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Soy, grain markets tumbled Wednesday

Crop forecasts are again depressing grain and soy prices. The weekly USDA Crop Progress report boosted the corn crop rating 1% to 74% good-to-excellent, which is the second highest late-August reading since 1994. FULL STORY »

Ag markets mostly lower at midsession Wednesday

Crop forecasts are again depressing grain and soy prices. The weekly USDA Crop Progress report boosted the crop rating 1% to 74% good-to-excellent, which is the second highest late-August reading since 1994. FULL STORY »

Corn crop still best in 20 years

It appears little can stop the U.S. corn crop ratings from climbing for yet another week FULL STORY »

U.S. Cattlemen's Association opposes APHIS's proposal

Following a statement from Iowa Cattlemen’s Association president Ed Greiman saying that the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s decision to allow beef from Argentina is a cause of concern for beef producers in the U.S., the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has also stated its opposition to the regulatory amendment. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted divergent moves Tuesday

The corn market followed wheat lower Tuesday. The grain and soy futures began the week trading firmly, although there was little fresh news. FULL STORY »

Ag markets diverged Tuesday morning

The corn market seems directionless at midday Tuesday. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakeven tops $76

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for sales starting the last half of February shows a weaner breakeven of $76.59 up $7.44 for the week. Futures prices were up $3.30 and feed costs were down $0.66 per head. FULL STORY »

Doane Market Watch: Cold Storage report implications

The USDA’s Aug. 22 Cold Storage report held bearish demand implications for the hog and pork sector. It stated ending-July pork stockpiles held in U.S. freezers at 529.3 million pounds. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: Hog cash receipts rise to $27.7 billion

According to farm income projections released this week by USDA, cash receipts for hogs will rise to $27.7 billion in 2014. This would mark a 20 percent increase over last year, and leave industry receipts 89 percent higher than they were as recently as 2009. FULL STORY »

Commentary: A new counter to GMO haters

Even the most vigorous proponents of bioengineering can get fatigued fighting the misinformation and ignorance among anti-GMO forces. Here’s some new ammunition. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted a mixed showing before the long weekend

An increased production forecast seemed to depressing corn futures Friday. The corn market slipped Thursday night, then moved lower in response to news that the International Grain Council had boosted its global production forecast 4.0 million tonnes to 973 million. FULL STORY »

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