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ERS maintained its forecast for supermarket prices to hold steady to climb 1% in 2017.
Two more storms are expected to follow the one currently making its way across the Plains.
Farmers have used glyphosate safely for decades, but in recent years anti-GMO activists have tried to target the product - aided by a sensationalist media - because it often works in harmony with biotechnology.
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.
As of Friday, March 24
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