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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

I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip

Lincoln, Nebraska, October 16, 2019 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, Califo... Read More

Study Shows Pig Farmers Improving Their Environmental Footprint Through Efficiencies

A new environmental study has found that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms shows significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure ... Read More

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Satu... Read More

Larry E. Sitzman scholarship available

Application deadline for submissions: November 10, 2019 LINCOLN — College students enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a fully accredited Nebraska college, university or technical college in an agriculture-related deg... Read More

Trade Aid Includes Lamb Purchases

The Department of Agriculture is moving forward with select trade aid provision in buying U.S. lamb products. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the food purchase of up to $17 million of American lamb for distribution to vario... 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

Beef Exports Trail Last Year’s Record Number

August beef exports this year were below the record-large numbers in August of last year. That’s according to data from the USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. August beef exports totaled just over 114,000 metric tons, a four... Read More

NCF Accepting Applications for CME Beef Industry Scholarships

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. “... Read More

Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Aaron Bertels of Crossroads Marketing

Reaction to today's WASDE report. Weather puts a crimp in harvest, demand for beans is better then corn. S&D report also out for livestock. Seeing a lot of nervous action in the trade. ...... Read More

Butter Institute: Congress Must Compel FDA to Uphold Butter Law

The American Butter Institute wants Congress to take action in making the Food and Drug Administration enforce laws that define butter as a dairy product. The organization sent letters to the leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce a... Read More

Fontanelle Final Bell Wednesday Arlan Suderman INTL FC Stone

Arlan Suderman, Chief Economist for INTL FC Stone, says, "It's a pivotal time in the markets this week with a WASDE report, first winter storm and US China trade talks all happening." Suderman points to what could happen in the WASDE report and pu... Read More

Senators Request Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. Review Transactions of Brazil Owned JBS S.A.

WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Tuesday sent a letter to Secret... Read More

USMEF Awards Honor Rodibaugh, Carpenter, Cutler

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Service Award and Michael J. Mansfield Award. The awards will be presented Nov. 7 at the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. The USMEF Di... Read More