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Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […] (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, cementing a lower close for the week. During the session, President Trump said he didn’t want a partial trade deal with China and doesn’t need a deal prior to the 2020 elections. Deputy level trade... (full story)


The USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report shows a slowdown in placements. The total number of placements on feed during August was down 9% on the year at 1.884 million head, at the low end of expectations, with better than a year ago conditions in... (full story)


Futures finished the week under pressure, with improved weather conditions and building doubt over a US/China trade resolution the leading causes of the set-back. Weather is non-threatening for the US which has limited the amount of risk premium need... (full story)


Average spot quotations were 214 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)


... precious metals are setting up another extended momentum base/bottom... (full story)


United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent... (full story)


Peanut Price Highlights. Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.9 cents per pound for the week ending September 14, down 0.3... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the healthcare REIT Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used t... (full story)


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 question... (full story)


Trade Tensions with China Continue Soybeans dropped this week following news that President Trump is looking for a full trade resolution with China, not a partial deal. President Trump further stated that he does not need a trade war resolution prio... (full story)


The news sent cattle futures much lower. (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Barbour County, Alabama, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, and Zavala counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may […] (full story)


The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture invites producers, farmer veterans and others interested in agriculture to attend the Ag in the Foothills Field Day Thursday, October 3, at the East […] (full story)


Live cattle futures are down 20 to 65 cents in the front months at midday. Feeder cattle futures are 27.5 to 40 cents higher in the nearby contracts, with back months lower. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down 4 cents on September 17 at $137.29. Who... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally lower in most nearby contracts on Friday. Total corn export commitments as of 9/12 were just 17% of the USDA projection vs. the normal 27% pace for this time of year. The total 8.65 MMT in shipped and unshipped sales is ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down 30 to 80 cents in most contracts, with Oct up 22.5 cents. The exodus ahead of expiration has begun in earnest, with October OI dropping. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 44 cents at $56.32 on September 18. The USDA po... (full story)


Cotton futures are 3 to 8 points higher in the front months, with deferred contracts slightly lower. Export commitments of shipped and unshipped upland cotton sales are now 55% of USDA’s projected 19/20 total. That is above the 54% average pace but... (full story)


Wheat futures are steady to 3 cents lower in the winter wheat contracts, with MPLS 5 to 8 cents higher. You will recall that the managed money spec funds have held a record large short position in MPLS wheat for the past several weeks. Export commit... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally lower in most nearby contracts on Friday. Total corn export commitments as of 9/12 were just 17% of the USDA projection vs. the normal 27% pace for this time of year. The total 8.65 MMT in shipped and unshipped sales is ... (full story)


Soybeans futures are down 8 to 9 cents in the front months at midday. Soybean meal is down 70 cents/ton, with soy oil 46 points lower. Chinese trade negotiators were in DC on Thursday to lay groundwork for the higher-level talks in October. On Friday... (full story)


The amount of global debt with negative yields soared to $16 trillion, or more than 25 percent of the market. Isnt this economic madness? We invite you to read our todays article about the negative interest rates and find out what they imply for the gold market. (full story)


It appears direct cash cattle trade is holding out for today’s Cattle on Feed report as things are off to a slow start this morning.  Bids have been floated at $102 live in the South and $160 dressed in the North while asking prices for cattle... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are trading very slightly higher early today with Dec up 3/4 of a cent to 3.73-1/2, Mar is up a penny to 3.85, and May corn is up 3/4 of a cent to 3.92-1/2. Forecasts for above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation is ... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 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 9/20/2019 was estimated at 8.51 per cwt live, up 0.11 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE (COW) ... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 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, Sep 20, 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 9.05 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL U.S. TODAY'S... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Sep 20 2019,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 2019 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 9/20/2019 was estimated at 3.53 per cwt live, down -0.02 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS FOR... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 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 Sep 20 2019,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),27.0,23.00,24.25,23.08, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,22.88,22.88,C Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,24.00,24.00,B Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Friday, September 20, 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 2 cents lower. Prices were 3.95-4.80, mostly 4.40-4.55 at the... (full story)


LM_XB459 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


LM_XL500 St. Joseph, MO Fri, Sep 20 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE BOXED LAMB CUTS - NEGOTIATED SALES FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, fresh and frozen carlot volume, including sales since last report,... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Sep 20, 2019 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, September 20, 2019 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were mostly steady on comparable sales. Negotiated Purchases: This Week: ... (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Sep 20, 2019 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 9/20/2019 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Compared to last week, pelt prices... (full story)


LM_XL502 St. Joseph, MO Fri, September 20, 2019 USDA Market News USDA ESTIMATED NATIONAL LAMB CARCASS CUTOUT Based on 5-Day Rolling weighted average FOB plant prices collected under Mandatory Price Reporting and industry yields. Values reflect U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. ... (full story)


LM_XB461 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 20, 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, Sep 20, 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_XL555 St. Joseph, MO Fri, Sep 20 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY COMPREHENSIVE LAMB CARCASS REPORT Combined Negotiated, Formula and Forward Contract sales for delivery within 14 calendar days, FOB Plant basis. *Items with no entries indicate non-reportable trades.* CHOICE... (full story)


RA_FV001 Raleigh, NC-Summary of Farmers' Market Prices in North Carolina Provided by: Fruit & Vegetable Market News Office Federal-State Market News Office - Raleigh, NC Phone: 919-707-3156 Internet Address: http://www.ncagprices.org STATE FARMERS MARKET - RALEIGH, NORTH... (full story)