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Cash hogs close higher as wholesale demand remains solid

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were lower and feeders finished mixed ahead of this week’s direct business. The live pit did see some profit taking, while the firm corn had a minimal impact on feeders. April live was down $.37 at $187.72... Read More.

Cash hog business remains quiet

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle were up and feeders were sharply higher, preparing for the week’s direct business and Wednesday’s USDA Cattle Inventory report. The trade thinks those semi-annual numbers could be bullish, but there is always the chance of a bearish surprise.... Read More.

Profit potential remains in the cattle market

A livestock economist says as long as demand holds, there’s still a lot of upside potential in the cattle markets. Brenda Boetel with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls says beef prices are high and the question remains how long consumers will continue to pay... Read More.

Support for beginning farmers remains priority for Minnesota Corn

Supporting new and beginning farmers is a priority for the Minnesota Corn Growers. President Dana Allen-Tully says the topic reemerged during the association’s annual meeting last week. “We spent some time cleaning up our resolution book, things that were accomplished last year like the Beginning... Read More.

Fresh potato market access in Japan remains stalled

The CEO of the National Potato Council says talks between the United States and Japan on fresh potato market access remain stalled. Kam Quarles tells Brownfield “it’s very clear this is a highly political process, not only a technical one. It’s not something the... Read More.

Brazil remains a market mover

An ag marketer says he expects the USDA to lower Brazil’s corn and soybean production numbers in the Friday supply and demand report. Mark Talaski with Advance Trading tells Brownfield reductions are likely to impact U.S. demand. “It’s probably bigger in the soybean arena because... Read More.

African swine fever remains major focus in 2024

African swine fever prevention and detection continues to be a focus for the U.S. pork industry. Dr. Paul Sundberg with the Swine Health Information Center says tremendous progress has been made since ASF was first detected in China several years ago. “In planning, in coordination,... Read More.