Monday, October 22, 2018 2:37PM CDT
Gerald Long, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, said loan repayment is one the biggest concerns facing farmers in his state after the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. The Georgia Department of Agriculture summed up early estimates as reported losses, noting, "... the numbers are staggering." The losses could approach $3 billion.
Monday, October 22, 2018 2:35PM CDT
The three-agency agreement commits USDA, EPA and FDA "to increasing collaboration and coordination in our existing federal programs in areas of mutual interest relating to the reduction of food loss and waste" for two years, but does not involve any financial obligations.
December corn was down 1/4 cent, November soybeans were up 3/4 cent, and December KC wheat was down 3 1/4 cents.
Live and feeder futures are expected to open on a mixed basis thanks to early-week, follow-through selling and firming cash sales. On the other hand, lean hog futures seem likely to begin moderately lower as seasonal supplies continue to overshadow product demand.