By Lucky Kidd HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The 2023 Kansas State Fair is off to a good start. Fair Board members were told Sunday just over 35,000 people went through the gates Saturday, with close to 5,000 attending the Carly... Read More.
A south-central Indiana farmer says crops have held up relatively well despite the dry start to the growing season. Matthew Lucas tells Brownfield his farm didn’t receive any precipitation for most of June. “There has been some damage done, at least on ear... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were lower, and feeders were mixed ahead of the week’s direct cash business. August live cattle closed $.10 lower at $178.05 and October live cattle closed $.07 lower at $179.52. August feeder cattle were unchanged at... Read More.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed, preparing for the week’s direct business, while feeders were down sharply on the strength in corn. August live was down $1.27 at $178.75 and October was $1.60 lower at $180.30. August feeders were $2.67 lower... Read More.
Michigan wheat growers will be able to enroll in a new phosphorus reduction pilot program this fall. The Conservation Technology Action Center is partnering with the Mosaic Company, Star of the West Milling Company, and Heidelberg University to extend its Phosphorus Load-Reduction Stimulation Program. Star... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were mixed ahead of the week’s direct business. August live cattle closed $.17 lower at $170.50 and October live cattle closed $.47 lower at $174.02. August feeder cattle closed $.27 lower at $233.67 and... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower ahead of the week’s direct cash business with additional pressure from lower boxed beef prices. August live cattle closed $2.02 lower at $169.80 and October lives closed $1.90 lower at $173.45. August... Read More.
An atmospheric scientist says the dry conditions are starting to lower the good to excellent crop condition ratings in USDA’s weekly reports. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor says 89% of Midwestern states are experiencing dryness and more than half of High Plains states... Read More.
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture is pleased with the start of the growing season in his state. Mike Naig says planting ran significantly ahead of the five-year average. “Now that’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.
Iowa’s Ag Secretary is optimistic about this year’s crop based on a successful planting season. Mike Naig tells Brownfield corn and soybean planting was significantly faster than normal. “That’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.