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Weighing the alternatives

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Feed cost is often one of the most expensive inputs when trying to balance the beef cattle budget. To help reduce that expense, midwestern producers will sometimes look to alternative feed products such as wet corn gluten, corn dr... Read More

Dalebanks Angus earns CAB seedstock honors

Doing right by their customers means raising the best cattle they can. For the Perrier family of Eureka, Kansas, that’s a philosophy, business model and family code all wrapped into one. Matt, Amy and their children, along with his parents Tom a... Read More

China Officials Downplay Fears of Grain Shortages

Beijing wants the rest of the world to know that the most-populated country in the world is not looking at a grain shortage. China’s Ag Minister is blaming speculators for rapidly rising corn prices which are stoking fears about a possible shortage... Read More

LIVE | 2020 Aksarben Stock Show underway in Grand Island | Sunday

The Rural Radio Network recently announced that it has partnered with the Aksarben Stock Show to provide livestream videos of the livestock shows. The show will take place Sept. 25-27, 2020.  WATCH: Find the full Aksarben Stock Show sho... Read More

ASI’s Osguthorpe Elected PLC Secretary

The Public Lands Council held its annual meeting virtually this week, and on Thursday the membership approved the nomination of sheep producer Steve Osguthorpe of Park City, Utah, as the organization’s secretary. Osguthorpe currently serves on t... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Reminds Us It’s Harvest Time Safety First

LINCOLN, NEB. – As we move into the fall of 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic still upon us, it is a year we won’t soon forget. Students may or may not be back in the classroom and we all may be either working from home or may be back at the office... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

We can start out with a brief market recap. Why were the corn and soybean markets down so much this week? What impact are the funds having on the markets at this time? How does the weather look in South America? What Impact do you thi... Read More

Audio: September Cattle on Feed Report

According to USDA, all cattle and calves on feed in the United States in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on September 1, 2020. The inventory was 4 percent above September 1, 2019. This is the highest September 1... Read More

Dry bean harvest begins in Nebraska Panhandle | Fridays in the Field | Ep. 18

On the latest edition of Fridays in the Field, Chabella Guzman shares an update from the panhandle of Nebraska. In Sioux County, grower Paul Pieper has begun harvesting his dry bean fields. Pieper said the frost a few weeks ago stopped the growing... Read More

Every Farmer Counts | Friday Five | Sept. 25, 2020

This week was National Farm Safety and Health Week, so Rebel and Alex set out to learn farm safety tips. According to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, the agricultural sector is one of the most dangerous sectors in America, w... Read More

Cattle Call looks at potential for higher cash for cattle

Cash cattle to go higher Box beef to go down We might finally be caught up Will we rally after October 1? A little bit of sales earlier in the week Big margins for the packers https://youtu.be/8j9IkPtbxXI...... Read More

Midwest lawmakers Seek Funding for Missouri River Navigation

Lawmakers from Lower Missouri River states this week penned a letter urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional funding for navigation projects along the river. The lawmakers say many farmers, industries and small businesses in ... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell Troy Nielson with Smart Yield

Right in the middle of soybean harvest Export information on corn & beans South America...where are they at with their crops Quarterly stocks report...how does that affect the markets & compare to the October WASDE US Weather... Read More

AUDIO: Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report

The quarterly hogs and pigs report released by the USDA showed that in the third quarter of 2020 the US hog inventory was up 1% vs. year ago levels. According to USDA the US inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2020 was 79.1 million head... Read More