Generic Base Acreage Payment Credit Calculator

MSU-ES-GenericBasePaymentCreditCalculator If a farm has generic base acreage under the Agricultural Act of 2014, ARC-CO and PLC payments (if triggered) for Title I covered commodities planted on that farm will be coupled to the generic base acres. Because of this … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Feb. 20, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle were mostly steady once again this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $159.99, live, and $256.36, dressed; respectively, down $0.50 and up $1.21. Cash trades in Kanas were reported at $160 … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: USDA Ag Outlook Forum Gives a First Look at the 2015 Crop

Corn has remained steady through much of the week, continuing a trend that started earlier this month. Thursday’s Greenville cash corn is 4 cents higher than a week ago, with nearby March futures contracts also up 4 cents on the … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Feb 13, 2014

Cash Cattle: For the most part, when assessing the changes from last week to this week, steadiness across all markets the over-arching theme. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $160.54, live, and $255.15, dressed; respectively, down $1.81 … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Feb 06, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle were mostly steady this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $158.73, live, and $252, dressed; respectively, down $0.70 and up $1.93. Nebraska traded cattle at $255 and $161-$162.50, for dressed and … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: February 6, 2015

Corn markets started the week strong and remained steady through the remainder of the week. Thursday’s Greenville cash corn is 13 cents higher than a week ago, with nearby March futures contracts also up 16 cents on the week. Export … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Jan 30, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle were steady to lower to end the week. The five-area fed steers price ended the week at $159.43, live, and $250.07, dressed; respectively, down $0.08 and $5.96. Nebraska traded cattle at $254 and $$160-$60.50, for … Continue reading

2015 Cattle Inventories

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual cattle inventory report Friday afternoon (Jan 30). The report was highly anticipated given the continued shrinking herd size which was exacerbated in the past few years due … Continue reading