Friday, October 19, 2018 12:08PM CDT
University of Arkansas professor Marty Matlock said consumers should not have to decide between "sustainable and unsustainable food." Consumers have a standard expectation of safety and should have the same expectation for sustainability. Food production, due to farmer stewardship, may already meet sustainability goals, but that message might not be reaching consumers.
December corn was down 1, November soybeans were up 2, and December KC wheat was down 1 1/2.
Lean hog futures are expected to open under pressure thanks to defensive fundamentals. On the other hand, look for live and feeder cattle futures to open on a mixed basis as traders jockey ahead of the Oct. 1 Cattle on Feed report.