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GENERAL Triple digit temperatures have set in the area, causing stress on area crops. It has been almost a month since the county has received a good rain, and when […] (full story)


The vice president of Minnesota Farmers Union is seeing heartbreak across rural America as farmers struggle to stay in business. Bryan Klabunde says he encountered a woman at a recent farm show in southwest Minnesota who told him her dad is a... (full story)


Nebraska farmers were looking forward to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s appearance at a town hall event at the Nebraska State Fair on Friday. However his visit was cancelled at the last minute, apparently because of weather-related travel issues. ... (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed in mixed trade Friday as did cash trade which was relatively flat. August Class III milk futures up two cents at $17.59.  September down a penny at $17.22.  October six cents lower... (full story)


For the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting asked about leaf spots in cotton and the majority of them have been leaf spot complex. (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, with losses accelerating after new tariff news. China’s Ministry of Commerce raised its tariff on U.S. soybeans to 30%, effective September 1st, ahead of the G7 meeting and next month’s negotiations... (full story)


During the weekend, heat will re-intensify on the southern High Plains and persist across much of the Southwest and Intermountain West. In contrast, cool air will deepen its grip by early next week across the northern Plains and upper Midwest. ... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, a few showers linger across the Ohio Valley in the wake of a departing cold front. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest, raising concerns about delayed maturation for late-planted corn and soybeans. Since the... (full story)


A grain trader says reduced ethanol production and closed facilities has disrupted the flow of grain for the foreseeable future. “You create some oversupply situations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and other tributary states that just adds to the... (full story)


The USDA says placements of cattle into feedlots were down in July, the third month in a row with a decrease. At 1.705 million head, that’s down 2% on the year, with concerns about profitability and tighter supplies of replacement feeders.... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.59 and 3/4, down 3 and 1/2 cents Sep. soybeans closed at $8.43 and 1/4, down 12 and 3/4 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $289.90, down $3.80 Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.34, down 20 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.75 and 1/4,... (full story)


American Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Dale Moore says the updated tomato suspension agreement between Mexico and the U.S. could serve a model for other specialty crops facing increasing pressure from imports. “As Mexico’s productivity has... (full story)


Yield potential in corn is influenced at several stages of growth and development. Ear size potential (number of potential kernels) is determined quite early, from about leaf stage V6 to […] (full story)


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Spot quotations averaged 61 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […] (full story)


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Wall Street Journal writer Lauren Silva Laughlin reported earlier this month that, “Losses are popping up in farmers’ income statements and the pain can be seen in the share prices […] (full story)


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These are critical times. The post-Cold-War era of cooperation that has provided much of the globes prosperity since the fall of the Berlin Wall is ending. What will replace it is currently being hashed out by political and economic changes that are currently sweeping the globe. Brexit in the... (full story)


We have arrived at the time of year for a number of pecan field days in the Southeast. See below for dates, locations, and contact info: August 28, 2019: SE […] (full story)


China’s announcement Friday to add tariffs on 75 billion dollars of US goods puts more pressure on US farmers. “There’s more straw on the camel’s back, as my dad always said, and it just seems like that pile keeps getting bigger and bigger and... (full story)


Rough rice stocks in all positions on August 1, 2019 totaled 38.6 million hundredweight (cwt), up 62 percent from the total on August 1, 2018. Stocks held on farms totaled […] (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.6 cents per pound for the week ending August 17, up 2.2 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


Corn: 13.358 billion bu.; Average yield of 163.3 bu. per acre Corn +/- 1% = 13.492 billion bu. to 13.224 billion bu.; 164.9 bu. to 161.7 bu. per acre Soybeans: 3.497 billion bu.; Average yield of 46.1 bu. per acre Soybeans +/- 2% = 3.567... (full story)


