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Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing. The total is now $7.5 billion. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sai... Read More

U.S.  ethanol production hits five-week high

The Energy Information Administration says U.S. ethanol production hit its highest level in five weeks, while inventories reached the largest number seen since the end of August. Ethanol output in the seven days before October ninth averaged 937,0... Read More

Farmer speaks out following harvest equipment fire in Clay County

In the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 15th, several local fire departments responded to a fire in rural Clay County, NE. Jonathan Rempel said he was getting his two children ready for school on Thursday when he received a phone call from th... Read More

Friday's Fontanelle Final Bell with Troy Nielson of Smart Yield

Grains end mixed on Friday, but Troy Nielson with Smart Yield looks at the week's trade. Overall corn and soybeans continue to hold record prices given the seasonality of harvest. This could give farmers a chance to sell grain into a strong market, b... Read More

Harvest rolls on across Northeast Nebraska | Fridays in the Field | Ep. 21

As harvest continues across Nebraska, Chad Moyer caught up with Nick Emanual, who grows corn and soybeans north of North Bend. Harvest is well underway in the area and Nick says they only have a few days of combining to go. Hot, heavy and prett... Read More

Panhandle Coop Association expanding agronomy location in Torrington, Wyo.

The old Wyoming Ethanol plant will soon have new tenants after Panhandle Cooperative Association purchased the plant on Oct. 8 to expand its agronomy location in Torrington, Wyo. The cooperative will move most of its agronomy operations to the eth... Read More

Audio: Thursday Fontanelle final bell

Grains continue to move higher being lead Thursday by wheat. Corn has almost all of it's 2020/2021 contracts above the $4 mark. Soybeans continue to see strong soybean demand. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners, discusses the fundamentals of what... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

Fundamental news is bullish Funds position on the December cattle-risk off attitude Election still has a “hold” on the markets Why are cash bids so low? Is the stock market worried about the election? Seeing a decline in the gr... Read More

NDA weed identification book now available for purchase

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has updated their “Weeds of the Great Plains” book, which features an additional 40 species of weeds that were not included in previous books. According to the NDA, the updated book contains full-pa... Read More

VIDEO: Harvest progress update with Nebraska farmers

Dry conditions across Nebraska are providing an opportunity for producers to get ahead on harvesting. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as of Sunday, 34% of Nebraska corn was harvested. That figure is ahead of the average for this t... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sue Martin of Ag & Investment

Warm dry weather could cause some concerns Market is tenuous at the moment Election and the effects on the markets. Could the basis see some pressure this week? Grain prices & livestock ...... Read More

KAPPA Ethanol crop progress report for the week of October 11

As expected in the October 11 crop progress report, harvest is racing ahead with dry weather across much of the country. The dry though is hindering emergence of winter wheat and quickly depleting topsoil and subsoil moisture. Row crops have essen... Read More

*Audio* Native Nebraskan to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Farmers Day was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 12, and we celebrated by looking back at a farmer-inventor, Frank Zybach, who changed the midwest landscape with center-pivot irrigation. Zybach, a native of Columbus, Neb., will be among the 2020 ... Read More

Monday Fontanelle Final Bell With PJ Conradt Of Tredas

Sir Isaac Newton may have best explained Monday's market action when he created his theory of gravity, "What goes up must come down." After a strong week of rallies capped off a friendly USDA report, follow through support was no where to be found in... Read More