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Give FFA Day breaks previous record

National FFA Week’s annual fundraising efforts surpassed expectations this year. Michigan FFA Foundation Executive Director Alex Schnabelrauch tells Brownfield, “Give FFA Day is a national effort to just give back to FFA and in all of our states across the country as well as... Read More.

USDA expects record trade deficit to be short-lived

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he expects the U.S. agricultural trade gap to be adjusted in the next few years. Ohio Congressman Max Miller questioned what his plans were to address the trade deficit which nearly doubled last year to $30 billion as part... Read More.

Record soybean crush, good corn for ethanol use in December

More soybeans were crushed during December 2023 than any other month on record. The USDA says that crush was 204 million bushels, up 4 million from November and 17 million from December 2022. That was largely driven by profitable late-year margins and expectations for strong... Read More.

Missouri 2023-24 deer harvest breaks state record

On this week’s episode of the Outdoor Adventures podcast from Brownfield Ag News, Brent Barnett talks with Jason Isabelle from the Missouri Department of Conservation about the state’s record deer harvest for the 2023-2024 season. MDC estimates that a total of 326,026 whitetail deer... Read More.

CHS 1st quarter earnings off year-ago record levels

The CEO of the nation’s largest ag cooperative suggests a drop in quarterly earnings could reflect a weaker farm economy. Jay Debertin with CHS tells Brownfield the company reported 2024 first quarter net income of nearly $523 million, compared to $782 million during the... Read More.