Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:38PM CDT
Drought in Kansas is limiting the amount of forage available to cow/calf producers and a management practice, which need to be considered in the early weaning of calves. Studies have shown in intensively managed, early-weaned systems, more forage can be saved for cows, cows can improve body condition score (BCS) and calves can perform well in the feedlot.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:56PM CDT
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has paid $5.87 billion directly to farmers, and USDA has spent another $2.67 billion on food-aid boxes nationally. Lawmakers and others are raising questions about how USDA determines who gets that aid.
December corn is up 2 1/4 cents per bushel, November soybeans are up 3 1/4 cents, and September KC wheat is down 1 cent.
Cattle markets appear to be reaching a crossroads following aggressive market gains Tuesday. The ability to test two-month highs will be watched closely as traders look for additional fundamental support.