Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:04PM CDT
Chinese crushing companies agreed to buy $2.3 billion worth of soybeans on Monday, equivalent in value to what they agreed to buy at a similar signing ceremony last fall. Total tonnage increased due to lower prices.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:35PM CDT
Missouri-based Roeslein Alternative Energy is launching a new methane-capture project taking advantage of manure from pig-confinement operations and energy from biomass cover crops.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:50AM CDT
Private crop insurance riders let you lock a minimum-price crop-insurance guarantee 12 months a year, not just at planting. That deflects damage should futures prices continue to spiral below production cost by February.
Corn is higher at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are higher; wheat is higher.
Look for live and feeder cattle contracts to begin moderately lower, checked by long liquidation and beef demand worries. On the other hand, the lean hog pit are staged to open on a mixed basis as stronger wholesale pork prices supported the front-end at the expense of deferreds.