While the calendar says we should be planting corn, soil temperatures say otherwise and for Jerry Bambauer who farms in Auglaize County, western Ohio, he’s paying more attention to the soil temperature. “We need some heat out here to get the moisture to move in the soil profile to get us dried out so we […]

     

Looking ahead, a low-pressure system centered over the southeastern Plains will reach the Northeast by Saturday. Meanwhile, a storm system affecting the Northwest will arrive in the nation’s mid-section during the weekend. The second system has the potential to produce a significant severe weather outbreak from April 26-28, starting on the central and southern Great […]

     

The Missouri State FFA convention brings together thousands of Missouri’s young people for competition and meetings.  Rebecca Tate from Trenton helps in the media room, but enjoys most her place on her chapter’s meats judging team. “I absolutely love it,” she told Brownfield Ag News Thursday.  “I’m on the team with three of my best […]

     

Dairy markets continue the trend of declining cheese prices and increasing Class III prices this week. On Thursday, cheddar barrels declined another 3.75 cents to close at $2.18 while blocks held steady at $2.21. Class III futures with strong increases, May added 45 cents, June increased 48 cents, July was up 50 cents. There were […]

     

There is concern in the dairy industry with the continued decline of fluid milk consumption. USDA reports packaged fluid milk product disappearance declined more than 2 percent last year. The third consecutive yearly decline. But dairy is not alone, sales of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent last year and Beverage Digest says per capita […]

     

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