Friday, January 28, 2022 9:26AM CST
The EPA on Friday finalized Renewable Fuel Standard compliance deadline delays for refiners, as the biofuels industry continues to wait for already-delayed RFS volumes.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:19PM CST
January's Tonga volcano eruption calls to mind the effect of 1991's Mount Pinatubo blow-up on U.S. crop weather. Could ash and particulates from the latest volcano be far-reaching enough to affect the global climate and, in turn, possibly the upcoming growing season for U.S. agriculture?
Thursday, January 27, 2022 3:22PM CST
The possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia would certainly affect the global fertilizer market. The exact effects are unknown, but one thing is certain -- escalation of this latest geopolitical row would not help historically high fertilizer to decline.
March corn was up 3 1/2 cents, March soybeans were up 10 cents and March KC wheat was up 5 cents.
The only contract closing higher Thursday in the livestock complex was January feeder cattle and that was because it was the last trading day as it will settle to the index. The rest of livestock contracts closed lower with feeder cattle and hogs keeping close pace with one another. It seems like end of the month positioning might be the dominating factor for hogs.