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09/17/2019

The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service has finalized its rule on swine slaughter inspection and says it will modernize the industry and improve food safety. Deputy Undersecretary Mindy Brashears tells Brownfield Ag News that contrary to critics of the rule – there will be NO reduction in USDA inspectors on the lines, “We are not…

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Julie Harker

09/17/2019

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed higher on optimism ahead of widespread direct cash business and higher wholesale values during the session.  Feeder cattle were higher on the day’s lower move in corn.  October live cattle closed $1.35 higher at $99.35 and December live cattle closed $1.27 higher at $105.30.  October feeder cattle…

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Meghan Grebner

09/17/2019

The CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says ratifying the USMCA agreement quickly is important. Tom Vilsack says, “When this conversation about a modernized NAFTA agreement began, there were 41,000 dairy farmers in the country. Today, there are 37,000 so when people talk about time is of the essence, indeed it is.â€� Tom Vilsack…

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Larry Lee

09/17/2019

There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether farmers will turn out to vote for President Trump in 2020 the way they did in 2016. Kelly Niewenhuis, who farms near the town of Primghar in northwest Iowa, says he voted for Trump the first time. But as things stand right now, Niewenhuis says he…

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Ken Anderson

09/17/2019

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is changing swine slaughter inspection for the first time in more than fifty years. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the regulatory change will maintain food safety but will eliminate what he calls outdated rules. The rule requires new microbial testing to demonstrate that pathogens are being controlled.…

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Tom Steever

09/17/2019

A young dairy farmer says starting on his own as milk prices started to tank has forced him to become a better businessman. “If I didn’t figure out a way to do things in a very prudent manner, I couldn’t pay my bills and I couldn’t stay in business.â€�         Third generation dairy farmer James Weber…

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Nicole Heslip

09/17/2019

Enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program by Sept. 20, 2019

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Farm Progress

09/17/2019

An organic crop farmer in central Minnesota says harvest is probably a month away. Clifford Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and small grains near Paynesville. “We won’t be going probably until mid-October, if we’re lucky.” He tells Brownfield with none of his corn or soybeans planted before June 7th, crop development is way behind. “We’ll be…

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Mark Dorenkamp

09/17/2019

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis 9-10 a.m. Monday September 23. Continue reading Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Brownfield Ag News.      

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