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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.

Farm equipment sales decline again, RMI survey says

An economist with Creighton University says the global economy is impacting farm machinery sales. Ernie Goss says the latest Rural Mainstreet Index shows ag equipment sales slumped below growth neutral for the eighth time in the past nine months. “Farmers are still looking out there... Read More.

Pork export sales, shipments up sharply on week

The week ending February 8th was a big week for pork export sales. The USDA says pork sales were up sharply on the week, with strong demand from two key trading partners – Mexico and China. Physical shipments of pork were also strong.... Read More.

Soybean export sales at marketing year low

The USDA says U.S. soybean export sales hit a marketing year low during the week ending January 25th. That’s due to the continued heavy competition from Brazil, which has seen prices move mostly lower in recent weeks as their harvest advances, even if... Read More.

Home Sales Down, Prices Too Except in McPherson

By Lucky Kidd The number of home sales during November through Prairie Land Realtor's Mid-Kansas Multiple listing service was down 19.1 percent from a year ago, and median sale prices with one notable exception were also down.89... Read More.

October Home Sales Down, Prices Up

By Lucky Kidd Home sales during October in the Mid-Kansas area declined by 22.1 percent from a year ago. Prairie Land Realtors reports 95 homes were sold in their area last month through their Mid-Kansas Multiple Listing Service. The... Read More.

EPA to Permit More Ethanol Sales

UNDATED (HPM) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a request to allow several midwestern states to sell gasoline with 15% ethanol year-round. But the new rules don’t take effect until the summer of 2024.Troy Bredenkamp is the vice president of public policy... Read More.