Friday, November 21, 2014 10:51AM CST
Since commodity prices and distillers grain prices are falling at a faster rate than alfalfa and forage prices, beef producers may be able to lower winter ration costs by replacing hay with corn and corn co-products.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:36PM CST
Temperatures as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit this week threatened View From the Cab farmer Jamie Harris' broccoli crop in the Florida Panhandle. The cold also created some challenges for Karen Johnson's family in western Iowa as they tended to livestock.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:34PM CST
As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation at 7 p.m. CST Thursday on his executive action on immigration reform, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said it is the family unification program that will help farm workers find relief from deportation.
December corn was 2 cents lower, January soybeans 1/4 cent lower, and December Chicago wheat 5 cents lower.
Live and feeder contracts should open this morning on a mixed 21.74-plus in basis as traders cautiously position ahead of late week cash and the release of the on feed report. Lean hog futures are also likely to start biz with uneven price action thanks to further profit taking and bear spreading.