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CME Group Announces Record Live Cattle Futures Open Interest, Surpassing 450,000 Contracts

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Live Cattle futures open interest (OI) reached a record 453,659 contracts on March 21, surpassing 450,000 contr... Read More

NCTA-Curtis is hay drop site

Disaster relief donations of hay and fencing materials are being collected by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The University of Nebraska campus in Curtis is participating in the joint effort with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture... Read More

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks... Read More

Chinese importers have stopped buying Canadian canola seed: Industry group

Chinese companies have stopped buying canola seed from Canadian producers, leaving exporters trying to sell their supply to other markets. The ongoing trade dispute that started earlier this month when China revoked the permit of a major Canadian ... Read More

Nebraska Extension Offers Resources to Flood Victims

Lincoln, Nebraska, March 22, 2019 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery.  “Extension is committed t... Read More

China Makes Second Purchase of U.S. Sorghum

USDA reported China has made another 2.6 million bushel purchase of U.S. sorghum. This occurred as China confirmed continuing trade talks, announcing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin would be me... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report *AUDIO with Jerry Stowell*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019. The inventory was 1% above March 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday. Placements in feedlo... Read More

Take photos, document livestock losses

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska urge ranchers to take steps now to document their losses of livestock in writing, and with pictures. The mother cows, the base of Nebraska’s livestock economy, are crying for the calves they’ve lost. Stat... Read More

Fire officials advise safety during high-risk season

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas Forest Service official is urging caution for homeowners and landowners as the state nears a point in the year that is typically high-risk for wildfires. Jason Hartman, the assistant fire management officer with KFS, sai... Read More

MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads

A fight between beer giants escalated Thursday after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to "frighten" consumers into switching to Bud Light with "misleading" Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in the ... Read More

Funds from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Help with Livestock Mortality

LINCOLN, NE – As the flood water recedes and snow melts, farmers and ranchers are getting a better look at the amount of damage their operations have suffered from last week’s extreme weather events. One of the more significant losses experience... Read More