Friday, September 12, 2014 3:01PM CDT
A number of environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency has dragged its feet on a possible decision to ban chlorpyrifos from farm use.
Friday, September 12, 2014 9:17AM CDT
Route 66 stretches across the high desert and through to valleys on the other side of the San Bernardino Mountains before blending into the weaving interstates and highways of greater Los Angeles. Farmers are becoming an endangered species along the route in California. Urban sprawl has taken up the once great orchards near Los Angeles, while strains on water resources also have taken a toll.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:11PM CDT
Senators at a Congressional hearing try to put a dollar figure on farmers' losses due to ongoing railroad bottlenecks. They also tried to identify long-term solutions.
Corn is lower at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are higher; wheat is lower.
Look for live and feeder contracts to open moderately higher, supported by short-covering and ideas of premium cash sales. Expect the lean hog pit to begin under some selling pressure tied to late-week long liquidation and profit-taking.