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Spring Wheat Tour Preview

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- When crop scouts hit the road next week for the Wheat Quality Council's annual Hard Spring Wheat and Durum Tour, they'll take plenty of water, said tour organizer and council p... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2016. The inventory included 6.96 million st... Read More

Governor Ricketts Attends NCSA Summer Meeting

“What an amazing view,” exclaimed Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts on his first trip to the Dismal River Golf Club (DRGC) south of Mullen. He was a guest and keynote speaker of the Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA) which had their fift... Read More

Agriculture Appropriations Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee with Sen. Moran’s Support

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) this week applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to support farmers and ranchers, enco... Read More

Programs Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Suffering from Drought

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is providing information to Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state. “The U.S. Drought Monitor has updated its drought status. In Nebraska... Read More

Expansion in Soy Acres Drives Checkoff Investments

The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops. At the United Soybean Board’s (USB) July meeting, the booming supply of soy was a topic of discussion – as was t... Read More

First Round of NAFTA Talks Scheduled

As expected, U.S. trade officials confirmed this week that North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations would begin August 16th, the first day allowed by U.S. law. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week th... Read More

Curt Pate to Present Stockmanship Clinic in North Platte

A Beef Quality Assurance Stockmanship Clinic will be held August 22 in North Platte at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds (5015 West Hwy 30 North Platte Nebraska). The program will start at 3:30 PM with a welcome followed by a presentation from Rob Eir... Read More

USDA Expands CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Options

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota... Read More

Rural Banker Survey Index Drops Dramatically in July

Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June's index... Read More

Bunge cutting costs, restructuring as grains glut stings

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd (BG.N) said on Wednesday it was cutting costs and restructuring its global operations in response to tough market conditions and its shares fell in after-hours trading. Bunge, which was t... Read More