Farmers look for chances to reduce risk

Farmers should be ready to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their risk.

March 24, 2015 4:08 pm(0)

Effects of port shutdown linger in pork prices

Economics 101 teaches that weak demand and an overabundance of supply will result in lower prices. But, that does not seem to be the reason for falling hog prices.

March 18, 2015 10:27 am(0)

Economist advises big-picture approach

The market is still waiting to see what kind of planting intention numbers the USDA comes out with at the end of the month, but farmers should continue to keep an eye on other numbers as well.

March 18, 2015 10:20 am(0)

Canada building sow herds but losing cattle numbers

American producers are not the only ones building sow herds. Ron Plain, Extension livestock marketing economist at the University of Missouri, says the Canadian breeding herd is up a half percent from a year ago, while overall hog inventory is up 1.7 percent. That represents a sizeable jump …

March 11, 2015 10:20 am(0)

Traders turn more attention to 2015 acres

As the temperatures warm up, traders are also turning more of their attention to the amount of acres U.S. farmers will plant to corn and soybeans.

March 11, 2015 10:16 am(0)
Top priority, NCGA to look into prevented planting proposal

Top priority, NCGA to look into prevented planting proposal

PHOENIX — A proposal brought by the Iowa Corn Growers Association to improve crop insurance was sent for further study at the corn policy session held during Commodity Classic Feb. 26.

March 05, 2015 5:00 am Photos



Surveys: consumer demand for meat steady

Consumer demand for meat appears to be staying fairly steady despite higher meat prices.

March 03, 2015 3:35 pm(0)

U.S., South American supply fuel bear market

Now that the insurance levels have been set and the South American harvest is in full swing, farmers are starting to get a better picture of the 2015 grain market outlook.

March 03, 2015 3:31 pm(0)
Storage sense, Bins present different grain marketing options

Storage sense, Bins present different grain marketing options

WINDSOR Ill. — With on-farm storage, farmers have more marketing options for their crops, especially in years when prices are low and yields are high.

February 26, 2015 5:00 am(0)