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Pork export sales hit marketing year high

Pork export sales surged to a marketing year high during the week ending March 21st. The USDA says pork sales were driven by strong demand from Mexico, which picked up most of the week’s total, followed by Japan and Australia. Beef, corn, wheat,... Read More.

Ethanol stocks hit 53-week high

U.S. ethanol stocks hit a more than one-year high last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says the domestic supply of 26.092 million barrels was a 53-week high, up 83,000 on the week and 565,000 on the year, with the Midwest stockpile at its... Read More.

Soybean oil export sales hit marketing year high

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending February 29th. Global trade in most major commodities continues to be impacted by the strength of the dollar relative to the currencies of other major exporters, big crops out of South America and Russia,... Read More.

January corn grind, soybean crush hit by weather

Corn for ethanol use declined in January 2024. The USDA says 433.596 million bushels of corn were used for fuel alcohol production, below pre-report expectations, down 10% from December and 2% from January 2023, with partially impacted by inclement weather and tighter operating margins. Production... Read More.

Sorghum export sales hit marketing year high

The USDA says the week ending February 22nd was another mixed week for U.S. export sales. Business continues to show the impact on trade from the strength of the dollar relative to other currencies, which limits U.S. competition on the global market. Sorghum... Read More.

Midwest land values hit new peak; rate of increase slows

Ag land values in the Midwest continue to rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reports values in the Seventh District saw an annual increase of six percent in 2023.  However, David Oppedahl, Fed policy advisor, says that increase has slowed… “It was a little... Read More.

Hit and Run Injury Accident

By the Hutchinson Police Department HUTCHINSON, Kan. — On 8/15/2023 at 2:48 A.M., Officers of the Hutchinson Police Department, along with the Hutchinson Fire Department and Reno County EMS, were dispatched to the 800 block of West 5th Ave., for a report of a vehicle striking a... Read More.