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Midday cash livestock markets

Direct cash cattle trade remains fairly quiet.  There are a few bids on the table at $185 to $187 dressed in Nebraska.  Asking prices are around $121 to $122 live and $190-plus, dressed.  The distance between the two could push significant trade volume until the end of the week.  Today’s Fed Cattle Exchange had an…read more »

Rumors USDA will delay second round of trade aid

The president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers expects the USDA to follow through with a second round of trade aid despite rumors the White House has delayed the payments. Michael Petefish of Claremont says he discussed the Market Facilitation Program with a USDA official at the American Soybean Association winter meeting in St. Louis last…read more »

Exploring your soybean options for 2019

As farmers finalize their planting decisions for next year, lower commodity prices put added importance on making sound agronomic decisions. In this Managing for Profit, Eric Rileyread more »

NACD is pleased with farm bill Conservation Title

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is happy with the continued investment in the Senate-passed farm bill Conservation Title. “The biggest priority for us was making sure that the Conservation Title maintained funding from the 2014 Farm Bill levels,” said Coleman Garrison, director of government affairs at the NACD. “That has occurred in this…read more »

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill, House next

The 2018 Farm Bill has is now up to the House after Senators overwhelmingly supported it Tuesday.  Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts encouraged his colleagues to support the bill.  “It’s a good bill that accomplishes what we set out to do.  Provide, again, provide certainty and predictability for farmers and families and rural communities.” Before the…read more »