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Red Cross: Donation Shortfall May Impact Blood Supply

$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.

Wheat leads on global supply concerns

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.

Soybean markets move higher on supply scares

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.

Managing beef herds when forages are in short supply

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.

Ethanol production up, supply expands

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.