Case IH supports National FFA Foundation through auction

In continuing its support for the National FFA Foundation, Case IH unveiled “Red Power” to kick off this year’s National FFA Convention Career Fair.  Bill Preller, Case IH Regional Sales Director says the “Red Power” skid steer is a one-of-a-kind, specially “tricked out” skid steer from Case IH and Case Construction.  Preller says it traveling around to a… Read more »

Puerto Rico and FFA

The National FFA Convention draws attendees from all over.  For Puerto Rico’s North District President Teysha Villaneuva her first visit to the National FFA Convention is already exciting and she looks forward to learning more about agriculture.  Villaneuva says Puerto Rico doesn’t have a lot of agriculture, but they are using their FFA experience to educate others… Read more »

Mo. deer positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

A captive white-tailed deer in Macon County, Missouri has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. That’s according to a news release issued late Wednesday by the Missouri Departments of Agriculture, Conservation and Health and Senior Services as well as the USDA. Chronic Wasting Disease is a neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. In… Read more »

South Dakota grower happy with yields

Some growers in South Dakota are close to wrapping up harvest. Waiting in line at the elevator Wednesday, Bob Montross at De Smet, in the east-central part of South Dakota, had ideas of finishing Wednesday and told Brownfield he’s happy with what he’s seen. “There’s going to be a lot of 150-160 bushel corn, I… Read more »

MO Farmers Union says NeFU deal not for them

The Missouri Farmers Union, which agreed with other Missouri ag groups in their battle against the HSUS dog breeder ballot initiative last year, is not willing to work with the HSUS like the Nebraska Farmers Union is doing. Missouri Farmers Union President Richard Oswald says he understands where Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen is… Read more »

Wisconsin Assembly votes to roll-back restrictions

The Wisconsin State Assembly unanimously passed AB 228 on Tuesday which seeks to restore a registration exemption for cooperatives offering securities. Cooperatives had been exempt from a law requiring filing with the Department of Financial Institutions before selling securities such as preferred stock. A recent update to the federal Uniform Securities Act significantly narrowed that… Read more »

U.S. milk production up in September

Milk production in the United States in September totaled 15.8 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent compared to September of last year. There were 9.2 million cows in the nation’s dairy herd in September, 88,000 more than a year ago. Production per cow increased 12 pounds to an average 1,716. Milk production in the 23 major… Read more »

HSUS working on federal petition drive

The Humane Society of the United States says it’s making progress in gathering signatures for their effort to get President Obama to crack down on so-called “puppy mills.” HSUS spokesperson Jordan Crump tells Brownfield they have gathered more than 20-thousand signatures for their anti-puppy mill petition that they’ve submitted through the White House Website “We… Read more »

Mostly lower finish for grains and oilseeds

Soybeans were lower on profit taking and fund selling, along with spillover from the outside markets. Contracts started higher but couldn’t follow through due to the lack of fresh demand news and generally good planting conditions in South America. Still, farmer selling remains slow, keeping the nearby supply tight. Soybean meal and oil followed soybeans… Read more »

Officials: listeria result of sanitation problems

Federal investigators suggest the listeria that tainted cantaloupe and has killed 25 people so far came from a packing shed used by Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado. Food and Drug Administration officials said Wednesday the contamination was, among other factors, the result of poorly cleaned equipment and wet floors in the plant that are difficult… Read more »