Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:26AM CDT
In his address to National Farmers Union members Saturday evening, NFU President Roger Johnson said that the group had achieved its most important goals in the farm bill debate, which includes a commodity program that includes target prices and no congressional action to change the country-of-origin labeling program for red meat.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:00AM CDT
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack vigorously defended country-of-origin labeling for red meat at the National Farmers Union's annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday.
Corn futures are lower at 6 a.m. CST; soybeans lower; wheat higher.
The cattle complex is expected to open modestly higher at midweek, supported by appreciating carcass values and ideas that feedlot sales will eventually be no worse than fully steady. Lean hog futures should also begin in the black thanks to follow-through buying and impressive fundamentals.