Shipping season to close on upper Mississippi River, earliest ever

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter closure on records that date back to 1... Read More

Calving Schools Planned in January

COLBY, Kan. – With calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in five locations, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this critical period. Veterinarian Dave Rethorst, with the... Read More

USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion... Read More

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Divis... Read More

Yarger's Diamond Center Closing After 65 Years In West Point

Jim Yarger has decided to close the doors to the business his father started 65 years ago. Yarger Jewelry has been part of West Point since 1948. "He (his father) decided he wanted to start a jewelry store. He had a little bit of watchmaking exper... Read More

NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment'

The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the p... Read More

No Budges on Tax Break

In what’s becoming a Christmas tradition for Congress, no one has budged to help move expired tax breaks along. The Hill reports both sides want to wrap up talks soon over the so-called tax extenders, which come up about every two years for re-aut... Read More

Ferguson Protests Worse Than In August

The police chief in St. Louis County, Missouri says violent protests following the announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old are ``much worse'' than protests that occurred right after... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Growers Association to hold annual meeting, followed by meeting of Nebraska Wheat Board

The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) will hold its annual meeting Monday, December 8, 2014 at the West Central Research and Extension Center located at 402 West State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The NWGA meeting will be followed by a b... Read More

No Charges Against Prison Employees In Sentencing Fiasco

None of the state employees who were blamed for Nebraska's prison sentence miscalculations will face criminal charges. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly announced the decision Monday as they released th... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 328 Beans - 963 Oakland Corn - 319 Beans - 956 Tekamah Corn - 319 Beans - 956 West Point Corn - 325 Beans - 958 East Grain Hub Corn - 328 Beans - 963 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 327 Beans - 959 Howells ... Read More