Ohio 4-H Foundation fund raising event

The Ohio 4-H Foundation will hold a fund raising event Saturday evening, September 20, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. “The money goes towards the Ohio 4-H programs, as well as our scholarships and grants,” said Foundation Board President Cindy Rasmussen. “And all of that helps our 4-Hers as they learn the… Read more »

Butter hits $3.0375

Another record-high price for butter on Thursday as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange price increased 2.75 cents to close at $3.3075 per pound. Milk production in the Central United States is taping-off seasonally but still above year-ago levels.  Dairy Market News says milk supplies are “balanced” although spot loads are still bringing 75-cents to $2.50 over… Read more »

Beef imports increasing

The latest Livestock Dairy and Poultry Outlook from USDA says U.S. cattle imports are up 9 percent through July and will probably exceed 2 million head this year.  That would amount to more than 2.6 billion pounds of imported beef, up 19 percent from 2013.  The report notes the pace of imports has picked-up in… Read more »

CBB sets FY 15 budget

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board has set it spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015.  The Beef Promotion Operating Committee meeting in Denver this week allocated a total of $41.3 million from the checkoff with: $27.8 million going to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association $7.7 million to the U.S. Meat Export Federation $1.5 million to the Cattlemen’s… Read more »

Elanco and Dow AgroSciences enter R&D agreement

With the growing global population and increased demand for food, two Indiana agricultural companies are working together to help livestock producers increase meat and milk production. Elanco and Dow AgroSciences have announced a strategic research and development agreement that will leverage the strengths of Elanco’s animal health business with proprietary germplasm and feed technologies of… Read more »

Enlist corn and soybean traits receive USDA deregulation

After one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history, USDA issued its decision yesterday to allow the commercialization of Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean traits. Damon Palmer, US commercial leader for the Enlist Weed Control system says this is big news for the nation’s corn and soybean farmers.  “This is another… Read more »

UNL honors former Ag Secretaries from Nebraska

Statues honoring four Nebraskans who have served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will be dedicated this Saturday on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. The life-sized statues are of former secretaries of agriculture J. Sterling Morton, Clifford Hardin, Clayton Yeutter and Mike Johanns. The statues, which were commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th… Read more »

22 Ohio counties receive disaster designation

Agricultural producers in 22 counties in northeastern and southern Ohio are eligible for federal disaster assistance following freezing weather conditions earlier this year. USDA has designated Ashtabula, Geauga, Jackson, Lake, Lorain, Portage and Summit Counties as primary natural disaster counties. Ashland, Cuyahoga, Erie, Gallia, Huron, Lawrence, Mahoning, Medina, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Trumbull, Vinton and… Read more »

More U.S. soybeans to sell

All indications are we are looking at a very big soybean crop in the U.S. this year and given the fact we exported 60 percent of our crop last year, there are going to be a lot more beans to export this year.  Jim Sutter is Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Soybean Export Council… Read more »

An update on Nebraska’s wheat industry

In the Commodities Building at Husker Harvest Days, we visited with Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, about the 2014 wheat crop, the outlook for the next year’s crop,and the overall state of the wheat industry in Nebraska. AUDIO: Royce Schaneman (2:47 MP3)