Nebraska Edition | July 4, 2019

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 6/21/19 Nebraska Slaughter Steers, 35-65% Choice, Live Weight..........109.00 * * Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600 lb....... 187.76 168.64 166.04 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame 750-800 lb.........154.39 145.13 * Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750 lb. Carcass...................................218.65 220.64 220.90 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated..............77.79 75.82 * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean.................. 84.53 83.66 76.68 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National.........162.41 155.58 157.53 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB...........................................374.39 393.43 394.43 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 6/21/19 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu...................................................4.20 4.10 4.21 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu............................................... 3.38 3.84 4.39 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu........................................ 8.06 7.34 8.13 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt..............................5.10 614 7.00 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu..................................... 2.89 3.24 2.98 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton.....................................* * 173.00 Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton...........................107.50 105.00 * Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton.........................105.00 90.00 * Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average............115.00 121.00 146.50 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average......... 38.50 42.72 48.00 For daily agriculture news, updates and local happenings, visit www.farmandranchnetwork.net Proud Supporters Of farmandranchnetwork.net Your source for ag news that affects Nebraska and the Plains region. 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A6-A7 QUILT NEBRASKA ......................................................................... A8 rODEO ......................................................................... A9 CLASSIFIEDS ...............................................................A10–A11 PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Permit #36 OMAHA, NE POSTAL CUSTOMER NEBRASKA EDITION F arm R anch July 4, 2019 Vol. 23 Issue 10 By Giada Zampano, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China’s deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the influential FAO post. The agency’s 194 member countries convened at the FAO headquarters in Rome to choose a successor to José Graziano da Silva of Brazil for the 4-year term. Qu, 55, a biologist by training, won 108 votes, followed by France’s Catherine Geslain-Laneelle with 71 votes and Georgia’s Davit Kirvalidze with 12, according to official results. The United States had backed Kirvalidze. The FAO, which has over 11,500 employees, works closely with other U.N. agencies to achieve the goal of a hunger-free world by 2030. Today, more than 800 million people are facing hunger and many experts doubt that the 2030 goal will be reached. Prior to the vote, Qu said he aims to focus on hunger and poverty eradication, tropical agriculture, drought land farming, digital rural development and better land design through transformation of agricultural production. An expert on agriculture and rural areas, he has worked in the field for more than 30 years. “This is a special day,” he said in his acceptance speech. “This is our day.” Qu said he was “grateful to his motherland,” but then added he would be faithful to the FAO’s missions. Ahead of his election, he rejected claims that he would be beholden to instructions from Beijing, pledging that China would follow “FAO regulations and rules.” He also defended his credentials, saying he is “a scientist” educated in Europe, America and China. Before joining China’s agriculture ministry, Qu worked at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where he focused on conducting research and innovation, raising rural income, reducing poverty through science and technology and building a quality assessment system for produce. From 2008 to 2015, he worked in the government of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, where he applied new approaches to agricultural publications and rural tourism and provided startup micro-lending to young and female farmers. Since being appointed vice minister in 2015, Qu has spearheaded measures such as reforms for rural areas; using information technologies to help agriculture; instituting exchange mechanisms on urban agriculture and promoting brands and specialty industries. Qu has also been in charge of China’s agribusiness cooperation with Asian, African and Latin American countries and China’s main trading partners of produce. Chinese agricultural official picked to lead UN food agency Qu Dongyu from China, one of the candidates for the Director-General position of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), arrives to address a plenary meeting of the 41st Session of the Conference, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The new FAO Director-General will be voted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

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