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Beef Experts Dish Out Real Facts About Real Beef

DENVER – March 30, 2020 – In the latest effort to address myths about beef production and nutrition, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has released a n... Read More

Pig Farmers Part of Essential Infrastructure

As assigned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the nation’s food and agriculture sector is one of 16 critical areas for our nation during this national emergency related to COVID-19. As such, the President has asked America’s farmers an... Read More

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 battling the costly disease. So far, the United States... 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

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

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

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler with Lakefront Futures

Market chatter is still about COVID-19, Wheat bounced backwards today, a breather was expected.  Ethanol markets does not feel good. Are we going to see a dump in corn?  Will quarterly stocks or planting intentions help the market?  Will next week... Read More

AUDIO: Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020 was 77.6 million head. This was up 4% from March 1, 2019, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2019. Breeding inventory, at 6.38 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 pe... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

It’s an off day in the market trade…except for the wheat market that has been on fire.  Corn did have a bounce in recovery.  Meat & wheat going hand in hand.  Ethanol might have a part in that.  Soybeans are confused.  The meal market an... Read More

NPPC Statement on Economic Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congress released language on its third stimulus package to aid those sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19. As part of the funding, $14 billion was provided to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit C... Read More

Ag Week at the NCTA Farm

CURTIS, Neb. - It’s National Agriculture Week! As I write this weekly message, it is National Ag Day across the United States and at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. Our 2020 observance may be muted by current events aroun... Read More

Beef Cattle Institute celebrates 100th Cattle Chat

MANHATTAN, Kan. — People of all ages walking around wearing ear buds seems to be a common sight in society today. Often it leads a person to wonder, “What are they all listening to?” For cow/calf producers interested in learning practical in... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

Light selling in the wheat…how did that effect the corn trade?  Oil & ethanol concerns.  How soon will we be back to normal? Planting intentions report due out at months end.  Could we see increase in unplanted acres?  Corn/bean ratio and w... Read More