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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 12, 2024

Sep. corn closed at $4.02, up 1 and 3/4 centsAug. soybeans closed at $11.05, down 12 centsAug. soybean meal closed at $338.80, down $3.60Aug. soybean oil closed at 46.65, down 47 pointsSep. wheat closed at $5.50 and 3/4, down 20 and 1/2 centsAug. live... Read More.

USDA raises 2024 red meat production, lowers poultry

The USDA has increased its 2024 U.S. red meat production guess, while lowering the outlook for poultry. Beef production is projected at 26.655 billion pounds, up 65 million from June on expectations for higher steer and heifer slaughter to cancel out a lower cow... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 11, 2024

Sep. corn closed at $4.00 and 1/4, up 4 and 1/2 centsAug. soybeans closed at $11.17, up 3 and 3/4 centsAug. soybean meal closed at $342.40, up $3.20Aug. soybean oil closed at 47.12, up 78 pointsSep. wheat closed at $5.71 and 1/4, up 9... Read More.

U of I releases final 2024 crop budget estimates

An ag economist at the University of Illinois says their final 2024 crop budget estimates are in the red. Gary Schnitkey tells Brownfield they’re projecting trendline yields with a corn price unchanged from January, but soybeans are lower. “$4.50 for corn and $11.30 for... Read More.

2024 “Year of the bug”

A Bayer agronomist says it’s been a year for the bugs. “It’s been easier to find insect issues this year in both corn and beans than I can recall.” Lance Tarochione, who covers western Illinois, tells Brownfield a wide range of pests are causing... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 10, 2024

Sep. corn closed at $3.95 and 3/4, up 1 and 3/4 centsAug. soybeans closed at $11.13 and 1/4, down 18 centsAug. soybean meal closed at $339.20, down $6.10Aug. soybean oil closed at 46.34, down 61 pointsSep. wheat closed at $5.61 and 1/2, down 10... Read More.

New farm bill unlikely in 2024, Sen. Ernst says

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst says a new farm bill isn’t likely to get passed this year. “I do applaud our friends over in the House and Chairman GT Thompson. They passed a strong bipartisan bill, but I just don’t see that bill moving in... Read More.

USD 308 Announces 2024 Convocation Guest Speaker

By Hutchinson Public Schools HUTCHINSON, Kan. —  Hutchinson Public Schools will welcome back all staff on Wednesday, August 8th. The annual Convocation event, to be held at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, will energize and inspire... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: July 9, 2024

Sep. corn closed at $3.94, down 3/4 centAug. soybeans closed at $11.31 and 1/4, down 17 and 3/4 centsAug. soybean meal closed at $345.30, down $4.70Aug. soybean oil closed at 46.95, down 214 pointsSep. wheat closed at $5.72, up 1 and 1/2 centsAug. live... Read More.

Leadership Reno County Seeks Applicants for 2024 Class

By the Hutchinson Community Foundation RENO COUNTY, Kan. — Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Leadership Reno County class.LRC is a program of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce and Hutchinson Community Foundation, and it is open... Read More.

Consumers, small farms focus of 2024 WI Farm Technology Days

The host family for Wisconsin’s Farm Technology Days says it takes a lot of planning, but having the right neighbors helps.  The Close Farm is operated by Jamie and Renee Close and their daughter Taren.  Renee Close tells Brownfield working with the Chippewa Valley... Read More.