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Forget Gluten-Free: In Wheat Market, Protein Is at a Premium
Jun 8, 2017
Food aficionados may be scrambling for ingredients that are gluten free, but in the wheat market, traders can’t get enough of the stuff. Gluten is the element that gives dough its strength and... Read more

U.S. will Soon Export Beef to China – a Market Estimated to be Worth over $2 Billion – and 'Nebraska has Much to Gain'
Jun 8, 2017
By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer; May 14, 2017 Updated Jun 4, 2017 Nebraska’s beef industry is celebrating a long-sought win with news that China has set a July deadline for resuming imports of U.S.... Read more

Omaha-based Gavilon still faces an oversupply of grain from record 2016 harvest
May 30, 2017
By Russell Hubbard World-Herald staff writer, May 28, 2017 Updated May 29, 2017 The grain-trading business that is central to Nebraska’s economy is still facing an oversupply from last year’s abundant harvest, but financial results... Read more

Bird Flu Prompts Quarantines as Chicken Farmers Fight Back
Apr 11, 2017
byLydia Mulvany, @lydiamulvanyMore stories by Lydia Mulvany,Megan Durisin @megandurisinMore stories by Megan Durisin, and Shruti Singh@shrutidatesinghMore stories by Shruti Singh ‎March‎ ‎6‎, ‎2017‎ ‎6‎:‎00‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CST ‎March‎ ‎7‎, ‎2017‎ ‎5‎:‎51‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST The merest mention of bird... Read more

Why the King of Margarine Wants Out
Apr 7, 2017
By Justin Fox Unilever, formed in 1930 by the merger of a Dutch margarine maker (Margarine Unie) and a British soapmaker (Lever Brothers), is ditching the margarine. From Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman's statement today: After a long history... Read more

Bumper Crops of Wheat, Corn and Soybeans Save the Day as Railroads See Slump in Hauling Coal, Forest Products
Feb 15, 2017
It all started in Kansas in the first week of June: the great ag avalanche of 2016. “That is when we saw the first uptick,” said John Miller, ag group vice president for... Read more

U.S. Wheat Crop to Be Smallest Since 1913, USDA Report May Show
Jan 12, 2017
2017-01-11  By Jeff Wilson and Megan Durisin Bloomberg) -- Booming grain inventories and a dwindling winter wheat crop -- there will be plenty to look for when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases a... Read more

U.S. Exports to China Key to Soybean Performance
Dec 2, 2016
KANSAS CITY — The key to understanding both the pressures and opportunities in the U.S. soybean market in the months ahead can almost be boiled down to a single word:  China. China is... Read more

One More Reason to Give Thanks: Falling Turkey Prices
Nov 23, 2016
Here’s another excuse to pig out this Thanksgiving: turkey prices are down. After suffering from an outbreak of bird flu in 2015, American turkey producers have come back in a big way. Low... Read more

Impact of Record Yield Trifecta
Nov 17, 2016
written by: Mark Dorenkamp U.S. farmers have produced record corn, soybean and wheat yields in the same year for the first time since 1979. Advanced Economic Solutions president Bill Lapp says this rare trifecta could... Read more

 
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