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.

  • Tue, apr 22 2014 - 3:21 p.m.

    Margins and Milk Production On The Rise

    While there are a lot of good reasons we'll be glad to say good-bye to April...dairy markets won't be one of them. Although we've had a ...

  • Fri, apr 18 2014 - 1:10 p.m.

    A GREAT SHOW-N-TELL CALF HEALTH SCORING CHART

    This great new chart is just a click away. Developed by the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, the chart is comprised of two pages. Page 1 allows calf ...

  • Wed, apr 16 2014 - 3:55 p.m.

    Strong Demand Keeping Prices Up

    The USDA's latest report confirms what many in the trade had been saying all along. Even though production may be on the rise, demand is strong enough especially on ...

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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.

  • Tue, apr 22 2014 - 4:08 p.m.

    Milk Prices May Slip, But Not Margins in 2014

    With milk production expected to increase by 2.4% this year most analysts are projecting milk prices to drop in the second half of 2014. but...because feed costs will ...

  • Tue, apr 22 2014 - 10:17 a.m.

    Governors Trip to China & Russia and other things

    Agri Farm Show today.... topics to talk about... Trudy Wastweet--Deputy Sec of Agriculture updates us on the rail car shortage in South Dakota for grain, ethanol and fertilizer Rick Shields--Mid-west ...

  • Wed, apr 16 2014 - 3:48 p.m.

    Keeping Farm Kids Safe

    hopefully sooner than later we will be heading out to our farm fields. And when we do...we need to put a high priority on safety...for ourselves and especially ...

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Latest Videos

Commodities Futures

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

PreviousOpenHighLowLastChangeClose
CORN May '14 496'2496'4501'0496'4501'04'6
CORN Jul '14 502'0502'0507'4500'6507'05'0
CORN Sep '14 499'0504'4504'4504'4504'45'4
SOYBEANS May '14 1479'61472'01485'01472'01482'02'2
SOYBEANS Jul '14 1470'61466'01478'41464'01469'2-1'4
SOYBEANS Aug '14 1409'01397'2-11'61397'2
WHEAT May '14 668'2672'4672'4672'4673'04'6673'0
WHEAT Jul '14 679'4676'0676'0676'0676'0-3'4
WHEAT Sep '14 685'0689'04'0689'0
FEEDER CATTLE May '14 178.350
FEEDER CATTLE Aug '14 182.275
FEEDER CATTLE Sep '14 182.375182.650182.6500.275
LIVE CATTLE Apr '14 143.700143.600143.650143.300143.300-0.400
LIVE CATTLE Jun '14 134.975134.850135.000134.375134.400-0.575
LIVE CATTLE Aug '14 133.675133.400133.550133.300133.400-0.275
LEAN HOGS May '14 121.025121.900
LEAN HOGS Jun '14 123.250124.000124.550124.000124.0500.800
LEAN HOGS Jul '14 121.000122.400122.400122.000122.4001.400
BUTTER Apr '14 3483.0
BUTTER May '14 3388.0
BUTTER Jun '14 3333.03360.03360.03360.03360.027.0
MILK CLASS III Apr '14 24.2324.260.0324.26
MILK CLASS IV Apr '14 23.2023.200.0023.20
NONFAT DRY MILK Apr '14 199.000198.500-0.500198.500
CHEESE - BARRELS SPOT CBX$Y 2.25002.23002.2300-0.02002.2300
CHEESE - BLOCKS SPOT CZ$Y 2.25002.23252.23252.22252.2225-0.02752.2225
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