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ENREC open house is June 12

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead is hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is an informal and informative opportunity to come see how ENREC is making a diff... Read More

No hemp products approved for use in animal feed

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Industrial hemp is the new buzzword in Kansas agriculture, but the message is clear: No hemp or hemp-derived products, including CBD oil, are currently approved for use in animal feed, including pet food. That was the word from... Read More

USDA Can't Extend Planting Dates

OMAHA (DTN) -- Responding to a request from the Agricultural Retailers Association, a USDA spokesperson said Wednesday it cannot change crop-insurance contracts to extend the planting season. The Agricultural Retailers Association wants Agriculture ... Read More

$10M in grants available to support specialty crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that $10 million is available for competitive grant funding in the 2019 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). Grants are awarded to state departments of agriculture to fund collaborat... Read More

CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever, Averaging 23.9 Million Contracts Per Day in May 2019

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 23.9 million contracts during May 2019, up 19% from May 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of May was 143 million contracts, up 24% from y... Read More

Anheuser-Busch partners with solar farm to meet energy goals

Anheuser-Busch is making good on its pledge to be a more renewable brewer. The company said it is partnering with San Francisco-based solar developer Recurrent Energy, which will build and maintain a 2,000-acre solar farm in Pecos County, Texas. ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Detasselers’ Recognition Day” in Nebraska

On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by Nebraska Corn Board Executive Director Kelly Brunkhorst and detasselers from throughout the state to proclaim June 3, 2019, as Detasselers’ Recognition Day in Nebraska. “For generations, thousands ... Read More

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The swollen Mississippi River is straining levees, snarling traffic and forcing people from their homes as the water level in some places approaches record levels set during devastating flooding in 1993. Missouri Gov. Mik... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report

The planting struggle continues across much of the mid west. Ahead of this week's crop progress report analysts expected 71% corn planting and 42% of soybean planting complete. USDA came in jsut short of both estimates at with corn planting at 67% co... Read More

How soybeans became China's most powerful weapon in Trump's trade war

(THE CONVERSATION) Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. China, the world’s biggest buyer of the crop, has reportedly stop... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Year-Round E15

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had issued a new rule authorizing the year-round sale of E15.  In September 2018, Governor Ricketts had joined President Dona... Read More

Battle of the Brews, Arby's Has the (Real) Meats -- Friday Five (May 31, 2019)

Bryce Doeschot and Alex Voichoskie are back in the Nebraska Soybean Board Studio for the latest edition of Friday Five. They have the latest on the Anheuser Busch vs. Miller Coors corn-troversy, a soggy social media story of the week and details a... Read More

Prevent Plant, Flooding and Stress – Market Commentary w/ PJ Conradt

Volatility in the commodity markets has been the theme of the week. Both the grain and livestock complexes have been unpredictable. In the latest market conversation, Susan Littlefield sits down with PJ Conradt of Tredas.  The two discuss a va... Read More

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4

HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) — Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta. Fo... Read More