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There’s optimism in Congress a new farm bill can be completed by the end of the year. Minnesota Farm Bureau vice president Carolyn Olson took part in the Federation’s annual policy fly-in to Washington D.C. earlier this month and says farm bill timing came up a lot. “Most offices that... (full story)


Soybeans are drying down rapidly in the Upper Midwest. Southwest Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon says he’s combining beans at under 12 percent moisture that are still quite green. “So when you’re looking at the field in a normal year, you wouldn’t be able to combine them (because) they would be... (full story)


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Demand for barn weddings has not run its course and one farm family in Michigan says it’s infused new life and revenue into their business. Ashley Lubbers tells Brownfield her wedding eight years ago was the start of the Red Shed and converting old dairy farm outbuildings, including a 140-year-old... (full story)


A Midwest agronomist says he is seeing a fair amount of top dieback in corn this season. Dana Harder with Burrus Seed tells Brownfield there are a couple of factors that could be causing corn to dry from the top down instead of the bottom up. “If you see it... (full story)


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What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) on Thursday closed down -1.64%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed down -1.08%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed down -1.84%. Stocks on Thursday extended Wednesday’s selloff, with the... (full story)
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The director of USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub says the recent rains won’t do much for low Mississippi River levels. Dennis Todey tells Brownfield there are severe to extreme drought conditions along portions of the Mississippi River Basin and the soil will take in moisture before river levels can be restored.... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower ahead of Friday’s On Feed numbers from the USDA and waiting for cash business to develop.  October live cattle closed $1.80 lower at $184.97 and December live cattle closed $2.02 lower at $189.50.  October feeder cattle closed $2.80 lower... (full story)


A U.S. Congressman from Missouri says an extension of the current farm bill is coming as disagreements about government funding continue against an end-of-the-month deadline. “The active talk is the farm bill extension and how long it will be.” Mark Alford, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, says the... (full story)


The threat of lodging increases as corn matures in the field. Pioneer agronomist Matt Vandehaar covers central Iowa and says stalk integrity is a concern. “You may legitimately have some stalks that got cannibalized, compromised, and so it’s important as you see those fields or those portions of the field,... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Thu, Sep 21, 2023 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $283.82 $260.66 ... (full story)


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Dec. corn closed at $4.75 and 1/4, down 7 centsNov. soybeans closed at $12.93 and 3/4, down 26 and 1/4 centsOct. soybean meal closed at $390.30, down $6.90Oct. soybean oil closed at 59.65, down 103 pointsDec. wheat closed at $5.75 and 3/4, down 13 centsOct. live cattle closed at $184.97,... (full story)


More than 200 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois will be placed on indefinite layoff next month. In a statement to Brownfield, the company says the move is consistent with its strategy to balance the size of its production workforce with the needs of each... (full story)


The director of USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub says the recent rains won’t do much for low Mississippi River levels. Dennis Todey tells Brownfield there are severe to extreme drought conditions along portions of the Mississippi River Basin and the soil will take in moisture before river levels can be restored.... (full story)


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