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Arkansas farmers planted more than 20,000 acres of peanuts for the third straight year, but this year were enduring a harvest that dragged into December. “Arkansas peanut farmers planted a […] (full story)


Tennessee corn producers voted on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold to support in-state promotions of corn. Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SV_LS150 Frankfort, KY Friday December 14, 2017 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Livingston Co. Livestock Market- Ledbetter, KY Weigh out Sale Precondition (RED TAG) Sale Receipts: 866 head. Last Month: 914 head. Feeders consisted of 63% feeder steers, 37% feeder... (full story)


SV_LS150 Frankfort, KY Friday December 14, 2017 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Livingston Co. Livestock Market- Ledbetter, KY Weigh out Sale Precondition (RED TAG) Sale Receipts: 866 head. Last Month: 914 head. Feeders consisted of 63% feeder steers, 37% feeder... (full story)


Pruning recommendations vary by the farmer, consultant, and even the University researcher. Some advise to prune trees hard to regenerate growth (not so much in CA anymore), some suggest that […] (full story)


Many farm families in North Florida have suffered unprecedented losses due to Hurricane Michael. As part of its response to the crisis, Florida Farm Bureau has created a fund that […] (full story)


The fourteenth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. The conference, hosted by University of Tennessee Extension and Tennessee […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Many farmers may want to start their new year by attending a workshop series designed to teach them how to develop a business plan. “Building a Sustainable Business Workshop Series” […] (full story)


Cotton futures saw 19 to 32 point gains on Friday. Cotton commitments for export are now lagging a year ago by 2.5%. Compared to the USDA projected 15 million bales, they are 71% of that number vs. the 62% average for early December. Money managers i... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts steady to 1/2 cent higher, as Dec expired at $3.76 3/4. USDA reported a private export sale of 125,000 MT of corn to Japan this morning. Corn export commitments through December 6 were 16.3% l... (full story)


Wheat futures were a penny to 6 cents lower in most contracts on Friday, as Dec futures expired today. Wheat 18/19 export commitments are now just 9.5% behind this time last year. They are now 60% of USDA’s newly updated projection of 1 bbu, wi... (full story)


Live cattle futures settled with most contracts steady to 45 cents lower. Nearby Dec was up 12.5 cents as it has to stick close to cash. Feeder cattle futures were 10 to 40 cents lower on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was up 51 cents on Decemb... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts steady to 1/2 cent higher, as Dec expired at $3.76 3/4. USDA reported a private export sale of 125,000 MT of corn to Japan this morning. Corn export commitments through December 6 were 16.3% l... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were mixed on Friday, with Dec expiring at $54.95. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 18 cents from the previous day @ $55.36 on December 12. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.37 at $71.80. The national base cash hog carcas... (full story)


Soybean futures closed Friday with losses of 6 to 6 3/4 cents, despite another export sale to China. Dec soy meal expired at $309.40/ton, with soy oil at 28.39 cents/lb. Separate soybean export sales of 300,000 MT to China and another 130,000 MT to U... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


BL_LS750 Billings, MT Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA Market News Public Auction Yards Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/14/2018 Receipts: 1,714 Last Week: 1,370 Year Ago: 1,370 Compared to last week: The best test for steer calves was for 600-649 lbs which sold... (full story)


With a focus on economic development, the South Carolina agricultural industry is poised for positive productivity in 2019. This was the message Clemson experts gave during the recent third annual […] (full story)


SF_LS760 Sioux Falls, SD Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Herreid Livestock Market-Herreid, SD Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/14/2018 Receipts: 2823 Last Week: 4850 Year Ago: 1796 A much smaller offering compared to last week: best test... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 14-DEC-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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TO_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Eastern Wyoming/Western Nebraska Elevator Cash Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators and feed mills for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans per bushel, Millet... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, December 14, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


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TO_LS140 Torrington, WY Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA- WY Dept of Ag Market News Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/14/18 Torrington Livestock Commission Co. Receipts: 1331 Week Ago: 1748 Year Ago: 1185 Compared to last ago, Slaughter and feeding cows traded 4.00... (full story)


Here in the US, Christmas is December 25 and New Year’s Day is one week later. Chinese New Year moves around the calendar like Easter does. In 2017 it was January 28, while in 2018 it was February 16. For 2019 it will fall earlier, on February 5. It... (full story)


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NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Fri Dec 14, 2018 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow... (full story)


The annual USDA Diverse Family Farms report says most U.S. farms are owned by families. USDA economic researcher Chris Burns says SMALL farms make up 89 percent of the total farm count and represent half the country’s farmland. Another finding in... (full story)


Merck says it’s acquiring Antelliq Group, a company that does digital animal identification, traceability and monitoring. Merck is paying almost $2.4 billion for Antelliq’s outstanding shares and will assume Antelliq’s debt of about $1.3... (full story)


A Cornell-led study shows that Midwestern agriculture is especially vulnerable to climate change. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea says the region’s reliance on corn and soybeans could cause challenges in the future. “In a way it’s like putting all... (full story)


WH_LS754 Kearney, NE Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Burwell Livestock Market, Burwell, NE Weighted Average Report for Friday Dec 14, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 2010 Two Weeks Ago: 1960 Last year: 17440 A limited number of comparable offerings from two weeks... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed mostly lower on technical pressure and disappointment in the cash trade.  Seasonal demand concerns are also limiting any price movement.  February live cattle closed $.45 lower at $122.40 and... (full story)


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This has been a year for a lot of sobering thought for Georgia pecan growers. We’ve had to deal with a lot. Trade wars, scab pressure, catastrophic storms, and perhaps […] (full story)


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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Dec 14, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 3.5275-3.6575 DN 1.5-UP 1.5... (full story)


Please see the information and link below regarding the new dicamba labels and buffers, provided by Region IV EPA. “Please be advised, OPP has posted the additional endangered species restrictions related to dicamba on […] (full story)


This year’s adverse weather and increased cotton acres may mean it’s taking you a little longer to get your cotton ginned. USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers seed cotton recourse loans […] (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling, cementing the week to week losses. China and unknown destinations both bought U.S. soybeans Friday morning, but the announced sales of around 1.5 million tons so far have fallen short of the... (full story)


SA_LS855` San Angelo, TX Fri Dec 14, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, December 14, 2018 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were 3.00 to sharply higher, except at New Holland, PA 5.00-10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were firm... (full story)