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Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie. The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 y... Read More

USMEF Statement on European Parliament's Approval of U.S.-EU Beef Access Agreement

On Nov. 28, the European Parliament voted to approve a plan granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union's duty-free high-quality beef quota. The agreement, which was signed and announced in August, is detailed in this p... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Lower close headed into the holiday.  Winter weather slows harvest once again & what are the implications.  South American weather & crop update.  Driest soybean in the past 4 decades but the crops look great.  Trade talks, USMCA-8 days l... Read More

*Audio*  Aggies at beef cow college

CURTIS, Neb. – A national beef industry slogan – “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” could have been the theme last week for students and faculty at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The NCTA Aggies who attended a four-state Rang... Read More

U.S. Pork Can Reduce Overall U.S. Trade Deficit with China by Nearly Six Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 26, 2019 – Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture and the country, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Based on an analysis by Iow... Read More

Final Bell Monday with Darin Fessler Lakefront Futures

Wheat bulls, Chinese politics, and USDA formulas are all topics of discussion to start the week off on the Fontanelle Final Bell. Darrin Fessler, Lakefront Futures, looks at the wheat market at possible momentum and technical trading to the upside. F... Read More

Scotts Bluff County 4-H Holds Achievement Celebration 

Scotts Bluff County 4-H held its annual Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The event is to celebrate the end of a successful 4-H year and to award... Read More

Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2019) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced its strong support for the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019.” Introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D - 20th Dist. - Calif.) and Jackie Wa... Read More

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

Lower corn & beans for a Friday.  Pre-holiday works going on.  Look at the basis in the country.  Ethanol is making some profits.  Dry down late harvest issues.  Export markets for both grain & livestock.  Feeder cattle lead the way low... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures

Corn continues to see slop progress in harvest with over 3 billion bushels still out. Beans have been in a difficult spot, many still question the USDA reports. Hong Kong-is this causing a slow down in getting a trade agreement in place. South Americ... Read More

Romania and the Philippines Top Recent ASF Losses in Europe/Asia, Respectively, as Global Losses Mount

As the world continues to see losses due to African swine fever (ASF) swell in 2019, experts from Rabobank estimate that nearly 25% of the world’s pig herd (350 million head) could be gone by year’s end. Most recently, major ASF outbreaks in Roma... Read More

Nebraska Beef Council Invests in Beef. It’s What's For Dinner. Gather 'Round the Drool Log Video

The Nebraska Beef Council is providing support to a delicious national beef video campaign this holiday season. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is releasing a new Beef Drool Log video that will add holiday flavor to workplaces, dinner parties, ... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Hong Kong, Bill in the Senate…how does that effect China Trade. Talks 3 b corn is still in the field, South American weather helping the crops.  USDA to continue crop progress reports into the near future.  Spread of ASF continues in China & ... Read More

NMPF Thanks Sen. Baldwin for Advocacy; Encouraged by Dr. Hahn’s Dairy Response at FDA Hearing

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation thanked Senator Tammy Baldwin for her advocacy for public health and labeling transparency in her questions for Dr. Stephen Hahn during today’s hearing on his nomination to be commissioner o... Read More