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Spring wheat acres top expectations

The USDA sees an increase in spring wheat acreage. Farmers are expected to plant 11.335 million acres of non-durum spring wheat in 2024, above analysts’ expectations and 1% more than in 2023, with most of that hard red spring. Total wheat acreage is estimated at... Read More.

Top six finalists for Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland named

Photo: Brownfield’s Larry Lee with Ashley Hagenow, Wisconsin’s current Alice in Dairyland The top six candidates for Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland have been announced. They are Cierra Essock of Fox Lake, Halei Heinzel from Oconomowoc, Katrina Hoesly from Denmark, Machaela King from Big Bend,... Read More.

Cattle placements down, but near top end of estimates

Placements of U.S. cattle into feedlots declined in January, just not quite as much as what some analysts were expecting. The USDA says placements to start 2024 were 1.792 million head, a decrease of 7% on the year, leading to tighter ready numbers this... Read More.