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Weekend Review: Agriculture News You May Have Missed

Weekend Review: Agriculture News You May Have Missed
Ag News Update

Another week has come and gone in the world of agriculture!

Our Rural Radio Network broadcast team has been covering news far and wide. Here’s a review of agriculture news you may have missed:

Rural Nebraskan Wins $50,000 from Burger King | Friday Five | May 15, 2020

A rural Nebraska senior received a whopper of a surprise last week! Ashton Erickson, a 2020 graduate of Hayes Center High School, was awarded a $50,000 scholarship from the Burger King McLamore Foundation.

PLUS – Last year was the final year for the Barn Festival in Hastings, but when the pandemic began to hurt small businesses, the co-owner decided to coordinate a 2020 Barn Market to support local vendors!


Planting Progress, WASDE & Market Feels | Trading Bits & Bytes

Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures and Options is this week’s guest on Trading Bits and Bytes.

Fessler discusses the rapid planting progress seen across the county, the latest WADE report, and recent concerns about the Phase One trade deal with China.

Rain is in the forecast! | Weekly Weather Forecast with Al Dutcher | May 15, 2020

A hard freeze and frost was part of the conversation last week, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for the latest weather forecast.

Nebraska Extension Agricultural Climatologist Al Dutcher joins us to discuss the weekly forecast, which includes heat and rain.

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