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  • USDA: record red meat production in April
    by John Perkins on May 23, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The USDA says red meat production during April was a record monthly high at 4.552 billion pounds. That’s an increase of 6% on the year and includes all-time monthly highs for pork and beef. Beef came out at 2.262 billion pounds, 7% more than last year, with a 7% increase in the slaughter at 2.829 million head canceling out a six pound loss in the average live weight to 1,328 pounds. Pork was pegged at 2.269 billion pounds, up 6%, with a 6% rise in the monthly kill to 10.583 million head and the average live weight unchanged at 287 pounds. Continue reading USDA: record red meat production in April at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • Congressman moves to block ERS & NIFA move with restrictive spending bill
    by Larry Lee on May 23, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    A Congressman wants to block the relocation of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture by restricting USDA’s spending. House Appropriations Ag Subcommittee Chair Sanford Bishop of Georgia, a Democrat, has introduced a spending bill that would fund the ERS and NIFA, but only if they remain in Washington D.C.  Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has proposed moving the agencies and is expected to select a site soon.  The spending bill includes salaries and expenses for several USDA agencies including the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, Rural Development, and the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund.  Bishop has been critical of the ERS and NIFA relocation, calling it, “a solution in search of a problem.” Continue reading Congressman moves to block ERS & NIFA move with restrictive spending bill at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • Checking on farmers amid tornado, continued floods
    by Julie Harker on May 23, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Missouri ag leaders are checking on their farmer members in the path of a tornado last night that ripped through the town of Eldon and Jefferson City and, so far, no reports of severe agricultural damages, but that could change. Meanwhile, Brownfield’s meteorologist Greg Soulje says there is more severe weather on the way along with increased flooding. Residents of North Jefferson City, across the Missouri River began evacuating yesterday. There’s a report of a farm damaged by the tornado across the river and its owners are working on evacuating because of the rising flood waters. Continue reading Checking on farmers amid tornado, continued floods at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

  • NC Iowa farmer feels fortunate
    by Ken Anderson on May 23, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    North-central Iowa farmer April Hemmes says she feels fortunate to have as much of her crop planted as she does, considering the challenges from Mother Nature. “I finished with corn and got a good start on beans,” Hemmes says. “But the hard part is we haven’t had a day or two days to just go. It’s like you go a day and then you might get rained out the next day.” Hemmes says she has about 100 acres of beans left to plant. Continue reading NC Iowa farmer feels fortunate at Brownfield Ag News.     &nbs […]

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