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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)


An organic crop farmer in central Minnesota says harvest is probably a month away. Clifford Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and small grains near Paynesville. “We won’t be going probably until mid-October, if we’re lucky.”... (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis 9-10 a.m. Monday September 23. Continue reading Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill... (full story)


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says its disappointed in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to help cattle producers following the fire at the Tyson plant in Holcomb, Kansas.   NCBA’s Colin Woodall, senior vice... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Andrew Granger, Vermilion Parish “Dry weather allowed for considerable progress in sugarcane […] (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. Development remains slow and the USDA’s national crop condition rating was down 1% on the week, but near-term weather looks non-threatening, which is expected to accelerate development, even if it... (full story)


Mexican trade officials are anxious for the U.S. Congress to ratify USMCA. Minnesota Pork CEO David Preisler met with members of Mexico’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. last week and says there’s an eagerness to get the agreement across the finish... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures took away yesterday's gains and then some with futures contracts closing 6 to 6-1/4 lower as May led today's drop closing at 3.88-1/4. Nearby Dec closed 6 lower at 3.68, reaching a high today at 3.74-1/4, a 1/2 cent bel... (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be in Indianapolis, Indiana October 30-November 2 for National FFA Convention. Continue reading National FFA Convention at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.68, down 6 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $8.93 and 3/4, down 6 and 1/4 cents Oct. soybean meal closed at $294.10, down $1.10 Oct. soybean oil closed at 29.85, down 29 points Dec. wheat closed at $4.84 and 1/4, down 4 and 1/2... (full story)


President Trump is reportedly close to announcing a plan to address concerns of the biofuels industry over RFS Small Refinery Exemptions. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley was among a group of biofuels supporters who met with Trump last week to discuss... (full story)


2018 offered a new corn disease just the right conditions to cost farmers 20 to 100-bushel yield losses.  This year researchers hope it’s different. Corn tar spot first made its appearance in the U.S. in 2015.  Martin Chilvers with... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Trent Barnett, Calhoun County “Dry weather conditions has allowed for crop harvest […] (full story)


Tuesday brought the recent run-up in milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to an end as both futures and cash prices closed mostly lower. September Class III milk down a nickel at $18.29.  October down 75 cents at $18.99. ... (full story)


The demand for CBD products from hemp is growing but what should consumers look for on the label? Tim O’Brien is with Apple Wellness in Wisconsin, where they sell CBD products derived from hemp.  There are multiple companies making those products and... (full story)


While hemp has created excitement for a new commodity in the ag industry, new entrants are worried about its stability. “Just from last year to this year, the prices are dropping insanely fast.” Organic farmer and co-founder of HempScience Luke... (full story)


The following prices are effective fromWednesday 09/18/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 09/24/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 09/24/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)


Dairy farmers have until this Friday to sign up for the new dairy margin coverage program for 2019. Retroactive till the first of the year, payments will be issued for at least January through July.  USDA expects 2019 payments to farmers in... (full story)


The president of Stine Seed Company says growers need to fully understand their options with the new Enlist E3 soybean trait. Myron Stine tells Brownfield the new trait will simplify weed control for growers in 2020. “It is the path of least... (full story)


Trade was under pressure from the opening bell today as buyers failed to surface in the market. Benign weather forecasts, weaker outside markets, and better than expected crop ratings all weighed on the futures market. Not even a 3rd consecutive day ... (full story)


These track records of United States Livestock and Poultry Inventory and Production were assembled to serve as a ready reference for data users.... (full story)


South Korea is the latest Asian country to be hit by African Swine Fever.  The virus was detected at a farm near the country’s border with North Korea.  In an effort to contain the disease, nearly 4,000 pigs will be culled, and the country’s... (full story)


The head of China’s General Chamber of Commerce – USA Chicago (CGCC) says it’s good that both sides of the U.S.-China trade war are talking. Pin Ni owns Wanxiang America Corporation, an automotive parts business in Chicago and China, and says... (full story)


A dairy economist says the decline in the cow herd has been larger than expected with current feed prices over the past 18 months. Nate Donnay with INTL-FCStone says the recent herd reduction is been the longest sustained contraction in the past... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Agent Comments Becky Muller, Tipton County Pastures are burning up. J.C. Dupree, Lauderdale County Corn harvest is well […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments W Bruce Mclean, Marlboro County Tobacco and the bulk of corn harvest was starting to wrap up. […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments Greg Pittman, Jackson County Cattle experienced stress due to the ongoing extreme heat and dry conditions. Forage […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments Tim Malone, Winston County Peanut harvest started. Late soybeans and pasture were in need of rain. Gina […] (full story)


Wheat futures are down 2 to 7 cents in the front months at midday. While the spring wheat harvest is typically 93% complete by 9/15, NASS reported just 76% of the crop was out of the field. In their initial winter wheat planting progress release, the... (full story)


Soybeans futures trading 8 to 8 1/2 cents lower at midday. Soybean meal is down $3.50/ton, with soy oil 8 points lower. USDA reported another private export sale of 260,000 MT of 19/20 soybeans to China this morning, the third in as many days and bri... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down $1.275 to as much as the limit in Dec. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another $1.23 at $58.48 on September 13. The USDA pork carcass cutout value FOB plant was up 69 cents on Tuesday morning at $69.35. The belly primal was ... (full story)


Cotton futures are down 125 to 162 points in most contracts at midday. Crude is back down 4.28% on Tuesday after Monday’s sharp rally. After the Monday close, NASS indicated that 54% of the US cotton crop with bolls open by Sunday vs. the 47% aver... (full story)


Corn futures are down 5 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. The Monday afternoon Crop ... (full story)


Corn futures are down 5 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. The Monday afternoon Crop ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up $1.625 to $1.775 in the front months. Feeder cattle futures are trading $3 to $4 higher at midday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was UNCH on September 13 at $136.09. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday morning.... (full story)


Research is playing a key role in developing sustainable practices for almond growers, and ways to use every part of the tree nut and tree itself. Rod Bain reports. Rod […] (full story)


The news of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia over the weekend prompted a big upside move in Oil... (full story)


Guatemala’s exports of specialty vegetables and fruits to the U.S. have been steadily rising over the past two decades. According to figures cited by the Guatemala Produce Trade Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported fresh... (full story)


Wisconsin might soon have labeling standards for milk, meat, and dairy products.  State Senator Howard Marklein chairs the Ag Committee and introduced three separate bills.  One of them requires truth in labeling for fluid milk products.  Another... (full story)


How does the weather factor in, as the nation’s corn and soybean crops face late development? USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses the issue in this short podcast.... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is at a standstill.  Bids and asking prices have yet to surface, and it could take some time to generate interest as both sides are uncertain of where to even start.  Showlists this week are lower across all feeding... (full story)


On the weekend, there was a drone attack against the worlds largest oil processing facility and a major oilfield in Saudi Arabia. Oil prices have predictably spiked, but how will this geopolitical shock affect the gold market in the days ahead? (full story)


Stocks are holding below resistance and Gold above support while Crude remains volatile. Let's take a look at the tradable levels for ES, NQ, CL, GC and SI. (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the metal fabricating company Hebron Technology (HEBT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then used the Flipchart... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Tue, Sep 17, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $180.38 $156.02 Change =>... (full story)


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MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Tue Sep 17, 2019 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic This week 18.50unch - - - - Bal Sep ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH SEP 17 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON SEP 16 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


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