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Drought continues to stress Nebraska crops

Drought conditions continue to take a toll on Nebraska crops.  USDA statistician Nicholas Streff says topsoil moisture is 46% very short and 35% short with only 19% of the cropland having adequate moisture. Only 29% of Nebraska’s corn is in good condition,  with 27% in... Read More.

Drought continues to pressure cattle industry

Cattle prices are forecasted higher as beef supplies are expected to tighten, but that doesn’t mean an expansion of the cattle herd is coming anytime soon. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says drought is the biggest contributing factor in the reduction in beef production. ... Read More.

Drought continues to impact cattle numbers

The latest Cattle on Feed report from the USDA had placements in July outside the upper end of pre-report expectations. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says that could mean two things for the markets. “We could be seeing not-as-strong cattle prices in... Read More.