull back but that is not the case this[…]

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  • CME leader says youth critical to ag’s future

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:08 PM

    CME leader says youth critical to ag’s future The chairman and president of the CME Group in Chicago came to the Illinois State Fair last week to show his support of county and state fairs and ag youth.  Terry Duffy said, “I’m very passionate about agriculture and[…]

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  • Weather sends soybeans, corn lower

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 17:00 PM

    Weather sends soybeans, corn lower Soybeans were lower on fund and speculative selling. Crop weather generally looks good and the trade expects a record crop. Exports remain solid with Vietnam buying 110,000 tons of new crop U.S. beans, which did support September for much of[…]

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  • A few cattle trade in the north at lower prices

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 16:32 PM

    A few cattle trade in the north at lower prices The cash cattle market was lightly tested on Wednesday afternoon in the North with live sales at 153.00 and dressed sales at 242.00. That looks about $3.00 lower than last week. For the most part buyers and sellers continue to[…]

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  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: August 20, 2014

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 16:12 PM

    Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: August 20, 2014 Sep. corn closed at $3.59 and 1/2, down 3 cents Sep. soybeans closed at $11.19 and 3/4, down 1/2 cent Sep. soybean meal closed at $402.60, up $2.80 Sep. soybean oil closed at 32.86, up 20 points Sep. wheat closed[…]

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  • New conservation funding is a start

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 15:49 PM

    New conservation funding is a start Steve Davis, NRCS Watershed specialist in Northwest Ohio describes the $2 million dollars available for farmers to seed cover crops this fall in the Western Lake Erie Basin as a start. “It’s a small part of what we’re eventually going[…]

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  • Senate Bill 150 rule making

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 20, 2014 | 15:45 PM

    Senate Bill 150 rule making The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) hopes to have rules called for in the recently passed Senate Bill 150 filed by the end of the month. Director Dave Daniels says once those rules are in place, ODA and OSU Extension[…]

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