DTN Livestock Close: Hog Futures Advance on Demand Strength

🕔Mar 18, 2019Expectations for strong domestic and export markets helped push hog futures triple digits higher Monday. GENERAL COMMENTS: Early softness in lean hog futures Monday gave way to triple-digit gains by […]

DTN Cotton Close: Holds Higher on Low Volume

🕔Mar 18, 2019The cotton market opened higher but closed mixed Monday. Specifically, the old crop was lower, while new crop finished fractionally higher. Such action may be a continuation of the market’s […]

Iowa Latest to Declare Storms Disaster – DTN

🕔Mar 18, 2019Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation on Friday for 15 counties hit by the latest catastrophic flooding in the Midwest, Reynolds announced in a news release. Nebraska Gov. […]

Water Quality: How Well Do Buffer Strips Protect Rivers? – Study

🕔Mar 18, 2019Kansas State University researcher Colby Moorberg has his eyes on several miles of the Big Blue and Little Blue rivers, the two major waterways meandering their way to Tuttle Creek […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

DTN Grain Close: Quietly Lower Amid Flooding

🕔Mar 18, 2019In spite of pervasive flooding through much of the Western Corn Belt, traders showed little response Monday, leaving corn and soybeans with small losses. May K.C. wheat was down 6 […]

USA Rice, Anheuser-Busch Partner to Support Sustainable Farming

🕔Mar 18, 2019USA Rice and Anheuser-Busch are partnering for the third year in a row to invest in America’s rice growers, with America’s leading beer company announcing it will donate $150,000 to […]

DTN Livestock Midday: Light Gains Curbed By Market Uncertainty

🕔Mar 18, 2019Mixed trade has held through the entire morning in hog and cattle trade with traders still focusing on market firmness based on last week’s gains. But the inability to sustain […]

Hubbs on Grain: Early Predictions for Prospective Plantings

🕔Mar 18, 2019Uncertainty on trade issues and the subsequent price movements associated with speculation on the topic added a degree of difficulty to acreage decisions this year. The March 29 Prospective Plantings […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Deal Cannot Be Taken for Granted

🕔Mar 18, 2019In testimony last week before the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer displayed a more cautious tone in describing U.S., China trade negotiations.  Meanwhile, recent news items provided […]

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