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UNL Dedicates Statues of Former Secretaries of Agriculture

On a day when four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture from Nebraska were honored in bronze on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, Ronnie Green already was looking ahead to the need to make room for a fifth and sixth – who knows how many? – statues. Green, Harlan vice chancellor of the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, led the dedication Saturday afternoon of statues of J. Sterling Morton, Clifford Hardin, Clayton Yeutter and Mike Johanns. …

Governor Brownback Proclaims September as Farm Safety Month
Nebraska Soybean Association talks with AgView
Cold Snap May Have Nipped Kansas Sorghum, Soybeans More than Corn

Rural Mainstreet Index Sinks for September

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September Rural Mainstreet Index survey results at a glace show: The Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the fourth straight month to its lowest level in more than two years. Farmland prices decline for 10th straight month as the pace of decline quickens. For a second straight month farm-equipment sales declined to a record low level. On average, bankers expect a 13.8 percent decline in farm-equipment sales for the next year. Bankers reported they are beginning to see farm equipment dealers going out of business. Approximately 45.3 percent of bank CEOs report strong livestock prices are having a positive impact on their local economies. … Continue

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Dec 2014 -6-6 336-6 336-6 331-4 331-4s 09/19/14
Corn (P) Mar 2015 -6-4 347-6 347-6 344-0 344-2s 09/19/14
Soybeans (P) Nov 2014 -14-4 965-0 965-0 956-4 957-0s 09/19/14
Soybeans (P) Jan 2015 -14-2 972-0 972-0 965-2 965-2s 09/19/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 -14-0 484-0 484-0 474-0 474-4s 09/19/14
Wheat (P) Mar 2015 -14-6 494-2 494-2 490-4 491-0s 09/19/14
Live Cattle Oct 2014 +0.025 155.900 156.325 155.050 155.625s 09/19/14
Feeder Cattle Oct 2014 +1.025 228.000 229.150 227.400 228.725s 09/19/14
Lean Hogs Oct 2014 +3.000 104.600 105.975 104.125 105.975s 09/19/14
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Nebraska Soybean Association talks with AgView

The 2014 version of Husker Harvest Days had it's weather challenges, but that did not keep Nebraska's Commodity Organizations from talking to farmers about important issues. Ken Ra …

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Cold Snap May Have Nipped Kansas Sorghum, Soybeans More than Corn

From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough to impac …

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Keeping an Eye on Ukraine, Other Black Sea Countries’ Wheat Markets

The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical …

Livestock

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United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent, Nebraska up 2%, Kansas down 2%

September Cattle on Feed Report shows inventory down 1 percent, placements down 3 percent, marketings 10 percent lower. …

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Beef Checkoff Sets FY2015 Plan of Work

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $39 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer commun …

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Liability of Cattle Involved in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Nebraska cattle producers face liability risk when their cattle get out onto public roadways in the state. Motor vehicle accidents involving cattle on public roadways may cause pers …

Opinion

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On the Plains: trains and $2 corn

At the recent Feeding Quality Forum in Kearney, Nebraska and Amarillo, Texas, Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company shared some of the concerns he has for grain and livestock p …

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Rail Congestion Must Get Resolved ­­— Without Favoring Bakken Crude

Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which held a he …

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Beef Animal Welfare Views: U.S. Public vs. Cattle Producers

A main goal of research in any area is to address a knowledge or information gap. Although prior research has addressed the issue of animal welfare in certain areas—the swine and e …

Features

UNL Dedicates Statues of Former Secretaries of Agriculture

On a day when four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture from Nebraska were honored in bronze on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, Ronnie Green already was looking …

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Governor Brownback Proclaims September as Farm Safety Month

To encourage all Kansas citizens to keep our state’s farm and ranches safe, Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed September as Farm Safety Month and the week of September 21-27, as …

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Nebraska to host 50th annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association conference in 2018

On Wednesday, Governor Dave Heineman discussed Nebraska’s efforts to expand international trade efforts specifically in Japan, and announced that Nebraska has been chosen to host th …