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- Brownfield RSS Feedby Amy Winder on November 30 , 2023 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm
- Addressing food wasteby Meghan Grebner on November 30 , 2023 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm
We hear the term sustainability everywhere today. One way we as consumers, can incorporate sustainability in our lives is by addressing food waste. Brandon Schulz with the Wisconsin Grocers Association says it isn’t something that can be fixed overnight and will take time. But it starts with education. AUDIO: Healthy Living on reducing food waste …
- Navigating the challenges of continued droughtby Carah Hart on November 30 , 2023 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm
The director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says work continues to help the state’s agriculture industry navigate the challenges from expanding drought. Dru Buntin tells Brownfield only a few points along the Mississippi River have required dredging from the Army Corps of Engineers. “The dredging that happened in the past year, because we haven’t seen high flows that are going to move that sediment, the previous dredging has done pretty good work.” Buntin says in other areas of the state, the near-normal rainfall in October helped topsoil moisture, but digging deeper… “When you go down 20 inches, there’s a mix of positive and negative changes throughout the state. …
- Missouri Senator introduces interstate commerce billby Carah Hart on November 30 , 2023 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm
A U.S. Senator from Missouri has introduced a bill to ensure one state can’t mandate animal welfare standards in another state. Josh Hawley says California’s Proposition 12 law has been a costly burden to livestock producers and this new bill called the Protecting Interstate Commerce for Livestock Producers Act would preempt states and local governments from regulating the raising, production and importation of livestock from another state or local government. Hawley says the bill would also allow states to regulate livestock imports in the event of animal disease and protect farmers from states implementing laws preempted by the bill. …
- New bill focuses on foreign ag land oversightby Carah Hart on November 30 , 2023 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm
A U.S. Congressman from South Dakota says more transparency is needed to better understand how the U.S. government oversees foreign-owned farmland. Dusty Johnson tells Brownfield a new bipartisan bill, called the Protect American Farmland and Rural Communities Act, would make investments in research to understand the impacts of foreign-owned land and require USDA to conduct an annual audit on foreign owned land and training to state and county officials. “It really looks at all foreign ownership so we get a better understanding of how big an issue this is.” The bill would also impose additional financial penalties for foreign investors and companies who don’t report their holdings to the U.S. …
- Cattle futures drop as cash weakness continuesby Meghan Grebner on November 30 , 2023 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower, pressured by the recent drop in cash business. December live cattle closed $1.02 lower at $170.87 and February live cattle closed $1.65 lower at $171.82. January feeder cattle closed $2.25 lower at $219.95 and March feeder cattle closed $1.70 lower at $222.57. There was another round of scattered direct cash cattle business that took place on Thursday on Thursday. Live deals in the South were at $174, $1 lower than the bulk of this week’s business and $3 below last week’s trade. …
- Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: November 30, 2023by John Perkins on November 30 , 2023 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm
Dec. corn closed at $4.61 and 3/4, up 12 centsJan. soybeans closed at $13.42 and 3/4, down 4 and 1/4 centsDec. soybean meal closed at $442.20, down $2.10Dec. soybean oil closed at 52.29, down 39 pointsDec. wheat closed at $5.70 and 1/4, up 14 and 1/4 centsDec. live cattle closed at $170.87, down $1.02Jan. feeder cattle closed at $219.95, down $2.25Dec. …
- Solid gains for corn, wheat futuresby John Perkins on November 30 , 2023 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm
Soybeans were mixed, adjusting spreads. The trade continues to monitor weather in South America, with some recent improvements in parts of Brazil and overall good conditions in Argentina. Still, that planting pace in Brazil is slower than average and there is continued talk of substantial replanting in some areas. CONAB’s updated outlook for Brazil is out December 7th. China bought 134,000 tons of 2023/24 U.S. beans Thursday morning, quite a bit less than what’s been rumored this week, while weekly sales were solid. …
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- USDA allots $300 million for first year of export program – November 30, 2023by The Farm Report on November 30 , 2023 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm
USDA allots $300 million for first year of export program The government will provide up to $300 million for the first year of a new program to build food and ag export sales in nontraditional markets, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday. The USDA has committed $1.2 billion over… Continue reading The post USDA allots $300 million for first year of export program – November 30, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- Foreign buyers pay a premium for U.S. farmland – November 29, 2023by The Farm Report on November 29 , 2023 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm
Foreign buyers pay a premium for U.S. farmland An analysis of farmland sales in the Midwest and Plains states found foreign investors paid 13.7 percent more than American purchasers for comparable tracts, but the infrequent transactions did not affect land values overall, said Mykel Taylor, an associate professor of agricultural… Continue reading The post Foreign buyers pay a premium for U.S. farmland – November 29, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- USDA awards $196 million for local food production and marketing – November 28, 2023by The Farm Report on November 28 , 2023 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm
USDA awards $196 million for local food production and marketing As part of President Biden’s initiative to strengthen U.S. supply chains, the Agriculture Department announced $196 million in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to projects to expand domestic food and agriculture production on Monday. The awards range from loan guarantees… Continue reading The post USDA awards $196 million for local food production and marketing – November 28, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- Swine epidemic in China casts long shadow on world pork market – November 27, 2023by The Farm Report on November 27 , 2023 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm
Swine epidemic in China casts long shadow on world pork market China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, recovered from an epidemic of African swine fever among its pig herds by late 2021, three years after its first reported outbreak of the disease. Yet the domestic pork market… Continue reading The post Swine epidemic in China casts long shadow on world pork market – November 27, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- Farm income cools, land prices climb in northern Plains – November 22, 2023by The Farm Report on November 22 , 2023 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm
Farm income cools, land prices climb in northern Plains Cropland values rose by 7.2 percent in the northern Plains this summer, said agricultural bankers in a quarterly survey by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. Land values rose even as farm income declined from last summer, lenders said, due to high… Continue reading The post Farm income cools, land prices climb in northern Plains – November 22, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- USDA and SBA to collaborate on rural development – November 21, 2023by The Farm Report on November 21 , 2023 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm
USDA and SBA to collaborate on rural development The Agriculture Department and the Small Business Administration agreed on Monday to increase investments in small and underserved rural communities, said agency leaders. The USDA has a portfolio of billions of dollars in grants, loans, and loan guarantees for rural housing, business… Continue reading The post USDA and SBA to collaborate on rural development – November 21, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- Farm bill debate pits conservation vs. commodities – November 20, 2023by The Farm Report on November 20 , 2023 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm
Farm bill debate pits conservation vs. commodities The current tug-of-war among lawmakers for farm bill funding “offers a case study” of the long-running tension between conservation and crop subsidies, said Jonathan Coppess, associate professor at the University of Illinois. This time, the issue is whether to shift up to $18… Continue reading The post Farm bill debate pits conservation vs. commodities – November 20, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.
- Farm lobby pushes for new farm bill in early 2024 – November 17, 2023by The Farm Report on November 17 , 2023 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm
Farm lobby pushes for new farm bill in early 2024 Farm groups called for Congress on Thursday to overcome a months-long impasse and enact a new farm bill early next year. President Biden was expected to sign legislation that extends current farm law until next Sept. 30 but the farm… Continue reading The post Farm lobby pushes for new farm bill in early 2024 – November 17, 2023 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.