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Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farm income seen falling 14 percent from record 2013 levels

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Alan Bjerga and Megan Durisin

CHICAGO — Lower prices for corn and soybeans will drive the profits of U.S. farmers down to an estimated $113.2 billion in 2014, a decline of 14 percent from last year’s record, according to the Department of A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Kemp: Rising stocks reflect overpriced US crude

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. crude stocks held by refiners, traders and pipeline companies have hit the highest level since the Great Depression, as refiners hold out for cheaper prices before they take in more domestic oil.
Stocks rose 3.5 million barrels last week to alm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kemp: Rising stocks reflect overpriced US crude

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. crude stocks held by refiners, traders and pipeline companies have hit the highest level since the Great Depression, as refiners hold out for cheaper prices before they take in more domestic oil.
Stocks rose 3.5 million barrels last week to alm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

US Farm Credit chief not worried over crop prices and land values

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Christine Stebbins

(Reuters) — The Farm Credit System, the government-backed lender that handles almost half of all loans to U.S. farmers, expects 2014 to be a solid year for agriculture despite industry concerns about declining grain prices …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

Lisa Richards…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

Lisa Richards…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA’s low stock prediction pushes corn prices up

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. corn stocks were below expectations in December and 2013/14 carryout will be smaller than expected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, causing corn futures prices to jump as much as 5 percent.

The U…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US select-grade beef price hits record as storms slow shipments

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO (Reuters) — Prices for select-grade U.S. wholesale beef hit a record-high on Wednesday for the fourth straight day, as shipments slowed after a historic winter storm in the United States prompted a surge in live cattle prices, analysts said…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com