Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:12PM CST
Jewel Bronaugh holds a doctorate in career and technical education from Virginia Tech University. She would bring to USDA an extensive career working with Extension programs and has served as a 4-H Extension specialist. If confirmed, Bronaugh would serve as Vilsack's second in command at USDA. Bronaugh would also be the first Black woman to serve as USDA deputy secretary.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:11PM CST
President Donald Trump's policies on issues such as trade, energy, the environment and immigration heavily influenced farm prices, leading at times to criticism of the president's decisions. But the majority of farmers, who Trump often described as "our great, patriot farmers and ranchers," supported him throughout his presidency.
March corn is up 6 1/2 cents per bushel, March soybeans are up 9 cents, and March KC wheat is up 3 1/2 cents.
Strong midweek gains in lean hog futures is offsetting early week pressure in the hog complex. The expectation is that fundamental and technical support moving into the complex will stimulate further momentum in most lean hog futures contracts.