Corn lights up the fireworks show

Corn lights up the fireworks show

If it wasn’t for corn producers, fireworks would be much more… unsafe. Fireworks need binders to burn properly. Corn is used in one of the most common binders called dextrin. The U.S. uses a lot of dextrin because Americans spend over $1 billion on fireworks annually. https://youtu.be/1yVUa1zLuaE
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

The sun sets on the 2nd quarter of 2022 and the selling continued through to the end. It still appears that managed money continued to shift cash across the market trying to brace for possible recession in the US economy. In the outside equity markets consumer data and inflationary data…
R-CALF USA announces 23rd annual convention

R-CALF USA announces 23rd annual convention

R-CALF USA will host its 23rd annual convention and trade show “Code of the West,” Aug. 18-19, 2022, in Deadwood, South Dakota. The "Code of the West” convention and trade show kicks off Thursday, Aug. 18 with the trade show and registration opening at 7 a.m. Convention will open with…
Flame weeding workshop to be held Aug. 17 at ENREEC

Flame weeding workshop to be held Aug. 17 at ENREEC

Propane-fueled flame weeding is used in organic farming and interest in it is increasing among conventional producers due to increased weed resistance to herbicides and the costs of GMO crop seed. A full-day Flame Weeding Workshop will be held Aug. 17 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and…
Report: High fuel prices squeeze farms, ranches

Report: High fuel prices squeeze farms, ranches

Rising fuel prices are putting growing pressure on farmers and ranchers as they grapple with increased costs of growing food and fiber. USDA estimates show that the cost of fuel, lube and electricity is expected to increase 34% in 2022 compared to 2021. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyze the…
2nd Quarterly hogs and pigs report with Darrell Holaday

2nd Quarterly hogs and pigs report with Darrell Holaday

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2022 was 72.5 million head. This was down 1 percent from June 1, 2021, and down slightly from March 1, 2022. Breeding inventory, at 6.17 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, but up 1 percent from…
Nebraska FFA State Officers visit Rural Radio Network studios in Lincoln

Nebraska FFA State Officers visit Rural Radio Network studios in Lincoln

Members of the Nebraska FFA State Officer team recently visited the KRVN / Rural Radio Network Studios in Lincoln as part of their business and industry tours. State Vice Presidents Jaylea Pope, Faith Miller and Libby Wilkins, along with State Secretary Emelia Rourke took part in the visit.  The officers…
Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Access to land included in the Special Elk Depredation Season area is extremely limited at this time, as landowners in contact with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission have indicated they are at capacity for the number of hunters they can safely allow. Because the season is for private land only,…
Cattle Chat: Reducing ranch expenses

Cattle Chat: Reducing ranch expenses

With inflation on the rise, many people are looking for creative ways to make the most of their financial resources. That is true for cattle ranchers as well, said Dustin Pendell, Kansas State University agricultural economist. In a recent Cattle Chat podcast from K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute, Pendell offered producers…