Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her Madeline Kamler stays as busy as her bees in an organization that she credits for helping develop her leadership and communication skills. Kamler, who will be a junior in the fall, said she’s been involved in 4-H for as long as she can remember. Although she doesn’t…
June Milk Production up 3.2 percent

June Milk Production up 3.2 percent

Milk production in the 24 major States during June totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 3.2 percent from June 2020. May revised production, at 19.0 billion pounds, was up 4.9 percent from May 2020. The May revision represented an increase of 12 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary…
2021 National Junior Angus Show honors Whitman couple

2021 National Junior Angus Show honors Whitman couple

Humble, hardworking, and committed to the Angus breed: these qualities easily make the Connealy family deserving to be awarded as the 2021 inductees into the Honorary Angus Foundation. For two generations the Angus cow has supported Jerry and Sharon Connealy’s family in the Sandhills of Nebraska, and because of it they are passionate…
NDA announces Cicely Batie as Agency’s new Assistant Director

NDA announces Cicely Batie as Agency’s new Assistant Director

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has announcedthe hiring of Cicely Batie for the position of assistant director. Batie, who has education andexperience in agricultural economics, natural resources, and trade, began working at NDA in lateJune. “Cicely is a native Nebraskan, growing up on her family…
KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for the week of July 19

KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for the week of July 19

The impact of continuing drought in the Pacific North West and Northern plains seemed to be very evident in this week's crop progress report. Corn silking is 56% complete nationwide. That is 4% ahead of the five year average. Nebraska is at 54% silking and Kansas is at 57% silking.…
The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin Ag & Investment

The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin Ag & Investment

The markets faced a brutal day of selling as a risk off mentality fell over most markets. Grains and livestock both had their bullish holdouts. Sue Martin with Ag & Investment joins the Fontanelle Final Bell to discuss why grains continue to have some bullish potential with the current weather…
Nebraska student named finalist for FFA American Star Farmer

Nebraska student named finalist for FFA American Star Farmer

Grady Johnson from Holdrege, Nebraska, was named as one of four finalists for the FFA American Star Farmer award.  Johnson served as the 2018-19 Nebraska FFA State Secretary.  In total, 16 finalists will compete this year for the National FFA Organization’s top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in…
Sheep and goat market report for the week of July 17

Sheep and goat market report for the week of July 17

For the week ending July 17th  the Midwest sheep and goat market hit a cross road. Sheep were higher across the board. Heavyweight lambs saw the strongest gains. As for goats the market was mostly softer for both feeder and slaughter goats. The Ethnic market seems to really be driving…
FFA members can receive free admission to NCBA Trade Show in Nashville

FFA members can receive free admission to NCBA Trade Show in Nashville

FFA members can receive free admission to the NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, thanks to a sponsorship from Culver's. Culver’s is sponsoring FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show on Thursday, Aug. 12. The first 250 FFA members to register will receive complimentary NCBA Trade Show admission. A significantly…
Nebraska Department of Education to receive $25,000 in Farm to School grants

Nebraska Department of Education to receive $25,000 in Farm to School grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $12 million in Farm to School Grants, and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) will receive nearly $25,000 of that. The grant, worth $24,975, will be used to help promote farm to school programming for Child Nutrition Programs through Harvest of the…