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UNL's Funston Receives Regional Extension Award
UNL's Funston Receives Regional Extension Award

Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award for the North Central Region from Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Funston, also a professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Animal Science, is based at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. …

Celebrating Our Nation’s Agricultural Abundance this Thanksgiving
Holdrege Irrigation highest selling Reinke Dealership in North America
Calving Schools Planned in January around Kansas

Farm Sector Profits Expected To Weaken in 2014

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Net farm income is forecast to be $96.9 billion in 2014, down over 23 percent from 2013’s estimate of $126.5 billion. The 2014 forecast would be the lowest since 2010, but would remain $14.5 billion above the previous 10-year average. Offsetting changes in crop and livestock receipts leaves higher expenses as the main driver of changes in 2014 net farm income from 2013. Net cash income is forecast at $108.2 billion, down over 19 percent from the 2013 estimate. Net cash income is projected to decline less than net farm income primarily because it reflects the sale of carryover stocks from 2013. … Continue

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MARKETS

Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Dec 2014 unch 376-6 379-2 376-4 378-2s 11/27/14
Corn (P) Mar 2015 unch 389-0 392-0 389-0 391-4s 11/27/14
Soybeans (P) Jan 2015 unch 1049-0 1049-0 1039-0 1047-0s 11/27/14
Soybeans (P) Mar 2015 unch 1054-0 1054-0 1052-6 1052-6s 11/27/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 unch 0-0 562-0 551-4 562-0s 11/27/14
Wheat (P) Mar 2015 unch 561-4 562-6 553-4 562-6s 11/27/14
Live Cattle Dec 2014 unch 169.925 170.675 168.875 169.250s 11/27/14
Feeder Cattle Mar 2015 unch 229.750 231.625 228.950 229.350s 11/27/14
Lean Hogs Dec 2014 unch 90.550 91.100 90.250 90.950s 11/27/14
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Crops

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Over Analyzing Big Data trying to gain a marketing advantage

Big Times call for Big Data was the theme of the American Bankers Association, Ag Lenders Conference in Omaha. Mark Gold, Managing Partner with Top Third Ag Marketing discussed con …

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Sorghum...Is it in your crop rotation?

Sorghum is more than the old itchy milo you may remember. It is a vital feed grain for livestock and ethanol production, more acres are needed to keep up with demand. J.B. Stewart …

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Republican River Compact Adjustments to Benefit Basin Water Users

Reflecting a new spirit of cooperation, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska on Wednesday, November 19th reached an historic agreement during a special meeting of the Republican River Comp …

Livestock

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UNL's Funston Receives Regional Extension Award

Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension a …

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Calving Schools Planned in January around Kansas

With calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in five locations, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this cri …

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Vesicular Somatitis diagnosed in Wheeler County, Nebraska

According to Nebaska State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a diagnosis of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in cattle on two farms …

Opinion

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Celebrating Our Nation’s Agricultural Abundance this Thanksgiving

In his weekly column, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says: Thanksgiving is a celebration of the harvest and the abundance of food we are able to share with our friends and family. This …

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What Most People Don’t Realize is Behind Their Thanksgiving Dinner

You can picture it now, can’t you? The familiar sounds of a parade or football game playing on the TV while little ones chase each other through the house. More friends and family m …

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U.S. Soybean Transportation: Reliable and Cost-Effective, but for How Long?

America’s system of roads, bridges, highways, railroads, navigable waterways and ports allows soybean farmers to access customers around the world. This system has allowed the U.S. …

Features

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Holdrege Irrigation highest selling Reinke Dealership in North America

Reinke honored its top dealerships throughout the United States and Canada at the company’s annual convention held October 23-25 in Palm Springs, Calif. Upwards of 120 Reinke dealer …

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Becoming sustainable at K-State, One French Fry at at time

The sound of a diesel engine is distinct. Sure, some are louder than others, and diesel enthusiasts can usually recognize the differences in sound between Cummins and Powerstroke en …

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Senator Moran pays tribute to KFB President Baccus

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran paid tribute to outgoing Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baccus. Kansas Farm Bureau is Kansas' largest general farm orga …

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