Michigan farmers are preparing for disease pressure following warm, wet weather. Mike Milligan spoke with Brownfield while spraying his soybeans Thursday. “I’m very nervous about mold and disease issues in general, our corn’s getting sprayed for tar spot next week,” he says. Milligan says... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower, waiting for widespread direct cash business. October live cattle closed $1.32 lower at $180.50 and December lives closed $1.02 lower at $184.60. September feeders closed $1.80 lower at $250.10 and October feeders... Read More.
A Michigan farmer says he’s preparing for disease pressure after recent rain and humidity. Dennis Gardner farms along the Sanilac, St. Clair County border in the Thumb. “It’s very sporadic over here, you could go 10 miles either way of our main farm and you’d... Read More.
Continued dryness and insect pressure were top concerns for Minnesota farmers last week. USDA’s latest crop report says 64 percent of topsoil and 61 percent of subsoil moisture is rated short to very short. Corn is developing a little faster than normal with 72 percent... Read More.
Soybeans were mostly higher, adjusting spreads. Most forecasts have warm, dry weather late this month into next month, potentially stressing the crop and trimming yields. The USDA’s updated yield and production projections are out August 11th in the monthly supply and demand report.... Read More.
Crop insurance, labor, and rural broadband are top of mind for Hoosier farmers as the House and Senate Ag Committees work to draft the 2023 Farm Bill. These topics and more came up during a recent Indiana Farm Bureau Shop Talk meeting with Senators... Read More.
Soybeans were higher on speculative and technical buying but closed below the session highs after failing to find interest above resistance. U.S. soybean conditions did improve over the past week but remain widely mixed and near historical lows as the crop enters a... Read More.
Rain made a lot of difference last week for crops in Ohio. The USDA says that even with nearly a quarter of the state in some stage of drought, most of Ohio still has adequate soil moisture and the rain that did fall last... Read More.
Soybeans were mixed Friday, still ending the week with strong gains. Soybeans adjusted spreads while watching development weather, with drought impacting nearly 60% of U.S. bean acreage. Near-term forecasts generally have scattered rain with high temperatures in some areas. There was some initial... Read More.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the recently announced grace period to fully implement Proposition 12 in California provides certainty for producers. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced last week that pork produced before July 1 could be sold until December 31. Erin... Read More.
Organic dairy farmers and processors have issues they would like to bring up should the USDA hold hearings on the federal milk marketing orders. Adam Warthesen with Organic Valley says they have worked with seven other dairy processors and organic companies as the Milk... Read More.
The expanding drought conditions across the heart of the country sent soybeans higher Friday. The biggest concern is that the drought conditions are hitting some of the highest-producing parts of the country. And while there’s some scattered rain in the forecast, it still... Read More.