Latest Soft commodity markets News

Grains, livestock mixed

Nov. 18, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Wheat for Dec. rose 4.5 cents at 5.0725 a bushel; Dec. corn was down 3.5 cents at 3.6775 a bushel, Dec. oats fell 6.75 cents at $3.0225 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans dropped 8 cents at $9.1025 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Dec. live cattle fell .40 cent at $1.1870...

City dwellers relocating to Hartford, town near Sioux Falls

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — As Anthony and Kristin Blaine stood with their three children outside their home on a cold afternoon in November, their voices provided the only sounds. Their single-family house is just one of two in the new development of Kelly Point in Hartford, and they have no backyard neighbors....

Local botanical pressing company started from 'experiments'

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — "It started off with just experiments" are Anne Venable's famous last words. The owner of Preservation Press started the Lafayette-based botanical pressing company as a way to decorate her home. Preservation Press creates one-of-a-kind art, cards and decor out of preserved specimens....

International students flocking to UNA

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Walking into Rice Hall at the University of North Alabama feels like walking among the United Nations, said Chunsheng Zhang jokingly. "Multiple languages are spoken there," said Zhang, the senior vice provost for International Affairs. Rice Hall is home to several of UNA's 359...

Swedes in the South: New cafe melds Nordic tradition

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Swedish woman who moved to south Mississippi thinks folks should give themselves a break. Dalida Bollig, owner of Fika Cafe located in downtown Hattiesburg, said doing so is essential for a balanced life. "I think that burnout is a serious problem," Bollig said. The idea comes...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

Popular lefse making classes preserve tradition in Stoughton

Nov. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) — Lefse can be topped with just butter or eaten plain. Some add cinnamon and sugar or maybe jam, while others prefer varme polse, a hot dog wrapped in the thin potato- and flour-based-flatbread. A Norwegian burrito can include dried cod, known as lutefisk, potatoes, cranberries and...

Tribes say sacred site at risk in Vegas water pipeline fight

Nov. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin National Park. For Rupert Steele, it’s a place to slow down and sing the songs Shoshone people have passed person-to-person across...

Grains, livestock mixed

Nov. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST

Wheat for Dec. fell 5 cents at 5.0275 a bushel; Dec. corn was down 4.5 cents at 3.7125 a bushel, Dec. oats rose .25 cent at $3.09 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans gained 1.5 cents at $9.1825 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Dec. live cattle rose .03 cent at $1.1900 a...

Lawsuit challenges Vail development in bighorn sheep habitat

Nov. 15, 2019 2:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Vail residents fighting to protect habitat for a beleaguered herd of bighorn sheep as developers push to build housing for resort workers have taken their case to state court. A lawsuit filed this week in Eagle County District Court contends Vail town officials violated local rules when they...