$10 E-Gift Card for Donors in August By American Red Cross KANSAS — The American Red Cross has seen a shortfall of about 25,000 blood donations in the first two months of the summer, which makes it hard to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood... 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.
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.
Two extension specialists say proper planning and management can help beef producers minimize the longer-term economic impact of drought. Purdue’s beef specialist Ron Lemenager says forages are in short supply, and farmers and ranchers will likely need to implement more intense management strategies. “Creep... Read More.
Drought conditions are putting stress on all crops and forages are no exception. Beef producers are facing limited forage supplies and two Purdue University Extension educators are sharing some information on feeding and management strategies to consider to help control costs, maintain optimal... Read More.
U.S. ethanol production and stocks both moved lower last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.018 million barrels a day, a decline of 18,000 on the week and 42,000 on the year. Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development says... Read More.
As the US beef supply shrinks, the US Meat Export Federation is working to increase the value of US beef on the global market. During the Illinois Beef Association’s Annual Meeting in Springfield on Tuesday, John Herath with USMEF tells Brownfield drought and input... Read More.
Ethanol production and stocks both moved higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production was a six-week high at 1.004 million barrels, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week, but a decrease of 67,000 from a year ago. Some plants are coming... Read More.