NASS collecting additional information on local food practices

NASS collecting additional information on local food practices

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be collecting additional information on agricultural products marketed as local foods during 2020. Earlier this year, NASS collected detailed data on 2020 local food marketing practices. The information came from farmers and ranchers who had previously reported local food marketing activity on prior…
Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced ethanol output topped the million-barrel a day mark for the first time in two months during the week ending on October 8. At the same time, inventories also began to decline. Biofuel production jumped to an average of 1.032 million barrels a day during…
U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

The Fertilizer Institute looked to the future in announcing an industry-wide commitment to commit 70 million acres under 4R Nutrient Stewardship management by 2030. Acres managed under the 4R concept incorporate practices that use the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right…
Fourth-generation rancher, farmer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UW

Fourth-generation rancher, farmer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UW

A fourth-generation rancher and farmer from Harrisburg, Neb., is receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wyoming during Homecoming Week Oct. 16-23. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources alumnus Gary Darnall and other award recipients will be recognized during campus activities Friday, Oct. 22; the parade Saturday, Oct.…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week ending 10/16

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week ending 10/16

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. Neal said he has fresh feed in and ready for you. If you're weaning calves or wanting livestock in good shape before winter talk to Neal for products currently on hand. https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle/ For the week ending October 16th  the Midwest sheep…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

The market feels like we have kind of been all over this week with highs and lows, but at towards the end of the week we are trying to end on a high note. The grain complex was fed a ton of data early in the week and indigestion set…
Food price index continues to climb

Food price index continues to climb

Food prices in the nation’s grocery stores continued to climb in September, helping to push the overall Consumer Price Index higher. The food index increased .9 percent in September, following a smaller .4 percent increase in August. The food at home index increased 1.2 percent through the month as all…
White House Takes Steps to Address Supply Chain Issues

White House Takes Steps to Address Supply Chain Issues

The Biden Administration announced a series of steps in the private and public sectors to help address the continuing supply chain crisis in the U.S. Forbes says the White House actions are intended to help goods move faster and strengthen the resiliency of American supply chains. Operations at the Ports…