USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for October 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for October 2014. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for October is... Read More

Midwest economic index drops in September

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3,... Read More

U.S. Biodiesel industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON -The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. NBB urged the commission to allow duti... Read More

IRS Extends Drought Deferrals for Livestock Producers

Farmers and ranchers in as many as 30 states who were forced to sell off livestock because of drought can have an extension of time to replace their livestock and defer tax gains from those forced sales, under an IRS notice issued Tuesday. Livestock... Read More

Man killed in southern Nebraska crash

A single vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska has killed a rural Sutton man. The Hastings Tribune reports  that 30-year-old Blake A. Smith was driving a car early Monday morning that went off U.S. Highway 6 and rolled several times, landing in... Read More

Beef Checkoff Teams Up With Ibotta App

In cooperation with Ibotta, the 16th most frequently used app in the United States, the beef checkoff recently encouraged customers at two national retailers to choose beef at the meat case. Ibotta shared educational information about freezing beef a... Read More

Heineman Worries Corrections Investigation Becoming Politically Motivated

The state senator heading the special legislative committee investigating practices at the Corrections Department told the Omaha World Herald he'll subpoena memos and emails regarding how the governor, attorney general and others determined which inm... Read More

New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

ST. LOUIS - Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to theirbottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming... Read More

Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The International Grains Council, forecasting the biggest wo... Read More

Royals Rally To Stun A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score f... Read More

Kansas Tax Collections $21M Short in September

Kansas says its tax collections fell $21 million short of expectations in September. The lower-than-anticipated collections were disclosed Tuesday in the state Department of Revenue’s monthly preliminary revenue report. The development could cau... Read More