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The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin of Ag & Investment

China-Phase One Deal.  Details are pretty quiet.  Cattle was the market that took this all in as there has been a lot of people that have been short.  Holiday trade is in place.  Beans rallied but... Read More

Cattle Producers Event to Offer Demo and Dinner

(York)--All local cattle producers are invited to attend a free informational event on Thursday, January 23, from 4-6 p.m. in York. The event will offer a demonstration of the Rawhide Portable Corral equipment recently purchased by the Rainwater Basi... Read More

Wheat Organizations Encouraged by Progress on Phase One Deal with China

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are encouraged by news today that the United States and China have agreed on the text of a “Phase One” trade deal that apparently would roll back... Read More

Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China have reached an interim Phase 1 trade deal. That announcement is seen as de-escalating a 17-month dispute between the economic powers. Trump says the U.S. is dropping plans to impose tariffs Sunday on... Read More

Forward Together the Theme of 4th Annual Grower’s Gala

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation held its fourth annual Grower’s Gala on Dec. 9, during the 2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention. The evening included a dinner sponsored by Farm Bureau Bank, a live auction, and entertainment by the Bobby ... Read More

Ag Tech Start-Up Wins $25,000 - Friday Five (Dec. 13, 2019)

The Nebraska Power Farming Show was held in Lincoln this week. It’s the second-largest indoor ag show in the U.S. It spans 9.2 acres and boasts 760 exhibitors and over 2,000 booths. On Wednesday, NPFS hosted its Ag Tech Innovation Competition. ... Read More

VIDEO: Markets React to Possible China Trade Deal - Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

Commodity markets are stronger overnight on the news that the U.S. and China are close to at least a partial trade agreement. President Donald Trump said in Twitter a deal was “very close,” but the Chinese spokeswoman gave no confirmation of t... Read More

Jack Link's won't reopen flood-damaged jerky plant in Nebraska

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP)-- A Wisconsin-based company has decided to not reopen its flood-damaged plant in eastern Nebraska. Jack Link's spokesman Abbey Miller told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Missouri River flooding in March overwhelmed the comp... Read More

House Passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165. The bill would ease immigration for agricultural workers. It won the support of over 300 farm groups, as well as the United Farm Workers. The Hagstro... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson Heartland Farm Partners

As news unfolds of a possible trade deal with China Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners, looks at what could happen to the markets going forward. Peterson addresses the question as to why the USDA didn't change the corn or soybean yield in the ... Read More

USDA to Make $550 Million in Funding Available to Deploy High-Speed Broadband Internet Infrastructure in Rural America

STANTON, Iowa, Dec. 12, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Reconnect Pilot Program funding appropriated by Congre... Read More