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NEWS ROOM

11/29/2022

Global demand for US ethanol remains strong. Cary Sifferath is the Vice President of the U.S. Grains Council. “That’s probably 35-to-40 percent of our work globally, working on developing markets for US ethanol,” he said. More than 100 million gallons of US ethanol was exported in September, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Canada continues…

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Brent Barnett

11/29/2022

Let’s look at some of the news facing cattle producers this week.

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Kristy Foster Seachrist

11/29/2022

Another quiet start for direct cash cattle trade activity.  Asking prices have been stated at $156 to $157 live in the South, while the North has been slow to share.  Bids haven’t surfaced.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be delayed until midweek or later.  Boxed beef was lower at midday on light demand for…

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Meghan Grebner

11/29/2022

An eastern Iowa farmer says additional moisture is needed to improve subsoil conditions for next growing season. Lance Lillibridge raises corn, soybeans, and alfalfa in Benton County. “We’re not terribly bad, but the last two year’s we’ve definitely lost some subsoil moisture,” he said. “Those are going to be concerns.” He tells Brownfield a decent…

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Brent Barnett

11/29/2022

Ag groups call on Senate leaders to confirm Chief Ag Negotiator and Under Secretary of Agriculture positions by year-end.

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Rachel Schutte

11/29/2022

Mexico will be phasing out GMO corn imports by 2024. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Monday to discuss the issue. Ag Secretary Vilsack told Mexico if the problem isn’t resolved, the U.S. would be forced to consider all options, including enforcing legal rights under the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement.…

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Carah Hart

11/29/2022

Damages top a trillion dollars since 1980 – can anything be done to minimize losses moving forward?

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Ben Potter

11/29/2022

Action is likely in Congress today on a tentative railroad labor deal.  Michigan Farm Bureau National Legislative Counsel John Kran tells Brownfield a bill is expected to be introduced as early as today following President Biden’s call on Congress to prevent a possible rail strike. “And we expect that the House of Representatives may take…

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Nicole Heslip

11/29/2022

A livestock producer says he would like to see carbon markets benefit the cattle industry. Nebraska Sandhills rancher Homer Buell tells Brownfield his ranch has been sequestering carbon through conservation practices for several decades. “I wonder how they can quantify that enough to get us into the carbon markets to get some carbon credits. I…

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Kellan Heavican