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Direct cash cattle trade is at a standstill with bids and asking prices not fully established.  However, there have been a few scattered asking prices reported in parts of Texas at $122.  We could see more develop throughout the day, but significant... (full story)


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Wheat is up double digits so far following President’s Day. Chicago SRW is up the most at midday, trading 15 1/2 cents higher in March contract. KC HRW futures are 12 1/4 cents higher so far. Spring wheat futures are 8 1/4 cent higher for March. Th... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading Tuesday 61 to 86 points higher, with March futures the strongest.. The NCC cotton survey shared on Saturday has US growers planting 12.8 million acres of upland cotton and 244,000 acres of ELS varieties. The total would be ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down 17 to 30 cents with April down the most. Feb futures are 7 cents higher to $120.90, as of 02/14 there were no deliveries against Feb futures. Front month feeder cattle futures are up at midday, with March leading the way ... (full story)


The front month hog futures are 17 cents higher in April, but 40 to 62 cents lower in the other deferred contracts. The other front month lean hog futures were 12 to 22 cents higher. China will began accepting applications for more tariff exemptions ... (full story)


Soybeans are lower on Tuesday, as front month futures are down fractionally to 1 1/4 cents. Meal and oil futures are mixed, soybean meal futures are 80 cents/ton higher, but soybean oil futures are down by a point. China will start granting tariff ex... (full story)


Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cent gains. There was active rolling of March positions to May as we approach options expiration and futures deliveries in two weeks. The Export Inspections report with data from the w... (full story)


Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cent gains. There was active rolling of March positions to May as we approach options expiration and futures deliveries in two weeks. The Export Inspections report with data from the w... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are moderately higher this morning, keeping within their recent range. Mar corn is up 3-1/2 to 3.81-1/4, Jul is up 3-1/4 to 3.88-3/4, and Dec is up 2-3/4 to 3.91-1/2. China is offering trade war tariff exemptions on nearly 700 U.S.... (full story)


The USDA says sorghum and soybean export inspections for the week ending February 13th were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2019/20 marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st... (full story)


A few days ago I suggested in Commodity Insite to... (full story)


Apple issues revenue warning for March quarter. ZEW Economic Sentiment 8.7 vs 21.5 expected. RBA Minutes: CORONAVIRUS A "MATERIAL" RISK TO OUTLOOK FOR CHINA ECONOMY, AND THUS AUSTRALIA. Global markets waking up to looming economic impact from coronavirus outbreak. ... (full story)


DFA To Purchase 44 Dean Foods Facilities, Additional Assets For $425 Million There's a deal for the future of Dean Foods. Dairy Farmers of America says it will acquire 44 of the processors facilities as part of a $425 million deal. DFA says... (full story)


Months of anticipation came to an end Jan. 10 when USDA unleashed a wave of survey-based data. The World Ag Outlook Board (WAOB) also made a much-needed reset on the demand side of the corn balance sheet. Quarterly Grain Stocks Stocks of corn... (full story)


China has lifted all restrictions on U.S. poultry and related products, along with listing which U.S. products will be eligible for tariff waivers. China’s General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs... (full story)


A soybean farmer is more optimistic about the signing of the phase one trade deal with China after being addressed by Chief Ag Negotiator Gregg Doud. “The anticipation was that when phase one finally got signed that the price of corn and beans... (full story)


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Bulls gain fresh power this week and keep price uptrend alive. Now bulls eyeing new for-the-move highs. (full story)


In 2016, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) banned feral hog hunting on its properties. This move was not well received by many hunters and landowners. Missouri Pork Association director Don Nikodim told the Springfield News-Leader on... (full story)


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By JoAnn Alumbaugh Classical education emphasizes the need for industries to adopt new technologies to keep up with external demands and constantly changing economic environments. The U.S. pork industry has strived to embrace new technology... (full story)


These days, farm management doesn’t have to be all pens and paper. Applications on your smart phone or tablet can be another cheap way to help keep records and make informed management decisions on your farm. In this Managing for Profit, AgriGold... (full story)


Recent gains in the greenback are linked to the belief that the Federal Reserve will be less aggressive in adding more accommodation to the banking system than other major central banks (full story)


USDA recently announced that “Sustainable Ag Intensification” and “Ag Climate Adaption” were included in a 5-year blueprint. That interested us. The announcement came from Scott Hutchins, Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary […] (full story)


Phase One of the new U.S./Chinese trade agreement became official over the weekend, but that does not appear to be the key driver for grain and soy prices this morning. No, that honor would seem to go to concerns about declining global wheat... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Ada, Ohio on March 3, 2020 for the Ohio Master Farmer Awards at the Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Continue reading Ohio Master Farmer Awards at the Ohio... (full story)


On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 10-year projections for the food and agricultural sector.  The report noted that, “While agricultural crop prices are tending to trend upwards only slowly in […] (full story)


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Soybean prices put in a moderate rally last week. An outlook for a large South American soybean crop and uncertainty of the impact on economic growth associated with the evolving […] (full story)


Just barely off the starting line of his farming career in 2012, Russell Hedrick stared at a fork in the road, a precarious split between profit and yield. The path to profit beckoned, while the immediate lure of yield carried heavyweight appeal and... (full story)


Dairy Farmers of America has announced it plans to acquire Dean Foods processing facilities, direct delivery system, and additional assets for $425 million. DFA president and CEO Rick Smith says it’s important to ensure continued secure markets... (full story)


Strength in farm real estate markets provided support to the agricultural sector amid ongoing financial challenges. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, nonirrigated cropland values and […] (full story)


Organic farmers have an uphill battle with weeds. The few chemicals available are very expensive and labor-intensive mechanical weed control is also cost-prohibitive. Mechanical engineering professor George Gogos at the University of Nebraska has... (full story)


We kickoff the day with N.Y. Empire State manufacturing Index at 7:30 A.M., NAHB Housing Market Index at 9:00 A.M., Export Inspections at 10:00 A.M., [...] (full story)


Actionable Levels and Side notes on USD, Gold, Oil, etc (full story)


The oomycete Phytophthora sojae, is a soil borne organism which is the predominant cause of Phytophthora root rot in soybeans. Believe it or not, P. sojae is fairly prevalent in Illinois, and under […] (full story)


Oil Prices are giving up gains and turned lower after Apple will miss its second-quarter forecast for revenue. They pointed to supply issues for iPhones and [...] (full story)


Actionable ideas for ES, NQ, Crude, Gold and more. (full story)


AJ_PY020 Atlanta, GA Tue. Feb 18, 2020 USDA Market News Weekly Major Wholesale Markets - Mexico City ... (full story)


MD_DA997 CME Group - Daily Cash Trading - Week to Date Report 8 - Released on February 18, 2020 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Trading on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ... (full story)


MIAMI Terminal Prices as of 18-FEB-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


MIAMI Terminal Prices as of 18-FEB-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


MIAMI Terminal Prices as of 18-FEB-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


MD_DA600 Nonfat Dry Milk - CME Group - Cash Trading Report 8 - Released on February 18, 2020 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Nonfat Dry Milk Trading on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (Carlot Unit = 41,000-45,000 lbs.) ... (full story)


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