A farmer director on the U.S. Grains Council says challenges remain with two of the top markets for U.S. corn. Jay Fischer from central Missouri says Mexico is getting stricter on its ban of GMO white corn, hoping to pass a food labeling law... Read More.
Milk futures and cash dairy prices were lower Tuesday except for dry whey on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. August Class III milk was down $0.24 at $17.45. September was down $0.57 at $17.53. October was down $0.53 at $17.89. November was down $0.44 at... Read More.
A market analyst says the potential for improved weather conditions in the short term has been weighing on the grain markets. Tim Marsh tells Brownfield the dryness that developed across much of the Corn Belt in May and June is shrinking, but it’s still... Read More.
K-State's 28th annual Risk and Profit Conference will be held in-person (Aug. 17-18) and online (Aug. 21-25). By K-State Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University officials say an update on the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill and updates on the grain and... Read More.
A few scattered bids are on the table in direct cash cattle trade, but it remains to be seen who will blink first in this trade standoff. Southern asking prices are around $180 to $182. Asking prices have not been revealed in the... Read More.
Halfway through its pilot run, Don Close, chief research & analytics officer with Terrain says the USDA’s Cattle Contract Library, is providing producers with the transparency they wanted. “With 80 percent of the cattle in there, if there were any sweetheart deals out... Read More.
The drought is having a massive impact on agriculture. Compeer Financial new markets lending specialist Paul Dietmann says the scope stretches beyond traditional crop and livestock production and is being felt in direct-to-consumer markets. “Anybody who is marketing meat direct to consumers, most of them... Read More.
Nebraska’s ag director says the state is expanding market access in Vietnam for soybeans and its byproducts. Sherry Vinton tells Brownfield soybean meal and soybean oil exports are increasing. “They don’t have the landmass to grow the feed they need for their industry.... Read More.
An ag economist says the US needs to create and expand market access for corn and soybean products to remain competitive with Brazil. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net says there is more demand for Brazil’s exports especially from China, one of the U.S.’s top customers.... Read More.
Milk futures were higher in the near term and cash dairy prices were higher Monday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. July Class III milk July was up a penny at 13.83. August Class III milk had most of the trading volume and was... Read More.
A market analyst says there were no big surprises in USDA’s report. Don Roose with U.S. Commodities says with good weather in the forecast and a negative USDA report, corn and soybean prices are trending lower. “I think analysts still want to look forward at... Read More.
A market analyst says soybean markets are moving higher, responding to USDA’s report that says fewer acres were planted in the United States this year. Richard Brock with Brock Associates says soybean supplies will need to be rationed. “We’ll have to cut way back on... Read More.