Ohio State University Extension Ag Economist Matt Roberts was in Nebraska recently for a presentation at the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Ag Edge conference. In an interview with Brownfield, Roberts talked about some steps farmers should be taking to get through this current “rough patch” in the farm economy, including building up a cash cushion. “What I encourage farmers to... Read more »

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Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying, seeing an oversold bounce. Weekly export sales were a little larger than expected with China the big buyer. Unknown destinations did cancel a lot of beans, though, and South American crop conditions look good. Conditions in Brazil are conducive to early harvest activity and there’s rain... Read more »

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In Class III trade at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, milk futures were mixed, with winter and spring months up and summer months down. February was $.10 higher at $13.88 and March was up $.04 at $14.01, April was $.03 higher at $14.06 and May was up $.01 at $14.16. Cash cheese barrels were up $.015... Read more »

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USDA Mandatory reported cattle trading was moderate in Kansas and light in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday on light to moderate demand. Compared to last week, live cattle traded $3.00 lower at 133.00. Trade and demand was light to moderate in Nebraska and Iowa. In Nebraska live sales in the central part of the state... Read more »

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Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly says lawmakers are keeping a close eye on the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, to make sure it isn’t twisted to harm America’s farmers and ranchers. “There’s a court decision that has put a hold on WOTUS,” he says.  “And on the Senate side we’re working constantly with our colleagues to get them to... Read more »

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