U of I research professes to narrow Illinois corn yield gap
Results of a study completed by the Illinois Crop Physiology Laboratory, led by University of Illinois physiologist Fred Below, seem to prove corn yield gaps – described as the difference between a farmer’s actual yield and the potential yield for a field – can be reduced by a systematic approach to the problem.
Market volatility builds as planting season kicking in
The volatility we have seen in the futures market recently is unlikely to subside anytime soon. On the bearish side of today’s market we are dealing with elevated ending stocks and favorable weather outlooks.
New hearing on California joining federal milk order
Just as California debates the merits of joining the Federal Milk Marketing order program, comes word that the California Department of Food and Agriculture, on its own motion, is calling a milk pricing hearing June 3 to consider proposed amendments to the Class 4b pricing formula.
Good week for hog prices but more declines in exports
Domestic meat demand has been strong in recent months, but export demand is weak. Domestic pork demand was up 13 percent in March. March was the 27th consecutive month with demand stronger than a year earlier. Export demand for U.S. pork was down 26 percent in March.
Deer herd numbers down in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Natural Resources Commission has decided not to cancel the deer hunt in the Upper Peninsula for this fall; however, it is actively considering eliminating the antlerless harvest during archery season.