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Kansas Wheat launches new brand mark
Kansas Wheat launches new brand mark

The Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers have unveiled their new brand mark - the EAT Wheat symbol. In addition, the organizations are also introducing a new tagline, Rediscover Wheat. The branding changes coincide with Kansas Wheat’s focus on helping consumers rediscover wheat in their diets, developing a renaissance in wheat research, and concentrating research efforts on exploring the genetic diversity and complexity of the wheat plant. …

Climate Change Report Release Kicks Off 2014 – 15 Heuermann Lectures Season
Poll: Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year
Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program runs unitl November 28th.

Chris Novak named new NCGA CEO

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After a comprehensive recruitment process with many strong candidates, the National Corn Growers Association announced today that Chris Novak will become the organization’s next chief executive officer, taking the place of 14-year veteran Rick Tolman, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire from the organization. … Continue

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MARKETS

Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 -3-2 359-6 359-6 355-0 355-6s 09/02/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 -1-0 365-4 366-4 362-4 363-6s 09/02/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 +7-6 0-0 1097-2 1089-4 1097-2s 09/02/14
Soybeans (P) Nov 2014 +7-6 1030-4 1037-0 1030-4 1032-0s 09/02/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 -6-6 0-0 550-2 543-4 543-4s 09/02/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 -8-4 554-4 555-0 554-2 555-0s 09/02/14
Live Cattle Oct 2014 +0.725 152.925 153.150 152.875 153.150 01:58
Feeder Cattle Oct 2014 +0.900 219.375 219.925 219.250 219.725 01:48
Lean Hogs Oct 2014 +0.800 100.275 100.800 99.925 100.675 01:56
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Kansas Wheat launches new brand mark

The Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers have unveiled their new brand mark - the EAT Wheat symbol. In addition, the organizations are also introducin …

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Dutcher: Models Show Above Normal Precipitation for This Fall

A big question this fall: will there be harvest delays due to wet weather? Tendencies for above-normal precipitation statewide with the highest probability south and west of a line …

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Take control of next year's wheat crop

While 2014's wheat harvest has been left in the dust, producers are starting to make decisions that can affect next year's crop, for both themselves and their neighbors. Being a goo …

Livestock

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Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program runs unitl November 28th.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 201 …

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Roberts, Moran and Huelskamp tour future NBAF site

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, and Representative Tim Huelskamp on Friday received a tour from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the future home of the Nationa …

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EPA Finally Hands Over Maps Detailing the Extent of their WOTUS Proposal

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps on Wednesday of waters and wetlands the Environmental Protection Agency has to-date refrained from making public. …

Opinion

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Mapping the Truth

Tom Reynolds with the Environmental Protection Agency went to the official blog of the EPA to further explain the clean water proposal: Before discussing the truth about the history …

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Back to School Lunches

Students across Nebraska returned to classes in recent weeks. However because of new, overbearing government regulations fewer students are participating in school lunch. A new n …

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NCBA President Comments Regarding APHIS Proposed Rule to Allow Importation of Beef from Region in Argentina

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Inspection Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to allow the importation of beef from a region in …

Features

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Climate Change Report Release Kicks Off 2014 – 15 Heuermann Lectures Season

The Heuermann Lecture series' 2014-2015 season will feature experts spanning a host of topics including climate change, animal biotechnology and agricultural communication. Heuerman …

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year

Rural Nebraskans' optimism seems to be up a bit, according to the 2014 Nebraska Rural Poll. Fifty percent of poll respondents said they were better off this year than five years ago …

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Reaching Consumers One Conversation at a Time

Linda Schwarz a Bertrand, NE area farmers and CommonGround volunteer spends much of her time off the fair talking to consumers who have questions or want to know more about how food …