Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:45PM CDT
Farmers are showing general concern about how the coronavirus pandemic will influence the coming crop year, their businesses in general and even their family's health, according to an online poll conducted by DTN and Farm Market iD.
Monday, March 30, 2020 9:58AM CDT
Under some new waivers granted by the State Department, new visa applicants for H-2A and H-2B workers can get their visas approved without requiring in-person interviews. When embassies and consulate offices announced earlier this month they would stop in-person visa interviews, that risked curbing the number of H-2A workers farmers could bring into the U.S. this year.
Monday, March 30, 2020 9:45AM CDT
After the trade dispute with China began, the planting choice favored corn over soybeans. In 2020, the better odds for a higher return have now shifted back to soybeans.
May corn is up 1/2 cent per bushel, May soybeans are down 3 1/2 cents, and May KC wheat is down 1 cent.
The month of March is coming to an end, and with it many hope the nightmare that has developed over the last month will end too. Underlying pressure is expected to be seen once again Tuesday, especially in lean hog trade, which posted another limit loss Monday.