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Livestock, cotton futures outperformed other ag markets Tuesday

Slow planting progress is still supporting the corn market. The Monday afternoon USDA Crop Progress report showed spring corn plantings running well behind seasonal norms. FULL STORY »

Japan has not narrowed trade differences with U.S.

Japanese officials said on Tuesday there was still a significant way to go before reaching a broad agreement on trade with the United States, a day before President Barack Obama visits for a summit. FULL STORY »

USB: Understanding the use of antibiotics in animal ag

More and more consumers are interested in knowing how their food is raised. A popular question is whether they should be concerned about antibiotics in meat. Consumers often question why farmers give antibiotics to livestock and whether the meat, milk and eggs from those animals are safe to consume. FULL STORY »

Lilly announces agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health

Eli Lilly and Company has announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco. FULL STORY »

Dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers

A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices may become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Milk report in line

Last week’s recovery in the spot market looks as though it will be short-lived. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved mostly higher Monday night

Slow planting progress is boosting the crop markets. Monday’s afternoon USDA Crop Progress report showed spring plantings are running well behind seasonal norms. FULL STORY »

Cropp: April dairy situation and outlook

Strong cheese and dry whey prices in April will result in a new record high Class III price of about $24.25/cwt. for the month, the third straight month of record Class III prices. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, milk and culling updates

Today's post reviews the monthly milk production report, 2013 culling, John Van Sickle's outlook and more FULL STORY »

Corn-stover ethanol could increase CO2 emissions

Removing corn residues for production of cellulosic ethanol puts carbon into the air rather than back into the soil, and likely would generate more CO2 emissions than gasoline, at least initially, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska. FULL STORY »

No surge in corn planting…yet

Corn planting nearly doubled its pace from last week; however, with just 6 percent of country’s corn in the ground, this pace is less than half of the five-year average and just slightly above the 2013 pace. FULL STORY »

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