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Daily hog slaughter runs keep inching higher and hitting record totals almost daily.  And thanks to the expanded slaughter capacity – University of Missouri’s livestock economist Scott Brown says there’s enough shackle space to meet the... (full story)


Nathan Dorn Southeastern Nebraska farmer Nathan Dorn says after some early harvest delays, they’re getting back on track. “We’ve had about ten days of really nice weather where we’ve really been hammer down on some soybeans,” Dorn says. “They’re... (full story)


In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady. In […] (full story)


Milk futures were down and cash dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.   October Class III milk was down $.01 at $18.65.  November was down $.08 at $19.10. December was down $.04 at $18.38.  January... (full story)


Chinese-owned Syngenta will contribute $2 billion over the next five years to create innovations specifically targeted to address climate change. The company says its goal is to deliver at least two technological breakthroughs to the market each... (full story)


September Egg Production Up 2 Percent. Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent... (full story)


Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on September 30, 2019 were up slightly from the previous month but down 1 percent from the previous year... (full story)


A new organization has been formed in Illinois to increase rural innovation and entrepreneurship. Pat McGinnis is the executive director of the Lower Illinois River Valley Rural Prosperity Initiative. He tells Brownfield their goal is to rebuild... (full story)


Soybean planting in parts of Brazil is off to a slow start as farmers wait for rain. Grain marketing consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier, who keeps close tabs on South American crops, says it’s the driest start to Brazil’s planting season in his... (full story)


It’s a good thing the general election is more than a year away for all parties concerned – Democrats and the Republican incumbent – if only because it gives every White House wannabe 12-plus months to fix what they’ve individually screwed... (full story)


Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Iowa and general manager of Smithfield’s hog production division in the Midwest, will conclude his one-year term as the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) chair in November.  He reflected on his tenure in the... (full story)


While you’re working fast and furious to get this year’s corn crop out of the field, you’re also likely evaluating what you want to plant in 2020. One of the best strategies you can use to evaluate hybrids is to grab a calculator and estimate the... (full story)


What is the best predictor of future behavior? Past behavior. And while this certainly does not always hold, there is a lesson to be learned from this adage for gold investors. Yup, a saying about behavior might be important for the precious metals market. The basic idea is that behavior can be... (full story)


Boris Johnson struggles to push the Brexit agreement through the British Parliament. For it can bite back! Who wins this battle? One could hope that gold, but this is not so certain (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, windy, showery weather is maintaining soggy conditions and keeping fieldwork at a standstill in most areas from the Mississippi Valley westward. As of October 20, the corn harvest lags the 5-year average by more than 30... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to fractionally mixed so far on Tuesday. The cmdtyView National Corn Price Index is at $3.69 1/4, up 44 cents from the same day last year. National basis was pegged at -19 cents, 25 1/4 cents stronger than the same harvest per... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to fractionally mixed so far on Tuesday. The cmdtyView National Corn Price Index is at $3.69 1/4, up 44 cents from the same day last year. National basis was pegged at -19 cents, 25 1/4 cents stronger than the same harvest per... (full story)


Hog futures were lower by as much as $1.90 in the nearby contracts. The CME Lean Hog Index was 9 cents lower on Oct 18 to $65.53. Tuesday’s pork carcass cutout value from USDA is down by $1.80 to $76.73 so far. Primal cuts are mixed with the bigges... (full story)


Cotton futures are showing 17 to 25 point gains in the front months. Cotton harvest was up 8% over last week to 40% complete per the USDA’s weekly crop progress report. That is 5% above average, with Texas 3 percentage points ahead of their average... (full story)


Winter wheat futures gave back overnight gains, with Chicago Dec now down by 3 1/4 and Kansas City Dec 3 1/2 cents lower. Spring wheat futures are fractionally rallying as MPLS Dec is up by 1/2 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. NASS reported on Monday aft... (full story)


Soybeans futures are 1 to 1 1/2 higher in the nearby contracts for Tuesday’s midday. The market was initially up a dime on rumors that China had issued tariff waivers for another 10 MMT of soybeans. This would allow private firms to buy US beans IF... (full story)


Live cattle futures are mixed so far on Tuesday, while feeder cattle futures are reversing Monday’s losses. Analysts on average expect the USDA’s cattle on feed report to show that 2.082 million head were placed on feedlots for September. If real... (full story)


