Friday, September 20, 2019 2:05PM CDT
A House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on USDA disaster programs started with the chairman and ranking member of the committee sparring over who is to blame over the dispute that flared this past week over Commodity Credit Corporation funds. Meanwhile, USDA announced it would offer dairy farmers another week to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program as enrollment has been slower than expected.
Friday, September 20, 2019 2:04PM CDT
While former U.S. Agriculture Department secretaries joined Secretary Sonny Perdue to talk about USMCA, Perdue also confirmed reports that Chinese delegates here for trade talks will visit some U.S. farms before returning to China. Perdue said he sees that as a gesture of good will.
Friday, September 20, 2019 1:50PM CDT
The final rule modernizes recruitment requirements for farmers interested in hiring foreign agriculture workers under the H-2A visa process, allowing them to post jobs online instead of publishing them in a newspaper.
December corn is up 1/4 cent per bushel, November soybeans are down 1 cent, and December K.C. wheat is up 1 cent.
Light to moderate trade is expected early Friday morning with the focus on underlying support that has been developing in all livestock trade through the week. This is expected to bring additional underlying firmness despite limited expected volume.