Ag groups react to agreement on TPP

  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have reached agreement on the 12-nation free trade pact. Although specific details have not been released, Nick Giordano with the National Pork Producers Council tells Brownfield he’s confident it will be a good deal for pork producers. “NPPC will be looking the deal over very closely before we determine… Read more »

Wisconsin cows top World Dairy Expo

The Supreme Champion at World Dairy Expo 2015 is Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha. The Holstein is owned by MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Katrysha was the first place winner in the Six-Year-Old & Over class, Senior and Grand Champion Female, and Best Udder in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Katrysha receives the Gregory Blaska… Read more »

Midday livestock markets

Cattle country is expected to be quiet today with business limited to the collection of the new showlists. Bids and asking prices have yet to be established. Last week’s trade was light once again and prices continued to drop like a rock. Live prices were as much as $6.00 to 12.00 lower than the previous… Read more »

A warm September across Illinois

September 2015 was the ninth warmest September on record for Illinois, according to the Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois. The statewide average temperature was 70.2 degrees, 4 degrees above average. The warmest September on record was 1933 with 72.2 degrees. The statewide average precipitation was 3.42 inches, 0.19 inches above average. However, the… Read more »

DNA heifer test made more affordable

A University of Missouri beef genetics specialist is working to get costs lower for tests that determine how beef cattle will perform.  DNA tests can determine the genetic potential of beef cattle.  Dr. Jared Decker’s work should make the tests more affordable. Lowering the cost of the heifer DNA tests will allow greater selection pressure… Read more »

Health care costly

Commentary. Late Sunday afternoon I recognized the symptoms of a sinus infection coming on, so took a Mucinex before going to bed that night.  When the symptoms not only persisted but worsened as my work week began, I thought it best to be proactive.  I stopped by the nearest “urgent care” clinic Monday afternoon.  The… Read more »

About those sprouted grains

Americans have been told to eat more whole grains for good health but what are sprouted grains and do they count? Best Food Facts says yes, they count.  Sprouted grains are whole grains or seeds that germinate and grow on their own. They are submerged in water and placed in the right conditions to sprout. … Read more »

Evangelicals, HSUS and the Animals

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) this week held an event at the National Press Club to announce the “Every Living Thing” initiative, an effort spawned by a 2011 meeting between HSUS and evangelical Christian leaders to, as HSUS President Wayne Pacelle put it, “develop a consensus among Christians on the need for human… Read more »

Sixteen thousand meals served promoting farm safety

By the end of this week, Farm Credit Illinois will have provided meals to 79 farm locations in conjunction with National Farm Safety & Health Week and the 2015 harvest season. In its 16th year, Farm Credit Illinois’ annual Meals in the Field program has become an important program that Farm Credit employees and farmer-customers… Read more »

Agricultural lending landscape is changing

BASF partnered with Farm Credit to take a comprehensive look at the current agricultural lending landscape. Brady Spangenberg, BASF market intelligence manager says in times of tighter margins ag lenders are looking to growers prior years of success combined with their plan for the future.  

Truck weights limiting agriculture

Debates on acceptable truck weight limits are occurring at both the state and federal levels. The U.S. House has introduced the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act to increase commercial truck weights, but Michigan legislators are trying to decrease current levels. Michigan Agri-Business Association President Jim Byrum tells Brownfield, Michigan currently has heavy truck… Read more »

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