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The Engler Journey: Halle Ramsey

Halle Ramsey could never envision herself as an entrepreneur. “When I thought of entrepreneur, I kinda thought that it was a really flashy word… I just had a lot of stereotyping.” Ramsey gave the Engler program a chance during her freshma... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Are the talks with China falling apart. Media play game? USMCA seems positive. Ethanol production 7th week higher…stocks lower. Brazil tariff quota for wheat. China & U.S. Poultry, ASF… ...... Read More

American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2019 – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United Stat... Read More

Farm survival workshop on crop insurance and marketing in your area

LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 13, 2019 — An upcoming Nebraska Extension workshop will help farmers develop marketing plans for 2020. “Risk and Reward: Using Crop Insurance and Marketing to Manage Farm Survival” will be presented Scottsbluff, North Pla... Read More

CME Group to Launch Block Cheese Futures and Options

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it will launch Block Cheese futures and options in January 2020, pending regulatory review. "Our clients continue to look for tools to manage their pric... Read More

Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in US wine sales to China

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen. They risk losing their foothold in one of the world’s fastest... Read More

Lecture to feature panelists on healthy ecosystem

Agricultural production must increase more than 70% by 2050 to meet the global demand for food, fuel, feed and fiber. Meeting this goal will require far-reaching growth in agriculture, more efficient use of marginal lands and new methods to deal with... Read More

Partnership Seeks LB840 Funds for Hemp Operation Centered in Scottsbluff

A new business has submitted an LB840 funding application to the City of Scottsbluff for an operation to grow hemp seed, process the crop, and ultimately retail some of the resulting products. Western Farms, LLC, a partnership of ag producers Mark... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics

Markets giving back all the gains.  Is China dead South America waiting to pounce.  Tyson announcing earnings…Holcomb KS plant coming back on line, heavy weight cattle.  Dean Foods & chapter 11   ...... Read More

AEM releases October 2019 ag equipment sales numbers

October 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines while both 4-wheel-drive tractors and 2-wheel-drive tractor sales fell modestly compared to October of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manuf... Read More

Ricketts visits world’s largest ag tech fair to promote Nebraska’s products

This week, Governor Pete Ricketts and his trade delegation visited the world’s leading agricultural technology fair.  The fair, Agritechnica, is hosted in Hannover with 450,000 visitors from 130 countries. Companies headquartered in Nebraska, suc... Read More

University of Colorado retires live buffalo mascot Ralphie V

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado at Boulder has announced that the school's live buffalo mascot Ralphie V will retire. The Daily Camera reports Tuesday's announcement came after the 13-year-old buffalo did not lead the football... Read More

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in ... Read More

USDA invites input on conservation rule

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to help farm... Read More