Ambassador Darci Vetter addresses USGC

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U.S. Trade Policy: "Opportunities and Challenges" was the theme Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Ambassador Darci Vetter spoke about during the 54th annual Board of Delegates meeting in Omaha. This was the Ambassador's first official presentation since her conformation vote earlier this month. … Continue

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 +0-2 359-0 364-0 359-0 361-6s 07/30/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 +0-4 368-6 373-4 367-2 371-4s 07/30/14
Soybeans (P) Aug 2014 -6-0 1220-0 1230-0 1217-0 1220-4s 07/30/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 -19-2 1111-0 1112-0 1102-0 1102-2s 07/30/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 +7-2 525-4 527-4 523-6 527-2s 07/30/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 +5-6 0-0 549-4 543-6 549-4s 07/30/14
Live Cattle Aug 2014 -0.175 160.125 160.150 159.500 159.675 22:19
Feeder Cattle Sep 2014 -0.050 224.450 224.475 224.100 224.150 22:19
Lean Hogs Aug 2014 -0.650 118.600 118.750 118.150 118.500 22:19
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Crops

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Huelskamp remains cosponsor of bill to repeal RFS, Kansas Ag and Ethanol Groups disappointed

Representative Tim Huelskamp remains a cosponsor of a bill that calls for the repeal of the Renewable Fuels Standard, a key program that gives ethanol producers access to sell their …

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On the Ground in China: A USGC perspective

China was one of the big topics which was discussed at the 54th annual Delegate meeting of the U.S. Grains Council in Omaha. From trade challenges, future opportunities and continu …

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How strong is the uncertainty in agriculture and energy markets?

The annual Board of Delegates meeting for the U.S. Grains Council is going on in Omaha, where a number of topics are being discussed and leaders in their field are giving insight on …

Livestock

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USDA issues information on PDEV reporting program

USDA has issued details on understanding and complying with its reporting program related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and other swine …

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Pawnee County designated livestock friendly in Nebraska

On Friday, Governor Dave Heineman announced the official designation of Pawnee County as Nebraska’s newest county to receive the Livestock Friendly County designation through the Ne …

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USDA issues information on PDEV reporting program

USDA has issued details on understanding and complying with its reporting program related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and other swine …

Opinion

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Water Management Progress

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman gives an update on water management progress in Nebraska. July 16th marked 10 years since LB962 - the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection …

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Making the Business Case for Rural America

In this weeks column, Ag Secretary Vilsack says Of course, it takes more than money to grow an idea. It takes an atmosphere that fosters creativity and rewards innovation. And at a …

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Time to send a clear message to EPA

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Jackie McClaskey says water in Kansas is a precious resource. Kansans are keenly aware of the importance of protecting the soil, water, air and oth …

Features

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Ethanol Rolls into Sturgis

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will partner with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground to host the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally set to take place Aug. 4–10. Approximate …

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White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Private Investment Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council has announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infras …

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Senate Ag Committee Holds School Lunch Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee recently held a hearing titled “Meeting the Challenges of Feeding America’s School Children,” focusing on the nutrition standards implemented in fal …