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Trump Administration Invests $3.1 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Nebraska

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ReConnect Funding to Connect 115 Rural Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity BASSETT, Neb., Oct. 30, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $3.1 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Nebraska. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress…

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Trump Administration Invests $10.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming

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ReConnect Funding to Connect 102 Rural Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $10.6 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. This investment is part of the…

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How Heifer Management in the First Two Years Sets Her Up for Success

Selecting the right heifers as replacements for the keep pen doesn’t need to be a complicated decision. Look at clear indicators such as those who were born during the first 21 days of calving, those who were treated for bovine diseases, and those who gained a steady 1.5 to 1.8 pounds a day. Experts from…

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Election Countdown: Are Commodity Markets on the Verge of a Tipping Point?

Commodity markets faced some pressure this week as confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to trend higher. The concerns captured headlines, acting as a short-term anchor for corn, soybean and hog prices, while cattle prices found a way to climb. The reversal in certain markets set a cautious tone this week, after a harvest rally caught many off guard.…

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Cattle Markets Hampered By Season's First Storm

Wide regional variations in prices for fed cattle were found this week and the cash trade was slow to develop. Iowa saw the lowest prices at $101 to $103 live and $163 dressed. Nebraska prices averaged $103 to $104, with dressed prices at $160 to $162. Cattle in Texas and Kansas sold mainly at $106,…

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COVID-19 Raises Governments' Food Security Concerns, Demand for U.S. Crops

CHICAGO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – COVID-19 outbreaks are increasing governments’ food-security concerns, and importers need U.S. corn and soybeans for the first time in a long time to meet demand, Archer Daniels Midland Chief Executive Officer Juan Luciano said on Friday. The pandemic has upended supply chains globally, as some consumers hoard food and the…

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Burke Healey Inducted Into Hereford Hall of Merit

Burke Healey, Davis, Okla., was posthumously inducted into the Hereford Hall of Merit at the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting and Conference, Oct. 24, in Kansas City, Mo. The Hall of Merit awards are presented annually to those who have influenced the advancement of the Hereford breed and the beef industry. The Hall…

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QuickBooks Desktop Training for Farmers and Ranchers Available

QuickBooks Desktop Training for Farmers and Ranchers is now online through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for producers who want to learn better record-keeping practices. The primary goal of this QuickBooks Pro 2020 training course is to help farmers and ranchers improve their financial recording-keeping and analysis capabilities, which will allow them to make better management…

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Per Capita Dairy Consumption a Tale of Two Commodities

‘It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” This time-honored quote by Charles Dickens in his “Tale of Two Cities” aptly describes the differences in cheese and fluid milk consumption by U.S. consumers. Per capita cheese consumption reached almost 39 pounds in 2019, up 30% since 2000 and up 170% since…

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Trump Administration Invests $7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Dakota and Montana

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ReConnect Funding to Connect 563 Rural Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 29, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $7 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in North Dakota and Montana. This investment is part of the…

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