'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. “I knew I was in trouble then,” the 70-year-old sai... Read More

Ricketts Urges Ag Producers, Business Leaders to Join Upcoming Trade Mission to Vietnam & Japan

Governor Pete Ricketts wants to remind farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders interested in attending the Governor's September trade mission to Vietnam and Japan that the deadline to register is June 30, 2019. "Vietnam is one of the fastest gro... Read More

(AUDIO) Longer Term Forecasts for More Moisture in the Corn Belt

With all the planting delays across the Corn Belt due to excessive moisture during the planting season, producers may want to consider paying close attention to disease issues that develop under high relative humidity levels. (AUDIO) Al Dutcher's Wee... Read More

U.S. Farm State Senators Introduce Bill to Overhaul Biofuel Waiver Program

(Reuters) - Two Midwest senators said Friday they had introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency's biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers here by threatening ethanol dem... Read More

Blaine French joins Department of Animal Science

Lincoln, Neb. - Blaine French has joined the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as livestock evaluation and youth education professor of practice. In addition to teaching courses related to livestock evaluation, French... Read More

Peterson, Costa Statements on Dairy Margin Coverage Signup

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2019) - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statements in response to today's announceme... Read More

Cool spring delays planting and pushes wheat harvest to August

Cool, cloudy days and afternoon rains have plagued the Panhandle of Nebraska and eastern Wyoming this spring. While the weather caused many farmers to plant later than usual the Hard Red Winter Wheat, which was already in the ground is still trying ... Read More

South Dakota Ranchers Raise More Than 33K to Fix Broken U.S. Cattle Markets

Fort Pierre Livestock Auction recently kicked off the summer with a successful fund-raiser that generated more than $22,100 for R-CALF USA. Fort Pierre Livestock Auction has been a leader for many years in generating memberships and contributions for... Read More

Celebrating Black Cows, Corn Cobs and Dads! - Friday Five (June 14, 2019)

What do black cows, corn, strawberries, fudge, beef jerky and dads have in common? They're all being celebrated this week! This week's episode of Friday Five highlights five random celebrations you probably missed this week - but mark your calendars ... Read More

RFA Applauds Senate Bill Focusing on Small Refiner Exemptions from RFS

Today, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparenc... Read More

WASDE Report & Prevented Planting -Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

The latest edition of Trading Bits and Bytes focuses on the recent WASDE Report and Prevented Planting. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners joins Susan Littlefield to discuss the upside potential of the corn and soybean markets. USDA cut corn pr... Read More