NEWS ROOM

10/21/2019

Dec. corn closed at $3.87 and 1/4, down 3 and 3/4 centsNov. soybeans closed at $9.33 and 1/4, down 3/4 centDec. soybean meal closed at $307.70, down 80 centsDec. soybean oil closed at 30.48, up 12 pointsDec. wheat closed at $5.23 and 1/2, down 8 and 3/4 centsOct. live cattle closed at $110.95, up 47…

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John Perkins

10/21/2019

Young people remain interested in farming despite the toughest stretch in agriculture since the 1980’s farm crisis.  National Young Farmers Coalition land access program director Holly Rippon-Butler says those aspiring to be part of the next generation of farmers aren’t deterred by the depressed farm economy. “I think young people are getting into farming for…

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Mark Dorenkamp

10/21/2019

Milk production during September was up slightly on the year again but down on the month. USDA says production in the U.S. was incrementally higher than last year at 17.6 billion pounds with production per cow up 34 pounds.  The herd size was down 53,000 milking cows from last September and down 2,000 from the…

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Nicole Heslip

10/21/2019

Wet weather and flooding delayed soybean planting in many areas of Mississippi, forced replanting of many acres and put the crop behind schedule.

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Bonnie Coblentz

10/21/2019

Gov. Ricketts (right) and state leaders receive a tour of Costco’s facilities. FREMONT – On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Costco’s new chicken plant in Fremont.  The poultry operation will turn Nebraska-grown broilers into Costco’s popular rotisserie chickens and other chicken products.  Costco sells 90 million rotisserie chickens at its…

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KVRN

10/21/2019

GrainBridge has developed a new digital grain marketing platform for farmers with the introduction planned for the first quarter of 2020. The new tool is called STRATUM. We discussed it with Faith Larson, chief strategy officer for GrainBridge. Link to news release AUDIO: Faith Larson Continue reading GrainBridge announces new digital grain marketing platform called…

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Ken Anderson

10/21/2019

Yet another impressive storm system over the nation’s mid-section will drift northeastward, reaching the vicinity of Lake Superior by Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms along the storm’s trailing cold front will sweep eastward, clearing much of the Atlantic Seaboard by mid-week. Subsequently, showers will return across parts of the East late in the week. Before the…

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Greg Soulje

10/21/2019

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange started the week sharply higher supported by strong movement in the cash cheese market.   October Class III milk up three cents at $18.66.  November up 62 cents at $19.18.  December 42 cents higher at $18.42.  January up 32 cents at $17.60.  February through May contracts two to…

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Nicole Heslip

10/21/2019

Across the Corn Belt, rain is maintaining soggy conditions and keeping fieldwork at a standstill in most areas from the Mississippi Valley westward. Early Monday, heavy showers and thunderstorms are spreading into the lower Ohio Valley. On the Plains, parts of eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas are in recovery mode, following Sunday night’s severe weather…

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Greg Soulje