Elwood, NE

Partly Cloudy

71.1°F

Feels like 71.1°

Humidity

52%

Wind

South 3.8

Barometer

29.85 in +



MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) May 2015 +3-4 376-4 380-0 376-4 379-6s 04/17/15
Corn (P) Jul 2015 +3-4 383-0 387-0 383-0 386-6s 04/17/15
Soybeans (P) May 2015 +2-6 966-6 971-0 965-0 968-6s 04/17/15
Soybeans (P) Jul 2015 +2-4 969-6 975-0 967-6 971-4s 04/17/15
Wheat (P) May 2015 unch 0-0 494-4 494-4 494-4s 04/17/15
Wheat (P) Jul 2015 -1-4 488-6 490-6 488-0 489-2s 04/17/15
Live Cattle Apr 2015 -3.000 160.900 161.075 157.800 157.800s 04/17/15
Feeder Cattle May 2015 -4.475 212.900 214.150 208.500 208.525s 04/17/15
Lean Hogs May 2015 -0.500 70.350 70.900 70.200 70.525s 04/17/15
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Beef Journal

Analyzing Summer Grazing Strategies

Traditionally, stocker cattle are placed on Flint Hills pastures in the spring and removed in early fall to finish in the feedlot. Prior research has shown that stockers tend to have greater gainsto the tune of 30 pounds or moreon pasture burned in the

House Committee Calls for Repeal of WOTUS

The NCBA and PLC House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for sending a clear message to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is an expansion of federal jurisdiction.

USDA Expands Beef and Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru.

Crops

USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline

USDA reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015.

Smith Introduces Legislation to Increase Fuel Options for Consumers

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced legislation to broaden consumer fuel choice by expanding the existing waiver of EPA regulations related to the Reid vapor pressure of motor vehicle fuel to include E15 gasoline and E10.

Panama Canal expansion could boost U.S. soys competitive advantage

By the end of December, construction on the Panama Canal expansion will be completed. The opening of this expansion will give exporters the opportunity to more efficiently move products, such as U.S. soybeans to end users.

Features

Rural Futures Institute aims to help improve life in small towns

The Rural Futures Institute was developed in 2010 by the University of Nebraska system to examine rural issues such as education, health care and the economy, in Nebraska and around the world. Chuck Schroeder serves as executive director.

High School Seniors: Still time to participate in Ask An Aggie Advocacy Program

High School Seniors you can win $500 from AgView. Just seek out people who have questions about food or agriculture, shoot a video on a smartphone with you answering questions about food or agriculture, and you might be the winner.

Governor Ricketts to travel to EU on First Trade Mission

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the first international trade mission of his administration will be to the European Union (EU) and will include visits to Italy, Belgium, and Denmark It will be held June 7th-15th.

Livestock

Bill Rishel Named Block and Bridle Honoree

Bill Rishel of North Platte will be recognized as the newest University of Nebraska-Lincoln Block and Bridle honoree. The Block and Bridle award recognizes those who have contributed to Nebraska agriculture through in many ways.

Father, Son and Auctioneer: The Life of Roger Emigh

The auction world lost one of its best ambassadors in the prime of his life and career. Roger Emigh of Kalvesta, Kansas died suddenly on Monday, April 6, 2015 just a couple of weeks shy of his 51st birthday

2015 Nebraska Ranch Practicum Applications due May 1st

The 2015 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the Practicum.

Opinion

When did it become appropriate to tax death?

The House voted in favor of full repeal of the Death Tax, a tax that is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers everywhere. When did it become appropriate to tax death? said National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Philip Ellis

NFU Opposes Repealing Estate Tax; Says Repeal Places Larger Tax Burden on the Family Farmer

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson opposed action in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal the estate tax, stating the move would place a larger tax burden on American family farmers and ranchers.

NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

NFU President Roger Johnson said that he was disappointed in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittees reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency from last year.

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