USDA is projecting a continued downturn in commodity prices for 2024. Chief economist Seth Meyer tells Brownfield the slide began more than a year ago. “Off of those peaks in 2022. And generally speaking, the expectation is that for the 2024/2025 crop season that... Read More.
The director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says work continues to help the state’s agriculture industry navigate the challenges from expanding drought. Dru Buntin tells Brownfield only a few points along the Mississippi River have required dredging from the Army Corps of... Read More.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures were sharply higher, optimistic about this week’s widespread direct cash cattle business. December live was up $1.05 at $184.67 and February was $1.25 higher at $186.42. January feeder cattle were $4.15 higher at $242.17 and... Read More.
Continued dryness and insect pressure were top concerns for Minnesota farmers last week. USDA’s latest crop report says 64 percent of topsoil and 61 percent of subsoil moisture is rated short to very short. Corn is developing a little faster than normal with 72 percent... Read More.
GREAT BEND, Kan. — The City of Great Bend has put together a plan for the cleanup of trees and limbs following the recent storm that passed through the city July 16.A recent news release from Great Bend shared that the next step for... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced Monday that since its launch in July 2022, the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline connects notably more Kansans to mental health resources in the Lifeline’s first full year of operation. In its first year, 9-8-8 saw a 73%... Read More.
Crop growth started to show signs of delayed development in Michigan last week because of the dry weather. As of last Sunday, the USDA says just one percent of soybeans have started to bloom with 23 percent in good to excellent condition while corn... Read More.
Stakeholders in the livestock industry are urging members of Congress to protect funding for animal disease prevention. Referred to as the 3-legged stool, livestock producers want to ensure the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank, the National Animal Disease Preparedness Response program,... Read More.
As congress continues to debate the 2023 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says producers depend on a strong farm safety net. “On the horizon there are likely to be more weather disasters. We could have other disruptions. Let’s build in protections... Read More.
Nebraska remains locked in drought. The USDA says soil moisture levels did improve a little over the past month, but nearly the entirety of Nebraska remains at least abnormally dry with just over 40% of the state in extreme to exceptional drought. Parts of Nebraska... Read More.
A former senator and one of the authors of the Renewable Fuel Standard says the renewable fuel industry has continued to see growth since the RFS program was authorized in 2005. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota says the growing biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is... Read More.
Uncertainty in the agriculture industry is impacting farmer sentiment, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert is the director for the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. “It’s uncertainty about input prices, it’s uncertainty about where output prices are going to... Read More.