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2020 farm income higher due to government payments

Net farm income, which is a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase 36 billion dollars to $119.6 billion in 2020. Those numbers come from the USDA’s Economic Research Service. In inflat... Read More

Dairy Margin Coverage Program signup numbers are low despite benefits

The signup deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program is coming up on December 11th, and the American Farm Bureau says the number of dairy operations signed up is lower than expected. So far, 7,846 operations have enrolled in the program, cove... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Kyle Bumsted with Allendale

Cattle Complex Commodities working on their own identity Second quarter of 2021 will bring some optimism COVID protein worries Heavier cattle in the north? How long till we get this all cleaned up? December expirations & first ... Read More

Cattle Call looks at some market frustrations with Brad Kooima

Brad Kooima with Kooima, Kooima & Varilek breaks down some of the frustrations in the market, packer margins, COVID shutdowns, the normally "slow" pace we see this time of year along with the beef/pork separation & back month markets. &nbs... Read More

Unwanted trees? Now’s the time to take preventive steps

Ward Upham has trees on his mind these days, but not necessarily the Christmas variety. And it’s possible many homeowners should, too. Upham, a horticulture expert at Kansas State University, said that although trees are a vital part of landscap... Read More

Virtual 2020 Nebraska Soybean Day & Machinery Expo set for Dec. 17

Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 3, 2020 – The Virtual 2020 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 17 will assist soybean growers in planning for next year’s growing season. Growers should prepare for online discussion on the past year with its many ch... Read More

Farmer optimism lower in latest ag economy barometer

U.S. farmers sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. Although this month’s reading was nearly equal to the pre-pandem... Read More

Nebraska Animal Science announces ‘Inspiring Your Future’ scholarship

The Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced a new “Inspiring Your Future” scholarship for incoming freshman or transfer students for the 2021-2022 academic year who plan to enroll in the animal science progra... Read More

Biden won’t immediately drop tariffs on Chinese imports

President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately rescind the tariffs that President Donald Trump placed on many Chinese imports or break Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China. ABC News says Biden wants to be able to maximize his leverage ... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of StoneX

Weather update on South America Recovery in wheat catching attention Illusive $12 beans Cattle moved on the online exchange Looking at last COF report how does that effect COVID shutdowns…ethanol, jobs, proteins ...... Read More

AUDIO: Market commentary with daily brokers

Summary As Friday dawns the markets continue to focus on optimism rather than pessimism. The highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccine seems to be one step closer as pharmaceutical companies cover steps necessary to get approval from the FDA. Congress i... Read More