DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hogs Lower; Country Trade Continues to Lose Steam

🕔Jul 31, 2017Led by spot August, lean hog futures settled with a weak undertone thanks to lower cash sales and bearish expectations. The cattle complex closed moderately lower in the live trade […]

Kansas: Upcoming Water Conservation Field Days to Demonstrate New Ag Tech

🕔Jul 31, 2017The Kansas Water Office (KWO) and Kansas State University are providing an opportunity to see firsthand what is taking place on water technology demonstration farms by hosting a series of […]

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Flat to Slightly Higher

🕔Jul 31, 2017Traders eyed rains on Plains. Rio Grande Valley gins operated around the clock. Corpus classing reached 52,748 running bales. Acreage abandonment on the High Plains estimated at 20% by PCG […]

Soybeans: FDA Approves Petition to Claim Soy Oil as Heart Healthy

🕔Jul 31, 2017Bunge North America, the North American arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its petition for a qualified health claim […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Pyrethroid Resistant Aphids – What Are Your Control Options?

🕔Jul 31, 2017We are receiving an increasing number of reports of pyrethroid insecticide failures for soybean aphid management from northwest and central Minnesota, and northeastern North Dakota this year. However, many areas […]

Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

🕔Jul 31, 2017Last week, Billings Gazette writer Tom Lutey reported that, “The life had been fading from Grant Zerbe’s stunted chickpeas for the better part of a month, and now drought’s hot […]

South Dakota: Harding County Declared Natural Disaster Area from Drought

🕔Jul 31, 2017In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Harding County in South […]

Texas: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Heavy Storms

🕔Jul 31, 2017In response to a request from Erasmo Trevino, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Texas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Duval, Foard, Lamb and Webb […]

Louisiana: Row Rice, Nematodes Featured at Field Tour

🕔Jul 31, 2017Experts from the LSU AgCenter, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency, and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry highlighted agriculture production best management […]

DTN Grain Close: Rain Forecast Pressures Row Crops

🕔Jul 31, 2017Corn, soybeans, and wheat prices all closed lower Monday, pressured by rain in this week’s forecast which should help drier fields in the western Plains. Meanwhile the spot futures for […]

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