USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility says in the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather prevails between storms. "Producers are resuming some planting activities in drier areas of the northern Corn Belt, but most fieldwork i
When USDA's weekly crop condition ratings are plugged into Pro Farmer's weighted Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale, with 500 representing perfect), it shows the HRW crop improved by 4 points from la
Live cattle prices set records around $172.00 in November 2014, then set back into early 2015. Last year's spring rally topped out just below $168, with the subsequent seasonal decline carrying prices below $150 by I
On Tuesday, 20 vehicles with 78 participants headed west from Manhattan, Kansas, on the Hard Winter Wheat Tour 2016. Scouts stopped in 306 locations on the six routes between Manhattan and Colby. Scouts reported seeing s
The first monthly reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer signaled producer sentiment improved in April compared to the base period of October 2016 through March 2016. The index improved from 85 in March to
South American Crop Consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier says there is more downside risk to this year's Brazilian corn and Argentine soybean crops moving forward based on unfavorable weather. He trimmed the Brazilian c
On the second day of the Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour 2016, scouts traveling through southwest Kansas found an average yield of 49.3 bu. per acre, up from 34.5 bu. per acre in 2015 and the five-year average of 35.9 bu.
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