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Beef, chicken, pork in cold storage up on year

U.S. red meat and poultry in cold storage at the end of October were above year ago levels. That followed aggressive marketing of cattle, hogs, and chickens during the month. Several turkey categories notched record lows partially due to retailers preparing for Thanksgiving. The... Read More.

Broadband connectivity among Minnesota Farm Bureau policy priorities

Minnesota Farm Bureau has set legislative priorities for 2023. Vice president Carolyn Olson, who farms near Cottonwood, tells Brownfield rural broadband connectivity, supporting research and development at land grant universities, and funding the veterinary diagnostic lab emerged during grassroots discussion. “To continue research for prevention of... Read More.

USDA Seeks Feedback on Climate Investment

The USDA wants to know how to implement the $19 billion for climate smart agriculture included in the Inflation Reduction Act. Under Secretary Robert Bonnie says the Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to streamline conservation programs to benefit farmers. “We want to make sure... Read More.

Will South American reach record production?

The potential for a record corn and soybean crop in South America could put pressure on U.S. commodity prices. Rabobank’s Stephen Nicholson says the weather for Brazil’s planting and growing season was off to a good start, but conditions are getting drier. “There’s... Read More.

Duvall says R&D can’t be ignored in 2023 Farm Bill

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says research and development funding needs more attention in the 2023 Farm Bill. “To discover those new technologies that we need at our fingertips to continue on those climate-smart farming practices,” Duvall said. Speaking to Brownfield during the... Read More.

Minnesota farmer stays busy post-harvest

A farmer in west-central Minnesota plans to keep busy through the end of the year. Swift County corn and soybean grower Nathan Collins tells Brownfield there’s a misconception that farm activity goes quiet at the conclusion of fall fieldwork. “I usually tell people we typically will... Read More.

Agronomist says choose 2023 seed carefully

An agronomist says farmers should do their homework before selecting seed varieties for the 2023 growing season. Scott Rowntree with Pioneer tells Brownfield farmers shouldn’t choose a variety based on observations in one or two fields. “If we can get variety comparisons, 20... Read More.