Caution Urged on Farm Equipment Leases

Many factors in the agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. Its important to consider both the pros and cons to this decision.Continue

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Farm Sector Profitability Expected To Weaken in 2015

Both net cash and net farm income are forecast to decline for the second consecutive year. Net cash income is expected to fall by 27.7 percent in 2015, Net farm income projected largest decline since 1983.

Fundamentals Signal Opportunities for Kansas Wheat in South America

Argentina may dominate the South American wheat market, but Kansas hard red winter (HRW) wheat is no insignificant player. Together with U.S. Wheat Associates, Kansas wheat farmers are building markets in the Southern Hemisphere.

AGP Announces Aberdeen, SD as Location for New Soybean Processing Facility

Ag Processing Inc. a cooperative,has announced the selection of Aberdeen, South Dakota as the location for a new soybean processing plant. The new facility will be the tenth soybean processing plant for the Company.

2015 Silver Eagle Award to Honor Mike Johanns

Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected former U.S. Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska as the 2015 recipient of its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Johanns at their 2015 annual meeting.

Nebraska Pork Producers Announce New Executive Director

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is pleased to announce that Alan R. Juhnke from Willmar, Minnesota will take over the executive director position for NPPA in January of 2016. He will replace the retiring Larry Sitzman.

National Corn Growers Association keeps sharing success of Renewable Fuels Standard

Pick the issue in agriculture and you will probably find the National Corn Growers in the middle of it, working on behalf of their members and all the nation's corn growers. We get an update with Chip Bowling, President of NCGA.

U.S. Winter Wheat condition rated 53 Good/Excellent

The latest crop progress and condition report from USDA has the nation's winter wheat condition at 53 good/excellent and 37 fair. 90%, has emerged.Sorghum harvest is 94% complete and Sunflowers 95% out of the field.

Global Business Climate for Agricultural Machinery Still Weak, Says Agrievolution Alliance Survey

The latest global business climate index from the Agrievolution Alliance indicates that the majority of agricultural equipment manufacturers in the survey remain pessimistic about the sector.

Farmers, ranchers, and "agvocates" joined together to better tell the story of agriculture

Farmers, from as far away as Hawaii, the state of Washington, and Vermont, learned how to share their stories with consumers about food, fuel, and fiber production, at the 2015 Cultivate & Connect Conference.

Nebraska Ag Youth Council Member Announced for 2015-2016

Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach has announced the selection of the members of the 2015-2016 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council. The NAYC is entering its 45th year with this group of Council members.

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    Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
    Corn (P) Dec 2015 +5-6 0-0 365-0 365-0 365-0s 11/30/15
    Corn (P) Mar 2016 +5-0 0-0 372-2 372-2 372-2s 11/30/15
    Soybeans (P) Jan 2016 +8-0 0-0 881-0 881-0 881-0s 11/30/15
    Soybeans (P) Mar 2016 +7-6 0-0 883-2 883-2 883-2s 11/30/15
    Wheat (P) Dec 2015 -5-6 0-0 460-0 460-0 460-0s 11/30/15
    Wheat (P) Jan 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
    Live Cattle Dec 2015 -2.250 131.025 131.875 129.575 129.575 14:34
    Feeder Cattle Mar 2016 -3.675 163.875 163.875 159.950 160.000 14:32
    Lean Hogs Dec 2015 -0.450 58.900 58.900 57.575 58.275 14:35

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