Nebraska Average Ag Land Value Drops 3% from 2017

Average Nebraska ag land value dropped 3% from last year, according to a preliminary report of the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market survey. That's less than the 9% drop reported in 2017 and similar to the 4% drop reported in spring 2016.Continue

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CattleFax Supporters, Staff Look Back on 50

Challenges to profitability in the cattle industry have been relentless throughout its history. Over the past 50 years, however, an organization created by cattle producers has helped effectively address those challenges.

53% Kansas Wheat Poor to Very Poor Condition

As of Sunday, in Kansas: Winter wheat condition rated 17 percent very poor, 36 poor, 35 fair, 11 good, and 1 excellent.

Inaugural AgCon brings business, government together to discuss ag futures markets

The first-of-its-kind joint conference from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University, will take place April 56 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kans

Considering New Crop Insurance Prices and Volatility Factors in Nebraska

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently completed the 2018 price discovery period for corn and soybeans in Nebraska. The 2018 corn projected price came in at $3.96 with a 0.15 volatility factor. The 2018 soybean projected price came in at $10.16 with a

Wheat Organizations Ask USTR to Work Toward Re-Joining TPP to Prevent Serious Revenue Loss

Many U.S. Wheat organizations have expressed hope in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer that the Administration will immediately prioritize accession to TPP to save the valuable Japanese market for U.S. wheat farmers.

Secretary Perdue Administers Oath of Office to Bill Northey

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey will serve as the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS) at USDA.

K-States Cattlemen's Day helps producers look forward

Nearly 800 cattle producers and beef industry supporters from Kansas and surrounding states were on hand for the 105th annual Cattlemens Day at Kansas State University on March 2.

Mid-America Economy in Like a Lion

The February Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, jumped to a very healthy reading pointing to healthy growth for the next three to six

United States Cattle on Feed Up 8 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on February 1, 2018. The inventory was 8 percent above February 1, 2017.

Land Auctions Start the Year Strong at Farmers National Company

After the normally slow time right after the first of the year, auction activity picked up in late January as it usually does. The question on everyone's mind is: How is it selling and are prices holding up in the new year? Poll

Would you put some of your farm into the Conservation Reserve Program if it made economic sense?

  • No, we need more acres to farm
  • No
  • Yes
  • If it came with less restrictions
  • If it equaled current cash rents

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