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Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

 Corn planting was 92% complete and the portion of the crop that had emerged was rated 59% in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, June 16, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress repor... Read More

ROUND ONE RECAP: Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field

Round One of Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field is now complete. Did you miss an episode? Scroll to the bottom to catch the first round of features! Every Friday since May 10th, members of the Rural Radio Network have met with producers across... Read More

Emergence of Soybean Gall Midge in Southern Cass County, NE

On June 14 and 15, 2019, soybean gall midge adults (Figure 1) were collected from Cass County (red dots; Figure 2). For more information on the larvae and plant injury see this UNL CropWatch article. Trap sites in Saunders and Lancaster counties ar... Read More

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a pie... Read More

'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. "I knew I was in trouble then," the 70-year-old said. "Because it's just like being in quicksand or cement."... Read More

Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." Friday's announcement came as Bayer is engaged in... Read More

Cool spring delays planting and pushes wheat harvest to August

Cool, cloudy days and afternoon rains have plagued the Panhandle of Nebraska and eastern Wyoming this spring. While the weather caused many farmers to plant later than usual the Hard Red Winter Wheat, which was already in the ground is still tryi... Read More

Celebrating Black Cows, Corn Cobs and Dads! -- Friday Five (June 14, 2019)

What do black cows, corn, strawberries, fudge, beef jerky and dads have in common? They're all being celebrated this week! This week's episode of Friday Five highlights five random celebrations you probably missed this week -- but mark your calend... Read More

RFA Applauds Senate Bill Focusing on Small Refiner Exemptions from RFS

Today, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparen... Read More

WASDE Report & Prevented Planting -Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

The latest edition of Trading Bits and Bytes focuses on the recent WASDE Report and Prevented Planting. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners joins Susan Littlefield to discuss the upside potential of the corn and soybean markets. USDA cut c... Read More

(Video) BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field - Brenden and Lukas Fricke (06/14/19)

On this week's edition of BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field, we meet Brenden and Lukas Fricke of Ulysses, Nebraska. The brothers operate a diversified farm in Bulter County.  They grow corn, soybeans and milo while raising pigs. In addition... Read More