Are Farmers Slow Learners? As I sat in an agronomy meeting this week, an interesting point was brought up – are farmers slow learners?  The literal reading of the question is demeaning, of course, but it followed with explanation.  When implied as intelligence, it’s an obvious “no”; you have a number of decisions on variables…

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As I type, we are seeing a soybean market that is supported by less than ideal South American weather.  We started the week by adding weather premium to these markets, and word that China bought 20 US cargoes in the last week for the months ahead gave it another boost higher.  Soybean values have gained…

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Over the past few years, the most commonly used word by market analysts has been "volatile." Volatile markets, volatile weather, and volatile input costs have been the talk of the town. However, over the past 45 days, December corn futures have been anything but volatile, trading between 5.00 and 4.70 every single day since 8/3/2023.…

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Hello, My name is Owen Harb. I am a recent high school graduate from Grand Island, Nebraska, and I plan to attend NCTA in Curtis this fall to study Agronomy and Ag Business. This summer, I have had the opportunity to work with the Grand Island Agronomy team. So far, it has been a fantastic…

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Hello everyone! My name is Jacey Smidt and this summer I am interning with our Animal Nutrition - Allied Nutrition Team based out of the Kearney, NE location with Ralston Ripp. I recently graduated from Southeast Community College in Beatrice, NE with degrees in Livestock Management & Production and Ag Business. I grew up on…

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Hello everyone! My name is Kailey Pinney, and I am one of the marketing interns based out of the corporate office in Aurora. This fall, I will be entering my senior year at the University of Wyoming where I study agricultural communications and animal science. I also compete on the rodeo team. Before UW, I…

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Hello everyone, my name is Camden Holliday, I am an accounting intern based out of Aurora, NE. I will be attending Hastings College this next fall, where I am going into my freshman year. I am majoring in accounting and playing baseball as well. This is my first summer as an intern at Aurora Cooperative,…

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Hey, my name is Collin Quandt, I am an agronomy intern in Central City. I will be going into my senior year this fall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I am majoring in Ag Economics. I have also attended Nebraska Wesleyan and studied Business Administration for two years before transferring to UNL last year.…

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Hello everybody, my name is Brielle Hamer. I am from Central City, Nebraska, and I will be attending Central Community College in Hastings as a freshman in the fall. I grew up with agriculture around my life, but I wasn’t 100 percent into the scene myself. However, throughout the years, I have found a passion…

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