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  • Lentsch: STB heard fertilizer concerns

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 15:07 PM

    Lentsch: STB heard fertilizer concerns South Dakota Ag Director Lucas Lentsch says he’s pleased the Surface Transportation Board was listening when he testified before the board last week. In that hearing, Lucas relayed Governor Dennis Daugaard’s concerns about the backlog of rail shipments in South[…]

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  • Spring Cab Conversations coming soon!

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 14:59 PM

    Spring Cab Conversations coming soon! Last fall Brownfield Ag News introduced Harvest Hangouts, the first in a series of Cab Conversations with farmers from across the Midwestern United States. Once a week during the harvest season, these farmers joined in the discussion from combine cabs,[…]

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  • Officials promote disaster assistance

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 14:47 PM

    Officials promote disaster assistance Top USDA officials have been crisscrossing the country this week promoting the start of sign-up for USDA’s livestock disaster assistance programs. During a stop at a cow-calf operation near Waverly, Nebraska, deputy secretary of agriculture Krysta Harden said the programs[…]

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  • EPA proposal could put electric supplies in danger

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 14:27 PM

    EPA proposal could put electric supplies in danger Reliable and affordable electric supplies could be in danger with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from new coal-fired plants.  Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association says the proposed regulations[…]

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  • Late-season chill continues in parts of the Nation

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 13:46 PM

    Late-season chill continues in parts of the Nation Across the Corn Belt, National Weather Service Frost and Freeze warnings were in effect early Thursday in parts of the middle Ohio Valley. Farther north, late-season snow continues to accumulate in portions of the upper Great Lakes region. Throughout the[…]

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  • A warmer, wetter pattern for much of the Heartland

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 13:44 PM

    A warmer, wetter pattern for much of the Heartland For the remainder of the week, significant precipitation will be mainly confined to the Southeast and Northwest. Rainfall could reach 2 to 4 inches in the eastern Gulf Coast region and along the southern Atlantic Coast, while similar amounts can[…]

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  • Thursday midday cash livestock markets

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 12:48 PM

    Thursday midday cash livestock markets USDA Mandatory is reporting a limited cattle trade in Kansas on light to moderate demand. Compared to last week, early live sales are 1.00 lower at 146.00. Trading remains inactive in all other areas. DTN reports buying interest in the[…]

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  • Beef exports hit marketing year high

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 12:37 PM

    Beef exports hit marketing year high USDA reports corn, soybean, soybean product, and wheat export sales for the week ending April 10 were within pre-report estimates. Physical shipments of corn and soybeans were more than what’s needed weekly to meet USDA projections for the 2013/14 marketing[…]

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  • Nitrogen gene commercialization still a ways off

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 10:39 AM

    Nitrogen gene commercialization still a ways off Commercialization of a nitrogen efficiency gene for corn, developed by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, is still several years away. That according to Iowa Corn technology commercialization manager David Ertl.ÂErtl says they’re in the process of out-licensing the technology to[…]

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  • Making sure Easter eggs are safe to eat

    Brownfield Ag News Apr 17, 2014 | 10:23 AM

    Making sure Easter eggs are safe to eat Ashley Richardson with the American Egg Board says make sure you use “food safe” coloring when decorating Easter eggs. Although eggs are hard-boiled first, the shell is still porous and could let toxic coloring through to the egg itself.  […]

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