Wednesday Afternoon Agricultural Report

by Joel Pudenz  of Farmer Co-op Corn was a nickel lower today. Funds are net short in corn and most feel the feed and residual use estimate from Friday’s report was too strong. The estimate was 100 million bushels stronger than the previous projection; it was the highest projection in six years. Also, ethanol numbers […]

Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Wednesday

WHEAT 5,000  bu  minimum;  cents  per  bushel Mar            579        579  3/4    573  3/4    579  1/4 May            586  1/4    586  1/2    580  3/4    586  1/4 Jul            593  1/4    593  1/2    587  1/4    593  1/4 Sep            602  3/4    602  3/4    597  1/4    602  3/4 Dec            615  1/4    615  1/4    609        615  1/4 Mar            619  3/4    624  3/4    […]

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $164,200 in Scholarships

College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $164,200 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA). There are 62 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and 27 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa […]

SowBridge and PorkBridge Programs Begin Soon

The successful pork industry distance education programs SowBridge and PorkBridge are scheduled to begin in early February, so those who want to participate need to register very soon. Iowa State University (ISU) animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said registrations are still being accepted.   “Although the registration deadline to ensure materials […]


Water is a source of life and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving Iowa farmers and ranchers a chance to report on their stewardship of this precious resource. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey to gauge on-farm water use and irrigation practices. “This survey provides […]


Frank Hejna, 76, of Lincoln, NE, formerly of Ventura, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Homestead Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Services are pending at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner.  CATALDO FUNERAL HOME  (641) 923-2841