Heartland Express | November 23, 2017

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Carcass...................................185.47 197.50 212.59 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated ............ 40.83 59.57 58.91 Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean...................73.82 73.45 80.40 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National ........142.05 150.49 136.55 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB ..........................................352.40 389.35 393.31 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 11/10/17 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu ................................................. 2.66 3.15 3.26 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu .............................................. 2.94 3.07 3.09 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu ........................................8.91 9.01 8.73 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt ............................ 4.50 5.46 5.49 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu..................................... 2.85 2.92 3.06 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton ................................145.00 * 156.25 Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton............................67.50 83.75 80.00 Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton......................... 65.00 82.50 82.50 Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average ...........107.50 117.50 135.00 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average .........41.75 44.00 42.00 Network Service Co. www.farmandranchnetwork.net Your source for ag news that affects Nebraska and the Plains region. For daily agriculture news, updates and local happenings, visit www.farmandranchnetwork.net Proud Supporters Of November 23, 2017 Volume 21 Issue 17 PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Permit #36 OMAHA, NE POSTAL CUSTOMER Piling Up: U.S. corn production on track to set records SPIKE JORDAN Ag Editor sjordan@starherald.com SCOTTSBLUFF — High winds in eastern and central Nebraska last month downed a lot of corn, delaying harvest. And based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2017 corn crop is forecast at 1.66 billion bushels, down 2 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.30 million acres, is down 3 percent from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 179 bushels per acre, up 1 bushel from last year. However, nationally corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down 4 percent from last year but up 2 percent from the October forecast. Based on conditions as of Nov. 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.1 million acres, unchanged from the previous estimate but down 4 percent from 2016. Despite increased production and ending stocks forecasts, prices are expected to remain in the same range due to increased demand from feed and export markets. “America’s corn farmers continue to face challenging economic conditions, highlighting the incredible importance of growing and supporting markets for the crop we produce Continued on page 3 Harvested corn is piled east of Mitchell on Thursday, Nov. 9. U.S. corn production is on track to set another record, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture reports released Thursday, with 2017/18 forecasts indicating both record production and yields. SPIKE JORDAN/Star-Herald Classifieds Pages........................................................... 22 & 23 Country Living House Plan .............................................................3 Heartland Cattleman Estimate Corn on the Ground Prior to Grazing Cornstalks ...................................2 Markets Grain, Hay & Livestock ..........................................4 Nebraska Power Farming Show Show Details ............................................... 12 & 13 FFA Special Sections Southeast: Cass, Douglas, Gage, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saunders ............................................................................ 5-8 Northeast: Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Stanton, Thurston, Washington ...... 9 & 10 South Central: Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Hamilton, Jefferson, Merrick Nuckolls, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer, York ............................................. 11, 14-19 North Central: Antelope, Boone, Colfax, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte..................... 19-21

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