July Cattle on Feed Report up One Percent

July Cattle on Feed Report up One Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, 2024. The inventory was 1 percent above July 1, 2023. The inventory included 6.82 million steers and steer calves, up 1…
Nebraska farmer talks next steps following devastating hail to crops

Nebraska farmer talks next steps following devastating hail to crops

In April, we visited with Dan Kristensen, a farmer near Minden, Nebraska, who was looking forward to a promising growing season. Fast forward to July, and hail has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. In this week's edition of Fridays in the Field, we catch up with Dan to…
O’Neill Summerfest Rodeo happening this weekend

O’Neill Summerfest Rodeo happening this weekend

The 40th annual O'Neill Summerfest is taking place this weekend, July 18-21. The celebration will feature performances of the award-winning O'Neill Summerfest Rodeo. The rodeo has won Small Purse Rodeo of the Year honors eight times from the Mid States Rodeo Association. In addition to the standard rodeo events, the…
S-E-M FFA member named American Star Farmer finalist

S-E-M FFA member named American Star Farmer finalist

A Nebraska FFA member has been named one of four American Star Farmer finalists by the National FFA Organization. Jacie Wolfinger from the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller FFA Chapter will interview for the award during the upcoming National FFA Convention in October. The American Star Farmer is awarded to the FFA member that…
Ransen of Norfolk uses research to win State FFA Star in Agriscience Award

Ransen of Norfolk uses research to win State FFA Star in Agriscience Award

Cole Ransen, of the Norfolk FFA Chapter, has a clear passion for science and research. This interest helped him achieve being named the 2024 Nebraska State FFA Star in Agriscience. Ransen said that his Supervised Agricultural Experience has helped him achieve both academic and personal growth. “My SAE is comprised…
Three Nebraska students receive Angus Foundation scholarships

Three Nebraska students receive Angus Foundation scholarships

Three Nebraska students were awarded scholarships from the Angus Foundation at the 2024 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Madison, Wisconsin.  Western States National Junior Angus Show Scholarship – $1,000  JessaLynn Hudson – Belvidere, Neb.  Richard L. Spader Scholarships – $5,000  Addison Cotton – York, Neb.  Tucker Stagemeyer – Page,…
31st Nebraska Star Party happening at Merritt Reservoir July 28th-August 2nd

31st Nebraska Star Party happening at Merritt Reservoir July 28th-August 2nd

The 31st Nebraska Star Party will take place July 28th through August 2nd at Merritt Reservoir. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about astronomy and experience the night sky without light pollution. Because of Merritt Reservoir's particularly remote location, observers are able to experience an intense…