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Mid-America Business Conditions Weaken Again, second verse

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for September, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, slumped for the month and the second in a row.

ConAgra Foods moving Headquarters to Chicago

ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced restructuring plans to improve profitability, advance its growth agenda and unlock shareholder value. Part of that is moving it's executive headquarters to Chicago.

Dairy and Bacon Prices Down, Apples Too

Lower retail prices for several foods, including whole milk, cheddar cheese, bacon and apples resulted in a slight decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federations Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey.

Farmers making strides at harvest and fall planting

The latest crop progress and condition report shows corn harvest 18 % complete, soybeans 21 % finished and sorghum harvest 36 % wrapped up. Hard Red Winter Wheat planting is 31 percent complete with 7 percent emerged.

Vilsack Kicks Off International Crop Insurance Conference

Agricultural leaders from more than 30 nations are in America this week to discuss the challenge of feeding a growing world population and how crop insurance can help farmers rise to the task. USDA Secretary Vilsack addressed the group.

Nebraska Resource Districts continue to focus on best practices

The Nebraska Resource Districts held their annual meeting in Kearney to talk about issues of water and soil and hear about new projects across the state. talked with Terry Martin who is currently serving as President.

Senator Pat Roberts recognized as 2015 Friend of Agricultural Economics

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators recognized U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, by presenting him the 2015 Friend of Agricultural Economics Award.

USTR's Darci Vetter discusses full trade agenda in Nebraska

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith held a seminar on International Trade and Rural America. The keynote speaker was Chief Agriculture Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Darci Vetter.

Dr. Ronnie Green on UNL's roll in international trade

Nebraska plays a pivotal role in international trade, and the University of Nebraska also has many programs which helps develop ideas into goods and services for a growing world. We talk with UNL's Ronnie Green.

KC Fed: Tightening Farm Income Continues to Loom

After a run of profits fit for the record books from 2010 to 2013, many crop producers have been facing progressively tighter margins and incomes. The conditions that brought record profits have quickly eroded during the past two years

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    Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
    Corn (P) Dec 2015 +4-6 0-0 398-2 398-2 398-2s 10/06/15
    Corn (P) Mar 2016 +4-6 0-0 408-4 408-4 408-4s 10/06/15
    Soybeans (P) Nov 2015 +3-6 0-0 888-0 888-0 888-0s 10/06/15
    Soybeans (P) Jan 2016 +3-6 0-0 892-0 892-0 892-0s 10/06/15
    Wheat (P) Nov 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
    Wheat (P) Dec 2015 +10-6 0-0 526-2 526-2 526-2s 10/06/15
    Live Cattle Oct 2015 +3.000 122.400 125.125 121.725 125.125s 10/06/15
    Feeder Cattle Nov 2015 +4.500 173.200 178.025 172.000 178.025s 10/06/15
    Lean Hogs Oct 2015 +0.600 73.250 73.925 73.250 73.600s 10/06/15

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