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  • ISA showcases research at FPS

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 30, 2014 | 13:09 PM

    ISA showcases research at FPS The Iowa Soybean Association showcased the activities of its On-Farm Network and Environmental Programs and Services teams at this year’s Farm Progress Show.ÂISA research specialists were on hand to discuss specific replicated strip trials and projects from areas across the[…]

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  • For the love of wild mustangs

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 30, 2014 | 05:00 AM

    For the love of wild mustangs This is a small slice of the story of Alan Day’s efforts to manage wild mustangs.ÂIn the 1980s, the Tucson, Arizona cowboy acquired his third ranch in southern South Dakota.ÂAs Alan Day tells the story, on his ranch, he managed[…]

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  • NCR-SARE grants available

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:25 PM

    NCR-SARE grants available The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture[…]

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  • Another good week in the dairy markets

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:22 PM

    Another good week in the dairy markets Cash cheese and butter were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday along with Class III futures.ÂFor the week, cash cheese barrels up 8.5 cents, blocks up 6.75 cents, cash butter down 6.75 cents, nonfat dry milk up 2.5[…]

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  • EU to help dairy producers

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:19 PM

    EU to help dairy producers The European Commission announced it will offer Private Storage Aid to pay for the storage of butter, skim milk powder and some cheeses for three to seven months.ÂFarm milk prices have plunged in Europe since Russia banned imports from countries[…]

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  • Water issues big topic at FPS 2014

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:08 PM

    Water issues big topic at FPS 2014 Water was a big topic at this week’s Farm Progress Show, which was cut short by too much water. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says farmers have historically engaged in conservation and have worked to improve runoff. Northey told Brownfield[…]

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  • Quiet, mixed session ahead of Labor Day weekend

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:06 PM

    Quiet, mixed session ahead of Labor Day weekend Soybeans were mixed on commercial buying against speculative selling. Unknown bought 123,000 tons of new crop U.S. and overall demand remains strong. Still, the longer term fundamentals are bearish and traders expect a record crop. Soybean meal was higher and[…]

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  • Standability not seen as a problem

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 17:04 PM

    Standability not seen as a problem When you have the potential for extremely high yields in corn, as is the case this year across most of the Midwest, standability can become an issue.ÂBut University of Illinois Extension agronomist Dr. Emerson Nafziger doesn’t think standability will be[…]

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  • Another record year for ag exports

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 16:45 PM

    Another record year for ag exports The U.S. is on its way to another record year in agricultural exports. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield that, by the end of this fiscal year on September 30th, exports will have set another new record. “(A record) 152.5[…]

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  • WOTUS debate rages on

    Brownfield Ag News Aug 29, 2014 | 16:29 PM

    WOTUS debate rages on The debate continues to rage over the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The latest development involves the release of EPA maps which critics say confirm that the agency is attempting to control land across the country.ÂAshley McDonald[…]

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