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America’s Top 5 ASF Concerns

Even as the world has fixated on the coronavirus pandemic, African swine fever (ASF) has not taken a break in its relentless assault on the global swine herd, with more than 50 countries actively batt... Read More

State Beef Councils Win Major Legal Victory

DENVER, CO – The Beef Checkoff program and fifteen grassroots-led state beef councils won a major court victory today when the United States District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the Montana Beef Council in the matter of R-CALF vs. S... Read More

Beef Weigh-Ins Are Cancelled for Lincoln Logan & McPherson Counties

Lincoln Logan and McPherson Beef Weigh-Ins are canceled for this weekend due to Covid 19 virus. You may pick-up 4-H tags at the Extension Office.  Please call the Extension Office (308-532-2683) before coming so we can set them out in the porch f... Read More

Nebraska State Fair to Seek New Executive Director

The Nebraska State Fair will be seeking a new Executive Director following the departure of Lori Cox Friday. In a news release, State Fair Board officials they came to a mutual agreement with Cox due to health reasons, she would transition immedia... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

What is going on in the cattle market & how do we survive it?  Friday finished another limit down day.  How do we recover?  Recap of the cash markets this week.  What is the packers story from their side?  Hogs also see a limit down trade. ... Read More

AUDIO: Market Commentary with Daily Brokers

Summary Wow-what a difference one week can make in the feeling of the market. Last week we were writing of the massive selloffs in energy, and equities. Then how those sales were starting to take the entire market complex along for the same ride. ... Read More

U.S. Seed Companies Taking Steps to Meet Farmer Needs

American Seed Trade Association President Andy LaVigne says the U.S. seed industry is committed to meeting farmer and consumer demand for food. The association says its top commitment is ultimately ensuring that America’s families have ongoing acce... Read More

Corn Battles Cheap Oil Over the Fuel Tank | Trading Bits and Bytes | March 27, 2020

In this week's edition of Trading Bits and Bytes, Clay Patton discusses the factors influencing the commodity trade with John Payne of Daniels Trading in Chicago. The two discuss the weekly market influences, including lower energy demand, a weake... Read More

Hoarding is Pushing the Price of Eggs and Milk Higher

Panic buying and hoarding supplies is pushing wholesale egg prices in the Midwest to their all-time high. The Des Moines Register says prices for other staples like milk, beef, and even ice cream have gone higher as well. Joe Kerns is president of... Read More

Cattlemen's Ball postponed to June 2021

Columbus, Neb. -- Chalk up another victim of the coronavirus. The 2020 Cattlemen's Ball has been postponed until June 4th & 5th, 2021.  It will remain in Columbus. Kevin Rasmussen, Chairman of the Advisory Board, says the decision to postpone... Read More

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

Indianapolis Indiana – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue  announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County... Read More