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MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) May 2015 -3-6 394-2 395-6 390-0 391-2s 03/26/15
Corn (P) Jul 2015 -3-6 402-2 404-2 398-4 399-2s 03/26/15
Soybeans (P) May 2015 -4-2 977-0 981-0 972-2 974-4s 03/26/15
Soybeans (P) Jul 2015 -3-6 980-0 980-0 978-6 978-6s 03/26/15
Wheat (P) May 2015 -19-6 499-0 499-4 499-0 499-2s 03/26/15
Wheat (P) Jul 2015 -19-0 505-4 505-4 504-6 504-6s 03/26/15
Live Cattle Apr 2015 -0.025 161.950 162.200 160.950 161.700 13:58
Feeder Cattle May 2015 +0.600 215.975 217.450 214.575 216.575 13:58
Lean Hogs Apr 2015 +1.275 60.000 61.650 59.925 61.100 13:58
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Beef Journal

Latest COF show US Inventory down 1 %, Nebraska & Kansas up 1%

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on March 1, 2015. The inventory was 1 percent below March 1, 2014

Omaha Steaks Launches "Remarkable Dads" to Celebrate Fathers and the Role They Play in Families Every Day

Omaha Steaks is announcing it is launching RemarkableDads.com, a new online community to celebrate dads every day for their many contributions.

Tyson Fresh Meats to Invest $47 Million in Lexington Beef Plant

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. plans to invest $47 million on a new, expanded boxed beef warehouse as part of its commitment to the continued success of its Lexington plant. The project will involve construction of a 50,000 square foot warehouse on the southeast

Crops

Advancements in Crop Genomics Using High-Throughput Phenotyping

High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of agricultural research, is key to accelerating progress in crop improvement. To ensure continuing advances, there is a critical need to train graduate students and scientists in this emerging technology.

USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as

Nebraska Wheat greening up but lacking moisture, reporting damage in southwest and Panhandle

The latest Nebraska Wheat Crop Report shows that the winter wheat crop is breaking dormancy, and most areas are reporting fluctuating temps and lack of moisture. Also reports of winter kill in extreme SW corner of the state and the Panhandle area.

Features

Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting Visits IANR

Phil Karsting, Nebraska native and Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently visited the University of NebraskaLincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

K-State Ag Econ Faculty receives $2.5 million with five projects to Support Economic Growth in Rural Communities

K-State Ag Econ Faculty receives $2.5 million with five projects to Support Economic Growth in Rural Communities. Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is expected to assist communi

February Rural Mainstreet Index Turns Negative

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for March is now at it's lowest level since February 2010. Farmland prices sank for the 16th straight month and ag machinery sales are at record low levels.

Livestock

Diverse Coalition Urges White House and U.S. Trade Reps to Stand Strong on COOL

Members of a diverse coalition representing family farmers and ranchers and consumer and trade groups met with officials of the White House and the U.S. Trade Representative to urge the administration to stand strong to protect Country-of-Origin Labeling

American Quarter Horse Association names new Executive VP

The American Quarter Horse Association announces that Craig Huffhines, currently executive vice president of the American Hereford Association as the new EVP for AQHA. He will begin later this month.

Pork Producers Optimistic About State of the Industry according to survey

Since 2002, the National Pork Board has conducted an annual survey of pork producers to gain insight to the condition of the industry, general attitudes of pig farming and their support of the Checkoff. The most recent survey was conducted in November 201

Opinion

Opportunity Keeps Growing for Nebraska Agriculture

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says during National Agriculture Week, we recognize the crucial roles of farmers, ranchers and producers across America. In Nebraska, agriculture supports one in four jobs and contributes more than $23 billion to our stat

Presidential Budget Deficits, 1930-2014: Both Parties Big Spenders: Democrats Big Taxers

Since 1930, the federal government has spent a total of $71.5 trillion and collected $59.9 trillion in taxes, thus adding $11.6 trillion to the national debt, not including interest.

Celebrating Nebraska Agriculture

All across America, producers, consumers, and educators are participating in National Ag Week from March 16th-21st. Here in Nebraska, the celebration recognizes many faces within our number one industry. Whether its a farm familys decades-long success

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