Now lets take a look at our KCGW weather forecast. Currently its 68 humidity 22% winds north west 22 mph, we had no precipitation this morning.
Columbus Day: Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.
In Nebraska News
Dan Hilger isnt your typical farmer.
BELLWOOD — Dan Hilger’s fields of sunflowers are a refreshing sight among miles and miles of corn and soybeans.
Nestled under the yellow canopy, the field along Nebraska 64 east of Bellwood also hosts a mix of barley, mustard, buckwheat, radishes and various beans.
This is the first year Hilger has grown sunflowers, but he always has been eager to experiment, both with cover and cash crops. In fact, he’s managed to make a living doing things a little differently.
More than two decades ago, he tried to grow potatoes, but the selling price was low and the window for sales was narrow. After seven years, he gave up potatoes, but wanted to grow something natural and healthy for human consumption.
He decided to try popcorn since the market is more stable and the crop can be easily stored. Hilger grew and bagged his popcorn and started selling it at local grocery stores.
More than a decade later, he still personally sells Hilger/AgriNatural Popcorn to area stores and has a distributor for Lincoln and Omaha. Stores tell him he sells more than other brands, except maybe Orville Redenbacher’s.
In grain Markets:
Aurora Coop – Sedan corn – 3.46, soybean – 8.26
Aurora Coop – Ong corn – 3.41, soybean – 8.11, wheat – 4.42
AGP – Fairfield Corn – 3.48, soybean – 8.13, wheat – 4.57