Elwood, NE

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86.5°F

Feels like 89°

Humidity

50%

Wind

SW 4.5

Barometer

29.93 in 0



MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) Jul 2015 +6-0 413-4 420-0 413-4 419-6s 07/02/15
Corn (P) Sep 2015 +6-0 421-0 430-2 421-0 428-4s 07/02/15
Soybeans (P) Jul 2015 +1-2 0-0 1045-2 1044-0 1045-2s 07/02/15
Soybeans (P) Aug 2015 -2-4 1038-4 1044-0 1037-4 1038-2s 07/02/15
Wheat (P) Jul 2015 -1-6 0-0 587-4 585-6 585-6s 07/02/15
Wheat (P) Aug 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
Live Cattle Aug 2015 +0.150 151.650 151.975 150.825 151.225s 07/02/15
Feeder Cattle Sep 2015 -0.950 217.350 217.775 215.850 216.100s 07/02/15
Lean Hogs Jul 2015 +1.675 77.550 79.150 77.325 78.775s 07/02/15
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Beef Journal

Forrest Roberts Resigns as CEO of NCBA

Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), effective July 31st.NCBA Chief Operating Officer Kendal Frazier has been named interim CEO.

Abating heat stress in confined cattle

K-State feedlot nutritionist Chris Reinhardt talks about abating heat stress in confined cattle during hot and humid days, emphasizing the value of providing shade where feasible, as well as adequate water and lot space for cattle

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on June 1, 2015. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2014. Nebraska up 1 %, Kansas unchanged.

Crops

Faces of Harvest: Matt Splitter

Work hard, others notice. Find advisors who will teach you, not just help you. Dispensing this advice demonstrates that Matt Splitter is not just a young farmer, but already a wise one.

Day 10 Kansas Wheat Harvest report

Harvest is beginning to wrap up in many areas of the state while others haven't gotten much of a chance to start. While there has been some test cutting in northwest Kansas, harvest hasn't been able to get much of a foothold.

2015 Kansas Wheat Crop Hit By Just About Everything

As combines roll across Kansas, phrases like miracle wheat, pleasantly surprised and exceeded expectations pop up daily in harvest reports along with scattered stories of other fields struck down by hail, decimated by disease or starved by drought.

Features

Happy Birthday, America!

Independence Day of the United States, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which was the date the United States formally declared it's independence from Great Britain in order to achieve freedom.

AFBF, NCBA and other Agriculture and Industry Groups Ask Court to Ditch EPAs Unlawful Water Rule

Ag Groups sue over WOTUS. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Texas, claims the new rule grants EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broad control over land use far beyond what Congress authorized in the Clean Water Act.

Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Three Kansans have been appointed to serve on USDA Advisory Committees. They Include: Steve Baccus of Minneapolis; Tracy Brunner of Lost Springs and Ron Suppes from Dighton.The advisory committee system began in 1974.

Livestock

JBS USA Pork Agrees to Purchase Cargill Pork Business

JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the companys U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion (USD). Completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory review and approval.

Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program Begins July 1

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.

KLA President Jaret Moyer to testify at Senate Hearing on COOL

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing Thursday on County of Origin Labeling (COOL) and trade retaliation: what is at stake for Americas farmers, ranchers, businesses and consumers.

Opinion

Thanking Those Who Fought for Freedom

On Independence Day, Americans gather together to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our nation on July 4, 1776. We must remain mindful of those who risked everything to establish and preserve the freedoms we have as Americans

NFU Extremely Disappointed With APHIS Decision

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said today that he was extremely disappointed in the U.S.D.A.- APHIS decision to allow importation of fresh and chilled beef from some regions of Brazil and Argentina.

Administration Places Politics Over Producers

On Monday, USDA APHIS released their final rules for the Importation of Fresh Beef from Northern Argentina and a Region in Brazil. The National Cattlemens Beef Association stands firmly opposed to this regulation.

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