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ETHANOL May '21 2.010 2.010 0.000 2.010
ETHANOL Jun '21 2.010 2.010 0.000 2.010
ETHANOL Jul '21 2.010 2.010 0.000 2.010
CORN May '21 585'4 588'6 596'6 588'6 594'6 9'2
CORN Jul '21 573'6 576'4 584'4 576'4 582'6 9'0
CORN Sep '21 529'4 533'0 537'6 532'4 537'0 7'4
SOYBEANS May '21 1433'2 1439'6 1447'4 1434'6 1443'2 10'0
SOYBEANS Jul '21 1422'4 1430'0 1436'4 1423'4 1432'6 10'2
SOYBEANS Aug '21 1381'0 1384'6 1393'4 1381'4 1390'4 9'4
WHEAT May '21 652'4 653'0 660'6 652'2 656'4 4'0
WHEAT Jul '21 655'0 655'6 663'0 654'2 658'6 3'6
WHEAT Sep '21 656'6 657'2 664'2 656'0 660'0 3'2
LIVE CATTLE Apr '21 121.600 122.000 122.000 120.700 120.850 -0.750 120.850
LIVE CATTLE Jun '21 119.650 119.950 120.150 119.000 119.175 -0.475 119.175
LIVE CATTLE Aug '21 119.700 119.750 120.075 118.975 119.150 -0.550 119.150
LEAN HOGS May '21 103.575 104.000 106.200 101.575 102.475 -1.100 102.475
LEAN HOGS Jun '21 104.700 105.225 105.850 100.925 101.700 -3.000 101.700
LEAN HOGS Jul '21 102.375 102.500 103.200 98.850 99.700 -2.675 99.700
SOYBEAN MEAL May '21 4022 4044 4062 4017 4049 27
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '21 4064 4081 4101 4056 4090 26
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '21 4026 4037 4065 4021 4055 29
CANADIAN DOLLAR Apr '21 0.799900 0.801750 0.799700
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '21 0.799950 0.799100 0.801750 0.799100 0.801150 0.001200
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '21 0.800000 0.799550 0.801950 0.798250 0.801200 0.001200
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Because of the nature of farming, independent contractor classification could have a huge impact on the industry.Read more

New Donation Program for Dairy Products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack noted Wednesday at a House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing that USDA would not continue the Families to Farmers Food Box Program started by the Trump administration but expected to distribute dairy products from the dairy donation program.Read more

Pork Producers Face Prop 12 Uncertainty

As the legal fight plays out in federal appeals court on California's Proposition 12, hog producers across the country wait for the state to issue compliance rules.Read more

Ag Groups Make Case v. Proposition 12

A three-judge panel of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit entertained oral arguments in a case believed by hog industry officials to have far-reaching effects.Read more

Vilsack Addresses Food Aid Issues

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told lawmakers on Wednesday that USDA is dropping the Farmers to Families Food Program but will find other avenues to keep providing dairy and produce products to food banks. Vilsack testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on an array of topics.Read more

Tips on How to Help Rural 911 Find You

John Bentley, a volunteer fireman for 22 years, knows where most of the residents of Macedonia, Iowa live, all 245 of them, but he also knows who works in which fields. This saves precious minutes in an emergency. Here are more tips to make his job easier.Read more

DTN Fertilizer Outlook

Most U.S. wholesale fertilizer prices are expected to rise in the short term as demand for spring applications picks up across the country.Read more

Nebraskans Worry About Toxic Seed Piles

AltEn LLC, an ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, remains idle and faces a lawsuit from the state of Nebraska over millions of gallons of toxic water that spilled in February 2021 and 84,000 tons of distillers grains from treated corn seed piled on its property. The ethanol plant also owes more than $518,000 in back property taxes. Still, the owners are seeking to transfer a permit for their 30,000-head adjoining feedyard to a Texas operation.Read more

Livestock Producers in a Fight

The Supreme Court of the U.S. has been asked to review a ruling that would extend California's Proposition 12 rule, regarding how some types of livestock are raised, to all product sold into the state, regardless of home state of production.Read more