Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:46AM CST
Progress appears to have been made on farm bill negotiations Tuesday with the House Ag Committee chairman saying an extension will be offered, even though the Senate Ag Committee chair said the Senate won't vote on an extension.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:35AM CST
One of the big differences between grain farming in the U.S. and Brazil is the lack of crop insurance in Brazil. But by copying the U.S. blueprint, Brazil has established a system that has the potential to correct that disparity.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:25PM CST
USDA increased its forecasts for domestic ethanol production and corn exports in its report released Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. CST. It also added to world wheat ending stocks, citing record Canadian production.
Corn futures are lower at 6 a.m. CST, soybeans lower and wheat lower.
Look for the cattle pits to begin with mixed trading as bulls and bears position ahead of feedlot sales. Lean hog futures should open moderately higher thanks to short covering and signs of greater cash stability.