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Soybean futures are trading 16 to 17 cents higher this morning after China indicated that it would return to the bargaining table with the US for low level talks. That’s not the same as having a deal, but you can’t get a deal if you aren&... (full story)


Wheat futures are 5 to 7 cents higher this morning. They ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 9 to 13 cents lower, with MPLS the weakest. Rains over the last 24-hours are helping to build up soil moisture ahead of winter wheat planting. Th... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw 20 to 40 cent gains in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were up 12.5 to 87.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents from the previous day at $150.34. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on We... (full story)


Corn futures are currently 3 to 4 cents higher after ending Wednesday steady to a penny lower in most contracts. EIA weekly ethanol production slowed 28,000 barrels per day in the week of 8/10 to 1.072 million bpd. Ethanol stocks grew to 23.017 milli... (full story)


Lean hog futures were up 60 cents to $1.125 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index was down $1.47 on August 13, to $56.81, as was anticipated by the expired August futures. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.25 from the previous day at $68.49... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 58 to 88 points higher this morning on the potential for renewed dialog between the US and China on trade. They posted losses of 175 to 233 points in most contracts on Wednesday. Crude oil was down $2.13/barrel on Wednesday... (full story)


Corn futures are currently 3 to 4 cents higher after ending Wednesday steady to a penny lower in most contracts. EIA weekly ethanol production slowed 28,000 barrels per day in the week of 8/10 to 1.072 million bpd. Ethanol stocks grew to 23.017 milli... (full story)


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The worst thing we can do right now is add an insecticide just because we’re going over the field. I’ve looked at many cotton fields this week and am almost […] (full story)


A livestock economist says there is a lot of downside risk right now for cow/calf producers. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says hay prices are on the rise and cow/calf producers, who are traditionally more set in their management practices,... (full story)


TV_LS157 Thomasville, GA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Moultrie Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 471 Last Week: 379 Year Ago: 495 Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher, slaughter bulls steady to 2.00 lower, feeder steers, heifers,... (full story)


AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Thu. Aug 16, 2018 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)


We got another 3 weeks to produce a cotton crop, and the crop does look good right now. Some fields are cutout, but most fields are a few nodes below […] (full story)


TV_LS158 Thomasville, GA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Washington Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 337 Last Week: 353 Year Ago: 339 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows unevenly steady, slaughter bulls mostly steady, feeder... (full story)


TV_LS156 Thomasville, GA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Jackson Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 220 Last Week: 176 Year Ago: 212 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows 2.00 to 3.00 lower, slaughter bulls lightly tested,... (full story)


TV_LS154 Thomasville, GA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Donalsonville Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 356 Last Week: 418 Year Ago: 316 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher, slaughter bulls lightly... (full story)


TV_LS152 Thomasville, GA Thur Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Ashburn Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 1006 Last Week: 906 Year Ago: 862 Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher, bulls steady, feeder steers steady,... (full story)


TV_LS153 Thomasville, GA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Athens Weighted Average Report for 08/15/2018 Receipts: 662 Last Week: 850 Year Ago: 574 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows unevenly steady, slaughter bulls mostly steady, feeder... (full story)


LR_LS149 Little Rock, AR Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-AR Ag Dept Market News County Line Sale, Ratcliff, AR Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 127 Last week: 178 Last year: 305 Compared to last week: The better feeder steers, heifers... (full story)


AJ_PY049 Atlanta, GA Thu. Aug 16, 2018 USDA Market News Weekly Graystone Small Animal Auction Sale ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 16 2018 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED AUG 15 2018 10,000 POUND UNITS (COMMODITY TOTALS FOLLOW ASTERIKS) ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 16 2018 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED AUG 15 2018 CAR AND VAN COUNT ... (full story)


Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 +0.46%) this morning are up +0.57% and European stocks are up +0.53% on signs of a thaw in China/U.S. trade tensions after China announced that Vice Commerce Minister Shouwen will lead a delegation t... (full story)


Sep E-mini S&Ps this morning are up +0.57% and European stocks are up +0.53% on signs of a thaw in China/U.S. trade tensions after China announced that Vice Commerce Minister Shouwen will lead a delegation to the U.S. later this month for trade talks... (full story)


Grains this morning are higher with Dec corn +3.00 (+0.80%), Nov beans +17.00 (+1.96%), Sep wheat +6.75 (+1.27%). Grain prices on Wednesday closed lower with Sep wheat at a 3-week low: Dec corn -0.50 (-0.13%), Nov soybeans -10.75 (-1.22%), Sep wheat ... (full story)


Sep E-mini S&Ps this morning are up +0.57% and European stocks are up +0.53% on signs of a thaw in China/U.S. trade tensions after China announced that Vice Commerce Minister Shouwen will lead a delegation to the U.S. later this month for trade talks... (full story)


Key news today includes: (1) weekly initial unemployment claims (expected +2,000 to 215,000, previous -6,000 to 213,000) and continuing claims (expected -15,000 to 1.740 million, previous +29,000 to 1.755 million), (2) Aug Philadelphia Fed business o... (full story)


