Nebraska Corn is seeking six college students for annual internship program

Nebraska Corn is seeking six college students for annual internship program

It’s only October, but it’s not too early for college students to begin thinking about summer internship experiences. The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) is seeking applicants to take part in six internship experiences beginning in May 2022. The internships vary in location and scope but are designed to provide students…
KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of October 18th

KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of October 18th

The fall harvest is full steam ahead. The latest crop progress data from USDA shows that harvest is ahead of the five year average pace, but behind where we were a year ago for several crops. Soil moisture continues to be in short supply though across much of the country.…
The Fontanelle Final Bell | Monday October 18, 2021

The Fontanelle Final Bell | Monday October 18, 2021

Featuring Jeff Peterson, President, Heartland Farm Partners in Lincoln, NE. Topics in today's program.... 1.       What is the market focused on at this time? 2.       How do you think harvest progress will look in the report this afternoon? 3.       Is the market over reacting to the slower export sales shipment…
McDonald’s testing plant-based burger in November

McDonald’s testing plant-based burger in November

McDonald’s said it will test the “McPlant” burger in restaurants next month, including locations in Iowa. The chain developed the burger in partnership with Beyond Meats. CNBC said it’s the latest step in McDonald’s cautious approach to adding plant-based meat to its menu. Rival Burger King added the Impossible Whopper…
Greater Omaha Packing Company partners with Food Bank for the Heartland

Greater Omaha Packing Company partners with Food Bank for the Heartland

Greater Omaha Packing Company announces a partnership with Food Bank for the Heartland to routinely donate high-quality beef, providing nutritious protein for residents in Omaha and Western Iowa communities. In September, Greater Omaha donated 2,100 pounds of ground beef, the equivalent of 1,750 meals.  To kick off the efforts, an…
NCBA’s Redbook makes cattle recordkeeping easy

NCBA’s Redbook makes cattle recordkeeping easy

 For more than three decades cattle producers have simplified their recordkeeping with a handy pocket-sized booklet from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). The 2022 version of the Redbook is now available to help cattle producers effectively and efficiently record their daily production efforts, which can help enhance profitability and…
Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike’s impact

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike’s impact

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker's factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after the United Auto Workers…
NASS collecting additional information on local food practices

NASS collecting additional information on local food practices

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be collecting additional information on agricultural products marketed as local foods during 2020. Earlier this year, NASS collected detailed data on 2020 local food marketing practices. The information came from farmers and ranchers who had previously reported local food marketing activity on prior…
Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

Ethanol production levels hit highest point since July

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced ethanol output topped the million-barrel a day mark for the first time in two months during the week ending on October 8. At the same time, inventories also began to decline. Biofuel production jumped to an average of 1.032 million barrels a day during…
U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

U.S. fertilizer industry commits 70-million acres to nutrient stewardship

The Fertilizer Institute looked to the future in announcing an industry-wide commitment to commit 70 million acres under 4R Nutrient Stewardship management by 2030. Acres managed under the 4R concept incorporate practices that use the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right…