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State Beef Councils Win Major Legal Victory

DENVER, CO – The Beef Checkoff program and fifteen grassroots-led state beef councils won a major court victory today when the United States District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the ... Read More

Corn Battles Cheap Oil Over the Fuel Tank | Trading Bits and Bytes | March 27, 2020

In this week's edition of Trading Bits and Bytes, Clay Patton discusses the factors influencing the commodity trade with John Payne of Daniels Trading in Chicago. The two discuss the weekly market influences, including lower energy demand, a weake... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler with Lakefront Futures

Market chatter is still about COVID-19, Wheat bounced backwards today, a breather was expected.  Ethanol markets does not feel good. Are we going to see a dump in corn?  Will quarterly stocks or planting intentions help the market?  Will next week... Read More

AUDIO: Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020 was 77.6 million head. This was up 4% from March 1, 2019, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2019. Breeding inventory, at 6.38 million head, was up slightly from last year, but down 1 pe... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

It’s an off day in the market trade…except for the wheat market that has been on fire.  Corn did have a bounce in recovery.  Meat & wheat going hand in hand.  Ethanol might have a part in that.  Soybeans are confused.  The meal market an... Read More

NPPC Statement on Economic Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congress released language on its third stimulus package to aid those sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19. As part of the funding, $14 billion was provided to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit C... Read More

Ag Week at the NCTA Farm

CURTIS, Neb. - It’s National Agriculture Week! As I write this weekly message, it is National Ag Day across the United States and at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. Our 2020 observance may be muted by current events aroun... Read More

Beef Cattle Institute celebrates 100th Cattle Chat

MANHATTAN, Kan. — People of all ages walking around wearing ear buds seems to be a common sight in society today. Often it leads a person to wonder, “What are they all listening to?” For cow/calf producers interested in learning practical in... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

Light selling in the wheat…how did that effect the corn trade?  Oil & ethanol concerns.  How soon will we be back to normal? Planting intentions report due out at months end.  Could we see increase in unplanted acres?  Corn/bean ratio and w... Read More

USDA NASS Reports Remain on Schedule

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service statistical reports remain on schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the March 26 Hogs and Pigs and March 31 Prospective Plantings reports. NASS reports the agency ... Read More

The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin of Ag & Investment

It was a good market day with positive Ag markets.  Stock market wasn’t the best, Dow down.  Double digit increases in soybeans & Chicago/KC wheat.  Sue looks at the money leaving the stock market on rallies.  Money will find safety.  Ag c... Read More