Brownfield Ag News


  • Corn futures supported by strong demand
    AgriVisor Market Analyst Dale Durchholz tells Brownfield contracts still have some upside.  In a conversation with Brownfield’s John Perkins, Durchholz says export demand for corn persists, which, he …
  • Horses need warm weather illness protection
    Warm weather can increase horse disease risks for several reason. Dr. Susan Norman with the Indiana State board of animal health explains in this Hoofbeat program. The post Horses need warm weather il …
  • Celebrating 30 years of the Conservation Reserve Program
    For the last 30 years the Conservation Reserve Program has been helping farmers improve soil and water quality.  Brad Pfaff, Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs for the Farm Service Agency says CRP …
  • Forecast for a pretty good growing season
    After the slow start to planting in much of the Corn Belt this spring, many farmers are turning their concerns to the weather for the growing season. Meteorologist Greg Soulje says he’s anticipating a …
  • Corn hits new seven month highs
    Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. Demand continues to be strong, as China bought 110,000 tons of 2016/17 U.S. beans and unknown destinations purchased 100,000 tons of 2016/17 U. …
  • Quality forage helping offset high input costs
    A central Wisconsin dairy farmer says producing high quality forage is helping offset escalating input costs. Brad Kramer has a 200 cow operation near Pittsville where he also raises corn, soybeans an …
  • Milk futures lower, cash dairy steady to firm
    In Class III trade at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, milk was lower on profit taking after Thursday’s sharply higher, outside finish which had a new contract low followed by a higher close. June was …
  • Cash hogs and cattle trade lower
    The cattle trade was pretty well wrapped up by Friday afternoon, but USDA Mandatory reported there was a light trade in Iowa on moderate demand with a few dressed sales at 205.00 with some having grea …
  • Maschhoffs takes ‘swift action’ to address concerns
    Officials of The Maschhoffs say they have taken swift action to address animal abuse concerns raised by an undercover video recorded at one of its sow farms in Nebraska. In a news release provided to …
  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: May 27, 2016
    Jul. corn closed at $4.12 and 3/4, up 4 and 1/2 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $10.86 and 1/2, up6 and 3/4 cents Jul. soybean meal closed at $402.60, down $7.00 Jul. soybean oil closed at 31.48, up 44  …
  • U.S. and Cuban ag groups formalize agreement
    U.S. agriculture groups and a Cuban agribusiness group have formalized an agreement that will benefit the food and ag industry. The memorandum of understanding will re-establish the Cuban marketplace …
  • GMO ban headed to voters in Sonoma County
    Voters in Sonoma County, California will decide this November whether or not to ban the planting of GMO crops and seeds in unincorporated areas of the county. According to the Santa Rosa Press-Democra …
  • Bayer remains confident about acquiring Monsanto
    Despite Monsanto’s rejection of Bayer’s 62 billion dollar offer to buy the company, the German-based company is not giving up. In a video posted on-line, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann says Monsanto is a pe …
  • Half price milk
    A Michigan dairy farmer says too much milk in the market is putting many dairy farmers in a pinch. Shortly after Michigan dairy farmer Carla Wardin and her husband Chris purchased their family’s farm …
  • Illinois Wheat Association yield estimate ‘better than expected’
    The wheat yield estimate for Illinois is better than some were expecting.  A survey of tiller and head counts from dozens of Illinois wheat fields Thursday resulted in an estimated average yield of 63 …


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