Midwest Agriculture

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The Latest From The Blog

Our staff of writers from across the Midwest will be providing you great kernels of information on everything from seed to feed, from commodity news to sustainability, livestock, crops and more.

  • Tue, aug 19 2014 - 11:11 a.m.

    Faster is Better!

    I've always loved the advice from the Old Farmers Almanac, "sooner begun, sooner done." I have taken great pains to quote it often enough to my children that I ...

  • Sat, aug 16 2014 - 4:07 p.m.

    THINK TWICE BEFORE ADDING 'JUST A FEW MORE' TO A PEN.

    You may have heard the expressions "too many cooks in the kitchen" or "too many irons in the fire," but the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin want to also remind ...

  • Tue, aug 12 2014 - 3:53 p.m.

    How Often You Feed Your Calves Makes a BIG Difference

    The PDPW always has great insights into raising calves. This month they had an article on changing feed times for better efficiency. FEED CALVES THREE TIMES PER DAY AND WATCH ...

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The Latest From The Podcast

Midwest Communications has a team of talented Agriculture broadcasters who all contribute to this podcast. Mike Austin is a 35 year NAFB member heard on Midwest Communication's Wisconsin stations, including Green Bay, Wausau and Sheboygan. Shawna Olson is the KFGO Fargo Ag Director and is a meteorologist with 11 years of TV broadcast experience. Rick Shields, WKZO Kalamazoo Farm Service Director and a 20+ year NAFB member, is the recipient of the Michigan Farm Bureau's Farm Broadcaster of the Year award.

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Commodities Futures

Quotes from the Chicago Board of Trade Commodities Futures (delayed 10 minutes.)

PreviousOpenHighLowLastChangeClose
CORN Sep '14 362'2363'6363'6363'6363'61'4
CORN Dec '14 369'0369'2369'2369'2369'20'2
CORN Mar '15 380'4382'0382'0382'0381'61'2381'6
SOYBEANS Sep '14 1119'61136'216'41136'2
SOYBEANS Nov '14 1038'21042'41042'41042'41042'44'2
SOYBEANS Jan '15 1045'61045'2-0'41045'2
WHEAT Sep '14 539'4546'26'6546'2
WHEAT Dec '14 550'0554'2556'0554'2555'45'4555'4
WHEAT Mar '15 568'6572'23'4572'2
FEEDER CATTLE Aug '14 214.950214.400215.200214.350215.2000.250215.200
FEEDER CATTLE Sep '14 211.250208.750210.000208.650209.425-1.825209.425
FEEDER CATTLE Oct '14 210.375208.575208.600208.400208.600-1.775208.600
LIVE CATTLE Aug '14 149.250148.325149.650148.150149.6500.400149.650
LIVE CATTLE Oct '14 145.400145.700146.050144.500145.5500.150145.550
LIVE CATTLE Dec '14 148.450148.550148.800147.500148.6000.150148.600
LEAN HOGS Oct '14 92.50091.50094.60090.60093.6251.12593.625
LEAN HOGS Dec '14 86.42585.40088.20084.45087.5501.12587.550
LEAN HOGS Feb '15 85.40084.40086.70083.50086.4501.05086.450
BUTTER Aug '14 3202.0
BUTTER Sep '14 3190.0
BUTTER Oct '14 3043.0
MILK CLASS III Aug '14 22.2022.230.0322.23
MILK CLASS IV Aug '14 23.3823.590.2123.59
NONFAT DRY MILK Aug '14 174.075176.0001.925176.000
CHEESE - BARRELS SPOT CBX$Y 2.25502.25752.25750.00252.2575
CHEESE - BLOCKS SPOT CZ$Y 2.25002.25002.25000.00002.2500
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