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Program helps ag internships be successful

An agriculture group is working with college interns to help them get the most out of their internship experience. Amber Cafferty with the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin tells Brownfield PDPW’s Accelerate program spans across all agriculture sectors. “It’s designed to help interns... Read More.

Group helps women connect to conservation programs

A group is helping more women find and use USDA conservation resources.  Chris Marion says Women in Conservation is a collaboration between Wisconsin Farmers Union, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Renewing Countryside, and Marbleseed to help connect women to USDA programs and services, where... Read More.

Rainfall helps improve crop conditions in Nebraska

Another week of widespread rainfall across Nebraska has helped recharge soil profiles and some crop conditions. Northeast Nebraska farmer Anne Meis tells Brownfield corn and soybeans are exceeding expectations. “The beans are starting to fill out and get some good foliage on and they’re... Read More.

Early exposure to foods helps broaden taste

It’s no surprise that toddlers and kids can be picky eaters.  But is there a way parents can prevent kids from only wanting peanut butter and Jelly, Chicken nuggets, or French fries for every meal? Kristen Hicks-Roof with the National Pork Board says exposure... Read More.

Much needed rain helps northern crops

An agronomist says the crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota have received some much need rains in the last week. Rick Swenson with Peterson Farms Seed says the timing is just right. “Basically, everything out there including the corn and soybeans are doubling, tripling or... Read More.

Dry weather helps MO crop emergence, harms hay

A livestock specialist with the University of Missouri Extension says producers in west-central Missouri started baling hay in the last week. But Gene Schmitz tells Brownfield the continued dry conditions haven’t helped the yield for the first cutting. “I’ve talked to some producers who are... Read More.