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.
U.S. Congressman Zach Nunn says he’s optimistic lawmakers will finalize the 2023 Farm Bill before the end of the year. “I have asked GT Thompson, the Chairman himself, if we can get this done by September,” Nunn said. “He believes very confidently we have... Read More.
Ag economists with CoBank expect tight global grain stocks to drive farmer prices into the second half of 2023. Knowledge Exchange Director Rob Fox doesn’t expect the recent recovery in grain prices to be strong enough to upset the year’s downward trend. But, he... Read More.
An Eastern Iowa farmer says he’s losing hope in his hay crops unless there’s a significant change in the weather soon. “There’s cracks in the hay ground that I can stick my hand into go past my wrist.” Dave Walton tells Brownfield his alfalfa crop... Read More.
A market analyst sees a decline in yield and export demand for this year’s U.S. corn crop. Naomi Blohm with Total Farm Marketing says she anticipates a larger old crop carryout in USDA’s July supply and demand report. “Because our exports are still not fantastic... Read More.
Soybeans were mostly lower. There’s a better chance of rain over the next few days, but it will have to actually happen and could miss some areas. Rain forecasts are generally more favorable in July and August as El Nino starts to fully... Read More.