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…
Bruns reappointed as West Center Research and Extension Center director

Bruns reappointed as West Center Research and Extension Center director

Kelly Bruns has been reappointed to the role of director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) in North Platte. The reappointment is for a five-year term. Bruns joined the center in an associate director role in 2014 and has served as director since…
Project focuses on diversifying midwest farms

Project focuses on diversifying midwest farms

Two Iowa State University researchers will join a five-year project that seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by moving away from the dominant corn-soybean rotation. The $10 million project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Iowa State joins Purdue University researchers, who say, "Growing…
Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday after the United Auto Workers union said negotiators couldn't deliver a new agreement that would meet the “demands and needs” of workers. The vast majority of the union rejected a contract offer earlier this week…
Deere workers prepare for strike after rejecting contract

Deere workers prepare for strike after rejecting contract

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers appear ready to go on strike if negotiators can’t deliver a new agreement by the end of the day. The United Auto Workers union has said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.…
USDA launches first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through CRP

USDA launches first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through CRP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $10 million in a new initiative to sample, measure, and monitor soil carbon on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to better quantify the climate outcomes of the program. CRP is an important tool in the Nation’s fight to reduce the worst impacts of climate change facing our farmers, ranchers, and…
Farmer sentenced for making a false statement to a financial institution

Farmer sentenced for making a false statement to a financial institution

                                                                                               Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that John M. Vallery, 47, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for making a false statement to a financial institution. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Vallery to 7 days’ imprisonment. There is no…
Nebraska State Climate Office develops weather sensor calibration lab

Nebraska State Climate Office develops weather sensor calibration lab

To provide people with accurate data about rainfall, temperature, wind speed and more, climatologists in states across the nation lead strategic installations of research-grade weather stations across their states. Weather stations are finely tuned machines, expected to record key data within finite margins of error. But even high-tech systems need…
Bushel acquires GrainBridge

Bushel acquires GrainBridge

Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing solutions for the grain supply chain, today announced its acquisition of GrainBridge, LLC, a joint venture owned by ADM and Cargill Incorporated. GrainBridge employees will join the Bushel team and remain based in Omaha, Neb. Their data expertise will help to…