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Lambing and Kidding School scheduled for Saturday January 25

Lambing and Kidding School will be held at two locations in Nebraska on January 25, 2020.   Each location will have speakers in the morning and will have a farm tour in the afternoon.  The locations for the program will be the Chadron Fire Hall lo... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

USDA WASDE Report.  Nothing friendly on the grain report.  Unicorn type of day!  Brad explains.  How do the basis numbers look?  Ethanol/DDG’s & China.    Cattle prices were higher with the hopes that the cash would see some higher Frid... Read More

New Year's Resolutions for Agriculture - Friday Five (Jan. 10, 2020)

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions! We have compiled five goals that will benefit you AND your local producers in 2020. Join Alex and Rebel as they share some practical ways to show support for agriculture while developing yourself b... Read More

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

Pre-Report trade. If the wheat is leading higher on the S&D Report the dollar will have a reaction. Trade might not be worried about the corn.  bullish surprise in the report though could be the corn, seeing where we are at in harvest.   Phase... Read More

Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high

Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December kept China's inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak. Surging inflation adds to challenges for communist leaders who are tryi... Read More

New research reveals connection between drug treatments and antimicrobial resistance in cattle disease

MANHATTAN — A new study from Kansas State University on the treatment of non-responding cases of bovine respiratory disease, known as BRD, conducted by Hans Coetzee and his collaborators from Iowa State University, sheds light on the relationship... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of INTL FC Stone

China...they are scrapping their ethanol program & what does that mean?  GCI China talks of lifting duties on DDG's.  Ethanol mandate by 2020, was never bought into.  Due to weather, the USDA report delayed until Friday along with the WASDE... Read More

November Pork Exports Shatter Previous Records; Beef Exports Trail 2018

U.S. pork exports posted the best month on record in November, easily reaching new highs in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). November exports of U.S. beef were below th... Read More

Nebraska Dairy Princess Candidates Sought

The Midwest Dairy–Nebraska Division is seeking candidates to participate in the State Dairy Princess contest scheduled Feb. 25, 2020, at the Ramada Inn in Columbus, Nebraska. The event is held in conjunction with the Nebraska State Dairy Convention... Read More

K-State plans leadership academy for youth interested in livestock industry

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA). The academy, now in its 12th year, is an ... Read More

NPPC: Impossible Pork is Impossible

The National Pork Producers Council Tuesday called Impossible Foods' naming convention for its plant-based products designed to mimic real pork a brazen violation of labeling law. Citing law that prohibits the use of words that redefine pork as co... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

Blahh negativity markets. Seems to be the tone for the trade this week. A lot of stock being put into this trade deal. January report…different from last year when we had no report. USMCA moving forward in the Senate. Weather in South America. Some... Read More

NCBA and Masters of Beef Advocacy Announce 2019 Advocate of the Year

Kansas rancher, Brandi Buzzard Frobose, recognized for beef advocacy effort The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has selected Brandi Buzzard Frobose, blogger, Kansas rancher and influencer, a... Read More

The other fake meat: Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

Impossible Foods has something new on its plate. The California plant-based meat company is unveiling Impossible Pork and Impossible Sausage at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. They're the company's first new products since 2016, when its Impossi... Read More