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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 Engler Journey: Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson was enrolled in the College of Business on UNL City Campus, but after one semester, she was missing a sense of community. Encouraged by her friends, the Albion, Neb. native decided to join the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship p... 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

NPPC Cancels 2020 World Pork Expo

DES MOINES, IA, March 30, 2020 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today announced that its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to COVID-19 human health concerns. World Pork Expo 2021 is schedule... Read More

Updated: JBS Temporarily Reduces Production in Pennsylvania Packing Plant Due to COVID-19

One of the first packing plants in the US looks to temporarily reduce production for the safety of it's employees due to COVID-19. An extension specialist with Cornell University has relayed that the JBS processing facility in Souderton, PA will redu... 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

America’s Top 5 ASF Concerns

Even as the world has fixated on the coronavirus pandemic, African swine fever (ASF) has not taken a break in its relentless assault on the global swine herd, with more than 50 countries actively battling the costly disease. So far, the United States... Read More