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

Thoughts on the cattle market.  Geo Political & Cornavirus keeping a hold of the markets.  How the politics and global work together. Feeder cattle stabilize-could we have seen a stronger rally.... Read More

Brazilian beef is back in the U.S.

Late last week, the USDA reopened the door into the U.S. market for imports of raw beef from Brazil. The agency says the world’s largest beef exporter has taken the right steps to improve its food-safety inspection system, bringing it up to U.S. st... Read More

U.S. Using Less Water for Livestock than in 1960

Six decades after pouring water into its livestock production, the United States is investing relative drops in the bucket to produce its meat, milk and eggs, says a recent analysis from the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global ... Read More

Aggies judge cattle at NC Classic

CURTIS, Neb. – Beef cattle evaluation holds great appeal for 10 Aggie students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. “Our students engaged in a highly competitive contest at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Beef Cattle ... Read More

Pork Pessimistic on EU; Cattle Optimistic on China

U.S. pork producers don’t seem optimistic about a potential trade deal with the European Union coming together anytime soon. Nick Giordano is the Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council. Giordano tells... Read More

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

Another low day in the markets, is the aid payment talk trigger some worries in the market place?  Waiting for trade deals to kick.  Bean funds are short going into the weekend.  Outlook forum brought no surprises.  Now what?  Ethanol margins fl... Read More

USDA AMS Announces Trade Mitigation Lamb Purchase

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture would take to support American agricultural producers while continued efforts on free, fair and reciprocal trade d... Read More

AUDIO: Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Feb. 1, 2020. The inventory was 2% above Feb. 1, 2019, USDA reported on Friday. Placements in feedl... Read More

Hormel Eliminating Ractopamine from Hog Supplies

Hormel Foods is getting rid of ractopamine, a growth drug banned by China, from its hog supply. Hormel is joining rival companies like Tyson Foods and JBS in looking to make more meat sales to China, which is in the middle of wrestling with a large s... Read More

Fake Meat Claims

There are countless articles about the fake meat business lately and most of them are little more than promotional pieces for the companies producing plant-based alternatives to meat. A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article titled “This Anti-C... Read More

Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman INTL FC Stone

Grains settled nearly opposite of Tuesday with soybeans higher, corn and wheat lower. Arlan Suderman, Chief Economist for INTL FC Stone, shares his thoughts on why the wheat bulls may have been a little overdone on Tuesday.  Suderman also shares INT... Read More