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Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Ongoing Violence in America

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2022 – “Another massacre in America. A statement that is all too common and one we all wish to never speak again. Last week it was a church in California and a grocery store in Buffalo. Yesterday, it was an elementary school in Texas. It’s enough. We […]

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Bring Food Safety to Your Summer Vacation

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2022 – As summertime brings families and friends together for outdoor celebrations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to make sure your summer festivities are food safe. Whether you’re grilling burgers, camping, or having a picnic, everyone should always remember to practice proper handwashing and use […]

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USDA to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) […]

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USDA Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 – As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s coordinated drive to end the infant formula shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging states to take advantage of flexibilities the department is offering in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known […]

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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Stacy Dean to Serve as Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 – “Since the start of the Biden-Harris Administration, Stacy Dean has been dedicated to advancing food and nutrition security for all Americans as the Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Her commitment during her time at USDA and throughout her career proves […]

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Brownfield Ag News


Wisconsin waives ag chemical cleanup fees again

Wisconsin farmers and pesticide applicators will continue to get a break from the state’s Agricultural Cleanup Program fees.  ​Fertilizer and pesticide businesses normally pay a fee when renewing their license, and farmers pay it when purchasing fertilizer. The fee goes into the ACCP fund to help pay for cleaning up […]

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Michigan’s onion growers renew promotion program

Michigan’s onion producers have voted to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program.  Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell says all seven major onion producers representing 347,384 hundredweight of production voted to renew the program for another five years and a majority of producers voted […]

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Minnesota farmer says spring weather “on par” for his state

A Minnesota farmer who grows corn and soybeans south of the Twin Cities says this spring has been “pretty on par for Minnesota.” Brent Mohn of Lakeville tells Brownfield cool, wet conditions have slowed planting progress. “We’ve had short bursts to get as much done as possible, and then sit […]

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Cattle futures mixed with direct cash steady to lower

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle were mostly lower and feeders were mixed, watching corn and the direct markets. Direct cash markets were quiet during Wednesday’s session following the light trade Tuesday. June live was down $.42 at $132.30 and August was $.22 lower at $132.52. May feeders were $.10 higher […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Wheeler (515) 225-5409,   IOWA FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT BRENT JOHNSON ELECTED TO AMERICAN FARM BUREAU BOARD OF DIRECTORS   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 12, 2022 – Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson was elected by voting delegates this week to a one-year term on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) board of directors.  Johnson, a Calhoun County farmer and recently elected IFBF president, will represent the Midwest Region on the 19-member board […]

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