Friday, December 19, 2014 5:13PM CST
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA won't pursue efforts to create another checkoff under the 1996 commodity promotion law. A policy rider in the federal appropriations bill passed over the weekend prevents USDA from continuing to write a rule for the plan during this fiscal year.
Friday, December 19, 2014 5:12PM CST
The results of the annual contest were released Friday morning by the NCGA. The 2014 Corn Yield Contest drew 8,129 entries. A record six national entries surpassed the 400-plus-bushel-per-acre mark.
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:15AM CST
Brazil's beef industry has reduced its impact on the Amazon rainforest, but its footprint remains. Policing plus intensive farming are the way to reduce the impact.
March corn was 4 cents lower, January soybeans 5 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat 15 cents lower.
The cattle complex is likely to open higher, supported by follow-through buying, short covering and pre-report positioning. Lean hog contracts should also begin solidly higher thanks to spillover buying and late week profit taking.