Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:55AM CDT
Farmers are caught in the middle of a multi-front trade war, and bankers worry damage to farm incomes could put a dent in farmland values, especially as the Federal Reserve moves forward with higher interest rates.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:49AM CDT
DTN has been asking more questions about what drove the decision to eliminate us and several other news agencies from early access to major crop reports such as the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. While USDA argues everyone will have equal access to crop reports, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue often goes around the country talking about the need for better internet access.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:46AM CDT
The Food and Drug Administration, jumping ahead of USDA, used a hearing Thursday to highlight the agency's extensive scientific history working with cell-culture technology, something USDA is lacking, even though USDA has authority over meat products.
December corn was down 1/4 cent, November soybeans were down 4 1/4 cents, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was unchanged.
On one hand, cattle futures should open higher this morning, supported by follow-through buying and cash premiums. On the other hand, lean hog contracts seem likely to begin at least moderately lower, checked by discouraging fundamentals.