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Lack of snow has sheep and beef producer concerned

A sheep producer worries about the lack of snow cover this winter, and if that means a third straight dry summer.  Caleb Langworthy raises grass-fed sheep and beef near Wheeler, in northwestern Wisconsin.  He tells Brownfield the small amount of snow means his pastures... Read More.

IL Congresswoman: Lack of farm bill progress concerning

Looming budget deadlines and a lack of progress on a new farm bill are concerning for one Illinois lawmaker. Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski serves on the House Agriculture Committee, but says she has yet to see any farm bill details… “I still have yet, to be... Read More.

Congressman questions lack of Milk Loss payments to cooperatives

A New York Congressman wants to know why dairy farmers and cooperatives impacted by storms have not received promised assistance. Republican Nick Langworthy told Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack during a House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday winter storm Elliot ravaged the northeast in December of... Read More.

Minnesota pork producers dealing with lack of available labor

Minnesota pork producers are struggling to find labor as unemployment numbers remain low.  Minnesota Pork Board president Darryl Timmerman says people are the number one resource for pig farmers. “So when you look at just general unemployment across the state of Minnesota, it’s very... Read More.

Mild end to winter expected with lack of Great Lakes ice

An ag meteorologist says arctic air in mid-January was enough to cause ice formation across the Great Lakes, but it will be short-lived. Michigan state climatologist Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield the milder-than-normal start to winter delayed most ice coverage. “It was back up to 12... Read More.

Lack of precipitation still a concern for Illinois farmer

A western Illinois farmer says even with the recent snowfall, he’s still concerned about soil moisture. Brady Holst tells Brownfield he’d like to see more precipitation before planting season gets underway.  “I know as we’ve done some tiling and stuff over the winter, it... Read More.