NEWS
Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Mar 7, 2014 12:48 PM CST

Since early January, summer lean hog futures have exploded by more than $20. I'm calling it the "Great Ghost Rally of 2014." It strikes me as a good market epithet for several reasons.

On one hand, I don't believe in ghosts. Intellectually, such spooky talk is just so much supernatural nonsense. On the other hand, late-night stories of the walking dead told around the campfire once caused me to wet my bunk. To this day, I'd really rather pass on that stroll through the cemetery after dark.

I felt bad when Harold Ramis died several weeks ago. He was the ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)