Summer is officially here and it’s important to make sure you and the whole fam are staying hydrated. Here’s a little secret – while water is an awesome way to stay hydrated – it isn’t the only way. Registered dietician Kim Galeaz explains. AUDIO: Kim Galeaz,... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in the upper Great Lakes region, along the middle Atlantic Coast, and across parts of the Southwest. Meanwhile, near- or below-normal rainfall across... Read More.
Fifteen Wisconsin projects are getting funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program. State ag officials say the projects will get more than a million dollars for work designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop industries using research, education, and market development. The... Read More.
A northwest Minnesota farmer calls the current price environment “stressful.” Austen Germolus grows corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and has a registered herd of British White cattle near Ada. “It’s wild watching the markets, like one day to the next you don’t know what to expect. ... Read More.
A livestock economist says there’s been a shift in the tone of the Cattle on Feed numbers. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says the last several reports have been relatively bearish for the markets. But that’s not the case this time around. “Placements... Read More.
Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying, but still ended the week sharply lower. Beans and products were oversold and most forecasts do show hot, dry weather in many growing areas during key phases of development. The USDA’s next round of production... Read More.
The American Coalition for Ethanol recently unveiled its carbon intensity calculator. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says it’s designed to help estimate potential improvements corn farmers and ethanol producers can make to reduce their carbon footprint. “Carbon intensity when it comes to biofuels goes all the way... Read More.
A leading ag economist says production and demand pressures are mounting for ag producers. The University of Missouri’s Scott Brown said disposable consumer income growth will be nearly flat this year while spending has increased around 10 percent. “How are we doing that? It’s credit... Read More.
There’s some confidence the U.S. Senate will approve the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig introduced some of the legislation included in the House-passed package. “I learned a long time ago not to predict what’s going to happen in the Senate in... Read More.
The President of a major live animal exporting company says the U.S. should be better targeting growing populations and economies for livestock exports outside of China. Tony Clayton with Clayton Agri-Marketing said the top two importers of U.S. live cattle the last three years... Read More.
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed ahead of the USDA’s On Feed numbers. Feeders were lower, pressured by the higher corn. August live cattle closed $.50 lower at $133.37 and October live cattle closed $.25 lower at $138.75. ... Read More.
U.S. poultry production during May 2022 was up 3% from May 2021. The USDA says the amount of poultry certified as wholesome last month was 4.247 billion pounds, including 3.824 billion pounds of chicken, 5% higher, and 412.758 million pounds of turkey, 8% lower. The... Read More.