Northern Wisconsin fieldwork slowed by rain

A dairy and crop farmer in northern Wisconsin is way behind on fieldwork thanks to rainy weather. Ben Augustine from Sheldon says, “Some of the smaller operators are wrapped up, […]

Cash cattle country remains sluggish

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures were lower with boxed beef down at midday, waiting for the week’s direct business. August live was down $.57 at $177.87 and […]

Specialty crops widening ag trade deficit

An ag economist says America’s reliance on foreign fresh produce is likely to increase as the ag trade deficit widens. Michigan Farm Bureau’s Loren Koeman tells Brownfield 30 years ago […]

U.S. cheese, ice cream production up in April

USDA says dairy production was up for cheese and hard ice cream, but down for several other products U.S. cheese production was up in April.  USDA says total production excluding […]

Grains, oilseeds see another round of losses

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. Soybeans are watching the U.S. planting pace, expecting more near-term delays ahead of what should be a warmer, drier pattern in many […]

NPPC looking for more farm bill progress

The president of the National Pork Producers Council is looking for more signs of progress on the farm bill.  Lori Stevermer says Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member John Boozman plans […]

Southern IL farmer optimistic about wheat crop

A southern Illinois farmer says he’s cautiously optimistic about his wheat crop. “Wheat is a crop that we don’t ever count until it’s in the bin and cross the scales.” […]