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CME milk and cash dairy down Thursday

Milk futures were down and cash dairy prices were mostly lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Thursday. June Class III milk was down $0.02 at $24.29.  July closed down $0.09 at $23.46.  August closed down $0.07 at $24.05.  September was down $0.06 at $24.05. ... Read More.

Cash rental rates continue to rise

An ag economist says Iowa farmers could pay more in cash rent as rates continue to rise. Iowa State University Extension economist Dr. Alejandro Plastina says stronger commodity prices and farmland values are causing rates to climb. “Tenants do have better access to a more... Read More.

Milk futures higher, cash dairy mixed Friday

June Class III Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed 26 cents higher at $24.51.  July up 23 at $24.60.  August futures up 18 at $24.36.  September through November contracts 23 to 27 cents higher. Dry whey up $0.0125 at $0.5225. Blocks steady at $2.28. Barrels... Read More.

Midday cash livestock markets

Cash cattle trade has gotten off to another slow start heading into midday. Asking prices are being marked at $138 plus in the South and $226 plus in the North coming off a light trade yesterday. Tuesday, live southern deals came in $1... Read More.