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Jan 22

More U.S. soybeans off to China

More U.S. soybeans are headed to China. The USDA says 416,408 tons of beans left U.S. ports during the week ending January 17th, on the way to China ahead of Cabinet-level trade talks scheduled to start next week. AgriVisor senior market analyst Dale Durchholz tells Brownfield export information is hard to come by because of …

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Jan 22

Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Convention

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner will be on the ground at the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Murfreesboro, TN on January 26, 2019 for a live production of Brownfield’s Weekly Livestock Market Outlook w/ Scott Brown. Continue reading Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Convention at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 22

MFP Content Partnership with Arysta

Continue reading MFP Content Partnership with Arysta at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 22

Cold Pattern to Dominate

A series of weather systems and their attendant cold fronts will deliver recurring bouts of very cold weather to much of the Heartland. Continue reading Cold Pattern to Dominate at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jan 22

Ag economist says there are many things to watch during the government shutdown

University of Wisconsin River Falls professor Brenda Boetel recently spoke to the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic about markets and the lack of USDA reporting during the partial government shutdown, and what to watch for as the shutdown drags on and when it’s over. Continue reading Ag economist says there are many things to watch during the …

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Jan 21

Soil Health Summit to take pause

The new executive director of the Soil Health Partnership is “impressed by how energized the broad community is about soil health.” Shefali Mehta tells Brownfield Ag News the Soil Health Summit just past is the biggest that’s been held and the first open to the public. She says, however, plans for additional summits are on …

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Jan 21

Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse viewpoints

The CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says bringing together the groups that became the Soil Health Partnership was rather easy to do. Jon Doggett tells Brownfield Ag News the partners, including the NCGA, The Nature Conservancy, the environmental Defense Fund, and others, work together well to bring a voice to sustainable farming …

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Jan 21

Missouri farmer shares cover crop herbicide considerations

One of the challenges among farmers who are increasingly using cover crops is chemical control and the effects of herbicide carryover on cover crops. Centralia, Missouri farmer Brian Martin discusses what his preferences are as well as the benefits he sees from planting cover crops. AUDIO: Brian Martin interview Continue reading Missouri farmer shares cover …

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Jan 21

Private companies share their interest in soil health

Part the opening General Session of the Soil Health Summit was a panel discussion among officials with a major restaurant chain and two large agribusinesses. Sean Arians of Bayer Crop Science, Townsend Bailey of McDonald’s and Ryan Sirolli with Cargill talked about what motivates their companies’ interest in sustainability and soil health. AUDIO: Sean Arians, …

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Jan 21

NGOs discuss soil health and sustainability at the Soil Health Summit

The opening session of the Soil Health Summit in St. Louis featured a panel discussion among representatives of non-governmental organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Foundation for Food Agriculture Research. AUDIO: Pipa Elias, Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, Suzy Friedman and Dr. LaKisha Odom Continue reading NGOs discuss soil health and sustainability at …

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