Women in Agriculture: Nancy Stuthman from Platte Center

Women in Agriculture: Nancy Stuthman from Platte Center

Nancy Stuthman farms with her husband Arnie and family east of Platte Center, NE. She dove right into farming in 1962 after they were married. Arnie served in the Air National Guard, so when he was gone, it was Nancy who took over the chore duties. Well known for always…
Nebraska Ribfest Returns to Lincoln This August

Nebraska Ribfest Returns to Lincoln This August

The long-loved, famous Nebraska Ribfest is set to return to Lincoln after a 2-year hiatus. New this year, it will occur at the Lancaster Event Center (LEC) Fairgrounds August 5–7 2021 as part of the Lancaster County Super Fair’s ten-day 150th anniversary, July 29–August 7. The LEC Fairgrounds team has…
Big basis flip in the cattle market

Big basis flip in the cattle market

Brad Kooima this week talks on the basis flip, the bigger than expected selloff along with the struggle in this cattle trade all with strength in beef market. Gear up underway for the biggest steak day around the corner-Mother's Day. Trend of the cattle weights and how packer margins are…
USDA Cancels Farmers to Family Food Box Program

USDA Cancels Farmers to Family Food Box Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told House lawmakers Wednesday the Department of Agriculture is ending the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Representative David Valadao, a California Republican, stated, “although it wasn’t a perfect program, this program provided families with healthy, nutritious food items grown here in the U.S.,” asking Vilsack…
The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

Bigger than expected sell offSome chart damage taking placeIs there a struggle in this cattle trade with strength in the beef market?Some fund liquidationWill cash continue to go higher?What about packer margins?Can we hope this is the low for the week?Big basis flip taking placeOutside reversal in the hogsHigher corn…
Women in Agriculture:  Kathy Abrahamson

Women in Agriculture: Kathy Abrahamson

Kathy Abrahamson is from Axtel, NE and she farms with her husband Jon and son Whatt. Kathy is in charge of planting and harvest, Jon saying she has many roles on the farm including running the combine at harvest, does all the grain marketing and gov’t paperwork. She and her…
Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes up and running

Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes up and running

“Resilient” is a word frequently used when it comes to agriculture. Crops are bred to be resilient against disease, heat, drought and other detrimental conditions. Producers must be resilient in confronting the evolving economics of ag production, unpredictable weather and the ever-changing technology of agricultural production. But what does it mean for a…
Women in Agriculture: Experiencing 93 years of agricultural changes

Women in Agriculture: Experiencing 93 years of agricultural changes

At 93 years young, Wilma Haussermann of Arapahoe, Nebraska, has seen a lifetime of changes in the agriculture industry.  In the late 1930s, before she was in high school, Wilma remembers her parents’ operation being very small. "It was hard times. We farmed with horses and things didn't grow so…
UNL to continue serving as High Plains Regional Climate Center

UNL to continue serving as High Plains Regional Climate Center

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded 6 universities to serve as Regional Climate Centers. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was selected to again serve for 5 years as the High Plains Regional Climate Center, which coordinates the collection and production of environmental data across North Dakota, South Dakota,…