January 30, 2014 | Views on the News | Steven Kilger | Views: 266

China Inks Deals House Passes WRRDA and The USDA Gets Back to Work

And Cargill opens cutting edge horse feed facility

China Inks Deals House Passes WRRDA and The USDA Gets Back to Work

The Hebei province, China, inked 20 separate deals with Iowa companies, for an estimated total of $1 billion. This continues the Hebei province’s long standing relationship with Iowa that stretches back to 1983. 

January 30, 2014 | From the Field | Arlette Sambs | Views: 263

Roots Run Deep

Getting back to an “aggie” home.

Roots Run Deep

The farm on which I grew up has changed hands — probably more than once — since my parents passed away. My brother worked the land for a while, but the era of small dairy and hog farms with 120 acres of corn and alfalfa is a few decades behind us.

November 06, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 244
October 30, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 244
October 23, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 296
October 21, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | Elise Schafer | Views: 239

Basis Levels Taper Their Decline

Basis levels tapered their decline this week with corn basis off 2 cents on the week and soybean basis unchanged

Grain basis levels were mostly steady to weaker over the last week as harvest continues to add supplies to the pipeline. For the week, US average corn basis was down 2 cents a bushel while soybean basis was unchanged.

For corn, much of the weakness this week was confined to the Northern...

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October 16, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 262
October 07, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 235

Corn Basis Drops for the Sixth Consecutive Week

Corn basis dropped 11 cents amid harvest pressure while soybean basis also lost ground, falling 3 cents for the week ending Oct. 3

Corn basis slid for the sixth consecutive week falling another 11 cents this week amid harvest pressure, while Soybean basis lost 3 cents for the week ending October 3rd.

Harvest pressure has already been affecting basis for a few weeks, so when will basis bottom? Figure 1 illustrates that in...

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October 02, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 284
September 24, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 228

Big News as Agriculture Gets Ready for Harvest

Surprising crop reports, a disease report and two lawsuits top last week

Harvest is ramping up here in Wisconsin as the weather cools and producers want to beat the first frost to the field. Things are also ramping up here at the Feed & Grain office as the press date for our Oct./Nov. issue gets closer. So, if you missed some of last week’s biggest news (there...

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