USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA officially filled another key leadership position Monday as Greg Ibach was sworn in as USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

🕔Oct 31, 2017North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, […]

DTN Livestock Close: Futures Rally on Month End Buying

🕔Oct 31, 2017End of the month buying activity flooded into all livestock futures through most of the Tuesday session. Triple-digit gains quickly developed in late morning in both cattle and hog futures, […]

Texas Field Reports: Armyworms Plaguing Pastures, Winter Forages

🕔Oct 31, 2017Cool temperatures and wet weather created prime conditions for fall armyworms and major problems for forage producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa […]

Indiana: Farmer Veteran Coalition Meeting, North Salem, Nov. 11

🕔Oct 31, 2017Veterans, active military, and their families are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Indiana, Nov. 11 at Blue Yonder Organic Farm in North Salem. The […]

Arkansas Rice Market Webinar Recording Now Available – Video

🕔Oct 31, 2017The recording of the Oct. 26, 2017 webinar U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18 with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is […]

Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

🕔Oct 31, 2017On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of […]

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs

🕔Oct 31, 2017Last week marked the third straight week of higher urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region. Average prices rose 2% week-over-week to $250 per ton, from $245 the previous […]

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Inside Day Down Slightly

🕔Oct 31, 2017Index fund rolling of longs from December contributed to increased spread trading. Mostly favorable harvest weather expected remainder of the week. Cotton futures settled on slight losses Tuesday, with December […]

Mississippi: ASA Annual Agronomy Meeting, Grenada, Nov. 15

🕔Oct 31, 2017The 2017 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Grenada Co. Extension office.

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