A look at how crop reports come together

The USDA’s crop production reports draw plenty of attention and plenty of questions about how the data is generated. From March to July, the numbers are created using trend line yields, assumptions about weather, and surveying farmers to find out what they intend to plant and on how many acres. The August report is the… Read more »

Carroll County presents Ag Youth Award

Clayton Ruter of Shannon, Illinois is the 2015 Youth in Agriculture Award Winner for Carroll County.  Clayton is the son of Jim & Kayla Ruter and is a 2015 Graduate of Eastland High School.  He plans on attending BlackHawk East College in Kewanee before transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic to study Animal Chiropratic.  He… Read more »

Two Illinois youths receive “Youth in Ag” Awards

WCCI radio was proud to present two Brownfield Ag News “Youth in Ag” awards to recipients from Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties in Illinois. The 2015 “Youth in Ag” Winner for Stephenson County is Daniel Obert of Orangeville. Daniel is a 2015 graduate of Orangeville High School and will be attending Illinois State University in… Read more »

The 31 hour relay

Invincible.  The only way to describe running a 200 mile relay race with 12 other ag enthusiasts. No amount of training could have prepared me for Washington hills or heat in last week’s Ragnar Relay Race with Case IH. Our team was able to run, drive, nap and repeat from Blaine to Langley, Washington, in… Read more »

Anita Vanderwert to head up Business Development for Brownfield Ag News

Learfield News & Ag, LLC announces the addition of Anita Vanderwert as Business Development Director for Brownfield Ag News. In this role, Anita will work closely with the network’s national sales team to find solutions for Brownfield’s advertising partners. “We are extremely excited about Anita’s return to the Brownfield family,” said John Baker, Senior Vice… Read more »

Brownfield on the run

Have you been to a race event lately?  Not the Nascar, dirt bike or speedway kind, the running kind.  The agricultural industry is meeting the health conscious consumer where they are, on the ground running.  The Beef Checkoff has Team Beef who are Powered Up by Protein. The Dairy Checkoff is refueling with chocolate milk. … Read more »

Brownfield Michigan rolls out with Nicole Heslip as Anchor/Reporter

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Brownfield, Ag News for America, is pleased to announce Nicole Heslip is the Anchor/Reporter of Michigan Brownfield, the former Michigan Farm Radio Network.  Nicole lives in Michigan and will provide on-the-ground coverage of Michigan agriculture as the new programming was introduced by affiliate radio stations across the state on Monday, March 30, 2015. “We are excited… Read more »

Brownfield Minnesota rolls out with Mark Dorenkamp as Anchor/Reporter

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Brownfield, Ag News for America, is pleased to announce Farm Broadcaster Mark Dorenkamp has joined the Brownfield team.  He takes over the helm as Anchor/Reporter of Minnesota Brownfield when the programming is introduced by affiliate radio stations across the state on Monday, March 30, 2015.   Brownfield Minnesota replaces former Minnesota Farm Network programming. “It is… Read more »

Chemistry in broadcasting

Honestly, we’ve only met in person a couple of times. Let’s back up. It’s easy to underrate chemistry. In the business of broadcasting, you can always shuffle the interview around, pull the relevant cuts, and maybe edit out the “uhs”. Every broadcast we do at Brownfield is finite and sometimes it becomes about stretching your… Read more »

Excellence in Agriculture Award

Congratulations to Brownfield’s Tom Steever, recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Agriculture Award from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the South Dakota Soybean Association!