Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:53PM CST
Memos handed down by the Department of Homeland Security earlier this week make it easier for a person in the U.S. illegally to be deported. Tighter enforcement could hurt farmers who rely heavily on undocumented labor.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:46PM CST
While President James Polk had plenty of critics when he went to war with Mexico in the first half of the 19th century, his army occupied a good chunk of the far West by the time all the smoke cleared. Is it possible that President Donald Trump somehow envisions a similar risk/reward ratio as he flirts with a trade war in the near future?
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:43PM CST
Executives from John Deere and Rabobank predicted continued low commodity prices, and joined a Land O'Lakes executive in expressing concerns about volatility in trade relations.
May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was fractionally lower.
Live and feeder futures seem staged for higher ground Thursday, supported by follow-through buying and aggressive packer spending in feedlot country. On the other hand, lean hog issues should open moderately lower, checked by residual selling and defensive carcass value.