Friday, May 17, 2013 4:34PM CDT
The recent tragedy in West, Texas, has sparked increased debate about regulations surrounding on-farm fertilizer storage. DTN research shows a mix of regulations exist, depending on where a farm is located in the nation.
Friday, May 17, 2013 2:44PM CDT
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said his conversations with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., suggest the farm bill legislation will be debated in mid-June. Debate begins on the Senate bill Monday afternoon.
Friday, May 17, 2013 12:02PM CDT
Private analytical firm Informa Economics thinks soybeans will be planted on 1.2 million more acres than USDA's March acreage estimate. Corn acreage is expected to be planted on 96.8 million acres, a 455,000-acre decrease.
Corn futures are higher, soybeans higher, and wheat lower at 6 a.m. CDT.
Lean hog contracts seem geared to open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and stronger carcass value. Live and feeder futures should open on a mixed basis as traders position ahead of cash and on feed news.