Sep S&P 500 E-minis this morning are up +16.00 points (+0.57%). Wednesday's closes: S&P 500 -0.76%, Dow Jones -0.54%, Nasdaq 100 -1.24%. The S&P 500 on Wednesday sold off to a 1-1/2 week low and closed lower on negative carry-over from a slide in E... (full story)


Sep WTI crude oil this morning is up +5 cents (+0.08%). Sep gasoline is -1.07 cents (-0.54%). Wednesday's closes: Sep crude oil -2.03 (-3.03%), Sep gasoline -3.67 (-1.80%). Sep crude oil and gasoline on Wednesday sold off sharply with Sep crude at a ... (full story)


Grains this morning are higher with Dec corn +3.00 (+0.80%), Nov beans +17.00 (+1.96%), Sep wheat +6.75 (+1.27%). Grain prices on Wednesday closed lower with Sep wheat at a 3-week low: Dec corn -0.50 (-0.13%), Nov soybeans -10.75 (-1.22%), Sep wheat ... (full story)


Metals this morning are higher with Dec gold +1.2 (+0.10%), Sep silver +0.136 (+0.94%) and Sep copper +0.049 (+1.91%). Wednesday's closes: Dec gold -15.7 (-1.31%), Sep silver -0.599 (-3.98%), Sep copper -0.1220 (-4.55%). Metals on Wednesday sold of... (full story)


Sep 10-year T-notes this morning are down -8.5 ticks. Wednesday's closes: TYU8 +10.50, FVU8 +6.00. Sep 10-year T-notes on Wednesday rose to a 1-1/4 month high and closed higher on the the slump in the S&P 500 to a 1-1/2 week low and on the unexpect... (full story)


Softs this morning are higher. Oct sugar +0.09 (+0.88%), Sep coffee +0.55 (+0.54%), Sep cocoa +8 (+0.38%), and Dec cotton +0.39 (+0.48%). Softs on Wednesday closed lower: Oct sugar -0.11 (-1.06%), Sep coffee -2.65 (-2.52%), Sep cocoa -25 (-1.19%), De... (full story)


The dollar index this morning is down -0.058 (-0.06%). EUR/USD is up +0.0027 (+0.24%). USD/JPY is up +0.16 (+0.14%). Wednesday's closes: Dollar Index -0.035 (-0.04%), EUR/USD +0.0001 (+0.01%), USD/JPY -0.41 (-0.37%). The dollar index on Wednesday... (full story)


JK_GR110 Jackson, Ms Wednesday August 15, 2018 USDA-MS Market News Mississippi Daily Grain Report. Grain prices at Country Elevators. Bid price as of 2:00 p.m. (Price per bushel): Trends compared to previous day close (Old Crop): Soybeans dn 14, Wheat dn 9, Sorghum steady, Corn dn 3. ... (full story)


JK_LS140 Jackson, MS Thu August 16, 2018 USDA-MS Dept of Ag Market News SUMMARY OF 2 MISSISSIPPI CATTLE AUCTIONS HELD IN LUCEDALE (678) and COMO (240) ON Wed Aug 15, 2018 Receipts: 918 Last Week: 1,496 Last Year: 822 Compared to last Wednesday,... (full story)


JK_LS151 Jackson, MS Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Lucedale, MS - Lucedale Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Wed Aug 15, 2018 Receipts This week 678 Last Week 1,307 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter... (full story)


Low unemployment rates, new facilities coming online and a shrinking pool of available labor could cause a bottleneck in the meat processing industry, according to RaboResearch animal protein analyst Christine McCracken. For livestock producers,... (full story)


Yesterday despite 11 economic news reports the markets fell and revisited the Turkish Tantrum. Will that continue today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


AUDUSD Elliott wave view suggests that the pair correcting the short-term cycle from 0.7455 high in Minor wave 2 bounce in 3, 7 or 11 swings (full story)


Corn (ZC) is rallying strongly in today's Asia morning, reclaiming downchannel resistance (on the daily chart) and approaching the same chart's triangle resistance. Significantly, ZC is firming above downchannel resistance (on the weekly chart) after last week's healthy... (full story)


NV_LS154 Nashville, TN Wed Aug 15, 2018 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Hardin County Stockyard, Savannah, TN Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 751 Last week: 1194 Last year: 1210 Compared to the same sale last week, Slaughter cows and... (full story)


SV_LS168 Frankfort, KY Wed Aug 15, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Russell Co. Stockyard, Russell Springs, KY Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 823 Last week: 371 Last year: 775 Compared to last week: Feeder steers... (full story)


LR_LS120 Little Rock, AR Wed Aug 15, 2018 USDA-AR Ag Dept Market News North Arkansas Livestock, GreenForest, AR Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 725 Last week: 1203 Last year: 1072 Compared to last week: Feeders... (full story)


GL_LS320 Greeley, CO Wed Aug 15, 2018 USDA- CO Dept of Ag Market News Centennial Livestock Auction - Ft. Collins, CO Sheep and Goat Report for Wednesday August 15, 2018. Total Receipts: 3378 Last Week: 3818 Year Ago: 2252 Sheep Receipts: 2326 Last Week: 2482 Year... (full story)