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Hog future mostly higher heading into Friday

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were up, and feeders were mixed, watching direct business unfold. April live cattle closed $1.60 higher at $185.60 and June lives closed $.75 higher at $181.87.  March feeders closed $.87 higher at $247.10 and April feeders... Read More.

Corn, soy exports heading in opposite direction

A market analyst suggests U.S. corn and soybean exports are heading in opposite directions. Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners says corn projections look pretty good with export sales about 30 percent higher compared to a year ago. “I’m talking crop year-to-date, starting on September... Read More.

Cattle futures mostly higher heading into midweek

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were mostly higher, waiting for the week’s direct business to develop.  February live cattle closed $.82 higher at $170.77 and April lives closed $.57 higher at $173.60.  March feeder cattle closed $.20 lower at... Read More.

Nebraska Cattlemen discuss traceability heading into ’24

A leader in the cattle industry says animal disease traceability will be an important issue in 2024. Laura Field is the executive vice president of Nebraska Cattlemen. “We all know that if we ever had a foreign animal disease outbreak in this country, it... Read More.

Soybeans move lower heading into Friday

Soybeans closed lower as contracts remain under pressure from the wetter-than-anticipated forecast for Brazil.  Rains are expected to move in later than originally thought but now hang around into January.  Love moves in soybean products, soybean meal, and oil, were also adding pressure... Read More.

Nine Former Jayhawks Heading to NFL Training Camps

Courtesy of the University of Kansas Athletics  LAWRENCE, Kan. ( – The National Football League is preparing for the upcoming 2023 season and nine former Kansas Jayhawks are heading to NFL Training Camp to compete for a spot on their teams’ active roster.Dorance Armstrong, Jr.... Read More.