Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

The Sunday overnight trade is risk off across the board. Some analysts call it a weather play others are wondering if the Federal Reserve has a surprise in store. Early on it appears it could be a volatile week of trade. In the outside equities all eyes are on the…
NDA selects students to attend 50th annual NAYI

NDA selects students to attend 50th annual NAYI

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has selected students for the 50th annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). This year marks the 50th anniversary of NAYI, which is the longest running program of its kind in the nation. The NDA coordinates NAYI with the help of the Nebraska Agricultural Youth…
NCBA petitions to change “Product of the USA” label

NCBA petitions to change “Product of the USA” label

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association petitioned the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to eliminate using “Product of the USA” labels for beef products. The Hagstrom Report says the NCBA wants to eliminate other broad U.S. origin labeling claims for beef and establish a “Processed in the USA” label instead.…
USDA working to strengthen enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act

USDA working to strengthen enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act

The USDA will begin work on three proposed rules to support the enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act. The 100-year-old law was originally designed to protect poultry farmers, hog producers, and cattle ranchers from unfair, deceptive, and anti-competitive practices in meat markets. USDA will take three actions related to…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of June 12

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of June 12

For the week ending June 12 the Midwest sheep and goat market was mixed with slaughter lambs attracting strongly higher prices. Goat prices were unevenly steady across the market. All but one sale profiled for this report reported slaughter lamb prices climbing $10-$30 higher. Which has everyone asking the question…
Herding Dog Basics workshop June 25

Herding Dog Basics workshop June 25

CURTIS, Neb. – Australian Shepherds and Border Collies are two popular breeds of dogs used for herding sheep or cattle on farms and ranches. On June 25 in Curtis, Aggie Stock Dog Team coach Leighlynn Obermiller with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will share basic background and pointers about…
Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program from…
Will cattle markets make a turn?

Will cattle markets make a turn?

In this week's Cattle Call, Brad Kooima looks at some better cash from a non-major. JBS pays ransom for cyber attack, more bills looking for price discovery. https://youtu.be/MSBSzud3i1w
Major U.S. ag groups call for Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Major U.S. ag groups call for Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Leading U.S. agriculture groups call for lawmakers to come together on a bipartisan infrastructure package. Led by Farmers for Free Trade, a letter to lawmakers includes support from every step of the U.S. supply chain. The letter comes as negotiations among a bipartisan group of Senators accelerate and Congressional leaders…