It’s a quiet Tuesday for direct cash cattle trade activity.  There are a few Southern asking prices noted at $110+ live – the rest of cattle country remains quiet.  No token bids have been floated just yet.  Showlists this week are slightly smaller... (full story)


Cattle feeding margins continue improving. For the week ending Oct. 18, 2019, average closeouts produced a $10 per head loss, $28 per head better than the previous week, and $154 better than a month ago. The combination of shrinking packer profits... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are trading sideways this morning, with Dec up 1/2 cent to 3.87-3/4, Mar is steady at 3.99-1/2, and May is down 1/2 cent to 4.06-1/4. Just 30% of the U.S. corn crop is said to have been harvested vs 34% expected and 47% for this we... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: PHOENIX OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: PHOENIX OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Tue Oct 22, 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 22,... (full story)


JO_GR225 Portland, OR Tue Oct 22, 2019 USDA Market News CA Wholesale Feedstuff Prices Compared to Tue Oct 15, 2019 OILSEED MEAL: Soybean Meal, 47 1/2% Protein solvent process BNSF/UP Singles Delivered Chino Valley 334.90-355.90 dn 0.10-0.90 ... (full story)


OK_GR110 Oklahoma City, OK Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 OK Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Oklahoma grain elevator cash bids as of 2:00 pm Tuesday. U.S. No 1 HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (BU): .04 to .05 lower. 3.42-3.98. Davis 3.42; Frederick, Hooker 3.81; Hobart, Keyes 3.86; Buffalo 3.87; Lawton, Temple 3.89;... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: IDAHO FALLS OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: IDAHO FALLS OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: FRESNO OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: FRESNO OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


MS_GR215 Minneapolis, MN Tue October 15, 2019 USDA Market News Minnesota Feedstuffs - Prices for the week ending Tuesday, October 15, 2019 **All prices are quoted per ton, unless otherwise noted. ** Oilseed and Animal feedstuffs were mixed this week Oilseeds: The December... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN OCT 22 2019 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR OCT 21 2019 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN OCT 22 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON OCT 21 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


JO_GR215 Portland, OR Tue Oct 22, 2019 USDA Market News Pacific Northwest Weekly Feedstuffs All prices are quoted per ton, unless otherwise noted. Pacific Northwest Market Summary: Feed ingredient offers ended the reporting week on Tuesday, October 22, mixed compared to last... (full story)


GX_GR117 Springfield, IL Tue, Oct 22, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Central Illinois Soybean Processor report Central Illinois Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers ... (full story)


GX_GR115 Springfield, IL Tue, Oct 22, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Central Illinois Corn Processor Report Corn is spot bid to dealers at selected processors in Central Illinois. Corn prices quoted in dollars/bushel and are updated daily, wet or dry mill. ... (full story)


GX_GR110 Springfield, IL Tue, Oct 22, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Chicago Terminal Grain Report To Arrive Truck and Rail Bids for Grain Delivered to Chicago. The following quotations represent Bids ($/ bu) from Terminal Elevators, Processors, Mills, and Merchandisers after 1:30... (full story)


The Department of Commerce, acting on a request by U.S. tomato growers, is continuing its investigation into the dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. At the same time, the department issued a decision to set a dumping margin of 21% in the... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 22-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 22-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


WH_GR110 St. Joseph, MO Tue Oct 22, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Omaha-Council Bluffs Grain: Spot Truck Bids for grain delivered to elevators, dollars per bushel, as of 2:30 PM today. Change and basis is cents per bushel. BIDS CHANGE ... (full story)


WH_GR111 St Joseph, MO Tue, Oct 22, 2019 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Nebraska Rural Elevators: Spot Cash Grain Prices: Prices bid or paid per bushel, except grain Sorghum per CWT., at rural Nebraska elevators as of 2:00 P.M. Bids Change ... (full story)


CO_LS146 Columbia, SC Tue Oct 22, 2019 USDA-SC Dept. Ag Market News SC Farm Report on Tuesday Cattle at SC Auctions on Monday: Compared to last week, all classes of feeder cattle were unevenly steady. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1- 2 400-500 lbs 121.00-141.00, 500-600 lbs... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 22-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


MS_GR117 Minneapolis, MN Tue Oct 22, 2019 USDA Market News Minnesota Soybean Processor report Minnesota Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers Change ... (full story)


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