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First Thing Today Audio | August 31, 2021

A major U.S. shipper will divert shipments away from New Orleans, China's PMI slips and an Arizona Judge struck down a Trump administration water rule...

Friday Wrap-up | August 27, 2021

Davis Michaelsen and Editor Brian Grete discuss this week's market action...

First Thing Today Audio | August 27, 2021

Showers continue to roll through the Midwest, the Fed is meeting in Jackson Hole today and Republicans on a House Committee want more time on WOTUS...

First Thing Today Audio | August 26, 2021

Evacuations from Afghanistan continued overnight, lawmakers introduce legislation to encourage bio-fuel use and South Korea raises interest rates...

First Thing Today Audio | August 25, 2021

The House passes the Budget resolution, shippers are reporting ongoing difficulties filling orders and timely rains fell in key areas of the Midwest...

First Thing Today Audio | August 24, 2021

The House continues to struggle to find consensus, Senate republicans believe rising RIN prices are to blame for rising gasoline prices and cattle futures got of to a strong start to the week...

First Thing Today Audio | August 20, 2021

Results from Iowa and Minnesota are in, rains fell in some northern and western areas and a Rural Mainstreet Index holds above growth-neutral...

First Thing Today Audio | August 19, 2021

Illinois yield results from day three of Pro Farmer's Crop Tour were impressive, Vilsack is expected to make a dairy aid announcement today and Biden vows to evacuate Americans and Afghans from embattled Afghanistan...