NEWS ROOM

07/08/2020

Irrigation is making sure the crops in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska are faring well this summer, even with the hot, dry days. Since late May, the irrigation canals for alfalfa and some other early crops have been running. “Most guys are on now and running all their heads,â€� said Dennis Strauch, general manager of…

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KVRN

07/08/2020

Weather is the primary factor and a bigger factor then reports on Friday Some much-needed rain will hit fields…then watch out here comes the heat June first to present the U.S. corn belt there were two years that were hotter ’88 & 2012. Ethanol production continues to increase Money and coronavirus…deaths per week are at…

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KVRN

07/08/2020

The director of the Swine Health Information Center compares the spread of African swine fever to volcanic lava. Dr. Paul Sundberg says the virus continues to move throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. “It moves rather slowly, but it’s going to burn everything that it comes into contact with. And that’s really what goes on.” He…

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Mark Dorenkamp

07/08/2020

The President of the American Farm Bureau Federation has tested positive for COVID-19.  Farm Bureau’s Terri Moore tells Brownfield Zippy Duvall tested positive Wednesday morning after experiencing a fever and coughing. Moore says Duvall is home in quarantine at his Georgia farm, in good spirits and feeling strong.  She says Duvall has been working from…

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Larry Lee

07/08/2020

The USDA announced its first initial vaccine purchase for the FMD vaccine bank on Wednesday.  The National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association welcomed the announcement.  NPPC called announcement momentous and says it provides a solution for FMD preparedness should an outbreak occur.  NCBA says the announcement is a promising first step,…

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Meghan Grebner

07/08/2020

The EPA has yet to announce how it will handle more than 50 so-called “gap yearâ€� small refinery exemption requests. American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings says it should be clear based on the 10th Circuit Court ruling earlier this year that these petitions be denied. “It appears EPA has been busy trying to…

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Mark Dorenkamp

07/08/2020

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were lower pressured by the lower wholesale values during the session.  Feeder cattle were also lower on the same factors with additional pressure from the day’s higher move in corn.  August live cattle closed $.85 lower at $99.15 and October live cattle closed $.67 lower at $103.50.  August…

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Meghan Grebner

07/08/2020

A new analysis of nearly 20 studies and almost 2,000 samples of soybean meal underscores the nutritional quality of U.S. bean meal compared with Argentina, Brazil and India. Paul Burke (burk), marketing director of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, tells Brownfield the analysis is the most comprehensive quality review of soybean meal ever conducted… Burke…

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Julie Harker

07/08/2020

A market analyst says basis levels have had a mixed response to last week’s bullish USDA acreage report. Naomi Blohm is with Total Farm Marketing. “Depending on where you live, I’ve had some producers tell me that it has already widened out by about a nickel. Some places it stayed the same.” She tells Brownfield…

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Mark Dorenkamp