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Farmer honors mother through community foundation

Through generous donations, farmers like Donald Schnitker of Jackson County are leaving a legacy and making a difference in their communities. Donald was inspired to give back to his community foundation by his mom, who was an active volunteer and had a love for... Read More.

Mother of all winter storms for the season coming

The largest winter storm of the season will hit most of the Midwest hard the next few days. Brownfield Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje says a 100-degree temperature swing from the Delta to the Upper Midwest will bring severe weather. “It will run the range of... Read More.

Drought: a waiting game with Mother Nature

The low Mississippi River levels are on USDA’s radar. As lighter-than-usual grain barges move down the Mississippi River, farmers are finding other ways to market or store grain on the farm. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the question is whether the low water... Read More.

Mother Nature sends relief for a farmer in Northeast Nebraska

A Northeast Nebraska farmer says her crops are mostly back on schedule after recent relief from Mother Nature. “It turned things around and hopefully we can get some more.” Anne Meis of Elgin tells Brownfield her area is in severe drought but received an inch... Read More.

Unsubstantiated conspiracy or Mother Nature?

Commentary. In mid-June, a tragic and unforeseeable heat index crisis hit a part of Southwest Kansas, causing several hundred feeder cattle just days from harvest, to succumb to heat stress. The Kansas Livestock Association told one of the reporters that works for me at Brownfield... Read More.