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Kansas Responds to Concerns about HPAI in Dairy Cattle

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture FDA Studies Confirm Safety of Pasteurized MilkMANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been actively working with the Kansas dairy industry to respond to the nationwide concerns due to the discovery... Read More.

Alfalfa weevil concerns following the mild winter

The winter’s mild temperatures have spurred a green-up of pastures, but it could lead to other challenges. Tony Hancock is with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “I did hear a few reports of some weevils in the alfalfa late last week before this cold... Read More.

Drought concerns remain in Missouri

The state climatologist at the University of Missouri Extension says drought concerns are on the rise again even with some improvements over the winter. “It’s not uncommon in Missouri to see these multi-year drought events. We’ve already had two back-to-back drought years.” And Zach... Read More.

Mild winter leads to certain insect concerns this spring

The lack of a deep freeze this winter has an agronomist concerned about overwintering pests. Matt Montgomery with Pioneer tells Brownfield… “If we’re talking about something like alfalfa weevil, that overwinters here, then yep.”  He says, “Very interestingly, at the end of February, people were... Read More.

Warm winter raises nitrogen concerns this spring

An Illinois agronomist is worried the warm winter could lead to nitrogen problems this growing season. Pioneer field agronomist in west central Illinois, Matt Montgomery tells Brownfield… “Nitrogen applications ran through a really warm spell, and I think people are going to want to watch... Read More.

Ohio Farm Bureau brings policy concerns to D.C.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members shared a wide range of policy issues impacting agriculture in recent meetings with members of Congress. Advocacy chairman Matt Aultman tells Brownfield farmers are concerned about profitability this year with operating costs remaining high and incomes projected lower. “Year over... Read More.

Illinois farmers facing legislative concerns

Members of the Illinois ag community have some legislative concerns about the state’s top industry. Farm Bureau president and Ogle County farmer Brian Duncan tells Brownfield they’re watching several proposals closely… “Illinois adopting California emission standards; allowing municipalities to reach out and place restrictions on... Read More.

Farmer discusses 2024 concerns

Southwest Iowa farmer Duane Aistrope says he has several concerns heading into the growing season. “The prices of our grain right now,” he said. “We’ve got to get our demand up to move our product overseas.” He tells Brownfield producers also need a new five-year... Read More.

Ag Economy Barometer shows modest improvement, but concerns linger

Farmer sentiment has improved modestly month-over-month but is still well below year-ago levels, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert with Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture tells Brownfield it was a fairly small move. “People did become just a... Read More.

Concerns remain about Paraguay beef imports

The U.S. cattle industry remains concerned about the USDA’s recent decision to allow beef imports from Paraguay.  Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association tells Brownfield the objection has nothing to do with competition and everything to do with animal health. “Yeah,... Read More.