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Flood-impacted livestock producers asked to report losses to FSA

Resources are available for farmers who experience livestock loss due to the flooding situation in the Upper Midwest. Matt Russell, state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Iowa, says the floodwaters have impacted thousands of acres of cropland. He says livestock... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 25, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.25 and 1/2, down 8 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.63 and 1/4, down 12 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $365.30, down $7.50Jul. soybean oil closed at 42.76, down 73 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.41 and 3/4, down 10 and 3/4... Read More.

Flooding results in livestock losses

Flooding in the Upper Midwest is resulting in livestock losses. Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association president Jake Thompson tells Brownfield the southwest corner of the state is most effected. “With this drastic change in cool to hot and the water stresses, we did have a... Read More.

Ponding, livestock loss reported in northwest Iowa

Photo courtesy of Kelly Nieuwenhuis/X A northwest Iowa farmer says the recent round of heavy rains in the Upper Midwest have had a major impact on agriculture. Kelly Nieuwenhuis raises corn and soybeans on 2700 acres in O’Brien County. “Seeing a lot of ponding... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 24, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.33 and 1/2, down 1 and 1/2 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.75 and 1/4, up 14 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $372.80, up $11.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.49, down 45 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.52 and 1/2,... Read More.

Livestock economist: Don’t get lulled to sleep by record prices

A livestock economist says the cattle market could see even more volatility and having a risk management plan is critical.  University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says, “Don’t get lulled to sleep by record prices.” He says placements jumped significantly in May and were outside... Read More.

Vilsack: more biosecurity needed for livestock

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says more biosecurity is needed in the livestock industry to reduce the spread of H5N1. “We’ve seen increases obviously in the number of farms within states. That’s a result of more testing, which is good, but at the same time,... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 21, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.35, down 4 and 3/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.60 and 1/2, up 5 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $361.80, up $4.20Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.94, down 03 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.61 and 1/2, down 11... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 20, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.39 and 3/4, down 10 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.55 and 1/4, down 18 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $357.60, down $7.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.97, down 33 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.72 and 3/5,... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 18, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.50, up 6 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.74, up 16 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $364.60, up $4.30Jul. soybean oil closed at 44.30, up 57 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.82, down 9 and 1/2 centsAug. live... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 17, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.43 and 3/4, down 6 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.67 and 3/4, down 22 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $360.10, down $8.10Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.73, up 5 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.91 and 1/2, down 21... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 14, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.50, down 8 and 1/2 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.79 and 3/4, down 9 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $368.40, up 10 centsJul. soybean oil closed at 43.68, down 18 pointsJul. wheat closed at $6.12 and 3/4, down... Read More.