Monday, September 28, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Recent hog prices are described as a “miracle” by a Purdue University Extension marketing specialist, who compares the high prices to an answered prayer.

High energy prices, increasing global demand, drought and other factors -- not biofuels -- are the primary drivers of higher food costs.

Reduced plantings are expected to push cottonseed prices to $400/ton.

A House agriculture subcommittee held a hearing May 15 to review the source of volatile price movements in agricultural and energy commodity markets.

While weather should improve in the next two weeks, it will not be enough to make up for planting delays already endured by the nation's corn farmers.

WASHINGTON — While financial and risk-management decisions always have been challenging aspects of farm and ranch work, extreme volatility in commodity markets in recent...

By DARYLL RAYTimes of crisis often shine a bright light on long-standing problems. That was just as true in 1974 as it is today....

URBANA, Ill. — Corn is responsible for most of the uncertainty in the market, and much of that is associated with the U.S. situation,...

Tight supplies and strong demand mean prices for corn and soybeans are likely to remain high for the foreseeable future.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Based on May 1 conditions, Pennsylvania’s 2008 production of winter wheat is expected to be 23 percent above 2007. Final total...