Friday, October 31, 2014 2:40PM CDT
In a webinar on the changing business climate for agriculture, Purdue University economists emphasized that cash rents and farm input costs have been slow to adjust to the new realities of commodity markets.
Friday, October 31, 2014 1:17PM CDT
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabilities, another Bt-soybean trait is deregulated in the U.S., and a government researcher is taking a closer look at frozen oats.
Friday, October 31, 2014 7:07AM CDT
In recent weeks, prices of dried distillers grains fell to the lowest level in more than five years, due largely to tightness in supplies and rail markets and lack of exports to China.
December corn was near unchanged, November soybeans 9 cents higher, and December Chicago wheat 2 cents lower.
Expect live and feeder cattle contracts to open with a firm undertone, supported by follow-through buying and ideas of no worse than steady feedlot sales. On the other hand, lean hog futures should begin somewhat softer, pressured by residual selling and defensive fundamentals.