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Dairy nutrition expert to train Chinese producers

A dairy nutrition expert will spend two weeks in China helping train producers. University of Wisconsin’s Luis Ferraretto tells Brownfield he will be spending about two weeks teaching about forage and dairy nutrition. “Basically, those are rumenant nutrition-style classes or other related... Read More.

Firefighters train for farm & large animal rescues

A Wisconsin group is training future instructors about agricultural rescues.  Pittsville, Wisconsin Fire Chief Jerry Minor tells Brownfield that along with training on machinery, silo, and large equipment incidents, firefighters are learning about large animal rescues. “Animals become entrapped in things or... Read More.

Minnesota train derailment expected to have minimal environmental impact

The director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association suggests Wednesday’s train derailment in west-central Minnesota will have far fewer environmental consequences than a derailment that occurred in Ohio two months ago. Brian Werner tells Brownfield the ethanol that spilled near Raymond is flammable, but essentially... Read More.

Fiery train derailment in Minnesota

An overnight train derailment in Raymond, Minnesota has caused an evacuation because of burning ethanol tankers.  No casualties have been reported but people within half a mile have been moved to safer locations.  Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials confirm 22 cars containing ethanol... Read More.

Lawmakers seek transparency from EPA on train derailment cleanup

A group of legislators is asking the U.S. EPA to provide transparency about cleanup efforts following the East Palestine train derailment. In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, members of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology committee said that although the agency... Read More.

Farms can train their own employees through Entry Level Driver Training

A trucking compliance officer is sharing ways farmers and retailers can ease the hurdles of Entry Level Driver Training. Rodney Knittle, Assistant Director of Transportation and Infrastructure with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield many members don’t realize they can register as a training provider and... Read More.

Ohio producer discusses long-term concerns about train derailment

As clean-up efforts continue in the aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine, some farmers are concerned about the long-term impacts on agriculture. John Grafton has a small cow-calf operation, poultry, and honeybees within 25 miles of the accident. “Farmers are talking about how... Read More.