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Whats next for cattle and hogs? (full story)


Corn futures were up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. USDA reported a private export sale of 328,000 MT of corn for 19/20 delivery to Mexico through their daily reporting system this morning. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales ... (full story)


Soybeans futures settled the Wednesday session 4 3/4 to 5 cents higher in the nearby contracts. Meal futures were up $.70/ton and soy oil 31 points higher. The 8-14 day outlook shows chances for below normal temperatures as we head into September. Ah... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 97.5 cents to $1.675 lower in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 56 cents at $77.99 on August 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 72 cents on Wednesday morning at $84.63. The national av... (full story)


Corn futures were up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. USDA reported a private export sale of 328,000 MT of corn for 19/20 delivery to Mexico through their daily reporting system this morning. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales ... (full story)


Wheat futures finished mixed on Wednesday. CBOT closed higher by 2 1/2 cents, KCBT was down 1/2 cent, and MGEX ended 1 3/4 cents lower. Thursday’s weekly Export Sales report is expected to show 300,000-500,000 MT of wheat booked in the week that en... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended 22.5 to 87.5 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures settled Wednesday showing 90 cents to $1.575 gains. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 8 cents lower on August 20 at $137.18. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher... (full story)


Cotton futures were up 34 to 77 points in most contracts at midday. The 7-day QPF shows little precip for most of TX, with some rains expected for the Southeastern US. USDA will release their weekly Export Sales report on Thursday, showing data from ... (full story)


Panhandle and South Plains cotton is catching up due to high temperatures. But dry conditions are decreasing yield potential. (full story)


Leaders of the National Biodiesel Board and American Soybean Association have requested a meeting with President Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions and the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter requesting the meeting is from NBB CEO Donnell... (full story)


I believe the most important distinction we need to make for cotton currently is in determining when the crop has cut out. Sometimes we talk about cutout being after cotton […] (full story)


The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made revisions to the basic farm payment programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  With this article, […] (full story)


The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell nearly 2 cents to $2.99 per gallon on August 19, 21 cents lower than a year ago. The Midwest price fell over 2 […] (full story)


Site-specific yield estimation is important for efficient management of agricultural inputs and explaining spatial yield variability. Current approaches for site-specific yield estimation include the use of historical yield maps (Fig. […] (full story)


Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is one of several members of Congress calling for a federal investigation into the EPA’s RFS waiver process. Axne held a press conference in Council Bluffs Wednesday saying she is requesting the EPA’s Inspector... (full story)


According to the latest NASS report, the 2019 corn crop is about 2-weeks behind normal in terms of reaching dent stage. What are the implications of this delay in grain […] (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day higher on strong wholesale values and expectations of improved cash business after the markets tumbled last week.  Feeder cattle futures closed higher on the same... (full story)


The fields at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center have seen all sorts of crop trials over the years — but never any involving sugarcane. That’s because […] (full story)


Missouri Governor Mike Parson says moving part of the USDA into Kansas City will be good for farmers and ranchers and good for the state, “For the first time in our state’s history – for the FIRST time, two divisions of the USDA are moving out of... (full story)


As farmers enter harvest season, let’s remember that the work isn’t done just because the crop is out of the field. Planning efforts for next year are already underway and […] (full story)


Long Term Thoughts to Consider (full story)


A new study of swine farm employees from companies representing 5% of the U.S. sow production base found more than age, experience or even pay, job satisfaction influences worker performance. The study, led by Summit Precision Production (SPP),... (full story)


In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Jill Sackett Eberhart, Board Conservationist with the Board of Water and […] (full story)


Are Corn Prices Low Enough Yet??? (full story)


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The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […] (full story)


Reuters writers Jarrett Renshaw and Humeyra Pamuk reported this week that, “President Donald Trump’s administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after […] (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were again lower Wednesday as global prices continue to decline, cash markets were mixed with a very active butter trade. August Class III milk futures unchanged at $17.61.  September down 15... (full story)


Trading Alerts via Text Directly to Your Phone 8/22/2019 (full story)


Dairy economists say the futures market and USDA forecasts are too pessimistic about milk prices. University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson says dairy stocks are drawing down and milk production has been flat which eventually should be lead to... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.62 and 1/2, up 3 cents Sep. soybeans closed at $8.60 and 1/2, up 4 and 3/4 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $294.70, up 70 cents Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.74, up 31 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.62 and 1/2, up 2 and 1/2... (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. Near-term forecasts are mixed, better for some areas than others, and forecasts for September are also mixed. The trade is waiting to see what’s next with China. There hasn’t been... (full story)


The anger over the EPA’s granting of RFS exemptions is not subsiding. In fact, it seems to be building. Jeff Broin, chairman and CEO of ethanol giant POET, blasted the EPA Tuesday as he announced production cutbacks at POET plants. Broin said... (full story)


A University of Tennessee extension agronomist says reported dicamba drift issues in Tennessee have declined this year.  “The biggest reason is we don’t have a lot of beans in harm’s way anymore because they’re all Xtend,” he says.  ... (full story)


Corn harvest in Louisiana is underway, and this year’s crop is not expected to set any records. LSU AgCenter corn specialist Dan Fromme said yields appear to be down by […] (full story)


The USDA says it has pulled its staff members from an annual Midwest crop tour after one of the agency’s employees was threatened. The threat reportedly came through a phone call to the employee. USDA says it was from someone not involved with the... (full story)


The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research […] (full story)


Commentary: Just a head’s up:  if you apply for a position as an Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News, do not include in your cover letter a paragraph about how you want to agvocate for farmers or farm families or corn growers,... (full story)


More and more businesses, consumers, and governments are looking for ways to decrease their single-use plastic consumption, and disposable plastic straws have become a lightning rod in the worldwide effort […] (full story)


The EPA is taking the next steps toward registering crop protection tools for hemp for use during the 2020 growing season.  The agency has received 10 pesticide applications to expand their use on hemp.  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the REIT Sun Communities (SUI). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature to review the cha... (full story)


A product manager with Seed Consultants says there is a lot of variability in fields in the Eastern Corn Belt. Matt Hutcheson says crops were planted in wet ground and are now facing drought stress.   “The crops have been beat up in a lot of... (full story)


In our latest podcast we go over our thoughts on the macro economy and why we like gold, the stocks market and the US Dollar.  Then we talk about how grains typically make a seasonal low at the end of August and why we like the corn and soybeans in Sept/Oct.  Next up is livestock and... (full story)


If you’re running for president, or at this point running to be your party’s candidate for president, you should probably do your homework on the issues about which voter segments care, including as part of that research, talking with real, live... (full story)


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FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 21-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


As scouts press forward through a deluge of rain in southwestern Iowa, they’re finding mud—and decent crops. While there’s still prevent plant acres to be found, the fields that did get planted are shaping up to be an average crop, and in a year like... (full story)


Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner will be on the ground in San Antonio, Texas February 5 – 8, 2020 for the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. Continue reading Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show at Brownfield Ag... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 21-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs steady to 1.00 higher; slaughter ewes weak to 5.00 lower; feeder lambs not well tested. Slaughter Lambs: Choice... (full story)


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