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Live Cattle (February) February live cattle opened lower but managed to grind back to near unchanged by the close. Though we have been looking for a deeper correction, recent price action has been constructive and moderate dips have been... (full story)

USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments will begin being issued next week. While USDA initially said the second round of MFP payments would be made between Nov.... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the aerospace defense company Teledyne Technologies (TDY). 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 F... (full story)

A Trenton, Missouri dairy farmer has been awarded for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Bill Siebenborn was given the Richard E. Lyng Award at the recent National Dairy Board – National Milk Producers Federation... (full story)

Farmers wrapping up fall fieldwork are quickly shifting focus to the 2020 growing season. Bayer agronomist Dan Kohler says there’s a lot to do. “Right now it’s really important to look back at your notes to see what products... (full story)

The University of Missouri has cut the ribbon on a new $28 million state-of-the-art greenhouse facility on its Columbia campus. The more than 9,000 square feet of growth chambers will be able to simulate climate conditions from all over the... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on spread adjustments and position squaring ahead of this week’s slew of USDA reports.  Feeder cattle were mixed on the same factors.  December live cattle closed $.07... (full story)

The sale of gasoline blended with E15 has grown since the EPA lifted restrictions this summer, allowing year-round sales. Mike O’Brien with Growth Energy tells Brownfield there are now more than 2-thousand retail sites selling E15. “With 13 of... (full story)

Mike and Sue McCloskey have been building the robotic facility on their Fair Oaks dairy for well over a year. The cows were first milked with robots in April. While they are still not sure if they will convert all of their farms to robots, last... (full story)

African Swine Fever continues to dominate the headlines for the pork industry. Missouri pork producer and president of the National Pork Board David Newman says biosecurity remains a top priority as parts have of the world have been unable to... (full story)

Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. Contracts were due for a bounce as the trade waits for phase one of the proposed deal with China to be signed. It’s been a week of mixed signals, with some positive signs from... (full story)

The USDA has declared 43 counties across Michigan eligible for emergency assistance after excessive rain, flooding and abnormally cold temperatures from this March and beyond. Ag Secretary Perdue says the agency has been unable to make a... (full story)

Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2019.  And earlier […] (full story)

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Dec. corn closed at $3.70, up 2 and 1/4 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.11 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $302.00, up 80 cents Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.96, up 32 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.12, up 4 and 3/4 cents... (full story)

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that a long-sought deal was reached between the United States and Korea for U.S.-only rice […] (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange turned mostly higher Tuesday supported by strong global trade. November Class III milk up a penny at $20.32.  December down eight cents at $18.39.  January a nickel higher at $17.93. ... (full story)

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Milk production during October was up slightly on the year and the month. USDA says production in the U.S. was up slightly more than one percent compared last year at 18.1 billion pounds with production per cow up 33 pounds.  The herd... (full story)

Michigan ag groups have joined together to help feed hungry families in need this holiday season. Employees of the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies have purchased a refrigerated semi-trailer for the Food Bank Council of Michigan.  ... (full story)

Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider its regulatory options to prioritize pipeline shipments of propane to Iowa. Grassley says it’s a big concern for farmers who are... (full story)

Dr. James Woodard is the new national FFA advisor, chairman of the FFA board of directors, and national agricultural education director. The Georgia native says it’s his mission to make a difference in the lives of students to the same degree... (full story)

ACE CEO Brian Jennings A group of Midwestern senators is asking President Trump to make sure the EPA’s proposal to account for small refinery exemptions will account for actual gallons waived. In a letter to Trump , the senators reminded him of... (full story)

A multi-generation family farm can only be crafted if it is passed down from one generation to the next. You might spend an entire lifetime working to build an operation that is successful enough to one day pass down to your children. But here’s... (full story)

Anna McConnell Byline: Trevor Holbrook The end of harvest nears, and farmers are closer to closing the book on 2019. This year has challenged the Midwest with soggy weather and abnormal amounts of... (full story)

POET’s cellulosic ethanol plant at Emmetsburg, Iowa Ethanol producer POET says it will “pause production” of cellulosic ethanol at its Project LIBERTY cellulosic plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. In a news release , POET says the action is a... (full story)

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SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue Nov 19, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs and slaughter Ewes sold with a higher undertone. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs under 70 lbs weak to 5.00... (full story)

Japanese lawmakers have taken the next step toward finalizing a trade deal with the U.S. Bloomberg reports the Lower House of Parliament approved the pact that includes greater access for American ag products. Minnesota Pork Board president... (full story)

THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of November 19, 2019. Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable AMS Specialty Crops Division Federal-State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (404) 361-1376 Fax: (404) 363-2523 (via: Forest Park-Atlanta, GA ) Recorder: (404) 366-0360 TV_FV140... (full story)

We know dairy consumption is down and yogurt is also feeling the pinch. Market research company Mintel says U.S. yogurt sales peaked at nearly $9 billion in 2015. They’re expected to fall to $8.2 billion this year and they could fall another... (full story)

In the last few weeks of 2019 make plans to not only finish this year’s harvest strong, but also look ahead to prepare for 2020. “There will be issues when poor quality grain is being put into storage for a longer period than normal,” says Tom... (full story)

YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 19-NOV-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)

Direct cash cattle trade is at a standstill this morning.  Some early asking prices are noted from around $117 to $118 live in the South and $185 to $188 dressed in the North.  Bids have yet to surface.  This week’s showlists are lower across all... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

Valent BioSciences is launching a biorational soil health initiative following more than four years of strategic investment, including acquiring Mycorrhizal Applications. The company is expanding research and development and business development to... (full story)

GL_GR851 Greeley, CO Tue Nov 19, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Weekly Bean, Pea and Lentil Market Review BEANS Dealer Grower Pintos NE CO/WY/W NE NA 28.00 North Dakota/Minnesota NA ... (full story)

This question looked like a good topic to dive into on a snowy November day: “I've always wondered how it works when the USDA announces X million metric tons of grains sold to this or that country.  I've never sold any of my grain to the USDA, so... (full story)

BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Tue Nov 19, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)

SF_GR110 Sioux Falls, SD Tue Nov 19, 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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