Monday, February 27, 2017 2:55PM CST
Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, spoke Thursday night at the USDA Outlook Forum about the opportunity President Donald Trump's election provides for farmers. But he also said the potential changes to regulatory issues, tax reform, immigration, farm policy and trade require farmers to remain "engaged" even though the election is over.
Monday, February 27, 2017 7:13AM 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 higher, May soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 3 cents lower.
Look for the cattle complex to open higher, supported by encouraging fundamentals and the premium structure of feedlot cash. Lean hog contracts should also begin with a firm undertone tied to short covering the adjustments of extreme board discounts.