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Nebraska Farmers & Ranchers share benefits of NextGen program

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is providing another avenue for beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as asset owners, to learn more about the NextGen program. A series of videos is now available at

Former KFB President Doyle D. Rahjes dies after short illness

Former Kansas Farm Bureau President Doyle D. Rahjes passed away on Friday, October 2nd after a brief illness. He served as KFB President from 1983-1994. Rahjes began his Farm Bureau service in Phillips County Kansas in 1966.

Mid-America Business Conditions Weaken Again, second verse

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for September, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, slumped for the month and the second in a row.

ConAgra Foods moving Headquarters to Chicago

ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced restructuring plans to improve profitability, advance its growth agenda and unlock shareholder value. Part of that is moving it's executive headquarters to Chicago.

Dairy and Bacon Prices Down, Apples Too

Lower retail prices for several foods, including whole milk, cheddar cheese, bacon and apples resulted in a slight decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federations Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey.

Farmers making strides at harvest and fall planting

The latest crop progress and condition report shows corn harvest 18 % complete, soybeans 21 % finished and sorghum harvest 36 % wrapped up. Hard Red Winter Wheat planting is 31 percent complete with 7 percent emerged.

Vilsack Kicks Off International Crop Insurance Conference

Agricultural leaders from more than 30 nations are in America this week to discuss the challenge of feeding a growing world population and how crop insurance can help farmers rise to the task. USDA Secretary Vilsack addressed the group.

Nebraska Resource Districts continue to focus on best practices

The Nebraska Resource Districts held their annual meeting in Kearney to talk about issues of water and soil and hear about new projects across the state. talked with Terry Martin who is currently serving as President.

Senator Pat Roberts recognized as 2015 Friend of Agricultural Economics

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators recognized U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, by presenting him the 2015 Friend of Agricultural Economics Award.

USTR's Darci Vetter discusses full trade agenda in Nebraska

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith held a seminar on International Trade and Rural America. The keynote speaker was Chief Agriculture Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Darci Vetter.

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    Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
    Corn (P) Dec 2015 -4-4 0-0 391-2 391-2 391-2s 10/08/15
    Corn (P) Mar 2016 -4-4 0-0 401-6 401-6 401-6s 10/08/15
    Soybeans (P) Nov 2015 -9-6 0-0 881-2 881-2 881-2s 10/08/15
    Soybeans (P) Jan 2016 -8-6 0-0 886-2 886-2 886-2s 10/08/15
    Wheat (P) Nov 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
    Wheat (P) Dec 2015 -5-2 0-0 511-4 511-4 511-4s 10/08/15
    Live Cattle Oct 2015 +1.825 128.375 131.425 128.150 131.175s 10/08/15
    Feeder Cattle Nov 2015 +2.875 180.750 185.725 179.700 184.100s 10/08/15
    Lean Hogs Oct 2015 +0.175 74.150 74.275 73.625 74.000s 10/08/15

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