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NV_LS140 Nashville, TN Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Athens Stockyard, Athens, TN Weighted Average Report for Tuesday May 21, 2019 Cattle Receipts: 840 Last week: 838 Last year: 1192 Compared to last week, feeder steers measuring 3.00 to 4.00... (full story)

Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to spring rain delays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, […] (full story)

Corn futures ended the Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 6 cents higher as rains continue to slow planting. The front month chart hit its highest price since May 2018 today, as new crop Dec was at the highest levels since last August. The mark... (full story)

Live cattle futures were down 20 to 50 cents on the day. Feeder cattle futures saw losses of $1.30 to $1.775 on Tuesday, with May up 22.5 cents ahead of Thursday’s Expiration. The CME feeder cattle index was up 43 cents to $132.25 on May 20. Wh... (full story)

Corn futures ended the Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 6 cents higher as rains continue to slow planting. The front month chart hit its highest price since May 2018 today, as new crop Dec was at the highest levels since last August. The mark... (full story)

Wheat futures saw mixed trade at Tuesday’s close after spending much of the session higher. KC was mostly a penny to 1 1/2 cents higher, with CBT up fractionally in the front months and lower in deferred contracts. MPLS was also mixed, with nea... (full story)

Cotton futures settled Turnaround Tuesday with most contracts 38 to 87 points lower. The Crop Progress report indicated that 20% of the cotton acres in TX were seeded last week, now at 39%, with GA 61% planted. Those are both ahead of normal. The Cot... (full story)

Soybean futures closed Turnaround Tuesday with 9 to 9 3/4 cent losses, after being higher for most of the morning. July soy meal was down $2/ton, with soybean oil 36 points lower. A rumor this morning said President Trump is considering $2/bu trade a... (full story)

Lean Hog posted 12.5 cent to $1.975 losses in most contracts on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 17. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 54 cents at $87.07 on Tuesday afternoon. The national average... (full story)

Farmers across the state took advantage of the little dry spell that occurred last week. Approximately 70% of the expected corn crop and 27% of the soybean crop in Iowa […] (full story)

A wave of 90-degree temperatures has struck tobacco in Georgia and Florida, and they are expected to continue for the rest of this week. They could slow the good start the […] (full story)

Federal crop insurance programs have a prevented planting provision that can protect producers from the financial losses and risks associated with not being able to plant the intended crop within […] (full story)

The Dollar is on the verge of a breakout. Is this the week? Fed Minutes tomorrow could be the catalyst. Or will we see a reprieve in the Euro and Yen? (full story)

As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […] (full story)

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dr. Jeff Coulter, Extension corn systems agronomist, to talk a little […] (full story)

Weakness prevails as cattle and hogs move lower (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures moved higher again today with gains of 4 to 6 cents, as the market continues to factor in growing concerns that some, if not many acres will not be planted due to a continued wet forecast. Yesterday afternoon, the 6-10 d... (full story)

Directors of agriculture in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are calling on Congress to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. An op-ed calls the USMCA a dose of good news that is within immediate reach. It was written jointly by Iowa’s Mike Naig,... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the cloud-based communications company Bandwith (BAND). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort their Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to revie... (full story)

SV_LS140 Frankfort, KY Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News United Producers,Inc. Bowling Green, KY Weighted Average Report for Tuesday May 21, 2019 Cattle Receipts: 246 Last week: 236 Last year: 704 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers calves... (full story)

SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue May 21, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes steady to 10.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs 10.00-15.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady;... (full story)

Wet conditions have made planting a challenge for farmers across Iowa. According to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service, 70% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been […] (full story)

With about a week to go before Reid Vapor Pressure regulations restrict higher blends of ethanol for the summer, the American Coalition for Ethanol remains confident the EPA will have the new E15 rule in place by June first. ACE CEO Brian Jennings... (full story)

Purdue University will be hosting an upcoming webinar entitled “Delayed Corn & Soybean Planting Decisions” hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m. (EDT). […] (full story)

Farmers are encouraged to visit with their ag lender when considering prevented planting. Caleb McConnell with Compeer Financial says there are a lot of variables as wet weather continues to delay fieldwork. “It’s definitely something we... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower Tuesday pressured by declining world prices. May Class III milk down unchanged at $16.29.  June down seven cents at $16.44.  July 13 cents lower at $16.63.  August down 17... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were down on the lower midday boxed beef as traders prepared for widespread direct cash cattle business. June was $.50 lower at $110.85 and August was down $.25 at $108.27. Feeder cattle were mostly... (full story)

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New regulations for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program are now under review by the Office of Management and Budget. Once finalized, farmers will be able to sign up next month retroactively to the first of the year. University of Missouri’s Scott... (full story)

Another week and more planting delays.  The funds are still heavily short corn and soybeans.  We are well behind the pace for planting, and now we have concerns for acres and yield in both corn and beans.  Grain continue to have the potential to rally even as China prepares for a... (full story)

Facing increasingly uncertain market conditions, producers looking to refine weed control and protect crop yield are encouraged to attend the Purdue Weed Science Team’s annual educational field day. (full story)

Demand for new farm equipment is softening. Analysts say producers are hanging onto aging machinery longer because of the sagging farm economy. It’s resulted in Deere cutting its production. Deere says shipments might be as much as 20 percent less... (full story)

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency because of severe weather and flooding. At 1 pm today the State Emergency Operations Center was activated, allowing state agencies to work directly with local jurisdictions. Parson also... (full story)

A new study by Michigan State University finds the doubling of Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as proposed in the governor’s budget would create an additional $95.2 million in economic activity. Lead author Steven Miller says Michigan... (full story)

Our continued efforts to alert and assist fellow traders to the incredible setups that are currently happening throughout the globe with regards to increased global economic tensions are starting to take root. (full story)

The Fastest Rookie program introduces new Indianapolis 500 drivers to the tradition of drinking milk in Victory Circle. The American Dairy Association of Indiana has sponsored the Fastest Rookie award since its inception in 1975. Brooke Williams is... (full story)

Recent news articles and government reports show that African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to have a disrupting impact on soybean and pork markets.  Today’s update highlights key points from several […] (full story)

Jul. corn closed at $3.94 and 1/4, up 5 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at 8.22, down 9 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $295.30, down $2.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.14, down 36 pointsJul. wheat closed at $4.78 and 3/4, up 1/2 centJun.... (full story)

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture plans to keep the June 30th dicamba application cutoff deadline despite producer requests to extend it. Doug Owens with the department says delayed planting has some farmers concerned but right now the deadline... (full story)

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NW_LS123 Des Moines, IA Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market News Knoxville Regional Livestock Market: Knoxville, Iowa Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 05/21/2019 NOTICE: As Market News transitions reports to the MARS platform and My Market News, report formats will be... (full story)

Farmer Matt Rezac of Weston, Nebraska A Nebraska farmer says it’s critical that climate change solutions make economic sense for farmers. “In today’s farm economy, we aren’t farming to rake in a profit,” says Matt Rezac of Weston, Nebraska. “We’re... (full story)

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As Mother Nature continues to pound America’s heartland with historic rainfall and below average temperatures, forecasts show she may bear down on the Midwest this summer as well. (full story)