Elwood, NE

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MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) Mar 2015 -2-6 384-0 384-0 380-6 381-2s 01/27/15
Corn (P) May 2015 -2-6 393-2 393-6 389-4 389-6s 01/27/15
Soybeans (P) Mar 2015 -9-6 982-4 983-0 973-4 973-6s 01/27/15
Soybeans (P) May 2015 -9-0 989-4 989-4 981-0 981-2s 01/27/15
Wheat (P) Mar 2015 -1-4 524-0 524-0 518-6 519-0s 01/27/15
Wheat (P) May 2015 -1-2 0-0 524-2 523-0 523-0s 01/27/15
Live Cattle Feb 2015 +3.000 150.100 152.825 150.050 152.825s 01/27/15
Feeder Cattle Mar 2015 +3.850 200.100 204.475 198.875 203.825s 01/27/15
Lean Hogs Feb 2015 -1.400 71.400 72.200 69.000 69.425s 01/27/15
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Beef Journal

Remembering Longtime Angus Breeder Henry Gardiner

Ashland, Kansas cattleman left lasting mark on the beef industry. Today, Gardiner Angus Ranch is a fourth-generation, family-owned ranch and one of the premier Angus seedstock operations in America

NCBA urging renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with an assurance that Congress will give the

Addressing Weak Calf Syndrome

A K-State veterinarian talks about what can lead to the condition and offers suggestions in caring for newborn calves. Depending on the cause of the weakness, a high percentage of these calves sometimes do not survive.

Crops

K-State Weed Scientists Seeking Input on Herbicide-Resistant Grasses

K-State weed scientists would like some help from producers, extension agents, crop consultants, agronomists, and others in documenting the distribution of two herbicide-resistant grassy weeds.

K-State Survey Shows decreased expectations in agriculture sector

Respondents of a Kansas State University Agricultural Lender Survey expect farmland prices to decline and non-performing loans to increase.

USDA Creates More Bird Habitat Opportunities on Irrigated Farmland

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland regions.

Features

NASA project includes UNL drought researchers

NASA has selected drought researchers at UNL to be among the first scientists to use data gathered by a satellite mission that launches Jan. 29. The SMAP mission is expected to contribute to better drought early warning and decision support, predictions o

Nebraska to See Steady Growth in an Uncertain World

In the latest long-term forecast released by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska is depicted as a haven of steady growth in an uncertain world. The forecast, produced in conjunction with the Nebraska Business Fo

Is 2015 a Year to Grow on Your Farm?

At the Water Street Edge meeting in Lincoln, NE., Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions shared some of the key challenges in 2015. He says planning, finances and communcation are keys to sucess

Livestock

Elanco Completes Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, creates 2nd largest animal health company

Eli Lilly and Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, which will further position Lilly’s Elanco as a global leader in the animal health industry. The transaction, first announced on April 22, has received cleara

Chris Hodges new CEO of National Pork Board

Chris Hodges, a pork industry leader with substantial senior management experience in agriculture, will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president – business

DOT to implement NAFTA trucking provision

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced it will permanently open the U.S. border to Mexican long-haul motor carriers, allowing trucking companies to operate beyond the commercial zones on the U.S.-Mexico border and ending a 20-year trade

Opinion

Vilsack: Imperative Congress act on Trade Promotion Authority this year

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says What makes the agricultural economy stronger makes our entire nation's economy stronger. It is imperative that Congress act on Trade Promotion Authority early this year.

Restoring Trade with Cuba Makes Economic, Moral Sense

Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has worked for a number of years to modify the unilateral U.S. sanctions that restict the ability of American farmers and ranchers to sell products to Cuba. In this guest column he says restoring trade with Cuba makes econo

Livestock Mandatory Reporting – Bringing Transparency to the Marketplace

The Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting (LMR) Program was established to expand pricing information available in the livestock industry. Part of USDA Market News data, the information is distributed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and allows a

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