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AUDIO: Market Commentary with Daily Brokers

Summary Risk off was the word of the day for the commodities and entire market complex on Wednesday. Equities started the selling in the overnight trade following comments from President Trump in a... Read More

First domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany ... Read More

USDA Releases Planting Intentions and March 1 Grain Stocks Reports

  OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA on Tuesday released its annual Planting Intentions and quarterly March 1 Grain Stocks reports. Because DTN and other news outlets no longer have pre-release access to the reports, instead of one story, we are now sending ... Read More

Check is in the mail for sugar beet growers

The USDA will release $285 million to grower members of six cooperatives, including Western Sugar in Scottsbluff, who experienced losses in early April. “Everything came through and all the WHIP+ payments will be mailed on April 8, so the grower... Read More

The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Eric Kruegar of Smart Yield

DDgs & the Albion plant closing, ethanol, how long will all this last, will the corn market react.  A lot of stuff we haven’t had to deal with before.  Planting attentions report out tomorrow.  Has it been overlooked?  Self-isolation looked... Read More

Kansas Corn STEM Brings Science Home with Continuous Learning Lessons

Kansas Corn STEM’s continuous learning resources provide at-home learning resources to be used by teachers and students while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These free resources can be found in the kansascornstem.com lesson libr... Read More

USDA Extends ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15. “In light ... Read More

FSA Service Centers are open for business by phone

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions. Additi... Read More

Valero Closing Down Two Ethanol Plants

U.S. fuel ethanol producer and refiner Valero is shutting down two of its ethanol plants, one in Nebraska and the other in Iowa. They’re also declaring “force majeure” on shipments for dried distillers’ grains or corn purchases, which means t... Read More

Farm workers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus. But some farm workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them. Many travel in groups to fields and say employ... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

What is going on in the cattle market & how do we survive it?  Friday finished another limit down day.  How do we recover?  Recap of the cash markets this week.  What is the packers story from their side?  Hogs also see a limit down trade. ... Read More