Midwest Agriculture

Agriculture is the backbone of America and especially important to those of us living here in the Midwest. Let us be your Source of news for farmers including commodity futures and information on crop production, livestock, and more. Get updates through news, blogs, videos and podcasts!

The Latest From The Blog

Our staff of writers from across the Midwest will be providing you great kernels of information on everything from seed to feed, from commodity news to sustainability, livestock, crops and more.

  • Thu, sep 25 2014 - 6:21 p.m.

    Global Soybean Export Conference

    For three days this month Milwaukee, Wisconsin was the epicenter for the worlds' soybean producers. The conference drawing both domestic and international soybean producer focused on several key issues including ...

  • Thu, sep 25 2014 - 5:22 a.m.

    Feeding Young Calves More Frequently For Better Health

    Health experts have been saying for years now that people should eat smaller meals every couple hours. Apparently the same holds true for young calves. Photo credit: Ladyheart from morguefile ...

  • Wed, sep 24 2014 - 6:07 p.m.

    Preparing for the Dairy Dip

    While 2014 has had its challenges especially when talking about planting season and the harvesting of alfalfa. when it comes to dairy prices and margins 2014 has been a very ...

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The Latest From The Podcast

Midwest Communications has a team of talented Agriculture broadcasters who all contribute to this podcast. Mike Austin is a 35 year NAFB member heard on Midwest Communication's Wisconsin stations, including Green Bay, Wausau and Sheboygan. Shawna Olson is the KFGO Fargo Ag Director and is a meteorologist with 11 years of TV broadcast experience. Rick Shields, WKZO Kalamazoo Farm Service Director and a 20+ year NAFB member, is the recipient of the Michigan Farm Bureau's Farm Broadcaster of the Year award.

  • Mon, sep 29 2014 - 10:33 a.m.

    It's a full hour of Agriculture with a 125 Anniversary Wagon Train update

    Full show today! We start with Lucas Lentsch our Secretary of Agriculture and Jim Woster, Mr. Tri State Neighbor. The Farmers Daughter, Scott Varilek back from the Buffalo roundup, the ...

  • Mon, sep 22 2014 - 10:46 a.m.

    Susan Randall joins Bill to honor her brother Michael

    Friday, South Dakota State University honored their 4 Eminent Farmer Rancher and Homemaker Honorees.As we did in 2013, our intent is to acquaint our audience with the best of ...

  • Mon, sep 15 2014 - 10:24 a.m.

    Rail Cars Short Supply thru 2015

    Lots of conversation today about grain on the ground --- and ethanol. Argus in morning paper talks to railroad and grain leadership. BNF says help coming. But probably not enough. Expected ...

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Commodities Futures

Quotes from the Chicago Board of Trade Commodities Futures (delayed 10 minutes.)

PreviousOpenHighLowLastChangeClose
CORN Dec '14 323'0324'0326'0323'4325'62'6325'6
CORN Mar '15 335'6336'4338'6336'4338'42'6338'4
CORN May '15 344'2345'4346'6345'4347'02'6347'0
SOYBEANS Nov '14 910'2908'4924'4908'0923'413'2923'4
SOYBEANS Jan '15 918'6917'0932'4917'0932'213'4932'2
SOYBEANS Mar '15 927'0925'4938'4925'4940'413'4940'4
WHEAT Dec '14 474'2480'0482'0480'0481'27'0481'2
WHEAT Mar '15 487'4488'0493'0488'0494'06'4494'0
WHEAT May '15 497'0502'65'6502'6
FEEDER CATTLE Oct '14 233.100234.6501.550234.650
FEEDER CATTLE Nov '14 231.600234.600234.600234.475234.5002.900234.500
FEEDER CATTLE Jan '15 226.175228.625228.625228.625228.6252.450228.625
LIVE CATTLE Oct '14 158.450158.150161.450158.150160.9502.500160.950
LIVE CATTLE Dec '14 162.100161.700165.050161.200164.4752.375164.475
LIVE CATTLE Feb '15 162.000164.350164.350161.350164.3502.350164.350
LEAN HOGS Oct '14 106.525105.200107.350105.200107.3250.800107.325
LEAN HOGS Dec '14 94.47593.45095.10093.15094.8500.37594.850
LEAN HOGS Feb '15 89.50088.95090.50088.95089.9500.45089.950
BUTTER Oct '14 3010.0
BUTTER Nov '14 2980.0
BUTTER Dec '14 2953.0
MILK CLASS III Sep '14 24.5824.580.0024.58
MILK CLASS IV Sep '14 22.7122.710.0022.71
NONFAT DRY MILK Sep '14 148.825148.8250.000148.825
CHEESE - BARRELS SPOT CBX$Y 2.30002.30002.30002.22502.2250-0.07502.2250
CHEESE - BLOCKS SPOT CZ$Y 2.28002.23002.23002.23002.2300-0.05002.2300
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