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USDA price outlook projects continued slide

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.

Navigating the challenges of continued drought

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.

Cash cattle standoff continued Thursday

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.

Fire risk, hail, and continued crop stress

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.

Drought a continued issue in Nebraska

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.

Continued growth with the Renewable Fuel Standard

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.

Continued uncertainty is impacting farmer sentiment  

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.