Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.
Producers of beef and pork have been discouraged about recent low prices as cash prices have dropped sharply this year. According to a Purdue University Extension economist, spring finished cattle price highs were near
Arkansans cleaned up after storms Saturday unleashed a barrage of large hail, high winds and lightning that left behind downed trees, damaged homes, farms and businesses, and thousands without electricity.
Hopes in Brazil's distressed poultry and pork industry that record-high corn prices will lure farmers to sow more of the feed grain may be squashed by soaring soybean prices, potentially prolonging the crisis and boosti