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 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 7 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.
The cattle complex should open solidly higher, supported by stronger feedlot sales on Friday and technical buying interest. Lean hog issues are also likely to begin Monday with a firm undertone thanks to the premium status of the cash index and late-week carcass value strength.