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Although the market fundamentals for soybeans have remained largely unchanged over the past couple weeks, that has not been the case for soybean prices, which have risen dramatically.

In fact, as of April 27, the soybean market had enjoyed nine consecutive days of rising prices with local prices ranging well above $15 per bushel. Looking at prices in the region, at one local elevator in west central Minnesota regularly followed in this column, as of April 27, the May cash price for soybeans was $15.38 and basis was -5 cents under. The October 2021 futures price for new crop soybeans was listed at $13.61 and basis was -1 cent under.

Editor’s note: The following was written by Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University professor of agronomy, for the Extension Integrated Crop Management website.

The potential for dry weather across the state raises concerns about the impact of dry soils on preemergence herbicides.

Understanding the How and Use of NASS Cattle Reports
Thursday, April 29, noon

With: Nick Streff, USDA NASS, and Elliott Dennis, UNL Agricultural Economics

Nick Streff is the Director of the USDA NASS Northern Plains Regional Field Office in Lincoln NE. Nick oversees data collection, analysis and publication of NASS estimates for the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Nick was the hogs and pigs statistician for USDA NASS. Nick will be taking us through an in depth look at the NASS cattle reports.

Registration is open at https://farm.unl.edu/webinars

Ag Econ’s Farm and Ranch Management webinar series will close out the month with a session on winter wheat this week, followed by an overview of NASS Cattle Reports next Thursday.  

Registration is open at https://farm.unl.edu/webinars

The Economic Viability of Winter Wheat
Thursday, April 22, noon

With: Cody Creech, Dryland Systems Cropping Specialist, Nebraska Extension; Dave Petersen, Area Claims Manager, Rural Community Insurance Services; and Cory Walters, Associate Professor and Grain Economist, UNL Agricultural Economics.

3D Modeling via Zoom

Youth must be at least 8 years old to participate.


Learn how a 3D printer works & create your own 3D printed design.  Within this workshop, you will create an account and use free online software to learn basic computer aided design.  Upon completion of your 3D model, you may email the instructor your file and the 3D print will be mailed to you at a later date.  Offer is limited to residents of the continental United States and one 1-hr print per registered participant.


Upon registration, please select the preferred date for attendance.

June 9: 10:00 – Noon

June 10: 10:00 – Noon

June 11: 10:00 – Noon

June 17: 10:00 – Noon


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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply.

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Applying manure management concepts on-farm

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Nebraska Extension’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with the first taking place in May in Lexington.

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Rural Prosperity Nebraska receives boost from CARES Act

May 12, 2021
—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Rural Prosperity Nebraska initiative, along with six Nebraska economic development and Chamber of Commerce organizations, has received more than $400,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help businesses and communities respond to coronavirus.

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Tailgate Talks celebrates its first anniversary during Beef Month

May 12, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska Extension is celebrating the first anniversary of Tailgate Talks, a YouTube channel aimed at beef producers.  

 As part of the celebration, there will be a featured video message on the Tailgate Talks channel and a giveaway to its subscribers to commemorate the channel’s success and emphasize the importance of the beef industry in Nebraska, home to the top three beef cow counties in the U.S. — Cherry, Custer and Holt Counties. 

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