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(AUDIO) Global Grain Ending Stocks Continue Lower

A few weeks ago, we noted Mother Nature made a large dent in projected 2019 production and ending stocks. A few readers asked about the global ending stocks situation. For this week’s post, we revi... Read More

Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 22–23

The 2020 Nebraska Crop Management Conference is set for January 22 and 23 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney and will include pesticide applicator training. Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the conference will feature research updates and ... Read More

Women managing agricultural land conference is Dec. 11

Female agriculture landowners, farmers and ranchers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2019 Women Managing Agricultural Land conference.  The conference will be held Dec. 11 at Nebraska Innovation... Read More

Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020

Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans and wheat at the highest levels seen in years, according to a new report. CoBank reports basis for the three major grains is significantly tighter ac... Read More

Final Bell Wednesday with Arlan Suderman INTL FCStone *AUDIO*

Arlan Suderman, INTL FCStone, has a lot to discuss on the Fontanelle Final Bell starting in the grains. Suderman looks at the bushels still in the field across the US as 2019 winds down. Then the conversation turns global with a look at South America... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Matt Bennett of AgMarket.Net

We welcome Matt Bennett of AgMarket.Net to the Fontanelle Final Bell.  Matt is from Windsor, IL Covering basis & cash…worries about giving up ownership at year’s end.  Looking into 2020 & how to market going into the new year.  Crop... Read More

Cooperative returns $1.8 million to stockholders for 2019

Weather, trade, and other issues combined to make 2019 a challenging year, but for Western Cooperative (WESTCO), it logged its seventh-best year in its history. The 78th Annual WESTCO Stockholders’ Meeting was held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Allianc... Read More

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

Another solid week on the cash cattle.  Could there be a correction headed our way?  Any holiday pressure that might work into.  How are cattle weights.  Holcomb KS plant to start back up this week.  How do you think the market react?  Funds ar... Read More

USDA Extends Crop Progress Due To Late Harvest

USDA's NASS Crop Progress report would have typically ended last week however given the slow pace of harvest USDA did a special harvest crop progress and will do another next week for December 9th. The latest report showed U.S. farmers made little h... Read More

Farmers for Free Trade Launches New USMCA Ad Campaign

Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan coalition supported by America’s top ag and business groups, announced a new ad campaign promoting quick passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The ad campaign launched with a $300,000 advertising blitz... Read More

Insights on honey bee health in ag landscapes

AMES, Iowa — Honey bees are facing tough times. Colonies of these pollinators are being lost at an unprecedented rate, and some are blaming farming practices, in particular, the intensive corn and soybean production systems in the Midwest. New res... Read More