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U.S. retail gasoline prices increase one cent

The U.S. retail gas prices saw a slight average increase of one cent this week to hit $2.25. The largest increase was in the Midwest, where retail gas prices jumped three cents to hit $2.33. The Gulf Coast saw a one-cent increase and the lowest retail gasoline prices in the country at $2.04.

West Coast prices fell the most with a seven cent drop to $2.56. The Rocky Mountain region was close behind with a six-cent decrease to $2.48. The highest retail gas prices in the country are in the West Coast region. 


Morning Farm Report: Cattle prices up

Live cattle prices increased three dollars on Tuesday to hit $125.13, bringing the 27-day average price to $135.54. Feeder cattle prices jumped from $178.13 on Monday to $182.53 on Tuesday. The $4.40 increase brought the 27-day average price to $193.01.

Lean hog prices increased 60 cents to $73.60, bringing the 27-day average to $70.40.

Corn jumped four cents to $3.98. Wheat did better, increasing 10 cents to $5.26.


Early soybean yields reflect weather extremes

Erratic yields in Mississippi’s early-planted soybean crop reflect the extremes of temperature and rainfall farmers faced during the spring and summer of 2015.


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