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Missouri corn and bean harvest delayed by rainfall

Heavier than normal rainfall kept many Missouri producers out of the field most of last week. As of Sunday, nearly 80 percent of corn had been harvested. Soybean harvest reached 25 percent this week with 96 percent of the crop coloring. Cotton harvest progressed by 20 percentage points from last week to 70 percent. Missouri rice…read more »

Missouri governor: It’s important to bring young people into agriculture

Missouri Governor Mike Parson says it’s important to get young people involved in agriculture. The governor personally delivered the October Pork Month Proclamation at the Missouri Department of Agriculture Monday. He commented afterward about the advancing average age of the state’s farmers. “It’s tough for a young person to come in and financially go out…read more »

Hog futures surge on higher wholesale values

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed higher on late in the day buyer support. Today’s surge in hog futures also spilled over into the cattle complex.  Wholesale values have been mixed, but the strength in the Choice cuts is also adding support.  October live cattle closed $1.05 higher at $113.47 and December…read more »