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Pork Checkoff Weekly Update

This week, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even shares how the Pork Checkoff is working to support America’s pig farmers in the month of August  Ensure Your Voice is Heard – The National Pork Board’s new annual planning process is underwa... Read More

House Subcommittee Calls on USDA to Assist Producers

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday, House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California and Ranking Member David Rouzer of North Carolina, joined by Full Committee Chairman Col... Read More

Dietary Guidelines Play Crucial Role for Americans

From school nutrition programs and the food we serve our nation’s service members, to the advice dieticians and physicians provide, as the cornerstone for all federal nutrition policy and guidance, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) impact... Read More

Audio: Box Butte County Fair - Sewing, quilts and cattle

The Box Butte County Fair in Hemingford, Neb.,  began it's livestock shows on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Shaylynn McConville of Hemingford tells us about her 4-H sewing projects and then her livestock Listen to hear the full interview here: &nb... Read More

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler with Lakefront Futures

Real crop conditions Latest drought map When will the markets catch up to the country side on crops A lot of numbers being tossed around for yield potential Weekly export numbers strong. A pull back in the cattle doesn’t come as ... Read More

T-shirt Campaign Helps Nebraska Food Banks Put Beef on the Table

KEARNEY, NE, August 6, 2020 – Nebraska food banks will soon be able to provide more beef to families in need thanks to the “Good Life. Great Steaks.” T-shirt campaign coordinated by the Nebraska Beef Council and the Rural Radio Network. During ... Read More

Audio: Scotts Bluff County Fair - July 30, goat show

The Scott Bluff County Fair saw two sets of twin goats, in this year's fair. Allison Carpenter of Scottsbluff High School tells us more about her goats, which she raised at the high school ag facility. Listen to hear the full interview here: ... Read More

Cattle Call looks into NCBA Live Cattle Marketing meeting

Brad Kooima talks about the six plus hour NCBA Live Cattle Marketing Committee meeting during the NCBA summer business meeting.  He talks on the compromise and how ti will effect the cattle producer.  At times the vote was so close they didn't know... Read More

Audio: Scotts Bluff County Fair: beef show

Thursday, July 30, at the Scotts Bluff County Fair beef, took to the ring in the afternoon. I caught up with Ethan Bomberger of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., and Sophia Pitts of Lyman, both were grooming their steers for the show ring Ethan Bomberger gro... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of StoneX

Restrict expanded limits? Why are markets not reflecting realty with the grain trade? StoneX on yield information released this week-how are producers reacting? Dakota Pipeline will not get shutdown while the case is heard-good for grain... Read More

(AUDIO) Nebraska breakaway roping talent to compete professionally at Buffalo Bill Rodeo

Accomplished cowgirls have been able to barrel race professionally for decades. Now, they have the chance to compete at the professional level with a rope in their hands. North Platte, Nebraska, cowgirl Bailey Brown will be capitalizing on th... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics

Crop progress report Yield information that wasn’t a big surprise to the trade Collusion in grains? China buying more grain as they ramp up hog production Struggles in the cattle market     ...... Read More

Nebraska Extension to host Calf Health Management on Arrival webinar series

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will host the 2020 Calf  Health Management on Arrival webinar series. The webinars will take place weekly beginning on Aug. 18. The Calf Health Management on Arrival webinar series is designed to highli... Read More

Mitigating heat stress in cattle via the Nebraska Mesonet

Extreme summer heat can be a cause for concern for feedlot operators and cattle producers in Nebraska. Heat causes stress and other negative impacts in cattle production. Cattle at a comfortable temperature are more productive, gain weight more effic... Read More