In many ways, this week was one long waiting game.
Trade active with very good demand especially for Timothy in the Columbia Basin.
The latest livestock prices from around the region.
Russet consumer pack prices have started to advance.
The furor surrounding the herbicide known as dicamba has quickly become the biggest controversy of its kind in U.S. agriculture.
Heat in the Northern Plains will continue to push dark northern spring prices upwards, as long as grain merchandisers struggle to find supplies. Pacific Northwest farmers hope soft white wheat prices will follow suit.
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.
Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.) except feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated.
Asking prices for next week are 3 cents higher for Jumbo, 8 cents higher for Extra Large and Large and unchanged for Medium and Small.
Northwest milk production is following seasonal patterns and is starting to ebb slowly downward.