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Market News

Established in the 1960’s in Springfield, the Market News office is looked upon by the Grain and Livestock Industry to establish fair and accurate prices. Our contacts with the grain and livestock industry have been established over the years and are protected by confidentiality.  We are looked upon to be a neutral outside third party contact to establish accurate and unbiased price information. Many of our reports are used to establish contracts in the grain and livestock industry, counting on our unbiased, neutral, third party reporting. Due to the stability of our industry contacts, our reports have fewer price fluctuations. 

Market News office publishes prices for corn, soybeans, wheat, fertilizer, fuels, hogs, and cattle.

Facts About Market News

  • The Illinois Grain Report covers grain values in Illinois from country elevator, corn and soybean processor to Illinois River terminals.
  • Auction coverage of four Illinois locations allows buyers, producers and sellers to know the prices for slaughter cattle, feeder cattle, replacement stock and hay.
  • The Illinois Production Cost Report was established at a time when fertilizer prices were climbing.  Informing Illinois producers of fertilizer and fuel prices in different areas of the State.


Grain and Hay Reports

  • Illinois Daily Grain Report
  • Illinois Weekly Hay Report

Input Reports

  • Illinois Production Cost Report

Livestock Reports

  • Daily Livestock Report, reporting from Northern, Central and Southern, Illinois:
    • Congerville Livestock Auction
    • Fairview Livestock Auction
    • Walnut Livestock Auction—Walnut
    • Greenville Livestock Auction—Greenville
  • Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Check out our weekly podcast, which brings our weekly reports to the public as a podcast, on most major podcast apps.

Illinois Agriculture Market Reports (




Audio Reports:  

 A.M. Livestock Audio Report  last updated: June 6, 2023

A.M Agriculture Market Summary Report  last updated: June 6, 2023

Midday Update  last updated: June 6, 2023

Grain Market Audio Report last updated: June 5, 2023

P.M. Livestock Market Audio Report  last updated: June 5, 2023

Weekly Agriculture Market Audio Next Report:  June 12, 2023

Text Reports

Illinois Sow Report last updated: June 6, 2023


National Agriculture Statistics Reports

Multi-State Partnerships

Corn Processors

Soybean Processors