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As the Kansas wheat harvest winds down, farmers likely are turning their attention to another bit of business in those same fields. “With all the moisture we’ve gotten in the […] (full story)


Our weekly column looks at the rally in gold, silver and hogs, while oil declines. (full story)


Will we see repeat of last week? (full story)


GENERAL Corn is drying down and getting close to harvest with a few fields that could be ready to go by the end of next week. Sorghum that was planted […] (full story)


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I began finding blooms and small bolls on Monday, July 15, mostly in Cochran County. Plant mapping data indicates that area cotton is going into bloom with 8.5 nodes above […] (full story)


The United Soybean Board (USB), which administers the soy checkoff, approved promotion, marketing and research programs for fiscal year 2020 at its summer meeting this week in Fargo, North Dakota. Iowa farmer Tom Oswald chairs USB’s Supply... (full story)


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July 1 Cattle Inventory Unchanged. Calf Crop Down Slightly... (full story)


United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent... (full story)


Peanut Price Highlights. Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.7 cents per pound for the week ending July 13, down 0.2 cent... (full story)


University of Illinois weed scientists are one step closer to gaining genetic control over waterhemp and palmer amaranth. Graduate student Jake Montgomery assisted with research that suggests male genes are dominant in the two species. He says... (full story)


Futures were solidly higher today as technical buying surfaced. All week we have seen technical support taken out as values dropped. This removed a large amount of risk premium that was in the market at a time when this is still highly needed. This i... (full story)


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The author of four books on consumer trends thinks interest in dairy products is high.  But Jeff Fromm says people want brands to capture them. “And what was the sleepiest yogurt company in the world, in the sleepiest category, yogurt,... (full story)


Senate Ag leaders questioned USDA’s motives to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington D.C. during a committee hearing Thursday. Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas supports the move to his part... (full story)


Livestock producers are doing what they can to protect their animals from this week’s heat. South Dakota dairy farmer Allen Merrill says he doesn’t have the latest technology, but believes keeping a roof over his cattle helps. “It helps to... (full story)


A new report compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City shows the volume of non-real estate farm loans in the second quarter of this year increased 11 percent over last year. That’s the fastest pace of growth for those loans, in the... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains on Friday, trying to post a rebound to end the week. Spillover buying from soybeans and wheat is supportive, along with Fed easing talk. Total corn export commitments are 15.5% below the same week last y... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 20 to 22 cents at midday, after showing 4 straight days of losses this week. August soybean meal is up $4.80/ton, with soy oil 46 points higher. A report from Reuters shows lower Brazilian crop quality this year with some Chine... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains on Friday, trying to post a rebound to end the week. Spillover buying from soybeans and wheat is supportive, along with Fed easing talk. Total corn export commitments are 15.5% below the same week last y... (full story)


Wheat futures are showing 7 to 13 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, after a several rounds of losses this week. Shorts are taking some of their winnings off the table ahead of the weekend. Wheat export commitments are now 22.2% larger than the ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up a nickel to 55 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are up 25 to 55 cents on Friday. The biannual Cattle Inventory will be released this afternoon, along with the monthly COF report. The CME feeder cattle index was down $... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 88 to 154 points in the green at midday. Upland cotton export commitments are now 115% of the USDA projection, with the average pace running 107%. With just under a month left in the MY, however, accumulated exports are 91%... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading 32.5 cents to $1.95 higher in most contracts on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 17 cents from the previous day on July 16 @ $70.79. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up another 78 cents at $77.38. The belly and... (full story)


At the recent BIO World Congress in Des Moines, we received an update on the growth of the U.S. biobased products industry from Kate Lewis, deputy program manager for USDA’s BioPreferred Program . AUDIO: Kate Lewis Continue reading Strong... (full story)


Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has formed a bipartisan caucus to educate Members of Congress on crop insurance programs. “We know the need for that because as I travel all around our congressional district and meet with our growers, they tell... (full story)


Oil has indeed plunged yesterday, yet caught a bid earlier today on the news of the downed Iranian drone. While thats encouraging to the bulls, they didnt celebrate the following upswing for too long. Time to consult the charts instead of scanning the headlines for the odds of the next move. How... (full story)


What is the difference between a recession and a depression? When your neighbor loses their job, its a recession. When you lose your job, thats a depression! Not funny? Do not worry, we wont make more jokes. Instead, well analyze a new, but very important and powerful recessionary indicator. We... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the national defense technology company Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KTOS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's 100 Top Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the ... (full story)


Paul Zorner, CEO of Locus Ag Solutions (photo courtesy Locus Ag Solutions) The recent BIO World Congress in Des Moines gave ag-related startup companies a chance to pitch their products to potential investors. Paul Zorner of Lucas Ag... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is quiet.  There are just a few scattered bids that have been floated this morning at $111 to $113 live following another round of light to moderate business yesterday.  While the bulk of this week’s deals could very... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Friday, July 19, 2019 NC Dept of Ag Market News North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. US 2 Yellow Corn: was 6 cents higher. Prices were 4.73-5.70, mostly 5.15-5.45 at... (full story)


SJ_LS850 St. Joseph, MO Fri Jul 19, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News NATIONAL FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY � WEEK ENDING 07/19/2019 RECEIPTS: Auctions Direct Video/Internet Total This Week 149,400 59,200 217,200 425,800 Last... (full story)


LM_XB459 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY BOXED BEEF CUTOUT AND BOXED BEEF CUTS - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of boxed beef cuts delivered within 0-21 days and on average industry cutting yields. Values... (full story)


LM_XB461 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered within 0-21 days and... (full story)


LM_XB460 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL WEEKLY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report, U.S.dollars... (full story)


LM_XB450 Des Moines, IA Fri Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY FORMULATED BONELESS COW BEEF & BEEF TRIMMINGS - Formulated Sales FOB Plant basis formulated sales, U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. Information in this report represents the volume reported on... (full story)


The USDA is making it easier for producers to figure out which farm loans work best for them. FSA administrator Richard Fordyce says the goal in developing the Farm Loan Discovery tool was to make borrowing money less intimidating. “And... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 7/19/2019 was estimated at 3.59 per cwt live, down -0.01 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS FOR... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL Choice... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 8.87 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL U.S. TODAY'S... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds Price... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri Jul 19 2019,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,28.00,28.00,A Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,25.00,25.00,A Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 7/19/2019 was estimated at 7.40 per cwt live, down -0.22 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW) ... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Jul 19 2019,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,172.00,173.00,172.50,A Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head... (full story)


DJ Analysts’ Estimates for July USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by the Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)


LM_XB403 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY BOXED BEEF CUTOUT AND BOXED BEEF CUTS - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon USDA ESTIMATED BOXED BEEF CUT-OUT VALUES - as of 1:30pm Based on negotiated prices and volume of boxed beef cuts... (full story)