Roughly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Trump's overall job performance. That's according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 36 percent of Americans approve of the way... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 to 4 1/2 cents lower at midday. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour finished up in Minnesota yesterday, with the national Pro Farmer estimate set to be released at 1:30 p.m. CDT. The Minnesota tour average yield was 170.4 bushels per ... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 to 4 1/2 cents lower at midday. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour finished up in Minnesota yesterday, with the national Pro Farmer estimate set to be released at 1:30 p.m. CDT. The Minnesota tour average yield was 170.4 bushels per ... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading mostly 11 to 13 1/4 cents lower. Meal futures are down $3.60/ton and soy oil was down 31 points. China announced a 5% increase to the tariffs on US soybeans, taking them to 30% starting on Sept. 1. This will not make much... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 25 to 83 points lower at midday. The dollar is strong, at near 1 year highs. China announced addition tariffs on several US ag goods this morning in retaliation to the US tariff implementation on $300 billion in Chinses goo... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down 37.5 cents in Aug and $2.20 lower in Oct. Feeder cattle futures are $1.40 to $4.25 lower in most contracts. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 70 cents lower on August 21 at $137.89. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on... (full story)


Wheat futures are mixed across the three markets at midday, with MPLS steady. KC is 1 to 3 cents lower, with CBT firm to 3 cents higher. Thursday’s Export Sales report showed YTD accumulated shipments at 20% of the USDA full year projection, vs. th... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down the limit in Oct, with nearby contracts $2.325 to $2.775, lower at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 36 cents at $77.04 on August 21. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is up $0.19 on Friday morning at $80.13. The nati... (full story)


Watch live as Clinton Griffiths of AgDay announces the 2019 Pro Farmer Crop Estimate then gets analysis from Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete and AgriTalk Radio Host Chip Flory. Live stream starts at 1:30 p.m. Central.   If the player... (full story)


It turned out that the oil bulls havent had much success yesterday either. And today isnt shaping up to be a much better day for them either. Yet, they have taken black gold higher from its daily lows already does this mark some kind of a turning point? (full story)


The yield curve has inverted. It suggests that we are about one year before the recession. How should the yellow metal behave in such a period? We invite you to read our todays article and find out how gold is likely to behave in the pre-recession world. (full story)


Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports. The U.S. produced 27.38 million cwt. of sweet potatoes in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S. currently exports 18% of sweet potatoes... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN AUG 23 2019 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR AUG 22 2019 ... (full story)


CORN: Corn futures are lower again today, trading near the low end of the recent consolidation range and contract lows. Sep corn is down 3-1/2 cents to 3.59-3/4, Dec corn is down 3-3/4 to 3.67-1/4, and Mar corn is down 3-1/2 cents to 3.79-1/2. Pro... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Aug 23, 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 3.2875-3.6675 DN 3.5-DN 6.5 ... (full story)


After four days of trudging through rain and mud, Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour is over. Later today the team at Pro Farmer will release their national yield estimates in corn and soybeans. Until then, here’s a recap of what scouts found... (full story)


Spring planting delays voided any summer break for one central Iowa farm family. Corey Hillebo of Polk City says their workload has been spread out all summer long. “We were busy all summer. Dad missed his vacation he had planned. We were... (full story)


Direct cash cattle business is light to moderate. Trade in the south is reported at mostly $106 live, up $1 on the week, with dressed activity in the north at mostly $175, $4.50 higher than last week’s weighted average for Nebraska. Asking... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Aug 23, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, August 23, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


An east-central Minnesota cattleman says he’s lost seven calves to wolf attacks this year. Keith Carlson runs a cow/calf operation in Pine County. “The cleanest place to calve your cows out is on pasture, (and) the wolves have been a... (full story)


AM_LS753 Oklahoma City, OK Fri Aug 23, 2019 USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Superior Livestock Video Auction - Big Horn Classic Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 08/19-08/23/2019 ***Final Report will be out on Monday 08/26/2019 Offerings: 208,800 Supply includes 42 percent over... (full story)


SJ_LS850 St. Joseph, MO Fri Aug 23, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News NATIONAL FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY � WEEK ENDING 08/23/2019 RECEIPTS: Auctions Direct Video/Internet Total This Week 87,400 64,900 65,900 218,200 Last... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Friday, August 23, 2019 NC Dept of Ag Market News North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. US 2 Yellow Corn: was 4 cents lower. Prices were 3.92-4.87, mostly 4.37- 4.42 at... (full story)


Alerts History • 23-Aug-2019 07:56:05 AM – CHINA SAYS WILL IMPOSE EXTRA 5% TARIFFS ON U.S. SOYBEAN FROM SEPT 1 • 23-Aug-2019 07:56:54 [...] (full story)


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