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Don’t Leave Dairy Behind in Japan Negotiations

A total of 50 members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week, urging him to work swiftly on a Phase Two Agreement with Japan. The letter was a... Read More

May Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced the May 2020 income over feed cost margin triggered the third payment in 2020 of the Dairy Margin Coverage program. In May, the income over feed cost margin was $5.37 per hundredweigh... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of StoneX

Weather is the primary factor and a bigger factor then reports on Friday Some much-needed rain will hit fields…then watch out here comes the heat June first to present the U.S. corn belt there were two years that were hotter ’88 & 2... Read More

Retail Value Steer Challenge winners announced by Nebraska Cattlemen

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced the winners of the Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC). The challenge, in its 21st year, began in November 2019 and concluded in June 2020 at Darr Feedlot in Cozad. Winners were recognized in three... Read More

(Audio) JBS USA to invest $4 million in Nebraska communities

JBS USA is investing $4 million in Nebraska to support local communities as part of its new Hometown Strong initiative. Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs for JBS USA, said the investment is part of a $120 million global social commitment, ... Read More

The Fontanelle Final Bell Tuesday with Kyle Bumsted of Allenadle Inc.

Kyle Bumsted, Allendale Inc, joins the Fontanelle Final Bell from a dirt road near Ericson Nebraska. The market discussion centers around livestock. Heat is not only taking it's toll on the row crops, but it also impacting cattle. This could help to ... Read More

Dry conditions and tough decisions ahead for cattle producers

Drought conditions are building in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, with one hot, windy day after another drying out pastures and grazing lands. The U.S. Drought Monitor released weekly, shows areas of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas in... Read More

(Audio) Big Springs student receives $1,000 grant to expand 4-H, FFA swine project

Makenna Eisenzimmer, a student from Keith County Farm Bureau, was recently awarded a $1,000 student project grant from the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Eisenzimmer launched her FFA supervised agricultural experience (SAE) and business, Eisenzimmer Show P... Read More

*Video*  The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics

Chicago weather Looking at what the market is looking like…does it look like 2012? What happened in 2012 with the market? Can we learn from marketing in 2012 for 2020? COVID Feed Demand   https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Read More

K-State to host drought preparedness webinar July 9

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Registration is now open for a webinar that will help Kansas beef cattle producers prepare to manage and reduce the impacts of drought and reduced forage availability on cow herds. The webinar will be hosted by the Kansas State U... Read More

*Video* The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures

  Weather Weather and Weather Holiday trade Tuesday report...where do we go from here? Psychology of the producer Fats & feeders had a solid Thursday trade Hog trade   https://youtu.be/NphnHXDod_4...... Read More