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USDA Dairy Council president and CEO Tom Vilsack was one of those testifying at the Senate Ag Committee’s hearing on climate change and agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing this morning on “Climate Change and the Agriculture... (full story)


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Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Live cattle futures are showing 22.5 to 77.5 cent losses on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures are down 12.5 cents to $2.525 on strength in corn. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents to $132.76 on May 16. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower o... (full story)


Wheat futures are mixed on Tuesday, with CBT steady to 3 cents lower. KC is firm to 2 1/4 cents higher, with MPLS 1 to 5 cents in the green. The weekly Crop Progress report showed the winter wheat crop 54% headed, lagging normal by 12%. Texas is 8% h... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Cotton futures are posting 38 to 85 point losses in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. The Crop Progress report indicated that 44% of the US cotton crop was seeded as of Sunday, 1% behind the average pace and 6% behind a year ago. In TX, 20% of th... (full story)


Soybean futures down 4 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday after being higher for most of the morning. July soy meal is down $1.90/ton, with soybean oil 27 points lower. A rumor this morning says President Trump is considering $2/bu trade aid for... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading 35 cents to $1.90 lower in most contracts at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 17. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 32 cents at $86.85 on Tuesday morning. The national ... (full story)


Stocks are recovering yesterdays losses, where does the pop stall? Lets take a look at resistance levels. What must happen for Crude to stay constructive? (full story)


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Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Bids and asking prices are expected to firm up over the next couple of days, with widespread business either developing around midweek or waiting until after Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report. This... (full story)


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Its getting late. Soon it will be too late. Pounding spring rains and devastating floods have made it impossible for farmers to plant across wide swaths of the American grain belt. Saturated soils are making it impossible to use mechanized planting machinery in some of the most productive... (full story)


The CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers calls the lifting of tariffs between the U.S., Canada and Mexico a welcome surprise. “We already have challenges in getting USMCA through our own Congress, but without lifting these tariffs it... (full story)


Delayed planting continues and preventive plant is more of a reality everyday. (full story)


A crop insurance agent says there’s a lot to consider when looking at prevented planting coverage. Ryan Buck works for an agency in southeast Minnesota and tells Brownfield the first consideration is the type of unit structure a farmer purchased.... (full story)


The director of the Minnesota Corn Growers recognizes the unique psychological challenges farmers are dealing with right now. Adam Birr says low prices, trade uncertainties and planting delays are just some of the issues causing stress. “I... (full story)


A southeast Minnesota farmer says the trade war with China isn’t the only headwind for prices. Les Anderson grows corn and soybeans near Cannon Falls. “The value of our dollar is not helping us either with the economy doing so well, that hurts... (full story)


Ample corn supplies disappearing? Users buy any break. Is Coffee last week Corn? (full story)


The level of crop insurance is a significant factor when considering prevented planting. University of Minnesota Extension educator David Bau says for corn, farmers taking prevent plant receive 55 percent of their original guarantee. “So... (full story)


Corn: Corn futures are trading sharply higher this morning gapping up to begin the overnight session. Jul corn is up 8-3/4 cents to 3.97-3/4, Sep corn is up 8-3/4 to 4.05-1/2, and new crop Dec corn is up 7-1/2 to 4.12. Yesterday's Crop Progress repor... (full story)


A powerful storm over the central and southern Plains will drift northeastward and slowly weaken, reaching the upper Great Lakes region by Thursday. Subsequently, additional storms will cross the western and central U.S., maintaining showery... (full story)


With more rain in the forecast and prevented plant dates looming or past for corn, farmers will likely see fewer corn acres than USDA predicted in its March prospective planting report. (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork is again nearly at a standstill, following last week’s respectable planting progress in some northern and western corn and soybean production areas. U.S. corn planting, 49% complete by May 19, broke the modern-era... (full story)


USDA’s meteorologist says this week’s corn planting progress hit the slowest on record stretching more than 30 years and the forecast doesn’t offer much improvement. “More storminess is imminent really across the western half, the western two-thirds... (full story)


This Part III of our Sector Rotation article will highlight certain sectors that we believe may continue to perform over the next 12 to 24+ months... (full story)


Some Missouri communities, farmers and ranchers are breathing a sigh of relief. Governor Mike Parson says President Donald Trump has approved his major disaster declaration request in response to historic spring flooding this year. The governor’s... (full story)


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Today's featured article is a look at China's current economy from the perspective of commodity demand. Read for more details. (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


JK_LS141 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Meridian, MS - Meridian Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon May 20, 2019 Receipts This week 447 Last Week 409 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls... (full story)


JK_LS144 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Forest, MS - Tadlock Stockyards (Forest Mississippi) Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon May 20, 2019 Receipts This week 915 Last Week 592 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 1.00 to... (full story)


JK_LS143 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Hattiesburg, MS - Southeast Livestock Exchange Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon May 20, 2019 Receipts This week 593 Last Week 277 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 1.00 to 3.00... (full story)


MS_GR112 Minneapolis, MN Tue May 21, 2019 USDA Market News Minneapolis Daily BASIS Report Actual wheat receipts on the exchange floor: Today's were 33 cars which included 1 trains. Last year's were 33 cars which included 1 trains. Minneapolis Grain Exchange Daily Grain Prices Delivered... (full story)


JK_LS159 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Houston, MS - Peoples Livestock Auction Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon May 20, 2019 Receipts This week 269 Last Week 112 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter... (full story)


JK_LS158 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Macon, MS - Macon Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon May 20, 2019 Receipts This week 718 Last Week 320 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls trended... (full story)


JK_LS140 Jackson, MS Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-MS Dept of Ag Market News SUMMARY OF 7 MISSISSIPPI CATTLE AUCTIONS HELD IN HATTIESBURG (593), FOREST (915), MERIDIAN (447), MACON (718), HOUSTON (269), WEST POINT (427), AND GRENADA (667) ON Mon May 20, 2019. Receipts: 3,719 Last... (full story)


Price uptrend still in place and bulls have solid technical power to suggest more upside in near term. (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


It’s no secret the aging farm population is a challenge the entire ag sector continues to face and bringing more young people back into the industry is something that’s being addressed on a global level.   In the US, just 9 percent of farmers are... (full story)


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