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A Missouri cattleman met with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler on her farm tour to express concern about the effects on the cattle market from the Kansas beef plant fire. Ron McBee has a 600 cow/calf operation in central Missouri, near Fayette, “My... (full story)


Northeastern Indiana Farmer Sarah Delbecq says there is a lot of uncertainty with this year’s crops. “I think everyone’s in this boat of the crops are growing and it could be worse, but I think the amount of uncertainty that there is regarding... (full story)


Canadian dairy farmers hurt by trade deals are about to get some help from the government. It follows the country's ratification of the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada will spend... (full story)


Kroger says its Zero Hunger Zero Waste efforts reduced the supermarket’s food waste footprint by 9% last year. In the Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan, Kroger has committed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste in the company by 2025. ... (full story)


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Michigan’s second soybean processing plant is prepping for its very first harvest season. Zeeland Farm Services’ Brian Meeuwsen has been overseeing the construction of the facility and tells Brownfield the grain elevator has been taking small... (full story)


USDCAD rejects lower prices with eyes on 1.3400 level as it retains its medium term uptrend. Support comes in at the 1.3300 level (full story)


Wheat futures are lower by 1 3/4 to 7 1/2 per bushel higher across the three US markets midday Tuesday. The weekly Crop Progress report from NASS showed 93% of the winter wheat crop harvested as of August 18, up 4% on the week and 5% behind normal. T... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cents lower in midday trading, giving back early gains as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US cor... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading higher by $.650 to $1.475 on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 47 cents at $78.55 on August 16. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $.87 on Tuesday morning at $84.11. The national average base hog value was... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 30 to 58 points higher in a Turnaround Tuesday attempt. The US dollar index is the highest since August 1. Parts of northern TX and the Southeastern US did receive rain over the weekend. Condition ratings were down 7 to 49... (full story)


Live cattle futures are $.90 to $1.225 higher in Tuesdays trading. Feeder cattle futures are 90 cents higher to $136.575. The CME Feeder Cattle Index is down $1.27 on August 16 at $136.33. Wholesale boxed beef prices were again higher on Tuesday. Cho... (full story)


Soybeans futures are 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents per bushel higher at midday. Meal futures are up $2.40 and soy oil is 26 points lower. The US soybeans crop progress data shows 90% of the crop blooming (96% avg), with 68% setting pods (85% avg). Condition ... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cents lower in midday trading, giving back early gains as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US cor... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is quiet again through midday.  There are just a few starter asking prices surfacing at $109 to $110 live in the South and $178 dressed in the North.  Bids have yet to be floated.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be... (full story)


One of the largest biofuel suppliers in the country blames small refinery waivers for the recent closing of three of its plants. World Energy says with the latest EPA exemptions granted August 9th, it has ceased biodiesel production and... (full story)


Has Japan’s hog industry finally shaken off the worst effects of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013? The Foreign Agricultural Service/Tokyo thinks so, as sow stocks recover to levels not seen in recent years, according to the... (full story)


As analyst continue to tour parts of the Midwest gathering information from corn and soybean fields, pictures surfacing on social media are yielding  “sobering” results. Scouts continue to make their way from stop to stop, and they’re tweeting... (full story)


The president of the Minnesota Farmers Union remains critical of what he calls President Trump’s “go it alone approach” to trade. Gary Wertish tells Brownfield the President was right to call out China for its unfair trade practices, but says... (full story)


As if there aren’t enough books telling us how to live, where to work and what to eat, a 10-year-old tome with (literally) a hundred maxims on food and diets still gets traction. Why? Beats me. It’s been 10 years now, but columnist and author... (full story)


As the growing season marches on, many are questioning USDA’s acreage number. Pete Meyer of S&P Global Platts, who is also a Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scout, says the acreage is here to stay. The variable is how finishing time will impact yield... (full story)


Talk of a synchronized world - all three economic superpowers are in a recession! The U.S. suffers from industrial recession, Japan from export recession, while Germany may fall into a broad economic recession. Will the gold market warm up to these news? (full story)


American Coalition for Ethanol president Duane Kristensen The ethanol industry continues to struggle. The president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Duane Kristensen, says RFS waivers and the loss of exports to China are the... (full story)


Lets take a look at the key tradable levels for the ES, NQ, Gold and Crude. Its a quiet session before things pick up later this week. (full story)


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine. The agency inspected a commercial shipment of fresh limes Aug. 17 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility... (full story)


Elanco has agreed to buy Bayer’s animal health business for 7.6 billion dollars. The deal would make Elanco the second-largest global animal-health business after Zoetis in terms of revenue and increase its reach among farmers and pet owners. It... (full story)


Crop Progress Date 18-Aug 11-Aug 2018 Avg Cotton Setting Bolls 85 77 85 85 Cotton Bolls Opening 24 20 16 13 [...] (full story)


On the weekly chart of gold we see price trading in a higher degree wave B correction from the lows, which can be part of a gigantic A-B-C decline, down from 1922 highs. (full story)


CORN: Corn futures are trading moderately lower today, giving back some gains from the overnight session in a disappointing morning. Sep corn is down 3-3/4 cents to 3.61-1/4, Dec corn is down 4 cents to 3.70-1/2, and Mar is down 4 cents to 3.83. The ... (full story)


See the seasonal explanation and technical analysis for the trade opportunity in the December 2019 / May 2020 Soybean Meal Spread from The Seasonal Spread Trader newsletter. (full story)


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  While the number of dairies in the U.S. has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years, where those dairies are located hasn’t changed much. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the upper Midwest and Northeast are still home to the most... (full story)


As the sun rises and heat soars into the upper 90s today, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts endure, finding better-than-expected yields in Nebraska. While it’s not the bin-bursting numbers they’ve seen in the past, yield and pod count estimates are proving... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little lower to start the week despite a strong US Dollar and increasing talk of a potential global [...] (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH AUG 20 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON AUG 19 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


GL_GR110 Greeley, CO Tue Aug 20, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Daily Grain Bids for Denver and Surrounding Areas Spot bids to producers for grain delivered to terminal and country Elevators. Bids dollar/bu. except for Barley which is dollar/cwt. Bids are as of 3:00 PM MST. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH AUG 20 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON AUG 19 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NW_PY044 DES MOINES, IA Tue., Aug. 20, 2019 USDA Market News TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance. DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady to firm. Demand light to moderate. ... (full story)


NV-GR110 Nashville, TN Tuesday Aug 20,2019 USDA-TN Dept Ag Market News Tennessee Cash Grain Cash Basis: Corn #2 Yellow: 5 to 6 cents lower Soybeans #1Yellow: 1 to 2 cents higher Contract Basis (New Crop): Corn #2 Yellow: 5 to 6 cents lower Soybeans #1Yellow: 1 to 2 cents... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


JO_GR110 Portland, OR Tue Aug 20, 2019 USDA Market News Portland Daily Grain Report Bids as of 12:00 p.m. Pacific time; Subject to change September wheat futures trended 1.50 to 5.50 cents per bushel lower compared to Monday�s noon closes. Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered... (full story)


JO_GR111 Portland, OR Tue Aug 20, 2019 USDA Market News Pacific NW Basis Report: Afternoon soft white wheat, hard red winter wheat, dark northern spring wheat, corn and soybean basis at midday for Portland delivery. All bids in cents per bushel. Bids as of 12:30 p.m. Pacific time;... (full story)


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