Ad Astra Radio Family Brands

Fluid milk sales up 

Fluid milk sales were higher during the first four months of 2024.  The National Milk Producers Association says consumers drank almost 100 million pounds more milk than a year ago, or about seven-tenths of a percent more than 2023 during that period.    The... Read More.

Strong cattle sales continue, but is it sustainable?

The market news manager for the Missouri Department of Agriculture says he’s keeping a close eye on sale barn activity around the state.  Tony Hancock with the Missouri Department of Agriculture says he’s not sure how long the current volume of sales and price... Read More.

Old crop soybean export sales up sharply on week

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending June 6th. The USDA says old crop soybean sales were up sharply thanks to renewed interest from China, but new crop sales remain to slow because of relatively high U.S. prices and a big... Read More.

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.

Beef, wheat export sales fall to marketing year lows

The USDA says wheat and beef export sales have notched marketing year lows for a second consecutive week. Both of those commodities are seeing hefty competition on the global market from other exporters due to relatively high U.S. prices and the strength of... Read More.

Another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota

2023 was another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota. Brian Werner with the Minnesota Biofuels Association tells Brownfield data from the Department of Commerce shows the state sold more than 127 million gallons of fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol last year. “And it... 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.

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.

Large farmland sales continue across Midwest

An ag economist says farmland prices are showing no signs of slowing down. Ernie Goss with Creighton University says prices have expanded for 51 straight months. “With other opportunities out there not as strong, farmers are buying up their neighbors’ properties when the property... Read More.

Cash cattle sales emerge on Friday

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures were sharply higher, supported by cash and wholesale business ahead of the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report. Feeders had additional support from the lower move in corn. April live was up $1.35 at $187.90 and... Read More.

Soybean, rice export sales at marketing year lows

U.S. soybean export sales hit a marketing year low during the week ending February 15th. The USDA says soybean sales were sharply below the previous week and the four-week average, following a big cancelation by unknown destinations. Rice also hit a marketing year... Read More.