Ag markets traded mixed to higher Monday night

Corn futures set back from Monday’s late highs. Yesterday’s general advance apparently anticipated the results of the afternoon Crop Progress report, which indicated the corn harvest is lagging well behind normal rates, with forecasts pointing to more rainfall and continued delays during the days ahead. FULL STORY »

Doane Market Watch: Industry recovering from PEDv

The USDA's quarterly USDA Hogs & Pigs report on Sept. 26 implied a surprisingly quick swine industry recovery from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak. That was most evident from the number of pigs saved per litter and the summer pig crop. FULL STORY »

Challenges to safely store record soybean, corn production

Current predictions from USDA/NASS for corn and soybean production in Missouri in 2014 is 562.8 and 259.9 million bushels. If realized, those would be record production levels for both crops. FULL STORY »

Feeder futures left out of Monday's strong ag market advance

Export Inspections probably encouraged bulls Monday. Rainfall over the central U.S. is likely to slow the U.S. fall harvest rather significantly, thereby potentially reducing yields. FULL STORY »

Outlook positive for pork producers, consumers

The U.S. pork industry today is small by historic standards. But, signs of producers holding back more females to increase the breeding herd mean the industry is in the process of expanding, which could put more pounds of pork in grocery stores by the middle of next year. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: DDGs and l-lysine pricing

Last week, I wrote about the changes in synthetic amino acid supplies that will be impacting our industry in the coming months. Since then I’ve talked with several producers and suppliers about the impact of the change. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved almost universally higher Monday morning

Export Inspections probably encouraged bulls Monday morning. Rainfall over the central U.S. is likely to slow the U.S. fall harvest rather significantly, thereby potentially reducing yields. FULL STORY »

USDA announces important farm bill dates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing key dates for farm owners and producers to keep in mind regarding the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). FULL STORY »

Now is the time to plan your 2015 weed control

With a chill in the air that feels all too much like autumn is upon us already, it's a great reminder that the 2014 growing season is coming towards its conclusion. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakeven still climbing

Pricing off the April lean hog contract for March sales shows a weaner breakeven of $83.50 up $2.71 for the week. Futures prices were up $1.38 for the week and feed costs were down $0.13 per head. FULL STORY »

Hog markets led cattle lower on Friday

Grain futures remained surprisingly stable Friday. Strong employment data and mixed economic numbers boosted stocks and sent the U.S. dollar soaring Friday morning. FULL STORY »

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