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Cornhusker Economics: Thinking About the Corn Market

It was 20 years ago, in the late 1990s, that the United States was the dominant corn producer and exporter in the world, producing about 240 million metric tons (40% of the world total) and exporting ... Read More

Cattle on Feed Up 4%

OMAHA (DTN) -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on June 1, 2018, USDA reported on Friday. The inventory was 4% above June 1, 2017. This ... Read More

(Video) Friday Five- Top Stories in Agriculture

Watch this week's confetti-filled video for a recap of ag news headlines with Bryce Doeschot and Alex Voichoskie! Stories 5) 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey 4) Race Against Rain 3) Power of Food Wording 2) Tariffs, Tariffs, ... Read More

USDA Launches Outreach Survey to Small and Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting a survey to help enhance the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very small meat and p... Read More

Watching US-China Dispute, Brazilian Soybean Market Still Faces Uncertainties

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- While U.S. farmers are dealing with a lower soybean futures contract, the world's largest soybean exporter, Brazil, is facing its own brand of export problems, as soybean trade has been nearly suspended because of higher FO... Read More

Woman Gets 1-3 Years for Pasture Rental Scam

HARRISON, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been given one to three years in prison for her role in a pasture rental scam in the northern Nebraska Panhandle. Sioux County District Court records say 52-year-old Kelley Heller, of Crawford, was sentenced Jun... Read More

PROTECTION RANCH WINS NATIONAL HONOR

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) recognized Woolfolk Ranch of Protection as Commercial Producer of the Year during the group's annual convention last week in Loveland, CO. KLA nominated the ranch for the award. Woolfolk Ranch is operated by the... Read More

USG	 As Tariff Disputes Intensify, Market Development Takes Center Stage

An unstable market is a reminder of how important a global market development strategy is to long-term demand growth and weathering short-term trade disputes. Despite dizzying headlines and potential trade disruptions caused by the threats of tari... Read More

Rural Mainstreet Economy Expands for June

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index measured above growth neutral in June for a fifth straight month. This is the first time since July 2015 the survey has recorded five straight months of overall indices above growth neutral, accordin... Read More

New Nebraska Extension Crop Hail Resources

Hail storms, which hit northeastern Harlan county (Huntley) and many regions of Franklin county have wreaked havoc. While Extension research information could not prevent these storms, it might be helpful for those impacted to visit the new Nebraska ... Read More

Statements on House Farm Bill Passage from Congress & Ag Organizations

Statement from Steve Nelson, President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau:  “While not perfect, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 achieves many of the provisions sought by Nebraska Farm Bureau and its members in a farm bill. The House adopted le... Read More