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Subcommittee Takes a View from the Barnyard on the Farm Economy

The final hearing in the Focus on the Farm Economy series was held, where each of the six subcommittees examined the growing pressures in rural America from the perspective of their subcommittee.

Goule Selected as New NAWG CEO

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announced today the selection of Chandler Goule as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goule, currently Senior Vice President of Programs at the National Farmers Union.

Study says Corn Exports Add $74.7 Billion To U.S. Economy

Exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics.

Cargill: We're Staying in Wichita

Cargill's protein business headquarters will remain in Wichita and relocate from 151 North Main Street. The decision is dependent upon pending approval by the City of Wichita for an agreement between the two entities.

Corn and Soybean planting near normal, sorghum slightly behind

This week's crop progress report has corn at 86 % planted, soybeans 56 % and sorghum 37 %. No change in the condition of the winter wheat crop, it is still 62 % good/excellent. 75 % headed, 9 points ahead of average.

Gov. Ricketts, Cattlemen Unveil New Farm Vehicle Designation

Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by the Nebraska Cattlemen to unveil a new vehicle designation that will allow Nebraskas farmers and ranchers to move certain farm equipment around their farm or ranch operation without obtaining a commercial vehicle driv

Rural Mainstreet Economy Remains Weak for May

For a ninth straight month, the Rural Mainstreet Index fell below growth neutral Approximately nine of ten bankers surveyed see low agriculture commodity prices as the greatest challenge to the rural economy for 2016.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 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 10.8 million head on May 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent above May 1, 2015.

Moran Agriculture Appropriations Bill Passes Full Appropriations Committee

The full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved U.S. Senator Jerry Morans (R-Kan.) bill to support farmers and ranchers, encourage rural economic development, and enhance food safety in fiscal year 2017.

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Ag Groups Decry Proposed RFS Reduction

Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska ag groups decried the Environmental Protection Agencys proposal to lower the target for conventional ethanol blended fuel in 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to 14.8 billion gallons. Poll

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Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) Jul 2016 +4-4 0-0 412-6 412-6 412-6s 05/29/16
Corn (P) Sep 2016 +3-6 0-0 414-2 414-2 414-2s 05/29/16
Soybeans (P) Jul 2016 +6-6 0-0 1086-4 1086-4 1086-4s 05/29/16
Soybeans (P) Aug 2016 +5-6 0-0 1083-0 1083-0 1083-0s 05/29/16
Wheat (P) Jul 2016 +0-2 0-0 481-4 481-4 481-4s 05/29/16
Wheat (P) Sep 2016 unch 0-0 491-6 491-6 491-6s 05/29/16
Live Cattle Jun 2016 +0.775 119.200 120.075 119.125 119.700s 05/27/16
Feeder Cattle Sep 2016 +0.850 144.200 145.175 144.025 144.800s 05/27/16
Lean Hogs Jun 2016 -0.025 80.425 80.575 79.950 80.525s 05/27/16

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