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CME cash dairy, futures mostly higher Friday

CME cash dairy, futures mostly higher Friday

Milk futures and cash dairy prices were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was unchanged at $0.4150.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were up $0.0425 at $1.9425.  Five sales were recorded, ranging from $1.9025 to $1.9425.  Cheese barrels were up $0.0050 at $2.1250.  Five sales were recorded, ranging from $2.1175 to… ... Continue Reading
Dairy Innovation Hub researchers share findings at symposium

Dairy Innovation Hub researchers share findings at symposium

Researchers in Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub shared their findings so far during a symposium Wednesday.  Dr. Heather White is the faculty director for the Dairy Innovation Hub, and she tells Brownfield over 200 researchers are working on long-term projects in core areas as well as short-term studies that might give farmers and processors new answers… ... Continue Reading
Iowa farmer says weeds got a jump start

Iowa farmer says weeds got a jump start

A central Iowa farmer says weeds got a jump start on crops this year. Corey Hillebo of Polk City tells Brownfield mild conditions in February and March resulted in an early start to the growing season. “We had a little bit of spring anhydrous to do, and (the weeds) were noticeable when we were doing… ... Continue Reading
Michigan farmers filling freezers

Michigan farmers filling freezers

Young farmers are increasing access to local meat at some Michigan food banks. Sanilac County’s Darcy Lipskey tells Brownfield her local farm bureau often donated a county fair animal to local food pantries, but there was a storage problem. “We have eight food pantries in Sanilac County and only one had a freezer,” she explains. “That… ... Continue Reading
Fischbach looks for trade boost in next farm bill

Fischbach looks for trade boost in next farm bill

A member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade wants to ensure more resources for trade promotion programs are included in the next farm bill. Minnesota Republican Michelle Fischbach tells Brownfield access to foreign markets is critical to the success of U.S. agriculture. “We have doubled a lot of the money for the… ... Continue Reading
A closer look at the farm bill updates on interstate commerce

A closer look at the farm bill updates on interstate commerce

The chairman of the House Ag Committee says the new farm bill includes language meant to remove barriers in the livestock industry caused by California’s Proposition 12 law. Glenn “GT” Thompson says it’s a new solution, different from previous solutions like the Ending Ag Trade Suppression Act. “My proposal is built on state’s rights. Every… ... Continue Reading
Historic floods in southern Brazil washing out soybeans

Historic floods in southern Brazil washing out soybeans

Historic flooding in parts of Brazil is expected to have short and long-term impacts on South American crop production. Michael Cordonnier with Soybean and Corn Advisor says torrential rains are decimating the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. “The worst flooding in the state’s history came at a very inopportune time (because) there are… ... Continue Reading
Trade brings value to beef production

Trade brings value to beef production

A Kentucky cattleman says he’s often asked by beef producers why the U.S. exports beef if it has to import it. Andy Bishop, chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board tells Brownfield, “We can certainly add value with this export market and still not be taking away from our supply at home.” He says the US… ... Continue Reading
Cattle futures higher to finish the week

Cattle futures higher to finish the week

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were up, supported by cash and wholesale business.  June live cattle closed $2.02 higher at $181.05 and August lives closed $1.67 higher at $179.05.  August feeders closed $2.50 higher at $259.85 and September feeders closed $2.45 higher at $260.85.  Direct cash cattle trade activity held out… ... Continue Reading
Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: May 17, 2024

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: May 17, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.52 and 1/2, down 4 and 1/2 centsJul. soybeans closed at $12.28, up 11 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $368.80, up $1.10Jul. soybean oil closed at 45.27, up 75 pointsJul. wheat closed at $6.51 and 1/4, down 12 centsJun. live cattle closed at $181.05, up $2.02Aug. feeder cattle closed… ... Continue Reading

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