Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. The USDA’s national condition rating improved thanks to the recent change in weather in much of the Midwest. Still, parts of the region have a long way to go to fully recover and some... Read More.
A dairy safety net program will likely have a record payout for June. A USDA official tells Brownfield the Dairy Margin Coverage Program margin forecasts through the end of the 2023 DMC program year are below $9.50, and so the formula using the... Read More.
Milk futures were higher in the near term and the cash dairy markets were steady Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August Class III milk was unchanged at $17.36. September was up $0.03 at $17.97. October was up $0.03 at $18.26. November was up $0.01... Read More.
A plant pathologist is mapping the spread of southern root-knot (SRK) nematode to increase awareness of the pest. Travis Faske is with the University of Arkansas. “If soybean cyst is an embezzler, you can’t quite see the symptoms then root-knot nematode, or the southern... Read More.
U.S. ethanol exports were down slightly from May to June. The Renewable Fuels Association says June ethanol exports were 111.9 million gallons, 1% less than in May. Canada took the top slot for the 27th month in a row, accounting for 45% of the... Read More.
Hay prices in Missouri are starting to come off the recent highs. Tony Hancock is the market news manager for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “There is quite a bit of hay around this week that’s in the lower half of my reported price... Read More.
Some Midwest farmers are finding aphids in corn fields. Iowa State University Extension entomologist Erin Hodgson says reports of the pest started coming in a couple of weeks ago. “We can have a couple different species infesting corn, and you can have multiple species infesting... Read More.
A farm credit cooperative is pushing for the Investing in Rural America Act to be included in the next farm bill. Compeer Financial chief mission officer John Monson says the bill streamlines partnerships with local lenders. “The farm credit system has lead the way in... Read More.
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says crops are outperforming his expectations if it missed severe weather last month. “I don’t know if it’s going to be our best crop, but it looks really good right now.” Ted Schrock tells Brownfield the recent 3-inch rain helped,... Read More.
A western Wisconsin farmer says crops look good considering their very dry start. Tom Gillis tells Brownfield, “I think we caught a few rains just at the right time.” Gillis raises about 13 hundred acres of corn and soybeans northeast of River Falls, Wisconsin... Read More.
Spring wheat harvest has mixed results so far in South Dakota. In the eastern part of the state, Anthony Bly with South Dakota State University Extension says there’s not much to harvest. But in western South Dakota, custom harvester Jim Deibert says yields are... Read More.
An annual report from the USDA shows that cropland values continue to increase, and an ag economist says producers should be cautious before buying any land. Jim Jansen with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says prices are unlikely to improve anytime soon. “It’s the... Read More.