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 1 cent lower, January soybeans 2 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat 10 cents higher.
Look for the cattle complex to open moderately higher this morning, supported by follow-through buying and short covering. On the other hand, lean hog contracts should begin on a mixed basis as specs and commercials start to position ahead of the December H&P report set for release Tuesday afternoon.