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Groundwater is the major source of drinking water in Minnesota and provides almost all water used for irrigation purposes, making it a key area of focus for natural resource, agriculture, […] (full story)


Skepticism abounds despite U.S. and Chinese officials touting major progress in trade negotiations. CHS Hedging brokerage director Kent Beadle says the market seems to be discounting the impact of last week’s so-called “first-phase” agreement. ... (full story)


Producers are tracing the mixed results they see from the 2019 Mississippi soybean harvest back to early struggles getting the crop started. Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service soybean […] (full story)


An ag lender says equipment leasing has become more common. Greg Roberg is with Ag Direct, a partner with many Farm Credit lenders for major equipment financing, and he tells Brownfield, “Our leasing business is about, just shy of 20% of all... (full story)


Food and ag officials the world over are meeting in Rome to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock production. Minnesota Farmers Union president Gary Wertish is attending the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) World Food... (full story)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BEARISH. (full story)


Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is NEUTRAL. (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Iowa cattle producers are discussing ways to improve cattle market transparency and price discovery.  The Iowa Cattlemen’s organization, in response to recent volatility in the cattle markets, is holding a series of listening sessions for... (full story)


Milk futures and cash dairy prices were mostly down on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Friday.   October Class III milk was up $.03 at $18.63.  November was unchanged at $18.56. December was down $.02 at $18.00.  January was... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


A cattleman testified to a Senate clean air subcommittee Tuesday that livestock grazing does not hurt the environment. Eastern South Dakota cattle feeder Todd Wilkinson of DeSmet, South Dakota, told subcommittee members climate change policies fail... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


By Dennis DiPietre and Lance Mulberry You have no doubt heard about the plant-based meat substitutes beginning to proliferate. With that said, you likely are underestimating the eventual market share and impact the alternatives will have on the... (full story)


USDA’s note in the Oct. 10 pork export sales summary is raising questions. What’s going on with the pork sales reporting? Pork exports had an incredible week – a marketing-year high – reporting 292,000 metric tons (MT) of sales for 2019 for the... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


TO_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Oct 18, 2019 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 and... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, October 18, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


Lots of red ink with the critters and the Dow (full story)


Lean Hog futures are lower despite the export sales report, dropping as much as $1.42 in the front months. USDA reported 210,853 MT of pork export sales for the week ending 10/10, just shy of July 31st 2014’s record. Mexico was the biggest purchase... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months. Traders over estimated weekly corn export sales, the holiday delayed report from this morning indicated that for the week ending 10/10 corn saw 368,756 MT of export sales. That... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months. Traders over estimated weekly corn export sales, the holiday delayed report from this morning indicated that for the week ending 10/10 corn saw 368,756 MT of export sales. That... (full story)


Cotton futures are seeing increases so far this Friday. Cotton weekly export sales are up 9.33% compared to last week and are the highest since February, at 206,468 running bales. The cumulative sales for the market year are now at 9.135 million only... (full story)


Soybeans futures are up 5 3/4 to 6 cents at Friday’s midday. Preliminary open interest rose 14,134 contracts on Thursday, some net new buying. There is follow up today. Soybean meal is up $2.37/ton higher, and soy oil is up 13 points. USDA’s week... (full story)


Wheat Mixed at Middays Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat is up, with Chicago seeing 4 1/2 cent gains and KC noticing a 1/2 cent increase so far. MPLS is down by 6 cents. The day delayed export sales report indicated 395,12... (full story)


Live cattle futures are lower so far this Friday. Feeder cattle futures are down by $1.25 to $2.00 in the nearby contracts. The CME Feeder Cattle index another 3 cents higher on 10/16 to $145.15. USDA’s weekly export sales report showed a 7.7% decr... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Oct 18, 2019 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 3.6800-3.9100 DN 6.75-DN 3.75 ... (full story)


May 22, 2019: Clint Bowyer Dekalb shoot in Concord, NC. (HHP/Harold Hinson) NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer is driving Sunday partly on behalf of FFA students who have a chance to benefit from a scholarship presented by DEKALB. The Number 14 DEKALB... (full story)


Another round of global monetary easing has just begun! More than 30 central banks around the world have cut interest rates this year so far. The Fed and the ECB are certainly among them. Should gold investors look forward to these policies playing out? Let's find out how gold tends to... (full story)


BL_GR310 Billings, MT Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News Weekly Montana Hay Report Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Moderate market activity was seen again this week. Ranchers were more active in purchasing hay this week as many have begun to market their calves.... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Fri Oct 18, 2019 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 Corn... (full story)


Progress continues in establishing a new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank, according to USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. He gave an update on the timeline for getting the new bank up and running during a Senate Ag Committee hearing... (full story)


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Direct cash cattle trade is finally underway.  A light trade is being reported in both Kansas and Texas at $108 live.  We’ve yet to see business develop in the North and dressed bids are currently at $173.  That’s some distance from asking prices of... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $186.88 $161.85 Change =>... (full story)


SA_LS335 San Angelo, TX Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News South Central Direct Sheep Report for Week Ending Fri October 18, 2019 (TX, OK, NM and KS): All sales FOB with 2-4 percent shrink. Prices quoted per hundred weight (cwt) unless otherwise specified. Feeder Lambs: Trading at a... (full story)


An Illinois farmer says the 2020 Illinois dicamba application cutoff date of June 20th coupled with a temperature cutoff of 85 degrees poses some concern. Elliot Uphoff uses dicamba on his soybeans near Shelbyville, Illinois. “I do think the... (full story)


SA_LS855` San Angelo, TX Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, October 18, 2019 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 5.00... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News CO/NE/WY Elevator Afternoon Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators for Corn, Wheat and Soybeans per bushel; and Sorghum, Millet, and Sunflowers per cwt. as of 3:30 p.m. Oct 18,... (full story)


SJ_LS850 St. Joseph, MO Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News NATIONAL FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY � WEEK ENDING 10/18/2019 RECEIPTS: Auctions Direct Video/Internet Total This week: 274,000 44,000 2,100 320,100 Last... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 18-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


LM_XB450 Des Moines, IA Fri Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY FORMULATED BONELESS COW BEEF & BEEF TRIMMINGS - Formulated Sales FOB Plant basis formulated sales, U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. Information in this report represents the volume reported on... (full story)


LM_XB461 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered within 0-21 days and... (full story)


LM_XB460 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 18, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL WEEKLY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report, U.S.dollars... (full story)


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