Monday, August 20, 2018 8:31AM CDT
The conflict between steady land values and tumbling commodity prices set the stage for difficult conversations as farmers and landowners enter cash rent negotiations for 2019.
Monday, August 20, 2018 8:25AM CDT
The prospects of blockchain technology came up repeatedly this week at an Ag Technology and The Law conference put on this week in Arkansas. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the ability to develop blockchain tools for major agribusinesses in the state could provide an advantage in promoting food safety for consumers and international trade.
Monday, August 20, 2018 8:21AM CDT
In August 2017, USDA estimated a higher-than-expected corn yield and prices collapsed at the end of the year. USDA did the same thing last Friday, but so far, corn prices aren't collapsing.
December corn was up 1/4 cent, November soybeans were up 10 1/4 cents, and December K.C. wheat was down 2 1/4 cents.
Hog contracts should open on a firm note that could lead to follow-through buying and positive talk of potential progress in addressing the U.S./China trade. The cattle complex seems likely to be moderately lower, pressured by long liquidation and lower cash sales on Friday.