Brownfield Ag News


  • Cool, wet weather impacting much of the Heartland
    Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails, although a few showers linger in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. The cool conditions are slowing the emergence and growth of recently planted …
  • A drier, seasonal pattern for the Corn Belt
    For the remainder of Friday, a developing storm system will spark heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms across the south-central U.S. and heavy snow in the central Rockies and environs. Durin …
  • Missouri farmer finished corn planting ‘earliest I can remember’
    The corn planting pace is faster than normal, but no state is as far along as Missouri, where most farmers are done or close to it. North central Missouri farmer Robert Alpers is not accustomed to hav …
  • Minnesota corn and soybean prices mostly lower in March
    Prices Minnesota farmers receive for corn and soybeans continue to trend mostly lower. USDA’s March 2016 Agricultural Prices Report says the average per bushel payment for corn was $3.25, a decrease o …
  • Wiebold is MU Soybean Center’s staff of one
    The new University of Missouri Soybean Center has a goal of coordinating soybean research, but its current lone staff person Professor Bill Wiebold tells Brownfield Ag News it’ll be done on a shoestri …
  • American Farm Bureau Entrepreneurship Challenge accepting applications
    The American Farm Bureau is taking applications for its third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Monday, coinciding with National Small Business Week. Entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 in start-up fund …
  • Old crop soybeans, corn finish firm
    Soybeans were mixed with nearby contracts up and deferred months down on the adjustment of old crop/new crop spreads. Parts of Argentina remain too wet to harvest and part of their soybean crop has be …
  • Milk futures lower, cash cheese mixed
    In Class III trade at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, milk futures were lower, under another round of fundamental pressure. May was down $.04 at $13.17, June was $.09 lower at $13.26, July was down $ …
  • Prices paid, received up on month
    U.S. farmers made and paid a little more in March than they did in February. The USDA says that the prices received index for ag products was up slightly on the month, with an increase for the livesto …
  • Ethanol gains favor as climate focus intensifies
    As the focus on carbon reduction and climate change intensifies around the world, ethanol seems to be gaining favor. A debate has raged for years over ethanol’s carbon footprint and whether or not it …
  • Inaugural alfalfa checkoff to launch this fall
    A new checkoff for alfalfa is set to begin in September.  The national, voluntary program will allocate $1 per bag sold.  Beth Nelson, president of the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) sa …
  • Michigan corn growers reject proposed assessment increase
    Michigan corn farmers have voted against an increased assessment proposal. The Michigan Department of Agriculture says the proposed amendments would have increased the current assessment by one half c …
  • Hogs were higher cattle end lower
    The cattle trade was completed on Friday with just a few head trading in cleanup activity at 124.00 live and 193.00 dressed. USDA Mandatory reported cattle trading and demand was light to moderate in …
  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: April 29, 2016
    May corn closed at $3.90 and 1/4, up 3 and 1/4 cents May soybeans closed at $10.21, up 3 cents May soybean meal closed at $332.10, up $1.50 May soybean oil closed at 32.88, down 17 points May wheat cl …
  • GMO labeling challenging Congress
    Senate Agriculture Committee leaders say they are working toward a compromise on GMO labeling. But committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow admits it’s one of the toughest issues she’s had to deal wit …


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7:00 pm Daughters of Isabella @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
Daughters of Isabella @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Next meeting of the Daughters of Isabella All Saint’s Circle #1384 is Monday May 2, at 7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus in Batesville. Bring flowers for the Adoration Chapel. Anyone interested in going to the 100th Anniversary of the Daughters of Isabella Saint Rita Circle #63 at St. Gabriel Church in Connersville Indiana on Saturday May 14, 2016 contact Wendy Haven (812-933-1922) by April 30, 2016.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
7:00 am Batesville Community Prayer Brea... @ Big Four Cafe
Batesville Community Prayer Brea... @ Big Four Cafe
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Please join us as a special guest. The public is also welcomed to attend and may purchase their $8.00 ticket at the door. Chef Adam has selected a delicious buffet breakfast. We will start our day in prayer, enjoying fellowship with community, church leaders, and friends in the Batesville area. Danielle Hountz from Batesville high School will be singing and Reverend Jill K. Campbell of St. Mark Lutheran Church will be the guest speaker. You are also invited to attend the Community Prayer Service, presented by the Batesville Ministerial Association at the Gazebo, located in the Village Green, downtown Batesville at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 5. This tradition is in its’ 5th year and will be led by various Ministers from the area. Lunch will be provided following the service. RSVP to Andrea Wade, Mayor’s Office, or (812) 933-6100 by April 29th if you are attending the Prayer Breakfast. Fore more information, please contact Rita Seig, (812) 209-9945 of ritaseig@etczone.comShare this:TweetEmailPrint
8:00 am Rummage Sale @ Knights of St. John Hall
Rummage Sale @ Knights of St. John Hall
May 5 @ 8:00 am
Rummage Sale Thursday May 5 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday May 6 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday May 7 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon Knights of St. John Hall 111 S Vine St Batesville, IN (adjacent to Weigel’s Funeral Home) Feel free to drop items off on Sunday May 1 from 3 PM to 5 PMMonday May 2 from 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday May 3 from 9 AM to 8 PM Wednesday May 4 from 9 AM to 8 PMShare this:TweetEmailPrint

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