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Fall fieldwork is getting backlogged by adverse weather. Scott German in southeastern North Dakota tells Brownfield harvest fell further behind because of last weekend’s blizzard. German, who finishes hogs, says the chances of getting manure on... (full story)


Live Trading Webinar & Futures Levels 10.17.2019 (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.91 and 3/4, down 1 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.28, down 6 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $304.80, down $3.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.40, up 1 point Dec. wheat closed at $5.13 and 1/4, up 6 and 1/4 cents... (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. Beans are waiting for confirmation of rumored purchases by China, with new U.S. tariffs still scheduled to go into effect in December, unless a deal is reached in the next round of face to... (full story)


The weather for this week and early next week shows most of the state cooling down early and temperatures rising over the weekend with scattered thunderstorms throughout the week and […] (full story)


Do you have unwanted agricultural surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly at the Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Weslaco, 2401 E. […] (full story)


The Haney test, a test for soil health, is being used to assess biological activity in the soil. Growers are using these tests to qualify for programs, explore their soil […] (full story)


Wondering how to do cover crops? UMN Extension, in collaboration with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC), has produced cover crop “recipes” for two scenarios: Post corn, going to soybean […] (full story)


Planning to get the most out of your crop next spring? Soil testing after post-harvest is a valuable step in accomplishing this goal. (full story)


Swine Vet Center Launches New Website for Pork Industry The Swine Vet Center, which has 15 veterinarians who are focused on pig health, has launched a new website to keep customers and the pork industry posted on its latest services, ideas and... (full story)


Bayer CropScience is helping to bring STEM (Science Technology Engineer and Math) education kits to students in rural and underserved areas. Throughout the month of October 4-H, with the support of Bayer is working to inspire kids across the country... (full story)


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Milk futures were mostly up and cash dairy prices down except for butter on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Wednesday.   October Class III milk was up $.02 at $18.62.  November was unchanged at $18.68. December was up $.02 at... (full story)


Chinese firms claim they have purchased 700,000 metric tons of pork from the U.S. this year to meet market demand, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. However, U.S. government data shows smaller pork sales. From January to August, pork... (full story)


Many farmers are up against the clock this harvest, but an Illinois farmer has an extra deadline to meet. Brownfield tagged along with him as he was harvesting corn on Tuesday. Elliot Uphoff says 2019 will be a year he won’t forget, and not just... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 51 to 79 points in most contracts at midday. The USDA Crop Progress report indicated that 87% of the US cotton crop had bolls open as of 10/13, 4% above normal. Harvest was 32% complete, which is 5% ahead of the average. Conditi... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The 7-day QPF shows most of the Corn Belt dry to less than a half inch, which should allow for faster harvest progress this week. USDA reported a private export sale of 228,600 ... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The 7-day QPF shows most of the Corn Belt dry to less than a half inch, which should allow for faster harvest progress this week. USDA reported a private export sale of 228,600 ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are steady to 72.5 cents lower in most contracts, with Dec down $2.15 following Tuesday’s limit up move. The CME Lean Hog Index was up an additional $0.81 to $62.92 on Oct 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.05 on We... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading 1 to 3 cents lower in the front months. Soybean meal is down $2.10/ton, while soy oil is 4 points higher. As of Sunday, the USDA Crop Progress report showed 85% of the US soybean crop had leaves dropping, lagging the 93% ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up 7.5 to 77.5 cents in the front months, with deferred contracts lower. Feeder cattle futures are mixed with nearby Oct up 15 cents. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 85 cents higher on 10/14 to $145.09. Wholesale boxed beef pr... (full story)


Wheat futures are steady to 5 cents higher in most contracts at midday. The weekly Crop Progress report showed 94% of the spring wheat crop was harvested by 10/13, a 3% improvement for the week (we are normally complete by now). Heavy snowfall last w... (full story)


After a tumultuous 2019 planting, growing and now harvest season, all eyes are on seed companies to learn what to expect for next year. The 2019 seed supply was weak for soybeans as a result of a challenging harvest in 2018, and farmers hope 2020... (full story)


Gold and silver are our main focus, no doubt about it. But they are only a part of the precious metals market. Actually, there is another side of the market which could be overlooked by investors starting to look into the precious metals market. So, we would like to take some time to explain how... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a slow start again today.  The lone bid that’s surfaced is in Nebraska at $172 dressed.  Asking prices are at $111 to $112 live in the South and $180 dressed in the North.  Today’s Fed Cattle Exchange was a... (full story)


Former Deputy Wisconsin Ag Secretary and long-time State Representative Joe Tregoning passed away.  Tregoning served under Governor Tommy Thompson.  Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff says Tregoning was a great public servant who never forgot his... (full story)


...expecting a rotation to levels that may reach just below the $1450 level... (full story)


We’re halfway through #PORKtober and the fun isn’t over yet. But in case you’ve missed it, here are the most popular tidbits so far. Share these with your friends and keep the celebration of pork going. Check back later for our full month recap.  ... (full story)


MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 42 - Released on October 16, 2019 In the West, the cheese market is volatile. Prices have been going through some ups and downs in the past weeks and customers are a bit resistant to current price trends. Most purchasers are... (full story)


MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 42 - Released on October 16, 2019 Butter demand is generally steady among regional producers. There are some ordering upticks due to the upcoming fall/winter holidays. With Thanksgiving falling in the waning days of November,... (full story)


MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 42 - Released on October 16, 2019 Western butter contacts describe a market currently aflutter. Normally, during this time of year, butter makers and butter buyers operate under the id�e fixe, to make and purchase enough... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal Market News Service, USDA Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Email: Yakima.fvmndata@ams.usda.gov Website:... (full story)


MS_GR114 Minneapolis, MN Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News Iowa-Southern Minnesota Barge Terminal Grain Prices Barge terminal daily grain prices, dollars per bushel, truck delivered grain prices for indicated Mississippi River areas. US 2 Yellow Corn Change Basis ... (full story)


KO_LS800 Oklahoma City, OK Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA-OK Dept Ag Market News The Woodward Livestock Auction is estimating 5,000 head of feeder cattle and calves for the sale Thursday 10/17/2019. Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Ok Amber Sisco, Market Reporter ... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $186.71 $160.72 Change =>... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Wednesday, October 16, 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. ***Information regarding sales, stocks, prices, etc., obtained from individuals... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Wed Oct 16, 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 16,... (full story)


The combination of shrinking packer profits and smaller feedyard losses over the past month brings the packer/feeder margin spread to $288 for the week ending Oct. 11, 2019, which is down $108 from the previous week. While the spread remains large,... (full story)


SF_GR110 Sioux Falls, SD Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Eastern South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (Including some terminal sites) Northeast and Southeast Regions Combined Average Commodity ... (full story)


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LM_XL502 St. Joseph, MO Wed, October 16, 2019 USDA Market News USDA ESTIMATED NATIONAL LAMB CARCASS CUTOUT Based on 5-Day Rolling weighted average FOB plant prices collected under Mandatory Price Reporting and industry yields. Values reflect U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. ... (full story)


LM_XL500 St. Joseph, MO Wed, Oct 16 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE BOXED LAMB CUTS - NEGOTIATED SALES FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, fresh and frozen carlot volume, including sales since last report,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON OCT 16 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE OCT 15 2019 *... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON OCT 16 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE OCT 15 2019 *MODE... (full story)


LM_CT123 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News Service NEBRASKA DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass... (full story)


LM_CT136 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News Service IOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot... (full story)


LM_CT114 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News Service NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass... (full story)


LM_CT120 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News Service KANSAS DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass... (full story)


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