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Martina McBride on with Kelly & Ryan

Martina McBride's husband John had never eaten a tomato or had iced tea when they met. That was one of the revelations from her Tuesday appearance...

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  • Most farms are family farms
    by Tom Steever on December 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    The annual USDA Diverse Family Farms report says most U.S. farms are owned by families. “Ninety-eight percent of farms are family farms, and they account for 87 percent of farm production,” said Chris Burns, economic researcher at the USDA. Small farms make up 89 percent of the total farm count and represent half the country’s farmland, according to Burns, referring to the annual report. Another finding in the USDA report is that farm households in general are neither low income or low wealth. Continue reading Most farms are family farms at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • Merck to acquire Antelliq
    by Tom Steever on December 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Merck says it’s acquiring Antelliq Group, a company that does digital animal identification, traceability and monitoring. Merck is paying almost $2.4 billion for Antelliq’s outstanding shares and will assume Antelliq’s debt of about $1.3 billion. Antelliq is formerly AllFlex. The technology is driven by the growing demand for food traceability and food safety, according to a news release from Merck. The acquisition of Antelliq provides Merck a customer base in identification and monitoring technologies that help with disease prediction and treatment, according to Merck. Continue reading Merck to acquire Antelliq at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • Climate change will impact agriculture in the Midwest
    by Amie Simpson on December 14, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    A Cornell-led study shows that Midwestern agriculture is especially vulnerable to climate change. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea says the region’s reliance on corn and soybeans could cause challenges in the future. “In a way it’s like putting all the eggs in the crop basket and that crop basket is becoming more vulnerable to this free input that falls from the sky,” he says. He tells Brownfield previous studies focused on the vulnerability of field crops, but this study looked at ag production and livestock at the national level. Continue reading Climate change will impact agriculture in the Midwest at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • Hog, cattle futures end the week disappointed
    by Meghan Grebner on December 14, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed mostly lower on technical pressure and disappointment in the cash trade.  Seasonal demand concerns are also limiting any price movement.  February live cattle closed $.45 lower at $122.40 and April live cattle closed $.30 lower at $124.50.  January feeder cattle closed $.40 lower at $147.57 and March feeder cattle closed $.15 lower at $145.77. A light to moderate direct cash cattle trade has developed across several areas Friday afternoon.  Continue reading Hog, cattle futures end the week disappointed at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

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