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The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners

How does the corn and soybean markets look to you this time? Are the funds playing much of an impact in the corn and soybean markets at this time? How is the demand for corn in the ethanol industry looking? What does feed demand look like to you? H... Read More

USDA Funding Rural Water and Wastewater Improvements

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced a $281 million investment for 106 projects to improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure. Announced by deputy undersecretary for rural development Bette Brand, the funding will assist rural com... Read More

Nebraska Duo Eyes End to Costly Swine Diseases

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 28, 2020 — Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have received $1 million in grant funding to continue research that could lead to the development of vaccines and genetic-selection tools to fight some of the world... Read More

National FFA Launches Online Social Network for Alumni, Supporters

The National FFA Organization recently launched a social networking platform specifically for FFA alumni and supporters. The Forever Blue Network was designed to give alumni, supporters and FFA members a space to connect and share about job and in... Read More

Food Supply Protection Act Introduced

Senator Debbie Stabenow Wednesday introduced legislation to help protect the food supply after the COVID-19 crisis has put an unprecedented strain on farmers, workers, food banks and families. Stabenow, the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Ag Commit... Read More

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman of FC Stone

Getting a lot of questions about Hong Kong and the assessment & what will happen from that assessment.  Will it affect Phase One?  Brazil corn on what is being heard.  Acre numbers & prevent plant…recent crop progress numbers, no big sur... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointment of Dr. Theo Freye to Lead New Trade Office in Germany

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Dr. Theo W. Freye to lead the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s new office in Germany.  The office will be known as the Nebraska Center Germany.   “With his t... Read More

Ricketts announces $100M available to livestock producers

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced $100 million available to livestock producers on Wednesday. Through the Nebraska Coronavirus Relief Fund program, qualifying livestock producers can apply for grants up to $12,000. The grants are sourced u... Read More

Local businesses partner to assist farmers

Anheuser-Busch Companies launched "Nectar of the Cobs," on Monday, May 18. The company is packaging its Busch beer in a corn cob package, to raise awareness and assistance for farmers across the U.S.   The Anheuser-Busch is partnering with whole... Read More

Caring for bulls during the breeding season

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Just as an athlete can experience an injury in competition, so too can a bull when he is turned out in a breeding pasture where his athleticism is going to be tested. “Bulls will be the busiest in the first month of the breed... Read More

Buy Fresh Buy Local Provides Local Food Pickup, Delivery Resource List

The opening of some farmers markets is delayed this year because of COVID-19, and other markets are debating whether to open at all. This has left many consumers seeking local foods and Nebraska producers looking for markets for their meat, dairy, ve... Read More

Deere Earnings Beat Expectations

John Deere's quarterly sales and profit estimates beat expectations. Net income fell 41 percent to $665.8 million, or $2.11 per share in the quarter, but beat analysts’ average estimate of $1.62 per share, according to Reuters. Equipment sales decl... Read More

Farmland Prices Continue Decline, Farm Borrowing Increasing

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index from Creighton University shows farmland prices are declining while farmer borrowing is growing. Released last week, the overall index for May increased to 12.5 from April's record low 12.1, but down significantly fr... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Sam Hudson of Cornbelt Marketing

No news was good news from the weekend.  No trade issues popping up.  Some shorts in the market & not a lot of willing sellers.  Scattered rain showers will slow some but welcome rain for others.  Some solid weekly exports for the corn but so... Read More