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Strong cattle sales continue, but is it sustainable?

The market news manager for the Missouri Department of Agriculture says he’s keeping a close eye on sale barn activity around the state.  Tony Hancock with the Missouri Department of Agriculture says he’s not sure how long the current volume of sales and price... Read More.

Cash Infusion Helps Three Projects Continue

First Bank’s #500forGood Efforts Make an Impact for the Third Year in a Row By First Bank STERLING, Kan. — First Bank was able to help local projects flourish once again through their partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank.

Panama Canal shipping issues continue

An ag transportation expert says the drought situation along the Panama Canal could become the top challenge facing the U.S. grain export system in 2024. Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, says water levels remain very low. “You’re seeing more and... Read More.

Large farmland sales continue across Midwest

An ag economist says farmland prices are showing no signs of slowing down. Ernie Goss with Creighton University says prices have expanded for 51 straight months. “With other opportunities out there not as strong, farmers are buying up their neighbors’ properties when the property... Read More.