Overall Crop Conditions holding their own

In this weeks crop condition report from USDAs National Ag Statistics Service, it still reports most areas in very good condition, but we know there are areas which continue to struggle with the lack of rainfall and searing temperatures.Continue

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Zeorian Harvesting, three generations of dedication

For Tracy Zeorian, being a custom harvester is more than a job, its a family tradition. Tracy, her husband Jim, and their two youngest of four daughters leave their home in Manley, Neb. and spend their summers on the road following maturing wheat

Corn Disease Update: Southern Rust, Gray Leaf Spot, and Northern Corn Leaf Blight in Nebraska

Southern rust continues to be confirmed in samples from numerous counties in eastern and south central Nebraska. And reports say northern corn leaf blight seems to be slowing its spread, while gray leaf spot is increasingl moving higher in the plant canop

Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the WOTUS rule.

Assistance Helps Dawson County Beginning Farmer Improve Operation

A rich background in agriculture helped Wade Kloepping make the decision to come home to Dawson County after college and take over the family farm near Eustis, Nebraska. As a beginning farmer, he made plans for improvements.

Adjusting to the "New Normal" for Agriculture

For almost 10 years now, agriculture has enjoyed a Golden Age! With the exception of segments of the livestock industry, most of production agriculture experienced record commodity prices leading to record profits.

Winners announced for 2015 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest

Kansas Wheat announcing the winners of the 6th Annual Wheat Yield Contest: Doug Queen of Rossville, Eastern Region winner; Darren Nelson of Hutchinson, Central Region Winner and Darwin Ediger of Meade, Western Region Winner.

Nebraska Farmer Elected New U.S. Grains Council Chairman

Alan Tiemann, a Seward, Nebraska farmer, was elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman during the organizations 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Montreal, Canada. They also elected the 2015-16 board.

Producers Continue To Support Beef Checkoff

Three out of four producers continue to support the Beef Checkoff Program and the more they know about the program, the more supportive they are. Also, the number of producers who say they do not support the program is the lowest ever found.

Choosing the Right Variety for Next Years Wheat Crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases.

Nebraska's next trade mission destination: Japan

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that he and Lt. Governor Mike Foley will lead trade delegations to Japan in September in a continuing effort to grow Nebraskas economy through foreign trade and investment.


Current Conditions

    Denver, CO

    77.2°F

    Clear

    Wind: NE 0.0

    Lincoln, NE

    74.3°F

    Clear

    Wind: SSE 0.0

    Pierre, SD

    69.8°F

    Clear

    Wind: North 4.0

    Des Moines, IA

    70.7°F

    Overcast

    Wind: SE 0.0

    Salina, KS

    71.2°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    Wind: South 0.0


    MARKETS

    Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
    Corn (P) Sep 2015 +2-2 0-0 368-6 368-6 368-6s 08/04/15
    Corn (P) Dec 2015 +2-2 0-0 378-6 378-6 378-6s 08/04/15
    Soybeans (P) Aug 2015 -1-4 0-0 976-0 976-0 976-0s 08/04/15
    Soybeans (P) Sep 2015 +3-6 0-0 948-6 948-6 948-6s 08/04/15
    Wheat (P) Sep 2015 -5-4 0-0 493-4 493-4 493-4s 08/04/15
    Wheat (P) Oct 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12/31/69
    Live Cattle Aug 2015 +0.225 148.350 148.700 147.800 148.225s 08/04/15
    Feeder Cattle Sep 2015 unch 211.300 212.200 210.475 210.825s 08/04/15
    Lean Hogs Aug 2015 +1.200 80.600 81.575 80.125 81.400s 08/04/15
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