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.
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.
There are market opportunities for cattle producers, but economist Lance Zimmerman with Rabobank tells Brownfield Mother Nature is making it very hard to capitalize on them, with high feed costs forcing more culling… including younger animals. 11/8/22 Managing for Profit – Lance Zimmerman from... Read More.
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.
An Eastern Nebraska farmer says he recently received the most rain since June, but it was only a half-an-inch. Quentin Connealy farms an hour north of Omaha along the Missouri River and says Thursday’s storm brought some relief to extreme drought. “Caught a couple of... Read More.
The first pockets of exceptional drought have developed in Nebraska and an agronomist says farmers could be waiting awhile for relief. Jeff Wessels with Frenchman Valley Coop tells Brownfield most hope is lost for this year’s crop in the southwest area. “There’s no dryland... Read More.
Mother Nature has created several challenges for growers across the Corn Belt this summer. Central-Nebraska farmer Clay Govier says there have been several high wind events and continued drought. “We’ve run out of new pivots to put up because so many have blown over.” But,... Read More.
A Central Nebraska farmer says he’s assessing storm damage for the third time this growing season as Mother Nature has dealt another blow to producers. Clay Govier of Broken Bow says several corn fields have green snap after straight-line winds whipped the area Saturday... Read More.
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.
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.