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October Ag Economy Barometer Improves

The October Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September. The monthly measure of the farm economy saw an increase in the assessment of current and future conditions by farmers. The Current Condit... Read More

Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin of Ag & Investment

WASDE Report, lower grain numbers, yield potentials for corn & beans.  Politics moving into push on trade & USMCA.   hogs from down from their limit up trade. ...... Read More

Farm Service Agency Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska, Nov. 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska announced payments now are available to eligible producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019. The O... Read More

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

Is markets getting sick of the China situation.  Beans still see some strong demand & fresh Brazilian planting.  Is Brazil working to take away more markets from the United States?   Cattle market is setting up for some volatility in the mark... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

Corn harvested was 52% and soybeans harvested was 75% as of Sunday, Nov. 3, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Overall harvest is steadily continuing, but is still well behind. Northern states exemplify this with North Dakota on... Read More

Local banker looks at bigger picture with U.S. farm bankruptcies

A recent story by Bloomberg News noted U.S. farm bankruptcies in September surged 24 percent to the highest since 2011 amid strains from President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and a year of wild weather. Western Nebraska and eastern Wyomi... Read More

2019 Grazing Cover Crops Workshops

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, Nebraska Extension, and Green Cover Seed have teamed up to present cover crop workshops at four locations in Nebraska. Featured speaker Shane New is a regenerative agriculture focused entrepreneur from Holton,... Read More

World Wheat Crop Experiencing Mixed Planting Conditions

Drought conditions in the southern U.S. plains continue to be a growing concern for winter wheat producers. The southern plains are the top winter wheat producing region in the country. Extra precipitation helped to boost yields and harvests this yea... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Shawn Hackett of Hackett Financial

Weather in South America.  WASDE report a week away.  How will markets go heading into next week.  China another hold.  Basis harvest pressure heading into the weekend.  Could a soften be happening. What we are seeing in the dollar trade & i... Read More

Kansas Corn Farmers Speak Up During EPA Ethanol Comment Period

Just days after Kansas farmer Dennis McNinch completed corn harvest, he went to Michigan to testify at a public hearing on EPA’s proposal to address how it will account for ethanol waivers granted to refineries in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).... Read More

Snow angels in the corn field? Harvest19 is proving that anything is possible - Friday Five (11/1/19)

Snow falls in the middle of the harvest across the heartland. This story and more in the latest edition of Friday Five! Join Bryce and Rebel as they highlight five stories in agriculture including National Bread Month, National FFA Convention, and... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

What are the current factors that the market is watching currently? Corn and soybean yields Harvest weather South American Weather Chinese Trade Talks Corn Demand 2020 Marketing decisions on seed purchases ...... Read More

Weather plagues harvest in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming

The 2019 growing season was a challenging one for many across Nebraska and Wyoming, and harvest is not shaping up any better. The dry edible bean harvest was a disappointing one for producers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. The growers... Read More

Researchers to tackle irrigation decision-making with help of USDA grant

A new grant that brings together researchers from Nebraska, Illinois and Princeton aims to bridge the gap between data-collection, modeling and decision-making so crop producers can more easily decide whether to irrigate. The project, funded by ... Read More