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The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Eric Kruegar of Smart Yield

Mixed market for a Friday.  Winds across the Midwest will see some dry down options with the winds moving through ahead of the storms.  Harvest grind is finally here.  China trade talks, USMCA-trad... Read More

Explosion reported at Dodge City Cargill beef plant

An explosion has shut down all production at the Cargill Protein Plant in Dodge City, Kansas, according to the company's media relations director, Daniel Sullivan. Early this morning, an explosion rocked a small stand-alone building at the facilit... Read More

Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of Intl FC Stone

Lower corn & beans, higher wheat.  Crop progress report, some flags from South Dakota gave the national picture a bias. Another storm system is moving in.  Some open days to get field work done.   Bloomberg story with misleading story.  Afri... Read More

I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip

Lincoln, Nebraska, October 16, 2019 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, Califo... Read More

Study Shows Pig Farmers Improving Their Environmental Footprint Through Efficiencies

A new environmental study has found that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms shows significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure ... Read More

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Satu... Read More

Larry E. Sitzman scholarship available

Application deadline for submissions: November 10, 2019 LINCOLN — College students enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a fully accredited Nebraska college, university or technical college in an agriculture-related deg... Read More

Trade Aid Includes Lamb Purchases

The Department of Agriculture is moving forward with select trade aid provision in buying U.S. lamb products. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the food purchase of up to $17 million of American lamb for distribution to vario... Read More

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

Higher cattle & hogs for a Monday.  Second week in a row had cash cattle develop on a Saturday.  Is this a new trend?  Market higher pulling from Saturday sales.  China & U.S. working on a deal-but wanting to work on more items.  Sig... Read More

Beef Exports Trail Last Year’s Record Number

August beef exports this year were below the record-large numbers in August of last year. That’s according to data from the USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. August beef exports totaled just over 114,000 metric tons, a four... Read More

NCF Accepting Applications for CME Beef Industry Scholarships

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. “... Read More