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Nebraska State Fair is Capstone Event for 4-H Youth Across the State
Nebraska State Fair is Capstone Event for 4-H Youth Across the State

Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 22-Sept. 1 at Fonner Park in Grand Island can view more than 10,000 4-H exhibits from 2,500 exhibitors across the state, representing all 93 Nebraska counties. The Nebraska State Fair is the capstone event for 4-H'ers to showcase their educational experiences that have taken place in the past year, said Shane Potter, assistant extension educator in 4-H youth development. …

Topper Thorpe Industry Achievement Award Winner at Feeding Quality Forum
Nebraska Farm Bureau Develops Resources to Help in Local Property Tax Discussions
Good times still ahead for beef complex

Fischer visiting Nebraska Communities During August Break

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During the August congressional break, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (NE) held several constituent meetings in Nebraska. Ken Rahjes talked with her after the stop in Lexington. They talked regulations, water, lack of action in congress and her roll on the Senate Armed Services Committee. … Continue

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 +3-2 363-6 366-4 363-6 365-4s 08/22/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 +2-4 369-2 373-2 369-2 371-4s 08/22/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 +29-6 1163-0 1167-0 1163-0 1166-0s 08/22/14
Soybeans (P) Nov 2014 +3-6 1042-4 1047-0 1040-0 1042-0s 08/22/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 +5-6 549-0 555-0 546-2 552-0s 08/22/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 +6-6 563-0 563-0 555-4 562-2s 08/22/14
Live Cattle Aug 2014 +2.200 149.675 151.850 149.600 151.850s 08/22/14
Feeder Cattle Sep 2014 +1.475 209.500 211.650 208.450 210.900s 08/22/14
Lean Hogs Oct 2014 -0.750 93.700 94.775 92.525 92.875s 08/22/14
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Crops

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K-State’s Freddie Lamm Honored for Work in Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Field Crops

Kansas State University research irrigation engineer Freddie Lamm has been honored for his extensive research and education on subsurface drip irrigation for field crops by the Amer …

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Nebraska Corn Board Welcomes Two New Board Members, Elects Officers

Two new board members were appointed to the Nebraska Corn Board at the start of the 2014-15 fiscal year. Brandon Hunnicutt, farmer from Giltner, Nebraska was appointed to District 3 …

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Kansas Wheat staff go on a Wheat Safari

On August 6 - 7, twenty-six of the nation's most influential food and nutrition professionals visited the Fargo area as part of the second Wheat Safari, hosted by the Wheat Foods Co …

Livestock

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Topper Thorpe Industry Achievement Award Winner at Feeding Quality Forum

Topper Thorpe, former longtime Executive Director of CattleFax has been honored as the 2014 Industry Achievement Award Winner at the Feeding Quality Forum . Ken Rahjes talked with h …

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Good times still ahead for beef complex

Dan Basse, President of Ag Resource Company was one of the featured presenters at the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum. He gave a market outlook for proteins and feedstuffs. He talked wi …

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History Lesson in Packing Plant Closures

March 2008, Emporia, Kansas—a Tyson beef plant ceased a majority of its beef processing operations. February 2013, Plainview, Texas—Cargill stopped processing beef at one of its fac …

Opinion

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Governor Heineman hopes to see you at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island

At the Nebrasks State Fair, this year’s theme is “A Bumper Crop of Fun.” It is the perfect family fun destination. This is the fifth year that the 145-year-old Nebraska State Fair …

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Healthy School Meal Rules Allow for Bake Sales

USDA has given states complete authority to set policies on fundraisers and bake sales that work for them. States are free to allow fundraisers and bake sales featuring foods and be …

Features

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Nebraska State Fair is Capstone Event for 4-H Youth Across the State

Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 22-Sept. 1 at Fonner Park in Grand Island can view more than 10,000 4-H exhibits from 2,500 exhibitors across the state, representing all 93 …

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Develops Resources to Help in Local Property Tax Discussions

Nebraska Farm Bureau is reminding Nebraskans there is still time to engage in discussions about local budgets and local spending, which directly impact Nebraskans property tax bills …

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Credit Conditions Remain Solid Despite Lower Farm Income

Most agricultural bankers in the Tenth District reported solid credit conditions in the second quarter of 2014, but longer-term concerns about credit quality have begun to emerge. A …