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Cattle futures end the week on a positive note

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were sharply higher on the week’s direct business and higher midday boxed beef.  August live cattle closed $3.67 higher at $183.17 and October live cattle closed $3.15 higher at $284.85.  August feeder cattle closed $4.50... 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.

Another week of gains for broiler hatchery data

2024 U.S. broiler numbers continue to run ahead of the 2023 pace. The USDA says 245.348 million eggs were in incubation last week, up slightly on both the week and the year, with average hatchability holding steady at 79.1%. 190.364 million chicks were placed into... Read More.

Ethanol production modestly lower on week

U.S. ethanol production was slightly lower last week as stocks grew. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says ethanol production averaged 1.023 million barrels a day, down 49,000 on the week, but up 5,000 on the year. Ethanol stocks rose to a three-week high at 23.222... Read More.

City Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Week of June 3, 2024

By the City of McPherson McPHERSON Kan. — To proactively address a significant mosquito breeding issue exacerbated by recent moisture, the City of McPherson has scheduled selective spraying for mosquitoes in our parks, golf course, cemetery, and... Read More.

Mastermind McPherson Update: Final Week

By McPherson County Community Foundation McPHERSON, Kan. — We have reached the final week of the Mastermind McPherson County Survey. While significantly more surveys have been received than last year, there are a few communities that we still need... Read More.