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The Fontanelle Final Bell Tuesday With Mike Zuzolo

Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics, joins the Fontanelle Final Bell on a turn around Tuesday in the ag commodity markets. Zuzolo highlights that today's pullback was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Still in the soybean complex it's goo... Read More

WESTCO and Land O’Lakes Foundation donate $20K to Gering Civic Plaza

The Gering Civic Plaza received a $20,000 donation from WESTCO and the Land O’Lakes Foundation on Monday, Sept. 14. WESTCO General Manager David Briggs presented checks during the Gering City Council meeting that evening. “WESTCO is gratefu... Read More

Wine caucus seeks CFAP funding for wine producers

A group of lawmakers want the Department of Agriculture to include wine grape producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The Congressional Wine Caucus, a group of lawmakers representing wine-producing states, sent the request to Agricul... Read More

AUDIO: M1 Money Supply And Commodity Inflation

Given the recent positive price action of grains and moves by the Federal Reserve the possibility for commodity inflation has started to become a possible reality. Inflation in it's nature is quite simple as it's a general increase in prices and f... Read More

Brazil tariff rate quota for ethanol extended for 90 days

Brazil’s tariff rate quota for ethanol has been extended for an additional 90 days, starting September 14. After expiring on August 31, a 20 percent tariff was temporarily applied to all U.S. ethanol. U.S. corn and ethanol groups expressed disap... Read More

VIDEO: Organizers prepare for annual Aksarben Stock Show

While many events continue to be canceled or postponed around the county, the Aksarben Stock Show is on as scheduled. The 93rd show will take place at the Nebraska State Fairground September 24-27. "We're definitely working with the local healt... Read More

EPA sides with farmers on ethanol, rejects refinery waivers

Federal regulators have handed a victory to corn farmers by refusing to allow a group of petroleum refiners in 14 states to forego requirements to blend ethanol into the gasoline they make. Members of Congress from farm states have heavily lobbied... Read More

Branstad stepping down as U.S. Ambassador to China

Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China, will step down to work on the Donald Trump re-election campaign. Reuters reports sources familiar with the matter cite Branstad’s popularity in Iowa, having served there as governor for over two decades, as... Read More

The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

Did you see any surprises out of the crop report last Friday? How did you feel about the corn and soybean yields that NASS report? What do you think the yields will go show in the October report? How does the demand for corn look at this... Read More

Audio: KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report For The Week Of September 14

The mid September crop progress report from NASS shows a substantial jump in moisture ratings from last week's cool rain event. There is also a notable increase in pasture and range conditions due to the moisture. Aside from that the corn and soybean... Read More

NCGA: Denial of gap-year waiver petitions positive, pending current-year waivers yet to be addressed

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of 54 of 68 pending past-year (2011-2018) small refinery exemptions (SREs), or waivers, to oil refiners. However, 14 gap-year waivers ... Read More

National Western Stock Show postponed until January 2022

After more than a century, the "Super Bowl" of stock shows will not be happening in January 2021. To the shock and dismay of many in the agriculture and livestock communities, it was released on Monday, September 14, that the National Western Stoc... Read More

Farm readiness plans essential as harvest begins and COVID-19 lingers on

LINCOLN, Neb. – As the corn growing season winds down, Nebraska farmers are anxious to begin harvest. Every year as autumn begins, the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association reminds farmers and rural residents to “take a se... Read More

Intern Opportunity for Young People at the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention

College students have a unique opportunity to attend the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, February 1-5 next year. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is looking for a team of interns to gain firs... Read More