Nebraska Edition | July 18, 2019

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 7/12/19 Nebraska Slaughter Steers, 35-65% Choice, Live Weight.......... 111.00 114.00 * Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600 lb...........* 174.72 183.32 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame 750-800 lb.............* 147.46 161.56 Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750 lb. Carcass.................................. 209.65 222.57 214.64 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated..............76.84 * * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean.................. 84.69 82.28 71.14 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National.........162.89 157.80 166.65 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB...........................................377.52 388.26 394.50 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 7/12/19 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu.................................................. 4.56 4.08 4.09 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu............................................... 3.36 4.00 4.42 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu.........................................7.83 7.60 8.16 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt..............................5.18 6.36 6.80 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu......................................2.87 3.25 3.16 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton.....................................* * 172.75 Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton...........................107.50 110.00 * Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton.........................100.00 97.50 100.00 Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average............106.00 128.50 149.50 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average.......... 37.10 50.00 44.50 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. F arm R anch NetworkServiceCo COUNTY FAIRS Antelope.............................................................9 Box Butte...........................................................9 Cass. ................................................................10 Chase...............................................................10 Cherry. ...............................................................6 Cuming.............................................................14 Deuel................................................................21 Dodge ..............................................................16 Frontier. ...........................................................15 Gosper. ............................................................16 Greeley.............................................................16 Hamilton.............................................................7 Holt...................................................................19 Kimball.............................................................15 Knox.................................................................15 Lancaster.........................................................12 Otoe....................................................................9 Rock.................................................................20 Sarpy................................................................21 Scotts Bluff......................................................13 Seward.............................................................17 Sherman...........................................................18 Stanton.............................................................12 Thayer..............................................................20 Valley................................................................11 Washington. ....................................................17 Webster............................................................12 York....................................................................8 markets Grain, hay, & cattle...........................................2 COuntry living ............................................................................3 LIVESTOCK NEWS Heartland Cattleman......................................4-5 CLASSIFIEDS .....................................................................22-23 PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Permit #36 OMAHA, NE POSTAL CUSTOMER NEBRASKA EDITION F arm R anch July 18, 2019 Vol. 23 Issue 11 How the Trump administration’s 2018 trade aid package works City of Kearney, Courtesy photo By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press Associated Press reporters Balint Szalai and Riin Aljas contributed to this story from Washington Continued on Page 3 Jeff Baenen/AP Photo In this Tuesday, June 25, photo, farmer Matthew Keller walks in his soybean field near Kenyon, Minn. When the Trump administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But records obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act show that many large farming operations easily found legal ways around the limits to collect big checks. Recipients who spoke to AP defended the payouts, saying they didn’t even cover their losses under the trade war and that they were legally entitled to them. Keller, a pork producer in Kenyon, who also grows crops to feed his livestock, said he “definitely appreciated” the $143,820 he collected from the program. It didn’t cover all his losses but it helped with his cash flow, he said. He reached the $125,000 cap on his hogs, and the remaining money was for his soybeans and corn. Scott Bauer

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