Agronomy news and promotions Agronomy
Agronomy
The deadline for applying for a $1,000 River Valley Cooperative scholarship is approaching.
While the cattle market stays the same (tight supplies and high prices), the hog market has been up and down over the past year and a repeat of that in 2015 is expected.
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a term used in beef cattle production, however, some producers may not know what it means, and how it needs to be a part of management for the beef herd.
An online computer model can help producers select economical feed.
Genetic decisions have always been important, but the stakes have never been higher than they are now.
A list of key factors impacting the meat and livestock markets in 2015.
Feeder cattle futures have recovered about one-half of the mid-December losses, and the question on many minds is, "Where do we go from here?"


Energy news and promotions Energy
Energy News
The deadline for applying for a $1,000 River Valley Cooperative scholarship is approaching.
Subzero temps didn't seem to bother member-owners, customers and employees
Plummeting gasoline prices over the past couple of months are expected to remain low through at least the spring.
Lowering oil prices may slow down oil production in North Dakota's Bakken.
Plummeting gasoline prices are the result of lagging economic growth in many parts of the world, the end of the summer driving season, less expensive winter gasoline and well-functioning Midwest refineries.
Domestic ethanol production for 2014 totaled a record 14.15 billion gallon.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose.
Corn prices are less than half of the price at this time in 2013.


Feed news and promotions Feed
Feed News
The deadline for applying for a $1,000 River Valley Cooperative scholarship is approaching.
The first and greatest cost is maintaining the cow inventory.
Genetic decisions have always been important, but the stakes have never been higher than they are now.
A list of key factors impacting the meat and livestock markets in 2015.
Subzero temps didn't seem to bother member-owners, customers and employees
Can you substitute cheaper feedstuffs that are high in energy but low in protein in place of higher priced protein supplements?
Teff Grass is gaining in popularity as an alternative forage crop in Michigan.
The drop in corn prices in recent months represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.


Grain news and promotions Grain
Grain News
Following the Jan.12 USDA Crop Production and Grain Stocks reports, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the story in corn and soybean markets for the foreseeable future will be the ongoing pace of consumption.
The deadline for applying for a $1,000 River Valley Cooperative scholarship is approaching.
University of Illinois economist discusses the estimates and forecasts for corn and their price implications.
Subzero temps didn't seem to bother member-owners, customers and employees
What does China's approval of the Agrisure Viptera trait mean for 2015 corn exports?
The grain market mystery beginning in 2005 is solved.
A number of factors have contributed to the strength in corn prices over the past six weeks.
The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year.


Grain Notes
Grain Notes: 1/28/2015
Prices were lower again today with corn closing 7-8 cents lower and beans 3-4 cents lower. Technically corn closed below the 100 day moving average for the first time since early November. Part of the weakness is coming from the market anticipating larger production numbers from the 2015 crop.


Cash Bids
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