Monday, August 10, 2020 3:21PM CDT
Family members, union representatives and advocates told a Nebraska legislative committee on Thursday about the struggles facing packing plant workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A state lawmaker is pushing for the state to enact higher safety standards for workers at packing plants.
Monday, August 10, 2020 3:16PM CDT
COVID-19 caused extensive harm to the economy and damaged the bulk of commodity prices in 2020. In the past three months, however, five ag commodities have posted positive gains and outperformed the S&P 500, an interesting display of bullish resilience in a tough year.
Monday, August 10, 2020 3:13PM CDT
Estate and succession planners say the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in updating plans as families have sensitive conversations about what would happen to the farm and the business if someone falls ill.
December corn is steady, November soybeans are down 2 cents, and September KC wheat is down 1 1/2 cents.
Elevated cash cattle sales last week helped to spark renewed fundamental interest through the complex. But this has left futures trade searching for additional longer-term direction. Hog futures appear to focus on expanding last week's gains during early week trade.