Midwest Livestock: Cold Start for the Calving Season – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019Last week, Mike Manion was busy trying to keep baby calves alive as winter maintained its icy grip on much of the Midwest. The Hemingford, Nebraska, rancher and cattle feeder […]

Texas Field Reports: Too Dry or Too Wet, Soil Moisture Levels Delay Planting

🕔Mar 12, 2019Despite soggy conditions delaying crop plantings in large swaths of the state, many areas are still contending with dry to drought conditions, according to the Texas state climatologist. Dr. John […]

Ag Economy: Feb. Observations from the Fed Reserve Beige Book

🕔Mar 12, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its February 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade. […]

North Carolina Hog Farmer Named NPPC President

🕔Mar 11, 2019David Herring of Lillington was elevated to president of the National Pork Producers Council at the organization’s annual meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held March 7-8 in […]

Arkansas: Forecast Rains Further Delay Field Work, Spring Planting

🕔Mar 8, 2019For many Arkansas farms, whether row crop or livestock, the view is the same: water, mud, and more water. “With many areas still struggling to dry out from wet weather […]

Livestock: Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns

🕔Mar 8, 2019A recent farmdoc daily article examined the prospects for cattle finishing net returns in 2019.  This article elaborates on the factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns.  After […]

North Carolina: $50Mln Judgment Against Hog Farmer is Appealed – DTN

🕔Mar 7, 2019National and state agriculture interest groups asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $50 million nuisance judgement against a hog farm in North Carolina, in a brief filed on […]

USDA Data: 2019 Net Cash Farm Income Forecast 8% Increase

🕔Mar 7, 2019The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $6.3 billion (10.0 percent) from 2018 to $69.4 billion […]

Texas Field Reports: Sheep, Goat Prices, Inventories Down Amid Strong Market

🕔Mar 5, 2019Markets for goat and sheep meat and fiber continue to be relatively strong despite softening prices and lower inventories, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Bill Thompson, […]

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