Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:33PM CDT
Rain this past week stalled corn planting at Chase Brown's farm near Decatur, Illinois, but the moisture was beneficial for his alfalfa crop. Rain also slowed fieldwork for Jim Hoover at his farm near Newport, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:46AM CDT
Though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not expected to finish its assessment of glyphosate's potential links to cancer until later this year, an October 2015 EPA study mistakenly posted to the agency's website Monday concludes the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup is not carcinogenic to humans.
July corn was fractionally higher, July beans were 9 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 3 cents higher.
Lean hog futures should open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and steadily appreciating carcass value. The cattle complex also seems ready to open on a firm basis thanks to residual buying and recent feedlot sales.