How is hot weather affecting local agriculture?
At the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction, stocker and feeder cattle $10-15 higher, due in part to a higher futures market and a higher slaughter cattle market.
Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through July 25 totaled about 42,000 head.
Feeder lambs were steady to $10 higher.
Offerings and supplies are light to moderate.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have to begin the process of withdrawing antibiotics from subtherapeutic use in animal agriculture.
Idaho wheat production may be down slightly this year but industry members say growing conditions have been excellent and they expect a quality crop in 2014.
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
The Chinese food safety agency said last week its investigators found unspecified illegal activity and police detained five employees of Husi including its product quality manager. But the government and OSI have yet to confirm publicly whether it sold...
On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it finalized its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors.
Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
The company has been sending its seeds to the Rangers for a couple of years, and now is the official supplier for the franchise.
Demand is moderate to fairly good on light to moderate offerings.
Federal investigators found filthy conditions at the company’s Georgia plant and said the employees even fabricated certificates saying peanut product shipments were safe when tests said otherwise.