The National Farmers Union and four state Farmers Unions have sent an urgent request to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to release Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to utilize the forage to feed livestock.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Monday reached their highest level in almost a year as packers competed for supplies during the first full week of production after the New Year's holiday, said traders.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a one-year top earlier in the session, rattled by fund selling and Canadian government concerns over NAFTA talks with the United States, said traders.
Several devastating fires are currently raging in the western U.S.and hot and dry weather will only exacerbate wildfire danger through the weekend.
Many areas in the Southwest haven't received any rainfall yet this mont
High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.