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Nebraska Farm Bureau Develops Resources to Help in Local Property Tax Discussions
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. To help Nebraskans better understand the local process, the organization has developed a series of informational materials on how they can help “Hold the Line on Property Taxes,” said Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president. …

Good times still ahead for beef complex
Credit Conditions Remain Solid Despite Lower Farm Income
K-State’s Freddie Lamm Honored for Work in Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Field Crops

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 +2-6 360-4 365-4 360-2 362-2s 08/21/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 +1-4 368-2 371-6 368-2 369-0s 08/21/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 +16-4 0-0 1136-2 1119-6 1136-2s 08/21/14
Soybeans (P) Nov 2014 +0-2 1039-0 1044-2 1037-0 1038-2s 08/21/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 +6-6 0-0 546-2 539-4 546-2s 08/21/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 +5-4 554-2 556-0 554-2 555-4s 08/21/14
Live Cattle Aug 2014 -0.050 149.675 149.675 149.600 149.600 18:51
Feeder Cattle Sep 2014 +0.125 209.500 209.700 209.450 209.550 18:50
Lean Hogs Oct 2014 +0.800 93.700 94.650 93.700 94.425 18:50
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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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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 …

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Beef Highlighted at Foodservice Event

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) and cooperating beef councils in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas conducted educational events during the American Culinary …

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 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 …

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K-State’s Burton to Give One ‘Last Lecture’

From “Production Economics” to “Rural Banking,” for 30 years Bob Burton has helped shape students’ understanding of economic theory and more. The Kansas State University agricultura …