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Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of Intl FC Stone

Lower corn & beans, higher wheat.  Crop progress report, some flags from South Dakota gave the national picture a bias. Another storm system is moving in.  Some open days to get field work done.   Bloomberg story with misleading story.  Afri... Read More

Corn Growers Continue Search for Solutions to Aflatoxin

NCGA continues to move forward with its long-term initiative to manage and ultimately solve aflatoxin issues for farmers with the announcement of a new round of research grants. The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research Program will a... Read More

Extension Crop Insurance Workshop in Grand Island Oct. 30

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 16, 2019 – Nebraska Extension’s upcoming crop insurance workshop, “Disasters, Farm Bill, Trade & Hemp … Oh My!,” will offer information and resources to help agricultural professionals and their clients make more pro... Read More

Kansas Corn: EPA’s Plan for Trump’s Ethanol Package Falls Short of Expectations

Kansas Corn said the Environmental Protection Agency fell short of expectations in its supplemental proposal to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking. The proposed rule is in response to President Trump’s directive that the EPA keep... Read More

Illinois Ag Department Announces New Dicamba Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for dicamba. Agriculture Director John Sullivan announced the rules due to a dramatic rise in the number of off-target complaints rece... Read More

Iowa Congresswoman Axne Statement on EPA's Broken Promise

WASHINGTON-U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on today’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement undermining the Administration’s October 4th promise to ‘restore integrity’ to the Renewable Fuel ... Read More

Tuesday 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. What impact will the snow and freezing temps have on the corn and soybean yields? Do you ... Read More

Crop Progress Futures One Report *Audio*

In addition to corn condition dropping 1 percentage point this week, corn estimated as mature is still far behind the five-year average pace, according to USDA NASS' latest Crop Progress report released Tuesday. As of Sunday, 73% of corn was estimat... Read More

Extension, Farm Service Agency Plan Farm Bill Education Meetings Across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 15, 2019 – University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska are planning a series of Farm Bill education meetings in late November through December to assist producers as they begin to make farm-b... Read More

Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek Trading

Higher cattle & hogs for a Monday.  Second week in a row had cash cattle develop on a Saturday.  Is this a new trend?  Market higher pulling from Saturday sales.  China & U.S. working on a deal-but wanting to work on more items.  Sig... Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade.

TRUMP: "The deal I just made with China is, by far, the greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers in the history of our Country." — tweet Saturday. TRUMP: "Start thinking about getting bigger tractors!" — tweet Saturday... Read More

Participants From 60 Countries Gather For First Global Ethanol Summit In Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Industry and government officials from 60 countries are meeting with U.S. officials in the nation’s capital this week at the Global Ethanol Summit to learn about changing biofuels policies in countries around the world and pro... Read More

Avoiding Harvest Compaction in Wet Soils

With fall harvest underway across Nebraska, rains have left fields soft and ruts are being cut into the soil in some areas. These ruts leave the soil surface rough and have severe compaction below them. This compaction can impede the crop's roots nex... Read More

Taking Note of the Ending Reproductive Stages of Your Soybean Crop

Nebraska’s 2019 soybean crop is nearing the end of its life cycle. Growers have asked how to differentiate these final stages and what impacts the impending frost/freeze may have on soybean. Determining R7 Stage R7 is defined as the calendar ... Read More