April 24, 2014

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Weekly Market Commentary with Miller Risk Management

Weekly Summary Grain markets showed a strong divergence this week as corn failed to gain any ground despite big gains in both soybeans and wheat.  There were a few different reasons for this which we will get into individually in the crop below.  In general though, fund pushes continued while weather forecasts supplied the bulk […]


FSA Begins Administering Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs

The 2014 Farm Bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, makes the Livestock Forage Program, (LFP) and Livestock Indemnity Program, (LIP) permanent programs and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to October 1, 2011. Producers have until January 30, 2015 to file an application and bring in livestock death documentation from […]


Growth Energy Responds To Corn Stover Ethanol Study

A study from the University of Nebraska was recently published in Nature Climate Change and suggests using corn residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline. 25x’25 says the study offers nothing beyond what biofuel interests already understand – that excessively removing agricultural residue from […]


USDA Creates Response To PEDV

USDA has announced a coordinated response to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and the Swine Delta Coronavirus. The plan includes required reporting of the disease. Pork Checkoff vice president of science and technology Dr. Paul Sundberg is looking for more details on this plan: Dr. Sundberg 1 USDA will also require tracking movements of pigs, vehicles […]


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