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Pork Industry Forum will be a virtual event

CLIVE, Iowa — After much consideration and guidance from health officials, the Board of Directors for the National Pork Board has decided the Pork Act portion of the 2021 Pork Industry Forum, scheduled for March 3-5, 2021, will be virtual. Al... Read More

22 Farm, Ranch, Manufacturer and Labor Groups Support American Blueberry Growers’ Trade Relief Request

Billings, Mont. – Thursday January 21, 22 groups representing ranchers, farmers, manufacturers, and workers sent a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in support of United States blueberry growers’ request for relief from ... Read More

Bankers survey shows gains in rural economy of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of bankers suggests growing improvement in the economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says bank CEOs' biggest fears for 2021 are excessive inflat... Read More

Ask the vet on copper deficiency

Question For 37 years I've run 25 to 40 cows, mostly black Brangus. I've fed them minerals on and off, but last year I started keeping minerals out year-round. After a few months I noticed the hair along the cows' backs turning a reddish brown tint.... Read More

A new feeder on the block in central Nebraska | Friday Feeders

Shelby Loeffelholz will openly admit that gaining entrance into the operator level of agriculture is not an easy task. The capitol, skill, knowledge and relationships needed to attain that level of success seem almost unattainable. However, Loe... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with PJ Conradt of Tredas

Summed up in one word YUCK Rains in South America Lack of rains here in the U.S. Beans back to pre-report prices Basis to remain unchanged-short term Cattle welcomed lower corn ...... Read More

Audio: January cattle on feed report

The January cattle on feed report showed an increase in cattle placed into feedlots and cattle marketed out of feedlots. The total number of cattle on feed was relatively unchanged from a year ago. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter marke... Read More

Cheese or... not cheese? | Friday Five | Jan.22, 2021

Recently, cheese enthusiasts united to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day. But were they actually celebrating with cheese? Or what it a cheese product? Perhaps it was a cheese food? There are a lot of different labels used in the cheese wor... Read More

Upcoming Communicating with Farmers Under Stress webinar workshop to build farmer stress awareness

Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, with even more concerns arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nebraska Extension, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, presents a free online webinar, “Communicating wit... Read More

NDA’S specialty crop grant proposals due Jan. 31

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is seeking proposals for projects designed to strengthen the specialty crops industry in Nebraska (i.e. fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey). NDA administers the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), whi... Read More

USDA announces three Deputy Undersecretaries

The Department of Agriculture Thursday announced three senior appointments. USDA named nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean as deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services. Before joining USDA, Dean served as vice president for food... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Kyle Bumsted

Kyle Bumsted joins the Fontanelle Final Bell on Thursday to talk all aspects of the cattle market. Despite grains trying to make some gains on the day live cattle and feeder cattle futures continued higher. Bumsted points out how April live cattle ha... Read More

Comparing January 20, 2020 Cattle market to 2021

Brad Kooima looks at the cattle market one year apart, the formula cattle coming out of the south & the long term we are seeing in this market. Read More

CASNR scholarship competition awards full tuition for students

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its second annual quick-pitch scholarship competition for students to address worldwide issues. The CASNR Change Maker Quick Pitch Compe... Read More