Cotton and pork sales were also highly impressive. Get more report highlights.
Pro Farmer’s Julianne Johnston provides closing market commentary.
Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead USDA, commented on key budget, farm and trade policy issues during his 2.5 hour confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Kansas now has 97% covered by drought, compared to 68.2% last week.
An active weather pattern is expected to bring rain the southern Plains and mid-South over the next five days, however.
Sonny Perdue's nomination hearing to be USDA Secretary begins this morning amid budget cuts, trade policy concerns and low commodity prices.
Total red meat supplies in the nation's freezers are down 6% from year-ago levels.
Dry, cold weather currently for Corn Belt.
Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete provides closing market commentary.
Markets and traders are openly asking questions and thinking about whether or not self-inflicted wounds and perhaps other, direr events could unravel the Trump presidency.
As of Friday, March 24
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