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Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels dies suddenly at the age of...

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels died unexpectedly Monday morning, according to his publicist. The 83-year-old suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, according to doctors at Summit...

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  • Corn tasseling and beans reach R3 for Illinois farmer
    by Rhiannon Branch on July 6, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    High temperatures and timely rains are boosting crop progress and improving conditions in many Illinois fields. Evan Marr farms near Jacksonville in west central Illinois. He tells Brownfield they are starting to make fungicide decisions for rapidly growing corn and beans. “Corn around us started to tassel just before the 4th of July. We have a lot of these early April beans that were planted wither before corn or at the same time as corn, so those are all hitting R3 stages.” He says some of their bean planting was delayed by spring rains, but they are catching up now. ...     &nbs […]

  • Midday cash livestock markets
    by Meghan Grebner on July 6, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a slow start for this Monday.  Bids and asking prices have yet to surface.  If trade follows the recent trend, it’s quite possible for light to moderate business to take place every day this week.  Last week the trade saw Northern dressed deals range from $148 to $155, mostly $153 to $155.  Southern live business ranged from $91 yo $97, mostly $93 to $95.   Boxed beef is weak to lower at midday on light demand for moderate offerings.  Choice is $.38 lower at $205.06 and Select is $2.27 lower at $196.49.  The Choice/Select spread is $8.57. ...     &nbs […]

  • Don’t sleep on Japan trade agreement
    by Mark Dorenkamp on July 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    U.S. trade headlines in 2020 tend to focus on China, Canada and Mexico, and to a lesser extent India and the United Kingdom. But International Dairy Foods Association president Michael Dykes says he likes to point out the significance of securing a bilateral agreement with Japan in the Fall of 2019. “Unlike other trade agreements, if we do something it’s upside. If we don’t do anything, we’re kind of status quo. ...     &nbs […]

  • Bill to provide $5 billion in additional aid to pork producers introduced in U.S. House
    by Mark Dorenkamp on July 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Legislation that would appropriate an additional $5 billion to help pork producers mitigate losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been introduced in the U.S. House. Minnesota Republican Jim Hagedorn tells Brownfield the Direct Pork Assistance Package Act supports payments to independent pig farmers who have sold into an artificially depressed market. “When the coronavirus pandemic hit and we had to kind of shut down the economy and close the restaurants, the demand for finer cuts of meat went through the floor along with our futures markets for pork. ...     &nbs […]

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