USDA says Nebraska crops progressing nicely

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska’s two main crops of corn and soybeans appear to be in good shape. The USDA released its weekly report on crop conditions Monday. It said temperatures had warmed up again and were averaging about 4 degrees above normal last week, but the crops were…


Heat still a problem for livestock in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the heat and humidity continue to cause livestock deaths in Nebraska, while the growing number of grasshoppers is becoming a problem. The USDA in its weekly crop report on Monday says temperatures last week averaged 2 degrees above normal, with highs mainly in the mid…


Nebraska Cattlemen seek individuals with available grass for cattle

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Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen is developing a list of individuals with available grass for lease or any other type of forage for sale to help our southern neighbors. If you have grass…


Friday midday cash livestock markets

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The major direct feedlots are at a standstill but we could see a little bit of clean up following this afternoon’s USDA numbers. The monthly cattle on feed and cold storage numbers, along with the semiannual cattle inventory update, are out at 2 PM Central. Trade volume Wednesday was mostly moderate and there was some…


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