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Corn lights up the fireworks show

Corn lights up the fireworks show

If it wasn’t for corn producers, fireworks would be much more… unsafe. Fireworks need binders to burn properly. Corn is used in one of the most common binders called dextrin. The U.S. uses a lot of dextrin because Americans spend over $1 billion on fireworks annually.
Bertrand farmer dealing with hail damaged crops | 2022 Fridays in the Field | Ep. 9

Bertrand farmer dealing with hail damaged crops | 2022 Fridays in the Field | Ep. 9

With hot weather and dry conditions this season, irrigation has proven to be crucial to crops recovering from hail damage. That has been the case for Bertrand, Nebraska farmer Creighton Peterson. Clay Patton recently visited with Peterson to get an update on the growing season for his region. Due to hail, Peterson said he had...
Disparity in the north vs south on this week’s Cattle Call 6 29 22

Disparity in the north vs south on this week’s Cattle Call 6 29 22

The north is seeing tighter supplies of cattle, that has put a disparity with cattle to the south. With tighter numbers & higher quality cattle in the north the demand continues at a high pace.  Brad Kooima said that with numerous USDA reports out this week the focus might step away from cattle for a...
Is there big market concerns? 6 24 22 NE Soybean Board Weekly Market Roundup

Is there big market concerns? 6 24 22 NE Soybean Board Weekly Market Roundup

Are there some big concerns in the way the markets are trading?  From wheat to corn to the movement of beans and oil.  On this week's Nebraska Soybean Board Weekly Market Roundup, Sue Martin with Ag & Investment and Darren Frye with Water Street Advisory looks at that along with the June 30th report, what...
Larson Farms experiment with new weed control for soybeans| 2022 Fridays in the Field | Ep. 8

Larson Farms experiment with new weed control for soybeans| 2022 Fridays in the Field | Ep. 8

Bob Larson of Larson Farms near Creston, Nebraska recently gave an update on his trials with wheat and organic soybeans.  This year, Larson experimented with wheat as a weed barrier for an organic soybean field. The intent was for the wheat to suppress the weeds, and then the wheat would eventually die when the organic...
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