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Farmers & Ranchers College 2014-15 Programming announced
Farmers & Ranchers College 2014-15 Programming announced

The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January, 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, up to date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in south central Nebraska through a collaborative effort between business, industry and higher education leaders. Furthermore, the Farmers & Ranchers College will provide the tools necessary so that agricultural producers will be able to respond positively to these changes using a profitable decision making process. …

October’s Rural Mainstreet Index Plummets: Farmland Price Index Sinks to Record Low
Six Land-grant Universities Launch Animal Ag Industry Climate Change Website
Governor Heineman and Ag Leaders encourage use of e85

Fall Harvest continues to slug along

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This weeks crop progress report shows the nation's corn harvest is 31 percent complete, average is 53, Soybeans at 53 percent with average of 66 and 48 percent of sorghum harvested, average is 51 percent. Winter Wheat planting is now at 77 percent. … Continue

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MARKETS

Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Dec 2014 +0-2 342-4 348-4 342-4 348-2s 10/20/14
Corn (P) Mar 2015 +0-4 355-6 361-6 355-6 361-6s 10/20/14
Soybeans (P) Nov 2014 -7-4 938-4 945-4 938-0 944-2s 10/20/14
Soybeans (P) Jan 2015 -7-4 946-4 953-0 945-4 952-2s 10/20/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 -2-4 0-0 516-0 513-4 513-4s 10/20/14
Wheat (P) Mar 2015 -1-6 0-0 528-0 526-2 526-2s 10/20/14
Live Cattle Oct 2014 -0.050 167.450 167.850 167.375 167.850 06:51
Feeder Cattle Nov 2014 -0.675 236.475 236.825 236.100 236.150 06:52
Lean Hogs Dec 2014 +0.175 88.650 89.325 88.525 89.325 06:51
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Crops

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Governor Heineman and Ag Leaders encourage use of e85

Governor Dave Heineman and state ag leaders are encouraging Nebraskans to utilize E85 fuel the next time they are at the gas pump with a flex fuel vehicle. To help located E85 filli …

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New Holland Agriculture Smashes the Current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Wheat Harvested within Eight Hours with the CR10.90 Elevation Combine

New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, harvesting an impressive 797.656 tonnes (29,308.84 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with the world’s most pow …

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USDA Announces 19 USB Farmer-Director Appointments

Nineteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after their recent appointments by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The 1 …

Livestock

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Farmers & Ranchers College 2014-15 Programming announced

The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January, 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, up to date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in s …

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Beef Producers Call for Ambition Over Political Expediency

The Five Nations Beef Alliance* concluded a successful meeting and tour in south Texas last week, capped by the unanimous endorsement of a public statement calling for all Trans-Pac …

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Rabobank report shows heated pork markets cooling down

Rabobank has published a new report on the global pork industry, saying that heated international markets are slowly cooling down. In the report, the bank’s Food & Agribusiness Res …

Opinion

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Farmers Do More Than Feed the World

Earlier today, Secretary Vilsack posted a guest column on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations blog in honor of World Food Day. The UN General Assembly has de …

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Forty-Five Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack the Checkoff

45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Or …

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USDA Crop Report Underscores Need for Market Certainty

​New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirm that farmers have produced a record-setting corn crop, and that the surplus remaining after all demands …

Features

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October’s Rural Mainstreet Index Plummets: Farmland Price Index Sinks to Record Low

Highlights from the October Survey show: Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the fifth straight month to its lowest level in more than four years. Farmland prices declined for the 11th …

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Six Land-grant Universities Launch Animal Ag Industry Climate Change Website

The $346 billion U.S. animal agriculture industry is already paying the price for an unstable climate with more frequent and extreme weather events that are devastating to individua …

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Don Hutchens to Receive USMEF Distinguished Service Award

Don Hutchens, who recently concluded a long career as executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, has been named the 2014 recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) D …

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