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Federal Reserve Beige Book: Agriculture Sector is Weak
Federal Reserve Beige Book: Agriculture Sector is Weak Features | 09/06/2019

Released Wednesday, the report states agricultural conditions remained weak as a result of unfavorable weather conditions, low commodity prices, and trade-related uncertainties.

Gov. Ricketts Begins Vietnam Trade Mission
Gov. Ricketts Begins Vietnam Trade Mission Features | 09/05/2019

This week, Governor Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Vietnam and Japan to promote Nebraska’s quality ag products and to pitch Nebraska as a top destination for international investment.

Contests Allow Kansas Farmers to Compete on Soybean Yield, Value
Contests Allow Kansas Farmers to Compete on Soybean Yield, Value Crops | 09/05/2019

As farmers begin preparing for fall harvest, they also should think about the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1.

Citibank Reports on Trade War: No End Before 2020 Election
Citibank Reports on Trade War: No End Before 2020 Election Features | 09/05/2019

In a new report, Citibank says the “Implied probabilities of a 2020 recession are now high enough to warrant caution,” due to the ongoing trade war.

Husker Harvest Days Showcases the Future of Farming and Ranching
Husker Harvest Days Showcases the Future of Farming and Ranching Crops | 09/05/2019

The recent $7.5 million infrastructure renovation presents 5.5 miles of concrete paved streets in the exhibit area with many added visitor comfort features.

Farm Bureau Estimates Tariff Related Losses Cost Nebraska Farmers Nearly $1 Billion in 2019
Farm Bureau Estimates Tariff Related Losses Cost Nebraska Farmers Nearly $1 Billion in 2019 Crops | 09/04/2019

A new analysis by the Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates the ongoing retaliatory tariffs imposed by countries on U.S. agricultural exports will cost Nebraska producers $943 million in lost revenues in 2019.

Trump: China Talks Going “Very Well”
Trump: China Talks Going “Very Well” Features | 09/04/2019

President Donald Trump offers an optimistic view of trade talks with China. Trump on Twitter Monday proclaimed, "We are doing very well in our negotiations with China."

Little change in crop conditions...again
Little change in crop conditions...again Crops | 09/04/2019

The overall condition of the nation’s corn crop is rated at 58% good to excellent last week it was 57%, soybeans are rated 55% good/excellent, same as a week ago.

2020 Planting Intentions Include More Corn, Soybeans
2020 Planting Intentions Include More Corn, Soybeans Crops | 09/04/2019

A survey by Farm Futures magazine reports farmers are planning to plant more corn and soybeans next year. The 2020 planting intentions survey found farmers intend to plant 94.1 million acres of corn next year, up 4.5 percent from the...

Three  Members Elected to Nebraska Soybean Board
Three Members Elected to Nebraska Soybean Board Crops | 09/04/2019

The Nebraska Soybean Board elected two new board members and re-elected one in elections in a recent board meeting.

Grassley: Administration Considering “Handful” of EPA Waiver Fixes
Grassley: Administration Considering “Handful” of EPA Waiver Fixes Crops | 09/03/2019

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Trump ally, ripped the administration over the waivers. “They screwed us when they issued 31 waivers compared to less than 10 waivers in all of the Obama years,” he says

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Wants “Transparency Summit”
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Wants “Transparency Summit” Livestock | 09/03/2019

The USCA sent the letter in response to the untimely fire at the Tyson Foods Beef Plant in Holcomb, Kansas. U.S. cattle producers have seen unprecedented disruption in the cattle marketplace over the last several weeks since the fire took...