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High input costs a challenge in cattle sector

The president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association says high input costs continue to challenge cattle producers. Chuck Miller tells Brownfield while cattle prices are relatively high, input costs have followed. “We want to try and navigate that so we can make profits that make us... Read More.

Senate Republicans weigh in on H-2A costs

A Senate Ag Committee member says Republicans are calling for a wage freeze to the H-2A program. Indiana’s Mike Braun tells Brownfield the Department of Labor is setting minimum wages for H-2A quest workers farmers can’t afford. “It’s been complicated even more by what’s going... Read More.

Having a better understanding of break-even costs

An ag economist says it’s a good idea for farmers to stress-test their break-even production costs. Matt Erickson, an ag economic and policy advisor with Farm Credit Services of America, says it’s important to run through some hypothetical scenarios. “For instance, let’s say that... Read More.

Higher food costs here to stay, increases moderating

An ag economist says increases in food costs at home are starting to return to somewhat normal levels. Aimpoint Research’s Executive Advisor on Economics and Trade Dave Juday (jU-day) tells Brownfield price shifts following the pandemic have lasted longer than expected. “With this massive inflation... Read More.

Minnesota Farmers Union continues call for lower healthcare costs

Many farm families are burdened by the high cost of healthcare. Minnesota Farmers Union president Gary Wertish says his organization continues to ask the state legislature for solutions. “We spent a lot of time on healthcare last year and got some things moving forward (like)... Read More.

2nd Half Swede Run Costs Warriors Late

By Sterling College Athletics STERLING, Kan. - The Sterling men's matchups may turn into some great battles if both of these programs continue in the direction they are going. Bethany plays a physical, defensive pressure, aggressive rebound, active hands kind of game. Sterling is continuing... Read More.