DTN Livestock Close: Cattle End Higher but Well Off Session Highs

🕔Feb 27, 2018The cattle complex settled higher with the best buying interest in the feeder trade. Lean hog futures settled on a mixed basis with deferreds gaining on the spring and early […]

Farmland Values: USDA Examines Trends from 2000-2016

🕔Feb 27, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at farmland values in the United States, with a specific focus on a recent report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) that examined farmland values from […]

Wheat: Kansas Researchers Use Gene-Editing Technology for Improved Varieties

🕔Feb 27, 2018Kansas State University researchers say their work to improve genes in wheat varieties using a gene-editing technology is another positive step toward global food security. “Food security and the food […]

Mississippi: Cold Weather May Help Control Insects

🕔Feb 27, 2018Mississippi temperatures got into the single digits this winter, which many people think of as bug-killing weather, but experts say that is not always the case. Mike Brown, state climatologist […]

Cotton Market Teleconference, March 2

🕔Feb 27, 2018Dr. O. A. Cleveland,  Mississippi State University, economics professor emeritus and cotton marketing specialist, will lead a special cotton market roundtable discussion at this years Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.  […]

Texas Field Reports: Recent Rains Help Planting Conditions, Drought Persists in Some Areas

🕔Feb 27, 2018Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Cotton planting […]

Peanut Stocks: Utilization Up 3%, 5 Bln Pounds in Storage

🕔Feb 27, 2018Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on January 31, 2018 totaled 5.03 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 3.99 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 4.28 […]

DTN Cotton Close: Slightly Higher in Quiet Trading

🕔Feb 27, 2018May cotton broke from Tuesday’s lower start and 1-cent range late in the session to end up 0.10 on the day, joining a long list of ag commodities which were […]

DTN Grain Close: Soybean Meal, HRW Wheat Push Higher

🕔Feb 27, 2018Except for soybean oil and Minneapolis wheat, May grain-related contracts closed higher Tuesday, spurred mainly by a continuation of dry weather in Argentina and the western U.S. Plains. May soybean […]

Ag Groups: Leave RFS Alone – DTN

🕔Feb 27, 2018With the agriculture economy struggling and the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard at the center of discussions at the White House early this week, ag interest groups are pressing […]

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