Mark S. Scholl of J and M Scholl Inc., Owensboro, KY, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Farm Foundation. Joe Swedberg, who recently retired as Vice President of Legislative Affairs with Hormel Foods Corporation, was elected vice chairman.
By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Extension
Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, has declared August 2-8, 2015, "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 16th annual celebration that honors the important role farmers’ markets play in local economies.
Live cattle prices increased over the weekend, jumping 32 cents from $143.03 to $143.35. The increase brought the 27-day average price to $148.22. Feeder cattle prices did not fare so well, dropping 93 cents to $208.75, bringing the 27-day average price to $216.03.
Lean hog prices dropped 15 cents over the weekend to $77.53. The 27-day average price now rests at $76.97.
Corn prices dropped 20 cents from Friday to Monday to $3.73. Wheat prices saw no change.