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MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) Mar 2015 -0-4 381-2 382-0 381-2 381-4s 03/04/15
Corn (P) May 2015 -1-4 389-6 389-6 386-6 389-4s 03/04/15
Soybeans (P) Mar 2015 -19-6 993-6 993-6 988-4 989-0s 03/04/15
Soybeans (P) May 2015 -18-2 1003-0 1003-0 994-0 994-0s 03/04/15
Wheat (P) Mar 2015 -15-2 494-0 508-6 493-4 493-4s 03/04/15
Wheat (P) May 2015 -10-0 496-0 496-0 496-0 496-0s 03/04/15
Live Cattle Apr 2015 +3.000 150.850 154.050 150.150 154.050s 03/04/15
Feeder Cattle Apr 2015 +4.500 199.600 204.375 198.625 204.375s 03/04/15
Lean Hogs Apr 2015 +2.400 65.250 68.550 64.150 68.000s 03/04/15
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Beef Journal

E. coli Vaccine Effective But Seldom Used in Feedlot Cattle

Research shows that STEC-related bacteria cause more than 175,000 human illnesses per year with an annual direct economic cost ranging from $489 million to $993 million, said Kansas State University agricultural economist, Glynn Tonsor

Improving Genomics improves the Cow Herd

A goal of improving genomic accuracy will enhance the long term sustainability of cattle production and will be a key to moving the industry forward. Those are the thoughts of Dr. Kent Anderson with Zoetis

U.S. Cattle on Feed up Slightly in February

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on February 1, 2015. The inventory was slightly above February 1, 2014

Crops

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organizations current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry.

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resistance to Wheat Disease

A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East.

U.S. Grains still a hot commodity

Alan Tiemann, a farmer from Seward, Nebraska is currently Vice-Chairman of the U.S, Grains Council. AgView talked with him at Commodity Classic about demand for U.S. Grains, growing the ethanol market and talk of more trade opportunities.

Features

Growth Outlook Improves for Mid-America in February

Mid-America Business Conditions Index increased slightly. February survey results show:leading economic indicator climbed into the healthy range for the month, inflationary pressures cool again and rate of new hiring expected to slow in 2015

Farm Radio Connects with Farmers and Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers continue to count on farm radio to keep them informed of current agriculture news and commodity markets. Research was conducted by Ipsos Research for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting during the 2014 Harvest.

Governor Ricketts names DEQ Director

Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Jim Macy of Jefferson City, Missouri would serve as the next Director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. After an interview process, the Environmental Quality Council forwarded finalists to Gove

Livestock

25th Annual Production Sale for Spring Valley Wednesday

Spring Valley LTD, is celebrating their 25th annual production sale at their sale facility near Agra, KS. Start time 1:00 p.m.

Nebraska Chicken numbers higher, production trending upward

Nebraska's layer numbers during 2014 averaged 9.47 million, up 2 percent from the year earlier, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2014 was 302 eggs, up 1 percent from 2

Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency

Feedlots use corn and other grains as a source of energy for cattle. Feedlot managers should get with their nutritionists and veterinarians to determine the right corn particle size for the finishing cattle diet.

Opinion

NFU: Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act Will Cripple Rural Americas Economy, Set Back Energy Independence by a Decade

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act would cripple rural Americas economy and be an enormous step backwards for Americas goal of energy independence by a decade or more.

Advancing U.S. Agriculture Trade in Asia

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says with 95 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. border and standards of living increasing in much of the developing world, global demand for Nebraskas agriculture products is growing. Unfortunately, current tra

Supreme Court Decision Benefits Nebraska Water Users, Taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in favor of a water-accounting change that could be worth approximately $20 million annually to Nebraska and significantly reduce the amount of water that must be provided to Kansas in years when action is needed to

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