Monday, January 22, 2018 11:22AM CST
The idea of a farm bill getting done in 2018 becomes more complicated as Congress drags on the battles over funding, health insurance for kids and immigration status for the DACA youth.
Monday, January 22, 2018 11:20AM CST
Less than a year after wildfires hit hard on the Southern Plains, several factors are leading to higher-than-usual risk for wildland fires in the Central and Southern Plains through April.
Monday, January 22, 2018 11:18AM CST
Farmers are wondering if they will get to keep the tax break created for sales to farmer cooperatives. At the same time, they are revisiting their tax structure because the benefits of C corporations get lost for farmers who were trying to keep taxes lower on commercial sales.
March corn was fractionally lower, March soybeans were 2 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.
Live and feeder futures should open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and cash market optimism. On the other hand, lean hog contracts seem likely to begin Tuesday with mixed prices thanks to a slow combination residual selling and short-covering.