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Irrigation supply expected to be good through summer

Irrigation is making sure the crops in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska are faring well this summer, even with the hot, dry days. Since late May, the irrigation canals for alfalfa and some other early crops have been running. “Most guys are o... Read More

Retail Value Steer Challenge winners announced by Nebraska Cattlemen

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced the winners of the Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC). The challenge, in its 21st year, began in November 2019 and concluded in June 2020 at Darr Feedlot in Cozad. Winners were recognized in three... Read More

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have arrested dozens of farmers who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at government plans to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide. Pol... Read More

Market Alfalfa Show at the Kansas State Fair

MANHATTAN — “Now’s the time to start getting your entry in for the Kansas State Fair’s Market Alfalfa Show,” says Carole Schlender, Contest Manager. Entries for the contest must be pre-entered and the sample mailed by August 15 to the Ka... Read More

(Audio) JBS USA to invest $4 million in Nebraska communities

JBS USA is investing $4 million in Nebraska to support local communities as part of its new Hometown Strong initiative. Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs for JBS USA, said the investment is part of a $120 million global social commitment, ... Read More

The Fontanelle Final Bell Tuesday with Kyle Bumsted of Allenadle Inc.

Kyle Bumsted, Allendale Inc, joins the Fontanelle Final Bell from a dirt road near Ericson Nebraska. The market discussion centers around livestock. Heat is not only taking it's toll on the row crops, but it also impacting cattle. This could help to ... Read More

Propane Council urges producers to plan harvest energy needs

With corn and soybean plantings up substantially compared to last year, the Propane Education & Research Council is reminding producers across the Midwest to plan well in advance of harvest season to ensure they have access to enough propane this... Read More

Dry conditions and tough decisions ahead for cattle producers

Drought conditions are building in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, with one hot, windy day after another drying out pastures and grazing lands. The U.S. Drought Monitor released weekly, shows areas of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas in... Read More

(Audio) Two Nebraska volunteer fire departments receive grain bin rescue tubes

Two rural volunteer fire departments in Nebraska were awarded grain bin rescue tubes through Nationwide Insurance’s grain bin safety initiative. Adams Rural Fire and Brainard Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department were among 41 fire departments ... Read More

(Audio) Big Springs student receives $1,000 grant to expand 4-H, FFA swine project

Makenna Eisenzimmer, a student from Keith County Farm Bureau, was recently awarded a $1,000 student project grant from the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Eisenzimmer launched her FFA supervised agricultural experience (SAE) and business, Eisenzimmer Show P... Read More

*Video*  The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics

Chicago weather Looking at what the market is looking like…does it look like 2012? What happened in 2012 with the market? Can we learn from marketing in 2012 for 2020? COVID Feed Demand Read More

Audio: KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report For The Week Of July 6

For the first full week of July corn and soybean ratings started to drop slightly across the nation.Corn silking is the first crop condition area we see that is actually behind the five year average. Winter wheat harvest is rolling along ahead of sch... Read More

K-State to host drought preparedness webinar July 9

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Registration is now open for a webinar that will help Kansas beef cattle producers prepare to manage and reduce the impacts of drought and reduced forage availability on cow herds. The webinar will be hosted by the Kansas State U... Read More

Nebraska Extension webinar on cash flow strategies during the pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted the finances and business plans of agricultural producers across the state. An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will focus on cash flow strategies and available tools as farmers and ranchers plan for the rest of the year. ... Read More