Ohio State University Extension Ag Economist Matt Roberts was in Nebraska recently for a presentation at the Nebraska Farm Bureauâs Ag Edge conference. In anÂ interview with Brownfield, RobertsÂ talked about someÂ steps farmers should beÂ taking to get through this current ârough patchâ in the farm economy, including building up a cash cushion. âWhat I encourage farmers to... Read more »
The post Surviving and thriving in 2016 appeared first on http://brownfieldagnews.com.
Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying, seeing an oversold bounce. Weekly export sales were a little larger than expected with China the big buyer. Unknown destinations did cancel a lot of beans, though, and South American crop conditions look good. Conditions in Brazil are conducive to early harvest activity and thereâs rain... Read more »
The post Soybeans hold gains appeared first on http://brownfieldagnews.com.
In Class III trade at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, milk futures were mixed, with winter and spring months up and summer months down. February was $.10 higher at $13.88 and March was up $.04 at $14.01, April was $.03 higher at $14.06 and May was up $.01 at $14.16. Cash cheese barrels were up $.015... Read more »
The post Nearby milk futures up appeared first on http://brownfieldagnews.com.
USDA Mandatory reported cattle trading was moderate in Kansas and light in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday on light to moderate demand. Compared to last week, live cattle traded $3.00 lower at 133.00. Trade and demand was light to moderate in Nebraska and Iowa. In Nebraska live sales in the central part of the state... Read more »
The post Cattle trade at lower prices appeared first on http://brownfieldagnews.com.
Indiana Senator JoeÂ DonnellyÂ says lawmakers are keeping a close eye on the EPAâs Clean Water Rule, to make sure it isnât twisted to harm Americaâs farmers and ranchers. âThereâs a court decision that has put a hold on WOTUS,â he says.Â âAnd on the Senate side weâre working constantly with our colleagues to get them to... Read more »
The post WOTUS continues to be a challenge appeared first on http://brownfieldagnews.com.