NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Gordon Vail

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Kacy Perry

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Doug Stark

NAFB Trade Talk 2014- Ray Gaesser

Sales fraud in the horse industry, part 2

Today we continue our visit with Julie Fershtman, considered to be one of the nation’s leading attorneys in the field of equine law. Fershtman discusses a recent horse sales fraud lawsuit that she was involved in and offers more advice on how sellers and buyers can avoid disputes (and lawsuits) when buying or selling horses.... Read more »

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Wisconsin tart cherry referendum

Wisconsin tart cherry growers have until January 24, 2015 to vote whether to decrease the size of their industry’s marketing order board.  Cherry growers eligible to vote will get ballots from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in the mail on or after December 29. Voters will determine by referendum whether to... Read more »

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Dairy declines further

Dairy markets slipped a little further on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday. Cash cheese barrels declined a nickel, blocks lost 3.75 cents and butter slipped another 2 cents.  Class III futures were mixed: January declined 14 cents, February gained 3 cents, March lost 2 cents and June increased 2 cents. For the week, cash... Read more »

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Soybeans, corn post gains

Soybeans were higher on fund and commercial buying. The trade’s looking at solid demand and there’s talk that China will be in the market for more beans soon. Past that – growing conditions around South America look generally good. Soybean meal and oil followed beans higher. Corn was higher on fund and technical buying. There... Read more »

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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: December 26, 2014

Mar. corn closed at $4.14 and 3/4, up 7 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $10.47 and 1/2, up 18 and 3/4 cents Jan. soybean meal closed at $379.70, up $8.30 Jan. soybean oil closed at 32.46, up 53 points Mar. wheat closed at $6.10 and 3/4, down 3/4 cent Dec. live cattle closed at $164.75, up $2.25 Feb. lean hogs closed at $81.55, up 25 cents Feb. crude oil closed... Read more »

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A quiet day in markets

Cattle country was mostly quiet on Friday afternoon, there were signs in the North of late week buying interest. There were bids in Nebraska and Iowa of 259.00, and some cattle were sold in Iowa at 164.00 live. The bids and sales were tied to one regional packer not afraid to work at the top... Read more »

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Midday cash livestock markets

Cattle country is very quiet on Friday and we probably won’t see much post-holiday traffic. There could be a few cleanup deals here and there near the top of Wednesday’s price range. Cattle sold from 163.00 to 164.00 live and 258.00 to 259.00 dressed, sharply higher. But business seems to be essentially done for the... Read more »

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Ohio CCA of the Year nominations due

Nominations for the 2015 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year award are being accepted. The award, to be presented at the 2015 Conservation Tillage Conference on March 3 recognizes an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmers and has contributed to the exchange of ideas and transfer of agronomic... Read more »

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L is for Leftovers

L is for leftovers from holiday food fests. Lavonne Meyer says you can stay safe from foodborne illness by paying taking care of leftovers. To ensure safety, don’t leave leftovers sitting out for more than 2 hours. She says most people think they have “steel guts” but should be mindful of children and older folks. HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM... Read more »

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Brad Lubben, Extension policy specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been busy the past six weeks making presentations to farmers on how to navigate choices in the new farm bill.  At the recent Nebraska Soybean Day in Wahoo, we asked Lubben if that decision-making process is any clearer now than it was just a... Read more »

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