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Missouri backlog of dicamba damage investigations
by Julie Harker on August 17, 2018 at 9:37 pm
There’s a shortage of Missouri Ag Department inspectors for dicamba damage complaints, “We have eight investigators,” says Ag Director Chris Chinn, “Right now we have three vacancies in our investigators and two support staff who support our eight investigators. So, we’re down five employees right now. That’s a very difficult job. You have to find just the right person. It takes a lot of training to get them trained.” Ag director Chris Chinn, at the Missouri Farm Bureau State Fair news conference, says they’ve moved staff around all across the state, “We’re working as quickly as we can. Continue reading Missouri backlog of dicamba damage investigations at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
Are slow-growing chickens more sustainable?
by Nicole Heslip on August 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm
Some food retailers have set standards to replace fast-growing chickens with slower growing ones in the next six years while science says that decision is less sustainable. Charlie Arnot with the Center for Food Integrity tells Brownfield the conversation from production agriculture’s side needs to change. “Rather than simply talking about what the data shows, we need to share more information about why we do what we do.” He says today’s methods of producing chicken are better for the birds, the environment and consumers. Continue reading Are slow-growing chickens more sustainable? at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
Hog futures sharply higher second day in a row
by Meghan Grebner on August 17, 2018 at 9:30 pm
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle future closed higher on steady cash trade and spillover support from hog futures. Talks of repairing trade relationships in increasing hope for higher beef exports. August live cattle closed $1.10 higher at $109.42 and October live cattle closed $1.60 higher at $110.87. August feeder cattle closed $.67 higher at $150.95 and September feeder cattle closed $1.70 higher at $151.82. A fairly active trade finally developed in the North. Continue reading Hog futures sharply higher second day in a row at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]
Missouri officials discuss drought concerns at fair
by Julie Harker on August 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm
Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is seeking funds for more rural water towers in his western Missouri district to address drought challenges. State Senator Denny Hoskins says he met with Cleaver to discuss the plan, “I know he met with some farmers last week in Ray County and we’re just looking at anything that we can do to help out our farmers.” Cleaver has asked Governor Mike Parson to support a community development block grant for the water towers. Continue reading Missouri officials discuss drought concerns at fair at Brownfield Ag News. &nbs […]