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Livestock futures still plunging on Friday

Favorable weather continues weighing upon corn futures Friday. Widespread rainfall is falling on the eastern Corn Belt today and precipitation is expected both next week and the week after. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: ‘Factory farm’ myth busting

Approximately 96 percent of all farms in the country are operated by families, not factories. FULL STORY »

CME Group to conduct industry outreach on CME livestock hours

CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will begin the process of conducting broad outreach to customers, producer groups and other market participants to review existing CME livestock trading hours on CME Globex. FULL STORY »

Yamaha awards scholarships to future ag communicators

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announced its annual scholarships for National Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) students at the Ag Media Summit (AMS) in Indianapolis last week. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: “Peabody” honored as the biggest boar

Weighing in at a hefty 1,277 lbs., Peabody was crowned the Biggest Boar at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. The five-year-old crossbred boar ate up the competition (figuratively) to win the 39th annual contest. FULL STORY »

What drought? Vilsack sees ‘solid’ crops in Corn Belt

Thanks to favorable weather conditions across much of the Northern Plains and Midwest, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack expects many Corn Belt farmers to harvest a “solid” corn crop this year. FULL STORY »

Soybean aphid numbers on the rise

Infestations are sporadic and unpredictable, but soybean aphids have the ability to cause significant yield loss during periods of optimal reproduction. FULL STORY »

Livestock led the ag markets lower Thursday

The Export Inspections data weighed on the crop markets. The prospects of huge fall supplies depressed the grain and soy complexes Wednesday night. FULL STORY »

Cargill Q4 profit falls on exchange rate loss: revenue up

Cargill Inc [CARG.UL], a top global commodities trader, said on Thursday its quarterly earnings fell as drought limited farm services opportunities in the United States and due to a loss stemming from the drop in the value of Venezuela's currency. FULL STORY »

Crop markets weak, livestock prices plunging on Thursday

The Export Inspections data is weighing on the crop markets. The prospects of huge fall supplies depressed the grain and soy complexes Wednesday night. FULL STORY »

New Farm Bureau video pans EPA’s proposed water rule

A new animated video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation is part of the organization's popular Ditch the Rule campaign. FULL STORY »

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