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Early life administration of a gut-enhancing probiotic may be a proactive, antibiotic-free method of preventing disease and enhancing health in preweaned dairy calves, according to researchers at Cornell University. Veterinary researcher Carla... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the biomedical company Precision BioSciences (DTIL). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchar... (full story)


In this week’s Agfax Weekend – Pinnacle Bought Out | Deere Downturn | and more. (full story)


Keep the faith. Cotton is attempting to break above 67 cents. It will. Yet until it does, the lower 63.50-67.00 cent trading range will be the most fertile trading territory, […] (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler Dec 6, 2019 Work to Do In Economics 100, they usually teach you that price is the intersection of supply and demand, and price moves in response to shifts in either the demand curve or the supply curve. That is... (full story)


Podcasting from the 2019 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course, Angus Catchot and Darrin Dodds talk with Chris McClain from Corteva. (full story)


Many farmers across Texas will be thinking about planting corn in just a couple of months, and sorghum shortly after that. Managing soil for good seed-soil contact and for fertilizer […] (full story)


The 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, provides safety net support programs for agricultural producers throughout the United States. These programs include the Agriculture […] (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nueces and San Patricio counties will hold a Field Crop Symposium on Jan. 7 in Corpus Christi. The symposium will take place […] (full story)


Although 2019 brought widespread and severe drought stress to many areas in NC during June and July, this year turned out to be a decent year for cotton in most […] (full story)


By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a PorkBusiness.com weekly column reporting trends in weaner pigs. All information contained in this update is for the week ended Dec. 6. . Looking at hog sales in June 2020 using June 2020... (full story)


Thanksgiving can be one of those lines in the sand for the grain markets. History shows markets commonly made a trend change around the fall holiday. January soybeans jumped nearly 13¢, for the week ending Dec. 6. Meanwhile, March corn dropped 5¢... (full story)


The schedule for the 2020 Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training has been finalized. This training, presented by NC State University Weed Specialists and organized in cooperation with N.C. Department of […] (full story)


Farmers are waiting for a multitude of trade deals. They want to see if a deal will be reached between the U.S. and China. They also want to know if a tri-lateral deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada will be reached as well. ... (full story)


As discussed previously, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) created by the Trump Administration in response to the tariff conflict it initiated is arguably an unprecedented effort and may signal a […] (full story)


Swine geneticists, pork industry leaders, pork producers, university educators and graduate students gathered for the 44th annual National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) meeting on Dec. 5-6 in Indianapolis, Ind. Their goal? To advance and... (full story)


The annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, February 4, at a new venue: the University of Tennessee Space Institute, located at 411 B.H. Goethert Pkwy in Tullahoma, […] (full story)


Selecting well-adapted hybrids that will perform well is critical to the success and profitability of your farm. Accordingly, Mississippi State goes to great lengths to evaluate, assess and analyze corn […] (full story)


Spot quotations averaged 79 points lower 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)


Once your 2019 grain is in the bin, it will likely need extra care, attention and management. “There will be issues when poor quality grain is put into storage for a longer period than normal,” says Tom Dahl, president of the American Association... (full story)


As dairy producers try to revive their balance sheets after consecutive years of struggling milk prices, better milk prices are helping improve outlooks today. But the industry is still fighting to bring more people... (full story)


The 2019 harvest story is far from over. Normally, harvest would be close to wrapping up, instead, snow covered corn fields are a common sight in states like North Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin. More bad news could hit next week as more snow... (full story)


The healthy rebound in U.S. milk prices has not yet reached the replacement market. All four reported markets nationwide saw declines in #1 Holstein springer values over the past month, from less than $100/head lower in California, to up to $600/head... (full story)


For the past two years, wheat acres have dipped to a 100-year low. For 2020, acres could challenge the 110-year low. The reason for the decline is easy to spot.  “Prices are poor, and profit is non-existent for some farmers,” says Kim Anderson,... (full story)


Farmers in two Latin American countries – Brazil and Mexico – are facing a degree of uncertainty about what crop protection materials will be available now or in the future. […] (full story)


Don’t you just love pork and beans?  I know I do.  Granted, that may not be the choice for those who are concerned about how much methane we are sending into the atmosphere, but it is a favored dish for many and obviously is for the Chinese.  They... (full story)


By Laura Greiner, Iowa State University Feed cost is associated with 65% to 70% of the cost of marketing a hog with approximately 60% to 70% of a pig’s intake occurring after the pig reaches 150 pounds. There are many opportunities to improve... (full story)


From Bob Beede’s December Pistachio Task List: Takeaway #1: Gather Chill Data Purchase and install a simple temperature recorder in each orchard to collect real-time weather data on chill accumulation […] (full story)


On Dec. 5, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) filed a legal challenge to California's Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California's borders to farms... (full story)


Essentially all the Texas wheat crop is in the ground. This includes wheat for grazing or grain (or both). Abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions exist across much of central […] (full story)


Improve your grain marketing! Visit  https://www.standardgrain.com/grain-marketing-plan/   (full story)


      Click this link to Watch our weekly "2 Minute Drill"! - Corn (March) Fundamentals : March corn futures softened up... (full story)


Whether you’re raising human babies, puppies or calves, a wide body of research has shown that the habits and behaviors they develop early in life may potentially carry through to adulthood. For dairy calves, the... (full story)


Feel free to contact Oliver with any questions or comments Call or text: 312-837-3938 Email: Oliver@BlueLineFutures.com Futures trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Trading advice is... (full story)


(Bloomberg) -- Soybeans are snapping out of a slump as officials signal optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a trade deal. Futures are up 1.4% this week in Chicago, heading for the first such gain in more than a month. Prices had been... (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Rise as China Offers Tariff Exemptions on Some Ag Products Soybeans and grains were higher in overnight trading after China said it plans to exempt some agricultural products from... (full story)


Good Morning from Allendale, Inc. with the early morning commentary for December 6, 2019. Grain markets  were mixed again this overnight as traders mull estimates for next Tuesday's USDA report as the week comes to a close. Trade headlines have... (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the TV cable equipment seller ADDvantage Technologies (AEY). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review... (full story)


Farmers have had a hard time in 2019. From late, wet and sometimes outright-prevented planting in the spring, to the late, wet harvest and profit-eroding drying expenses this fall, their […] (full story)


Summary A tandem of winter storms impacted the country during the week, bringing cold temperatures, heavy snow, and strong winds to the mountainous areas of the west, northern Plains, upper […] (full story)


Volume of Grain Moved by Barge Remains High but May Soon Slow For the week ending November 30, 1.02 million tons of grain passed through the locks of the Mississippi […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign […] (full story)


Growmark and Mid-Iowa Cooperative said this week that an agreement has been reached for Growmark to acquire the agronomy and energy assets of Mid-Iowa Cooperative. The transaction is expected to […] (full story)


Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the company $29,495,232 as a 50% loan-grant combination in the first round of […] (full story)


Lead speaker Dr. John Robinson, professor and extension specialist/cotton marketing at Texas A & M University, will lead the cotton market discussion.  He will join the cotton panel of Jarral […] (full story)


Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be […] (full story)


A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing officials in Iowa from enforcing a new law that would make it a crime for whistleblowers or undercover activists to take pictures or videos at meatpacking plants and livestock facilities, ... (full story)


Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers praised the Japanese Diet’s approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and urged the U.S. to address additional barriers to trade with Japan. “With Japan’s parliamentary approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade... (full story)


If you are leading a dairy farm enterprise, you already know how important your people are to the success, and ultimate sustainability, of the operation. Robert Milligan is a former Cornell agricultural economist... (full story)


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