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Choosing the Right Variety for Next Years Wheat Crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases.

Nebraska's next trade mission destination: Japan

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that he and Lt. Governor Mike Foley will lead trade delegations to Japan in September in a continuing effort to grow Nebraskas economy through foreign trade and investment.

Access to China Key Factor in Maintaining Meat Export Growth

The U.S. red meat industry has achieved outstanding export growth in recent years, enhancing profitability for all members of the supply chain. In 2014, both beef and pork exports shattered previous records for export value.

Farm, Consumer and Competition Groups Oppose JBS-Cargill Pork Merger

The American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, Iowa Farmers Union, Missouri Rural Crisis Center and National Farmers Union demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate the proposed JBS-Cargill pork packing acquisition.

Jacks Insights August 2015

Jack Whittier, Director of the UNL Panhandle Extension District and Panhandle Research and Extension Center was recently a participant in the annual Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee Water Tour.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.2 million head on July 1, 2015. Two percent above July 1, 2014. Placements one higher Marketings five lower.

Dakota County is Nebraska's Newest Livestock Friendly County

Governor Pete Ricketts announced Dakota County as Nebraska's newest Livestock Friendly County, designated through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The LFC program began in 2003.

FFA + CSX Team Up To Hit the Track at the Brickyard

The Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the No. 38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old agricultural education and youth service organization, as a primary sponsor in a NASCAR race.

House Passes H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

The U.S. House of representatives passed H.P. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling act by a vote of 275-150 on July 23rd. The bill was authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) . We have more reaction.

Chairman Roberts Files Amendment to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling

Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry today spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to repeal mandatory COOLrequirements for beef, pork and chicken.

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    Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
    Corn (P) Sep 2015 +5-4 0-0 373-2 373-2 373-2s 07/30/15
    Corn (P) Dec 2015 +5-4 0-0 383-6 383-6 383-6s 07/30/15
    Soybeans (P) Aug 2015 +7-2 0-0 990-2 990-2 990-2s 07/30/15
    Soybeans (P) Sep 2015 +7-4 0-0 964-4 964-4 964-4s 07/30/15
    Wheat (P) Aug 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
    Wheat (P) Sep 2015 +0-2 0-0 496-4 496-4 496-4s 07/30/15
    Live Cattle Aug 2015 +0.300 144.850 146.075 144.850 145.225s 07/30/15
    Feeder Cattle Sep 2015 -0.350 209.050 210.300 207.500 208.600s 07/30/15
    Lean Hogs Aug 2015 -0.175 80.500 81.025 79.350 79.675s 07/30/15

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